I’d like to mention that I have just started contributing to BIG BOTTOM, a really excellent website for both electric and double bassists. BIG BOTTOM is managed by Dale Cruse, and it is full of varied and interesting posts by several contributors. I will be writing some original posts for the site, and some posts will be both on this blog and BIG BOTTOM.
One of the contributors is Matt Heller. Matt and I go way back. Matt currently plays in the New World Symphony. We were roommates for the American-Russian Youth Orchestra and the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival in the late 1990s. This is a photo of us in Carnegie Hall (I think) in 1997.
Please do check out BIG BOTTOM. It is a great site!