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"6/or 'x' degrees of separation" TB-style!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by j-raj, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Ok, Everyone has heard the old '6 Degrees of Separation/Kevin Bacon' Paradigm... Where most actors can be linked to Kevin Bacon with in a minimum 6 degrees of separation...

    Here's a game that we can play that that is Bassist related. Start with the Bassist and link that bassist to either another bassist/group/leader/ or sideman. The more Obscure the better.

    Kudos to those that can encorporate themselves in it, either at the beginning, middle or end of the process.

    For Example: 'Stew McKinsey --> Average White Band'
    how you might ask?

    Stew McKinsey was in BOG
    Sam Kinninger was in BOG
    Sam Kinninger was in Soulive
    Eric Krazno was in Soulive
    Eric Krazno was in Lettuce
    Adam Deitch was in Lettuce
    Adam Deitch was plucked from Lettuce to play with AWB...

    You get it?

    Alright, here goes for me:

    ME (i.e. jairaj courtney davyd swann) --> Brad Paisley (country music pop star):

    *I have performed/recorded with Michael Levine
    *Michael Levine and I recorded/performed with a session drummer Kevin Leahy
    *Kevin Leahy recorded/performed with Shawn Mullins
    *Shawn Mullins recorded/performed with Dave LaBruyere
    *Dave LaBruyere recorded/performed with John Mayer
    *John Mayer has performed with Brad Paisley on the CMT special 'Crossroads.
  2. woo-hoo! very cool, J! got to rattle my brain and see if I can come up with something worthwhile!

    from the lows,

  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    We tried this before...seems like everyone could be linked through Miles Davis. ;)

    Here's an easy one-
    Peter Tork to Jaco
  4. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Hehe, I did this the other day at work to link myself to Les Claypool, was kinda funny.

    I play with my teacher who is in Bagg.
    Bagg has played with Jacob Fred Jazz Oddessey
    Jacob Fred has a member in the Dead Kenny G's (Brian Haas)
    The Dead Kenny G's has Skerik and Mike Dillon
    Les's Flying Frog Brigade has Skerik and Mike Dillon

    Tada! And only took me 5 moves lol.
  5. which mean that there are only a couple of degrees between you and me, Juneau: the aforementioned Sammy K. has gigged with Skerrik!

    it's madness! madness, I tell you!

  6. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Well Skerik is kinda a Kevin Bacon among musicians lol. Ive seen him 4 or 5 times, so far, never with the same band lol. And I know of at least 6 bands he's in regularly lol.

    Still, good to be close :)
  7. pentexlovesme


    Mar 28, 2004
    Hmmmm...I can (kind of) get myself to Claypool....

    Me to my teacher
    My teacher to Pharoah Sanders (never -played- with him, but knows him...so I don't know if that counts)
    Sanders to Bill Laswell (sp)
    Bill Laswell to Praxis (i.e Buckethead and Bernie Worrel, Brain)
    The three of them to Claypool.

    Of course, if that counts, I would also be linked to Coltrane, Miles,etc...which is actually a pretty cool thought. :bassist:
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    Peter Tork from the Monkees? Dude, I'm stumped...
  9. Ok, Someone link Victor Wooten to Hitler, do that and I shall worship you!
  10. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    Greg Campbell > lives in Montana...

    ohp, well... i guess i'm out!

  11. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Hitler is dead
    Victor Wooten will one day (hopefully a long long time from now) be dead

    Done. Two steps.
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I just thought of this...
    (dude, I'm totally going to h3ll for this one):
    *I have performed with Paul Ehrlich (microtonal cat from Boston)
    *Paul Ehrlich has performed with Kevin So
    *Kevin So recorded/performed with Bob Moses
    *Bob Moses recorded/performed with Pat Methany
    *Pat Methany recorded/performed with Jaco...

  13. this from the guy who's jammed with Bill Dickens, Victor Bailey, Adam Nitti, Gerald Veasley, and who knows who else! you're not getting my sympathy, mister!!

  14. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    Here's a short, lame one:

    Me-> My sister (not a bassist)-> she is friends with Dan Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants)

    I met him once many years ago before I knew who he was.
  15. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    1)I played with Melchezedic (christian Rock Group 80's)
    Melchezedic wins Best Christian band for local radio station
    Jesse McGuire wins best intrumentalist (trumpet-same contest)
    I play with Jesse Mcguire in Church worship night
    Jesse Mcguire gets 1st trumpet chair in Tower of Power (Soul Vaccination Live)
    I cover for Rocco Prestia on big tour NOT!!!

    2) I am one of the founding members of Oakfield South in Jr. High School
    Jeff Bass is the Lead Singer
    Jeff Bass writes "8 Mile" and produces for Eminen
    Eminen Stars in Movie with Brittany Murphy
    Brittany Murphy goes out with Ashton Kutcher
    Ashton Kutcher shags Demi Moore
    I wonder if she'll remember me?