I hung out with Mark a little tonight. I wanted to give him the Alembic pickups that I took off of Dawg’s bass. We sat around for a long time, and just showed each other bass parts. It was great. It’s been a long time since I’ve had anyone to bounce off of, and Mark and I seem to have a comfortable and easy mutual respect now that we’ve never had before. In the old days there was competition. Now there’s friendship. Mara fussed at me a bit for staying down there so long, but I think she understands that I’m building bridges. If anyone would understand that, it would be Mara. I do love her so.