do you live for, love, or like the bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. I live for the bass!

    18 vote(s)
  2. I love the bass!

    35 vote(s)
  3. I like the bass.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    ok which is it.....

    live for: you more than love playing bass, you're obsessed with it, you earn your living doing it or are working your way towards it. you would leave your spouse and kids if the alternative was quitting bass (arite, maybe that's pushing it, but you get the idea).

    love: couldn't imagine NOT playing, but sadly, it's not you're #1 priority. spouse and kids come first.

    like: bass is cool, i fiddle around, got a side band. maybe i'll play drums one day too.

    i myself would have to put myself in the live for category at the moment.
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I love the bass.

    I'd say I live for it, but there are too many other things in my life that make it rich and rewarding - child, family, great friends.

    The bass is still why I get out of bed in the morning on most days, tho.
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I live for my family, my girlfriend, my friends, and myself.

    I love the bass. It's my passion, but not the thing that makes me get up every day and live my life.
  4. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx
    i wish i had saved an aim conv. me and my freind;) amber :p had the other day.... its sad but true.

    amber: you know some times you upset me, im trying to talk to you and get to know you... get you to like me and all you do is obsece over bass

    me: im sorry amber evey guys has got there "anti-itanisy feild" (quote from the movie "100 girls) mine is my bass

    amber: i can tell.... some times it feels like a tug of war between me and your bass

    yes, i know... i know, dont say it. but never the less it is sad but true
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Live for.

    does that make me shallow?
  6. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    I don't know if I can say I LIVE for bass, but it is one of the anchors of my life. I build my own basses and play out still (I'm 41) while raising my daughter and holding down a job. This may sound weird, but I feel as if I am a some kind of a monk or priest whose calling is to honor low frequencies and the groove. When I play live, I definitely feel like I'm doing something spiritual.
  7. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Live for.

    Whenever I start to get close to a girl I always make sure that I stop and clearly explain the role music and bass have in my life. I tell them that if they have any objections they'll have to find another dude.

    Luckily a lot of the girls I know think my extreeme passion for bass and music in general is rather atractive.

  8. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Like it. Ive played for 8 years but am not too serious with it. Currently not in a band.

    My real love(besides my Wife and family) is cars.
  9. I love bass. It is a big part of my life, but it is only a hobby, not a living, and I have other hobbies and other things to think about too that take up my time.

    I've never had to warn off a girl because of bass though :p
  10. Somewhere between "live for" and "love".

    I'm not totally obsessed with it, but I am working towards making a living playing it.

    I live for music and playing music, and bass is just my favorite instrument to make music with.
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Love is such an overused word. I dig the bass, and have invested a lot of time and money into it, and enjoy it enough to play it out and about in various bands, and want to make music a part of my life for the rest of if (my life).

    It's not why I wake up, nor do I spend all that much time worrying about it (regardless of what my post count would have you think). I happen to find it the most agreeable instrument I've yet to play, and would definitely miss it if I had to part ways, but it's not like it would be an irreplaceable void.
  12. That about sums up my feelings perfectly.
  13. Love it. But I wouldn't ever let it get in the way of any relationships I have.
  14. jawzzz


    May 23, 2003
    Denver Colorado
    Love it. I wish I could make a living off of it though.:bassist:
  15. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Brendan pretty much says it all. I, too, hit the 'love'.
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    yea, exactly where I'm coming from.
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Family is family. Love em, hate em, they're always family. ;)

    Bass is my life. When Theorem started fo slack off on the gigs, I joined a second band. Mow I'm in 3 bands & a 4th that we just jam on Rush songs. I have to play of I feel like something is missing or wrong. :)
  18. I love it but I'm not married to it.
  19. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I don't live for bass, specifically, but for music. It's what keeps me relaxed, sane, and happy.
  20. love/dig. I have to much going for me to live it.