I think that right now, I'm enjoying the kind of moment that life is all about, albeit a rather "simplified" version. The R&B band, together for 6 months, has : 1) Settled on a new "non-flakey" drummer 2) The core band is sounding TIGHT & HOT 3) We've secured "gainful employment" 2 nights a week- Friday nights, Sunday afternoons, right on the beach here in California (69 degrees here today, fellas! ) But most importantly- I'm rockin' the house, and I feel it from the audience- Not ego-just pride in what has been accomplished through individual and group hard work & PRACTICE- the Key along with leadership (that happens to be me) AND co-operation. When the music is Right, and the vibe is there, you can feel the warmth, and I think... THIS is how it is meant to be- New bass, sound dialed in, I sincerely thank You Know Who. Peace.