1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

I'm using Talkbass in a college application essay!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Garrett151, Nov 12, 2012.


  1. Garrett151

    Garrett151 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Check this out and tell me what you think! I'm referencing Talbass in a short response on the Brown University application. Here's the prompt and my response:

    We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you.

    I am currently a registered member of Talkbass.com, an online double bass and electric bass forum. To a non-musician, it may appear to be a huge waste of time. To me, it is a goldmine of information on instruments, amplifiers, technique, history, and thousands of other completely irrelevant topics. The best way to describe Talkbass.com is a message board with over 200,000 members that share, discuss, and analyze information. Having access to this amazing community has allowed me to learn a great deal about the bass guitar and upright bass. It has allowed to me make informed decisions when buying equipment, discover new gear, learn new techniques, and even buy used products from other users. However, even more important than the information it has given me is how it has shown me the power of positive energy in a large group. Talkbass.com is a rare oasis in my competitive, crazy world that allows me to escape to a place where I can learn with thousands of like minded people. :bassist:
     
  2. nutso42

    nutso42

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Location:
    Your location can be this long
    ...and there's OT as well!
     
  3. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2005
    Location:
    Edinburgh & Dundee, Scotland
  4. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Location:
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    One thing you can throw in that they'll like: bonds born of just one common interest tend to be stronger than those born of many common interests.
     
  7. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    *ahem* I suggest changing that to "relevant."
     
  8. line6man

    line6man

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Location:
    Close to Los Angeles, CA
    +1. That threw me off when I read it.
     
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    Media:
    13
    Albums:
    1
    Location:
    Lacey, WA
    Yeah well I don't like Brown University. They just beat the team I like in football this past Saturday, Dartmouth.

    -Mike
     
  10. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Don't forget our philosophical conversations. Have you ever been to the lobby? Lots of interesting things to read there - so much so that I don't make wise-ass comments and just hold my tongue and read!

    We get a good bit of that in OT, but we have to be more careful what topics can be discussed here. Still, though, OT occasionally has a deep thread or two going.
     
  11. bassinplace

    bassinplace

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Location:
    Location, Location
    +1.

    Lol!
     
  12. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Location:
    N.H.
    This is a great site!
    I'm thinking maybe a reality show here.
     
  13. nutso42

    nutso42

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Location:
    Your location can be this long
    "Maki and Kate Plus 8"?

    "Keeping Up With the TalkBassians"?
     
  14. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Location:
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    He's not a Supporter.
     
  15. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I know, but he could have been until March 2012.... ?

    There's still OT, anyway.
     
  16. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Media:
    6
    Oh shoot. Uh, you have a safety school lined up. Right?
     
  17. Timmah

    Timmah

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Do you not want to go to Brown? Lol best of luck.
     
  18. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Location:
    Somewhere, but not here
    Did you put the rocking bassist smilie at the end? That makes it.
     
  19. capnsandwich

    capnsandwich

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Just let them know that WE ARE THE ONLY SOURCE IN ALL THE INTERWEBZ THAT KNOWS THEE TRUE BEST BASS FOR METAL!!!
     
  20. TOOL460002

    TOOL460002

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Location:
    Santa Cruz CA
    That was my first thought! Ya- never play down or negate things you play. Even if it's a lie, or stretching the truth, make yourself appear like an all positive superman. That school won't want people who are bland or down on themselves.
     
  21. kmqu601

    kmqu601 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Location:
    CT/NYC
    +1 for changing "Irrelevant", it's pretty negative word. Irreverent might be better...
     

Share This Page