Thank you for remembering.
Doing OK. I admit, life gets in the way and i don't practice much. But after 8 years of on and off playing, I'm allright. Won't be in a band anytime soon. But it's a nice creative hobby. I start playing, and it lifts my spirits.
How are your musical endeavors progressing?
Speaking of progressing, after 40 years playing guitar I just figured out how to get a great rock guitar sound. DO NOT scoop the mids in your amp's EQ section!!! The mids are what make your guitar stand out in a band situation and give you that ballsy hard rock sound!!! A 'well duh' moment 40 years in the making! I also now turn the gain on my amp up really high until it's too distorted and then turn the volume of my guitar way down and what a great frickin sound I get just doing that. And this on a 15 watt Crate practice amp, for Pete's sake!
I figured this out on my own the other day but then I saw this article by a guy named Arron Matthies say the same thing. It's a great article. Actually he has a series of great guitar related how-tos at this site.
Not sure if he has anything on bass but use the Internet to your full advantage. Tons of valuable info out there on instruments, playing, sound, what have you, that we didn't have when we were young gun guitar slingers.