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- Sep 13, 2016
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Male, 65, from Bellingham/Seattle, WA
got me bounce on!!! friending 'Peterson' school band director- 'Bouncing Bob' moments messaging Polly Keary aka O'Keary in FB Spokaloo '91 Aug 2, 2016
- bobstad was last seen:
- Sep 13, 2016
- Aug 4, 1951 (Age: 65)
- Home Page:
- Bellingham/Seattle, WA
- "jazz musician, as a writer" c/o Cass Cassidy
- Current Setup:
- new to the bass; an Ibanez which cost $215 plus tax, new at Bass Northwest in Seattle. A black solid body electric which looks like a Gibson SG in the shape of a Les Paul; with a short scale.
- Favorite Genres:
- Balkan Romani & international folk dance, modern music in the jazz tradition from the earliest, R & B, funk, punk, hip-hop &rap, south Indian classical, rock, blues, Gypsy jazz, well played "classical" of all eras particularly less often heard compositions, women's music intensely, saxophones, clarinets, flutes, double reeds and other woodwinds like whistles, Northumbrian Smallpipes, Bird, Trane, Rollins, Ornette, Hawkins, Miles, Streisand & Cher
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- All alone at home; with a variety of instruments.
- Previously Owned Gear:
- Someone in Spokane with an upright bass violin; let me play that a moment, surprising myself when I got a nice musical riff without thinking. I'd never handled any bass before, trying to play one; though was part of an improvising duo playing flute with a bass violinist awhile, so probably had been attentive without noticing
- G.A.S. List:
- Two of me!
- Influences and Teachers:
Phew! Red Kelly, Chuck Deardorf; my homies off the top of my head, Red Mitchell live visiting Red Kelly a couple weeks, Stanley Clarke, Lorree Gardener another homie the other half of the improvising duo I was part of on flute in the mid '70s a few months with her Epiphone "Birtha," Steve Luceno Lorree's mentor, Ray Brown, Bert Wilson's bassists a plenty, many players in genres outside of jazz playing often heard music, like the Fender Rhodes I never think about and am surprised to hear so many places if I pay attention, Scott La Faro, Charlie Haden, Percy Heath, Jaco Pastorious, Charles Mingus and as an author, George Duvivier, Milt Hinton and as a photographer, Jack Bruce, Slam Stewart, Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, one of Miles Davis's electric bass guitarists I heard live after then with McCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune, Alphonse Muzon and Mutume I keep thinking is Ron Howard imaging I have his name confused with the child actor cum movie director who contributed to one of the most impressive saxophonists I've ever heard that style an evening in '82 at Meany Hall the Udub, Mike Canfield for being understanding a fellow flautist aka homie Obrador's first bassist my tenor sax, Jim Doney traps hard bop trio Obrador's first two getting the melodies shaging off awhile then letting people who knew well the style as improvisors go wherever, a friend and critical while also a fine musician, also someone suckering me into continuing music after high school I'd never be suited to professionally as a joke who ought to be boiled in oil nice to count coup on any chance I get aka Larry Greenleaf* a Nazi in love with Return to Foever, opps The Moody Blues, and others including late "stunt double?" Norman Durkee like surviving one's progeny, for playing an unusual tone bar bass with his left hand atop his Fender Rhodes about as long as the piano, a stage 73...The Seattle Arts Quintet with his wife then Louise Durkee trained ballerina, a male dancer and the odd ball some 'crazy' integrated role doing spoken voice/Norman's money gig with Kaye/Smith Studios as their commercial music director also keyboards on the BTO I owe, I owe and off to work I go: the whole LP "their" doctored anthem 'takin' care of some of our business' is on producer of seattle hair & tommy with teatro zinzanni years & years & years where i've not eaten a toothpick,etcerea...preserved in glass w/bert wilson till i catch up? nice ride to the himalayas reincarnation to some wayback style...
rats! always gasping for error here; so obviously tubas & sousaphones count too. Kocani Orkestar for starters, then also Orkestar Slivovica, Bucharest Drinking Team, Brass Liberation Orchestra/BLO, etc. I'll be back better armed; so currently defunct Yellow Hat Band, too.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- 'Volunteered slavery is driving my crazy' -Roland Kirk, Karl Marx, etc.
- not too much worth the mention of, at all.
- Teaching Credentials:
- seat of pants; occasional standing myself, a chore...what an awesome phrase on a double bass violin, however done as a riff though able to stand in time if a person appreciates the meaning-the only time I think a musician has offered me a chance to play theirs as we'd been smoking ganja in brown's addition somewhere, in spokane during the early '90s/from a flute me, Epiphone duo improvising with a C. O. Y. O. T. E. professional musician into both trades, whose bass she'd mentioned later was left in Ruth Underwood's mansion in LA so she Lorree Gardner would discipline herself to play Chapman Stick
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