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Do your kids realize how cool you are?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by sandman357, Apr 3, 2014.


  1. sandman357

    sandman357

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    So I have 2 kids ages 12 and 14. Both are into music. (Pop music, but it is still music:) The other night I am working through the songs on our set list and my 12 year old walks through the room as I am playing Your Mamma Don't Dance and Your Daddy Don't Rock n Roll. My 12 year old looks at me and says "Hey, that song is about you and mom!"

    I tell her I am a rock star and am practicing for a show. She says "Call it what you want, I call it four old dudes playing in a bar." Kids, got to love them!

    So anyone else have kids that just don't realize how cool you are?
     
  2. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

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    My kids are 14 and 17 and, yeah, they can't remember a time when I wasn't uncool.
    The older we get, the less we know, apparently.
    Comes with the territory, I guess. :)
     
  3. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

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    My 17 year old thinks I'm cool. Playing music is part of it. Working to not be a dick is part of it. And enjoying some of the same interests and macabre sense of humor is part of it - yesterday I sent him an article about 3 books in the Harvard library that are bound in human flesh. Plus I introduced him to HP Lovecraft and the C'thulu mythos, which almost makes me one of the Elder Gods.

    With that said, although he thinks I'm cool, he also thinks I'm Old... :D
     
  4. Kragnorak

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  6. thunderbird66

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    My daughter is 13. She grew up in a house with bass guitars and rock n roll paraphernalia everywhere. She is incredibly brutal when critiquing my live performances on tape/DVD.
    I dress cool, got cool bass's,
    cool stage presence, etc....so NO! She doesn't think I'm cool at all. She does tell me though all her friends think I look crazy and are kinda scared of me which is A-OK with me, especially now since teenage boys are coming around house.
     
  7. chuck3

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    My kids are 32, 29 and 23. They actually think it's pretty cool that I do what I do, but they've become inured to it and only occasionally come to gigs now. Our oldest (daughter) does like the kind of music that my main band does (kind of a mix of rock, roots and Americana) so I would say she is into it the most.

    I think you guys with teenagers have it more difficult. ;)
     
  8. SteveC

    SteveC

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    My kids are 4 (boy) and daughter 7. They play tinker toy guitars and sing into tinker toy mic stands while I practice. There will come a day though,where I will be very uncool - sooner than later with the girl especially.
     
  9. Wesley R

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    One day I came home and my wife was cleaning the garage out, my sons and their friends were helping. They had found an old cassette of along gone band I was in. Oldest son looks at me and asks “Why didn’t you day you were in a real band?”
     
  10. Tat2dHeart

    Tat2dHeart Only two strings away from an attitude problem. Gold Supporting Member

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    And then they have children and suddenly you know a lot again.
     
  11. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

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    My daughter is kind of over it. lol... but her friends never fail to utter "COOL!" or something similar when they're at our place and I'm dorking around.
     
  12. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    My 14 year old daughter still thinks her mother and I are cool. I've been giving her guitar lessons and singing songs with her. She's really into the Beatles. She has a couple of different Beatles songbooks. I've just introduced her to Chicago. She likes the horns too.

    Here she is singing with my band a couple of years ago.

    http://youtu.be/b2iRuOI1yuk

    Five years ago she wrote this song to sing for her music class recital. I accompanied her.

    http://youtu.be/iJVrxx69QKQ


    Yes, parents tend to get dumber when the kids are between 14 and 18 years old. But then we tend to get much smarter when they're in their 20s and 30s and older. It's a strange phenomenon. ;)

    My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got. - Mark Twain



    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  13. richntiff

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    my 14 y/o wants to manage my band, and at some point here we are going to do some open mics/etc with her singing and me playing acoustic guitar - can't wait. I still don't think she thinks I'm cool though - LOL!
     
  14. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

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    I'm so cool I don't care what they think...
     
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  15. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Supporting Member

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    I can play the theme from Ninjago, so my 3 year old son thinks I'm totally cool.
     
  16. rolandm

    rolandm In search of the lowest note. Supporting Member

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    My daughter has long thought I wasn't cool until she came to see the band play at a festival show we did. Big lights, big sound, about 7-800 people.

    I got a little less uncool after that.
     
  17. Basshappi

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    I'm through being cool.
     
  18. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I have no kids of my own (by choice), but my students all koinw how "cool" I am. I definitely influence their musical tastes as i steer them away from mainstream drivel into the seedy underbelly of underground metal/punk/rock-a-billy etc.

    They also know how much of a complete dork I am since i proudly proclaim my nerdy-ness. I have taught them to play Magic: The Gathering, and regail them with stories of seeing Metalliuca with Cliff, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest together, seeing Pearl Jam get booed off of a stage, and Nirvana chased out of a club..

    I am the cool old nerd....
     
  19. repoman

    repoman

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    My son uses "my dad is in a band" as an impress the chicks/pick up line. :)
     
  20. Shedua511

    Shedua511

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    My 3 and 1/2 ears old kids don't realize how uncool I am... yet!
     
  21. socialleper

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    Nope. My daughter is more interested in her phone and my son is afraid of our fans. I'm not Beiber, Timberlake or Drake so I'm not cool. Plus you can't be a rock star to someone if they've seen you puttering around the house in sweats and bed hair.
     

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