As you get older, terrible things happen to your body. Mike Watt seems like an incredibly decent person. People who love the bass, as opposed to those who play guitar but play bass in a band because they chose the shortest straw, always seem to be special. One of my favorite songs ever is the Minutemen song where D. Boon sings about playing guitars with Mike Watt. It's the most beautiful song about writing music that I know. Now I'm bummed out. I guess terrible things happen to your body even when you're young.
This post doesn't have much to do with advancement, so let's lighten the mood: I wonder if Mike Watt ever got tired of D. Boon's jazzy solos?