Since I started playing guitar and bass when I was 13 (in 1980), this all seems kind of juvenile, but here goes anyways: Aside from the typical grade school art classes and everything that spun off from that, a couple of friends and I used to make stop-action 8mm movies of WWII tank battles. We would research the battles, build the "sets" and orchestrate the battles with models that we built...pretty geeky. Another thing we did was to produce our own fictional radio shows - we would write and perform news, sports, entertainment and music flow shows that we would record to cassette. We had our own fictional baseball team and an on-the-spot reporter called Roller Coler, The Disco Fag (sorry for being un-PC, it was 1978 afterall) - he was a roller skating, disco loving reporter who was found tragically murdered in 1980. The station shut down soon after that. And aside from all this, we still played sports - ice hockey, road hockey, pond hockey, baseball, soccer, cycling, canoeing, etc, so we weren't complete losers. Computers were things you read about in Popular Mechanics. As soon as we hit high school and discovered the ladies and rock'n'roll, we pretty much focused on playing music after that. Maybe my childhood wasn't so bad afterall! DD, out.