I don't post in the section very often, but I had a great expereince tonight that I would like to share. Every year, I play for my church and a community choir for the Martin Luther King Day Celebration. I often don't make too many rehearsals simply because work and family make it difficult. This year has been the same, however, I made to rehearsal today, and I pray I will be able to make to rehearsal Saturday morning. The bottom line was that the choir was slammin' and the choirmaster/keyboardist and I drummer I don't know were airtight. I felt like a bee floating in the air playing with everybody! Some of the songs I knew, the others were pretty easy to sort out on the fly. One Gospel song was done Latin style, and I played a Tumbao style bassline! My Jazz was sounding great, and my Sadowsky preamp had it shaking the floor! I actually had to go passive for the sake of the choir during much of the practice, but the sound was still there, just quieter. The bottom line is that I spend a heck of alot of time GAS-ing, but a good night of music is a great reminder that the true joy comes in playing music, not obsessing over gear.