Hey guys, it's been a moment... Update on the music situation: The band has been cranking along and been playing some nice shows. I bought an Orange amp earlier this year that needed some new tubes about two months ago. I had those replaced, got to play a street stage at Harley Fest, and then that set burned out. Been in repairs since. Played a couple shows with my backup Fender TV15 which doesn't really cut the mustard anymore, so I bought an Ampeg PF800 this past weekend, that completely crapped out on stage on me on Saturday. I also had a favorite fuzz pedal crap out on me (before the Ampeg incident), then I find I've got a bad volume pot on my workhorse Jazz that's cutting signal. Then I get a flat tire that's not repairable. Bad gear luck upon more bad luck. Hopefully all the bad is done (at least for a little bit) now, and it's on the up and up once again. We are playing a live set on 91.7FM WMSE tonight if anyone wants to catch it - 8PM for Local Live. You can catch it on the old technology called a "radio" or there is a live feed from their website. Hope some of you guys tune in if you catch this message in time. I'll let you know how it went... Cheers, Wisconsin Bassists!