"TJ raised his arms, the rug drifted down, all its weight carried easily through the air, landing snugly across the platform where his drumkit was then set and tightened. I threaded the textured cord, from amp to my guitar when a low pop emitted from the big black box. A vintage Ampeg which filled me with an immense sense of vanity, a self assurance that I had never felt before and almost feared. What power! With the bass an extension of my own body and the Ampeg as an extension of the bass I felt in sync with the gods of generations past -- Dee Dee Ramone, Primus, Violent Femmes, even poor old Sid Vicious. Like tapping into a divine source of life. This must be what it’s like to feel God, whatever she may be."