I missed the fact that I was supposed to check in here. I'm from the US. I'm an arrogant asshole who has a tentency to think he knows it all. I try to deny it, but it's generally true. I live a very spoiled life and am very used to it. On the other hand, I don't take a damn bit of it for granted and know very well how hard my parents have worked to give me the chances I have. I'm fanatical about music and have decided to make it the focus of my life. ("just find a place to make your stand.... - the Eagles) I've been working on trans-national communication lately and, of course, focusing on music. I hope that this forum will prove to be an effective resource in this quest. Also, I'm aware that my screen name sucks. Just call me bo.