Connections is something new for 2009. It's just like playing Six Degrees of Separation. or Kevin Bacon
. Except we're not using Kevin Bacon, just the "small world phenomenon" behind the game
, and all connections must be made by using only musicians. But here you're not bound by only six degrees, nor is it a competition to find the fewest number of connections between the two artists. This is just an open call to post as many different paths as you care to identify, and to see if you come up with the same one that I have in mind.
What I initially post will be a simple pair, stated as Artist A:Artist B, and a statement of how many degrees my path contains. (Two artists are considered to have one degree of separation if they have worked together directly.) Then all you have to do is post a comment that shows the full connections signified by that one ":" and explain the connections in your path. For one simplistic example, I might choose two bass players*, Nathen Maxwell