Chapter 4 BP: Yeah right, exactly, a lot of people kinda go at it that way. But anyway, so I did my time in a little school. Then my last year in high school was in Miami because my mom got a job down there. So that opened me up a little bit more to different things. That's where the stage band really was, in this school in Miami not in the small town school. I used to put my own little bands together with marching band drums tied to stands and try to show the drummer what I thought he should be doing. I had no idea, but I even had a trombone player trying to play bass lines. Imagine: not even knowing how the hell to construct a bass line. FB: Wow. BP: But I knew there was something going on in the lower register that should be happening, so I was kinda intuitively I had a general idea, but no real idea. So I went to Miami and did my last year of high school there I got a little more exposed. Then I went to Tennessee. So anyway, getting back to -- I kinda diverged. FB: That's cool. No, we like that. BP: So my dad asked me about my experience in the first year of college. And I said, “Well dad, you know, it's good, but I don't know, it's not exactly what I wanted.” So I guess he asked, I don't remember the actual conversation, but then he asked me, “Well, where would you want to go to school?” And I said, “Berklee.” So I guess the deal was I’d finish off my second year of college in the school, and then by then I would be 18 (usually 18 going on 19) that's where I was when I got to Berklee after 2 years in this other school. So I got the call, well, I got the permission to come to Boston. I remember that first day I took the train from Miami, which was about 40 hours. I took the train from Miami to New York, had to change to catch another train to Boston. And I remember when I got to South Station in Boston, I got a cab driver who, you know -- I ended up in Revere and all over the North Shore before he took me to the dorm. Which used to be 1140 Boylston Street. So that was my first day in Boston, and it seems like I've been here ever since. That was ‘67 or ‘68, I kinda forget.