Remyd
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Remyd

Male, from St. Louis, MO

PSA: All About That Bass gets harder to play after 8 beers. Aug 22, 2014

Remyd was last seen:
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    1. Remyd
      Remyd
      PSA: All About That Bass gets harder to play after 8 beers.
    2. Remyd
      Remyd
      Mustang Sally is probably about girls. At least, I hope.
    3. Remyd
      Remyd
      Did you guys know that Mack the Knife isn't about the metaphor of getting girls but rather operatic rape and arson?
    4. Remyd
      Remyd
      Giggity giggity, I got a giggity.
    5. Remyd
      Remyd
      Arrangements? We don't need no stinking arrangements!
    6. Remyd
      Remyd
      A small big band? Out-f#$%ing standing!
    7. Remyd
      Remyd
      When I think about doing my own projects; I weep, just a little bit
    8. Remyd
      Remyd
      I can't believe I remember so much theory ; I mean, honestly...
    9. Remyd
      Remyd
      Bands suck. If I were, you know, better, I'd go solo.
    10. Remyd
      Remyd
      Looking for opportunities in St. Louis, MO
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    December 31
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Current Setup:
    Ibby SR200, Underpowered Acoustic ministack
    Favorite Genres:
    Blues, Jazz, Folk, Country,
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Variety of double basses, Peavey T-40, about a dozen combos that never quite worked correctly
    G.A.S. List:
    Zoom B3 or MS60 for Effects and/or a cheap DI
    An amp that has some beef, pants-flapping not necessary
    Considering a new style 2x10, but I really like 1x15's still
    Some PA gear - but full range, for heaven's sake...
    Influences and Teachers:
    Paul Chambers, Charlie Mingus, James Jamerson, Ron Carter, Michael Rhodes, and Charlie Hayden
    Hi Everybody,

    I'm Jeremy and I play Blues, Jazz, Folk, and Country bass.

    I'm 35 years old (been playing for 20+) with a 9-5 day job. I read charts and lead sheets, can improvise, sight read, and have a classical theory education.

    Influences are the likes of Paul Chambers, Charlie Mingus, James Jamerson, Ron Carter, Michael Rhodes, and Charlie Hayden. I also know a couple hundred jazz, blues, and country standards and have fakebooks for the rest. I'm not active with any specific bands right now, but I host a weekly jam session and do fill-in for some amazing jazz talent.

    After 8 years of classical training, I majored in music history (for a while) in college and got a (partial) jazz performance scholarship to a midwestern college with a great music department. A little jazz, some blues jams, a couple bar-friendly rock shows, and some private lessons turned into very, very, very little money after that and I decided that if I wanted to eat at somewhere more elegant than McDonalds someday, I'd have to switch to business.

    I was gigging regularly (every few weeks) in a piano-bass-vocal jazz and blues cover trio with about 25% originals for about 5 years, but the singer and pianist got married and moved to SF. I played in sessions and rock bands for a while and made another attempt to get a working group together a couple years later. Both my upright and bass guitar were stolen after the first gig. The music had to be pushed to the back burner until I replaced both gear and enthusiasm.

    Replaced the essential gear recently, dusted off the chops, and have been jamming weekly this year in a 6 piece folk-rock group. I *think* I've been able to get enough of the arpeggios back and go through the fakebook enough times that I finally feel comfortable talking to someone in my preferred genres.

    So, let's bring the 12-bar, and remember there's no money above the seventh fret!

    Signature

    There ain't no money above the 7th fret | Buddhist Bassist - 41.2 Hz is where my dukkha ends | "Now go forth and be funky."
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