Is this guy serious?

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  1. Tupac

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  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    but he has good taste in music. there's hope!
  4. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Just get him an upright or a Chapman stick and it'll count as jazz.
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  6. AGH

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    This guy plays the bass the same way I dance!
  7. Humbled

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    Laughed till I cried. Sounded like whale noises at times.
  8. oboylebass

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    Wow, he wasn't even looking at his fingerboard!
  9. ZonieBass

    ZonieBass Send Lawyers, Guns and Money... Supporting Member

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    Why did you feel compelled to make the Autistic reference? Do you think Autism and autistic people are funny? Sorry, I just think that was a terribly thoughtless and unnecessary reference to a real problem. CDC now says 1 in 69 are born within the spectrum and you make jokes about them?
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    I think he's more concerned w seeing himself on the video camera monitor or laptop whatever he's recording his karaoke with. no hate.
  11. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it. Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I'll admit that as a child I would make the same observations, simply because I was a simple minded child and I didn't know better. Then I grew up and had friends that had children within the spectrum, and that made me much more aware of the hardships that these people and their families face.
  12. Major Softie

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    Relax, dehosier. The OP didn't say anything about it being funny, that was other responders. He made no jokes. The OP asked if there is something wrong with this guy, and offered that as one possibility. While his suggestion may have been made in ignorance, he never suggested any of the things you've just accused him of.

    OP, I know a few autistic musicians, and they are all phenomenal musicians. I can honestly tell you: no autistic person could be that bad. Only a "normal" person can be that bad.

    Damn, he doesn't even appear to be drunk...
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    Your right, he probably has malfunkshun.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mal-funk-shun
  14. dalkowski

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    ^^^ This.

    OP, you went over the line with that ignorant label. You'd be singing a different tune if you were with me yesterday and heard the 14-year-old daughter (she's on the spectrum) of one of my besties render the "Downtown Abbey" theme, which she learned by ear, on piano.
  15. Tupac

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    I apologize guys, edited it a little. Little surprised at the sensitivity, but it comes with a forum this mature.
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    I have to admit, I like his voice.

    Reminds me of the scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off when he plays clarinet, "Never had one lesson!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLaVsRagMa8

    All that matters is it looks like the guy was having a blast. I also kinda dig the look of that no-name bass.
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    I don't think he is worried about hitting the right notes...
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I would give the guy a record deal who knows it might catch on.
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    VanillaThundah Pleasantly plucky Supporting Member

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    Thank you for changing it


    It's just something that people who know someone with it (be it friends, family, or what have you) know the full weight of and are sympathetic to it.
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    VanillaThundah Pleasantly plucky Supporting Member

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    He'd be the William Hung of bass ;)
  21. ZonieBass

    ZonieBass Send Lawyers, Guns and Money... Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the edit Tupac, and thanks for the advice Major Softie.

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