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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:30 PM

Pic of me and the band at the Beer and Cigarette Festival.

We only play the highest brow venues.

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Reply Pic of me and the band at the Beer and Cigarette Festival. (Original post)
bluesbassman Jun 2012 OP
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #1
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #7
davsand Jun 2012 #2
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #6
AnneD Jun 2012 #15
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #17
AnneD Jun 2012 #19
hifiguy Jun 2012 #3
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #8
Wait Wut Jun 2012 #4
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #9
mikeytherat Jun 2012 #5
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #11
mikeytherat Jun 2012 #23
kurtzapril4 Jun 2012 #25
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #26
AnneD Jun 2012 #10
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #12
AnneD Jun 2012 #13
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #14
marzipanni Jun 2012 #29
AnneD Jun 2012 #31
ZombieHorde Jun 2012 #16
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #18
Dystopian Jun 2012 #20
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #21
Initech Jun 2012 #22
lunatica Jun 2012 #24
sarge43 Jun 2012 #27
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #28
sarge43 Jun 2012 #30

Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:51 AM

1. Nice hat and a cool axe!

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:23 PM

7. Thanks!

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:14 AM

2. What? No chicken wire across the front of the stage????

Jeesh. Y'all are pretty uptown if you don't need the chicken wire to protect against stuff getting thrown at you!


Best low brow bar story I've got was a small town bar in the neighboring county. I was there with the guitar player (who always took me to the nicest places!) We walked in dragging an amp and carrying a guitar case just in time to hear the bartender screeching "No, Cooder, ya can't have another fucking beer. You threw the last one at me and I shut you off."



It was a very long night.


Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:21 PM

6. Nah, we pretty much start every set with Rawhide and Stand by Your Man...

Settles the natives right down.

That's a great story. Never actually met anyone named "Cooder". 'Round here we get "Chino Bob" or "Snake Eyes" and such.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:19 PM

15. What movie was that from..........

I remember seeing it and laughing my ass off. We have lots of musicians on my side of the family. I remember when my 14 yo daughter wanted to start her own band. I had no problems and was glad she was doing something like that.

They got good enough that she booked a few gigs, but was afraid I would nix it because most of them were in bars-and the group was very underage. I think she was shocked when I told her I was very proud of her and that I didn't know a real musician that didn't cut their chops playing in bars. Just be in the world don't be of the world (we have Cherokee ancestry and alcohol is a real problem). She did just fine and we always had a parent there to make sure the kids were ok. Her music teacher was so excited but my daughter couldn't understand why. I told her that she and her friends were now 'real musicians' (baby of course). You made the leap from lessons to performing, and not every kernel of corn pops-but you guys have. It is fun to raise musicians-the world needs more of them.

Yeah, we are a music oriented family.

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Response to AnneD (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:49 PM

17. Blues Brothers. Here's the clip.



Is your daughter still playing/performing? I think it's great the support you gave her.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:11 PM

19. That's right......

we're on a mission from God.

She just graduated from Cal Art's with a degree in Sound Engineering and Math. She has excellent recs from a School that is an acknowledged think tank for the industry. She is out looking and has offers and better yet, connections. Cal Arts has been very good to us. They charge California tuition rates and I make Texas Teacher's Salary again married to a musician. After her first year and very hard work, they really stepped up. The things she does is cutting edge computer. In fact, when she went out for freshman orientation, all the guys (and it was guys) in her class were real computer nerds. She asked her mentor if she was really right for the program. Imagine an Indian accent
"You will be one of my best students."
"But all these guys have more computer skills than I."
"I can teach you the computer skills in 9 months, it will take me 4 years to make them musicians."

She said she knew then that she was at the right school. Cal Arts was founded by Roy and Walt Disney. Some of their graduates went on to form Pixar, Sponge Bob, Tim Burton....just to name a few.

She performs when she has time. She and her BF have a music room in their house. Everything from keyboard, bass guitar, oboe, tablas and sitar.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:39 AM

3. Great pic! nt

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:25 PM

8. Thank you higuy!

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:02 PM

4. Fail.

No beer or cigarettes.


Nice hat, though and damned fine bass. You need a piano player.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:32 PM

9. Shhh! Afterwards, afterwards!



Thanks. The P-Bass is my primary, but I just rebuilt a Jazz Bass that I'm really enjoying, and I think the P may some competition now.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:13 PM

5. Nice setup, looks a lot like my old rig - a big, 'ol pile of Ampeg!

Still like Ampeg heads, but all my cabs are David Eden these days (smaller and lighter, me getting older).

mikey_the_rat

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Response to mikeytherat (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:35 PM

11. Thanks. That's an SVT ProIII on top.

A Classic 15" bottom and 2x10 underneath.

Eden makes some excellent equipment. One of these days...

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:54 AM

23. I had a ProIII head for many years, but I'm currently splitting cabs with a MarkBASS Little Mark III

and an Ampeg Portaflex PF-500. I really dig the PF-500 - great tone and matches well with my Eden cabs (I've got two 2x10s and two single 12s I mix and match, depending on the venue).

mikey_the_rat

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:13 PM

25. SVT's are the shit!

I have an old '73 silverface SVT and an 8x10 cabinet. If I turn it up...I can make windows break and plaster crumble, LOL!

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Response to kurtzapril4 (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 03:52 PM

26. That's a great rig. I had one back in the day...

Wished I would've kept it, but the weight was killing me so I went to the ProIII and smaller cabs. 95lbs on the head alone! Whew!

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:35 PM

10. Too high falooting for me.....

All the best venues have chicken wire.

Bet you are great anyway. Hey, I support the arts-Hubby is a musician!

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Response to AnneD (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:41 PM

12. Yeah well, this was one of our more upscale gigs. I only had to use 4 wheel drive twice to get there



Thanks for supporting the arts - we musicians need all the help we can get.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:56 PM

13. At least he was upfront with me before we married.....

I never have to worry about another woman....his first love is music. And I can deal with that.

I knew he loved me when he let me hand carry the instruments. And like a true musician's wife, I once badly tripped. He ran over to pick me up and my first words to him were....the sitar is ok, it didn't even touch the ground.

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Response to AnneD (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:15 PM

14. Love it.

That's a great story.

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Response to AnneD (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 08:31 PM

29. In 1967 one of my big bros was in Berkeley for the summer taking sitar lessons

from Ali Akbar Khan, and he had two sitars. I was 16, and in the San Francisco bay area visiting him and a cousin. When I was about to fly back to Massachusetts he asked if I would carry one sitar (with no case), on the plane (this was before the carry on baggage was restricted to what would fit under the seat). The flight attendants were dumbfounded when they saw me boarding the plane, gingerly holding the sitar out in front of me like a long baby with a full diaper. They tried to gently wedge it into a closet, but finally gave up and offered it, not me, a seat in first class!

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 11:23 AM

31. Hubby tours...

and we have had all kinds of grief. We have had cello players walk past us carrying their instruments aboard while having to argue with check-in that our instrument deserved the same consideration (even more because a sitar is made from hollowed cured gourds). We have had asshats at homeland security cut open and ruin our fiberglass case when the lock was set to open and we had written instructions on the side. But the best was the time that a hole yes a big assed hole the size of softball was poked into the base. We were to play in Europe and none of our contacts had a sitar to spare. Hubby duct tape the whole. It is a credit to his skill that it sounded passable and he gave a good concert.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:47 PM

16. Judging by your band's appearance, I assume you're in a death metal band. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 03:52 PM

18. Nailed it.



My brother was the frontman for a speed metal band in the late 80's though. Terrible waste of his voice truth be told, but he enjoyed it so it's all good.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:31 PM

20. : )



You're the guy wearing the hat!!
I just know...



Great picture...


peace~

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Response to Dystopian (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:44 PM

21. LOL. Yes ma'am, I am indeed.



Thanks.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 01:00 AM

22. Sounds like my kind of place!

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 07:24 AM

24. Very cool

That's an excellent shot of some serious performing.

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Response to bluesbassman (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 06:31 PM

27. blues, when are you going to post a sample of your music?

This thread is useless without music.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 08:29 PM

28. LOL. Thanks for the interest sarge43.

We mainly just play as a hobby, and don't have any plans to put out albums so going into the studio to record is not really worth the expense. Video camera recordings at gigs have notoriously bad sound capture, but I'll work on recording something at practice and put it up.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 24, 2012, 06:11 AM

30. Thanks. Looking forward. n/t

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