I was watching the rock & Roll Hall Of Fame thingy and, as usual, they had the Letterman band backing the inductees. Of course, we've all seen him back some of the biggest names in music night after night on the Late Show. The thing about Will Lee that makes him such a great bass player is.... wait for it... HE ACTUALLY PLAYS THE BASS PART. He doesn't try to make the bassline "a little hipper" by throwing in extra notes, he respects the integrity of the orginal bassline. When he backed the OJays the other night, he didn't try to put his stamp on the songs. He played the parts that were on the records that sold millions of copies. I gurantee you that Anthony Jackson has to listen to wedding band bass players try to update his bass lines all the time and it must make him cringe. Imagine the chops Will Lee must have after playing 7 days a week for over 30 years, but he respects the music enough to honor the original bass line. That's a lot of maturity, self-restraint, respect and a sense of musical heritage in one guy. That is my sermon for the day. Will Lee is the man.