I started playing with my current group in 2000. We used to gig every weekend but have cut it down to about two per month. As time has gone on, I've often thought about the fact that I'm older than the other guys and I'll probably have to hang up my bass much earlier than them. We were discussing the song "You Really Got Me," and I told the guys that I saw the Kinks play it in 1965. None of them knew that the Kinks recorded it before Van Halen. The guitar player was 3, the second guitar player was 2 and the drummer was 5 when I was in high school. All of them are great musicians and it's been fun playing with them but sometimes during conversation, I kind of lose them when talking about "old" history. I don't know too many guys who are my age and still playing music in bars.