BassCliff, Christmas at work 12/4/15

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BassCliff, Dec 4, 2015.


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  1. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    My employer has a large child care center and a small Christmas program is held for the children. For the last few years I've been helping Santa by leading the children in a few Christmas songs while they receive presents from Santa, played by the Dean of Humanities. I think I have more fun than the kids. They were enthusiastic, sang along, and had a good time. The moms and dads took lots of pictures.

    Here's Santa and his singing elf, Flake.

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    While I do a little picking and grinning, Santa hands out presents and takes pictures with the kids.

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    It's not a paying gig other than I don't have to do any real work for a couple of hours while Santa and I share some fun with the children. They were bombastic when singing "Rudolf", "Jingle Bells", and such. A couple of kids came up to strum my guitar so hopefully there are some budding musicians in the group.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  2. vmabus

    vmabus

    Nov 1, 2013
    7200'
    I never saw a six-string acoustic bass before!
     
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  3. randyripoff

    randyripoff

    Jul 12, 2008
    Chicago
    It's obviously a baritone.
     
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  4. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi guys,

    It's my Ibanez acoustic I've had for over 25 years. I strum a little when I have to. ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  5. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    Do you work at a university or something? Looks like fun and am awaiting your gig post for this weekend.
     
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  6. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Me too ... I'm starving. awaiting those Ranch food pics.... and the chics. Don't forget.
     
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  7. Man,that's one big flake! :laugh:
     
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  8. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Looks like a government job to me ;)
     
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  9. TedH

    TedH

    Dec 6, 2014
    Westchester, NY
    You're a good egg Cliff!
     
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  10. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    Sometimes the non-paying gigs are the most fun!
     
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  11. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Those are some of the best gigs we can ask for. Thanks for sharing, thanks for strumming!
     
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  12. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Ft.Worth/Dallas
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    Ha !!
    Looks kinda flakey to me!
    :hyper::hyper::hyper:
     
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  13. get a haircut you hippie :mad:
     
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