I’m still on hiragana, though… working up the katakana :O
Unlike the majority of you who seem to be electric bassists looking to expand their bass-playing to another level, I’m actually a different type of “bassist”- I’m a tuba player. And it’s incredibly useful for a tubist to be able to double on the double bass (no pun intended?). I already have the trombone and euphonium down, so this is the last instrument that is necessary to add to my arsenal (for lack of better words).
Also, it certainly doesn’t hurt that double bass has more uses than just orchestra!
I think my “43 Places” section covers anything I’d say here
Personally, I’d see traveling the world as something I’d like to tackle on my own. Maybe if I had a wife, she could come too. But this is something that I’d do as more of a means of discovering more of myself than discovering the world (which would definitely be a bonus, anyway).
Maybe some day when I actually, you know, am an independent making a life for myself…