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Dinner with Your Favorite Musicians

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Boplicity, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Just for fun, if you could have dinner and an evening of conversation with four of your favorite musicians or composers, living or dead, from any period of history, which four would you choose? As it is imaginary and impossible anyway, assume you can speak their language, of course. It would be fun if they wore the clothing of their time. They might not like our contemporary food, but pay no mind to such minor details. Mainly, what four musicians would you like to while away some hours with?

    For me, I'd go with an evening of blues. I'd have Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, BB King (the only contemporary one) and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The very notion is so exquisite it gives me the shivers just contemplating it. They could have their favorite guitars and jam. Oh...it is so intoxicating just imagining the possibilities!
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    J.S. Bach (the daddy of all bass players)
    Charles Mingus (he'd be a blast to party with
    Marcus Miller
  3. J.S. Bach (I'm with ya Pacman, he's the daddy)
    Allan Holdsworth
    Geddy Lee
    Tony Williams

    That'd be one HELLUVA band!!!!!! :D
  4. Mozart - That's a guy that'd liven up any dinner party.
    Duke Ellington - A man that epitomizes class. Think about him and Mozart improvising together.
    Billie Holiday - I'd give anything to hear her sing live.
    Roscoe Beck - He'd have to give me a private lesson before I'd feed him. :D
  5. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Dang, I'd like to break my own rules of having four for dinner and squeeze in Roscoe Beck too. I met him once and he is such a nice guy. He'd be an asset to have at my blues dinner.
  6. ted nugent
    jim morrison
    johnny cash
    buddy holly

    these guys are not my favorite musicians but I think It would be a great conversation.
  7. tomtrb


    Apr 17, 2001
    I dont know where we would eat, but here goes:
    Bach (of course)
    Eric Johnson
    Sting - truly a great musician!
    and I guess Manu Katche, since Victor is still living and I might actually be able to meet him beyond the fantasy world.
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    And if JO can break the rules, so can I-

    Brian (W, not E or J)

  9. Let's see...
    Jaco - just imagine the kinda help I could get for my EE! :D
    Stanley Clarke - again, tons more help with my EE! :D Heck, forget about concerts, I'd just have a live session with each of 'em, then a jam session. :D:p
    As for the other 2...I dunno. Too darn many to choose from! :p
  10. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    After having a beer with Robert Plant in 1988, I've pretty much decided that my heroes shall not be met again.
  11. Mr. Brett

    Mr. Brett

    Jun 3, 2001
    I'd love to have a beer with Lynn Strait and his dog Dobbs. Snot is one of my favorite bands and Lynn was a kick ass singer.
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    You owe us a story, Mr. Random Access Memory...

  13. I think Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper would make for a fun dinner. Then meet with Scott LaFaro and Ron Carter for Coffee later.
  14. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    The guys from GWAR -- of course, that is more than four people. Maybe: 1)Oderus Urungus 2) Peter Steele 3) James Hetfield and 4) Biz Markie. We would go to Chuckie Cheese for pizza and beer and then out for ice cream.
  15. the perfect dinner would be the following

    Stevie Ray Vaughn for the bluse perspective
    Les Claypool to add a bit of weirdness
    Jaco Pastorious to add a bit of fun
    and Jimi Hendrix to add a bit of genius
  16. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Bach (right on Pacman)
    Stevie Wonder

    Could you imagine the fun that those two guys would have when they got together!? And both are awesome "bass" players!

    Dr. John

    He would be so much fun. I'd have a fat plate of crawfish etoufee ready for him.

    Tie: Miles Davis and Charles Mingus

    Two amazing characters.

    Four talkbass invites:

    Chris Fitzgerald
    Ed Fuqua

    Sorry for those I left out, I could only invite four!
  17. WOW!!!

    I'm honored!!! :D

    Damn shame you were in San Diego this past weekend jazzbo, you coulda had some Chinese with the band down at the Great Eastern restaurant (if I remember correctly, it was on Jefferson?).

    I'm down with that dinner, anytime, just say when and where...and I want some of Dr. John's crawfish etoufee' !!! ;)
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, jazzbo, that would be cool! you could show me some "chops" ;) (i used to learn shaolin 5 animals kung fu)
  19. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Gard and I just missed our best chance in a while to hook up. Oddly, my company is centered in Atlanta, but I never get to go there.

    Hey, maybe I can post some pictures of my weapons collections. All martial art weapons; swords, sai, nunchuka, staffs, manriki chains, whipchains, and enough knives to make a Tijuana prostitute jumpy.

    Dinner's on me. You name the place.

    I don't know the Great Eastern restaurant Gard, but then again, there are more Chinese restaurants in SF than there are in all of Canton. :) I'm really peeved I missed that show.
  20. Actually, now it's called Guang Dong, officially. ;):):D
    Although the language is still Cantonese, and not Guan Dongese.
    Ah well.
    Cantonese food's good, but Shanghainese kicks major booty!
    Or, if spicy is your thing (like me), then Szi Chuan is the way to go!

    Anything else you'd care to know about Chinese food? :D

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