First off let me start off by saying I had taken a long sabbatical from ET. I had no idea of all the threads consisting of God, religion, intelligent design (in which I had not a clue of until ET), etc., etc., ad nauseam. It seems I re-transversed a lot of ground that had either already been covered, or is currently in rotation. Pilfering I was not. On to bigger and better things... I've often heard of people getting sucked into an album/CD/whatever, and it having a tremendous influence on their perception whether relating to music or not. ie: Van Halen (1) for guitarists, Rush (Moving Pictures) for drummers, Pink Floyd (The Wall) for... headphones, etc. But usually this will come relatively early in someone's life. I've never really understood this having never had it happen to me, thinking the reason is because I love so many different genres. Well more than a few months ago, I got ahold of the Tool CD titled 10,000 Days. To put it bluntly, it completely changed the way I look at music. Everything else seems dated and unoriginal. To say I dived head first into this album is no exaggeration. I must have played it at least a thousand times and am still not tired of it. Since I do play the drums, what Danny Carey does and how he does it is simply mind blowing. Now I can relate to someone who says they got lost in an album... I guess better late than never!