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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Spent, Mar 26, 2016.
Today on NPR. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Gives the best reason for playing bass ever!
So, what did she say, rather than wade through 10 minutes of audio on my phone while I'm eating lunch?
It might violate the TB rules. Worth listening to in her voice. You won't be disappointed.
That was worth 10 minutes.
Thank you for sharing.
Uh. I'm gonna have to excuse myself. I've got to have some private time after listening to that. (If you listened to it and don't know what she looks like, look directly left of these words.)
That was totally worth waiting for!
She's a hoot. I read an interview not too long ago...wish I remembered on what site! But she curses like a sailor and generally sounds like she has no time for foolishness. And I love it.
Oh hey, found that interview: Esperanza Spalding: Insubordinate by Nature | Pitchfork
I will look for this.
That's a cool interview. I think the cursing is a bit calculated, she certainly expresses herself wonderfully with or without profanity. I can understand her frustration. I forgot her name, but I remember when Adrian Belew's bassist seemed to be freaked out by a TB'er who told her he admired her so much that he wanted to marry her. We guys are bad about sexualizing women at all times. Often, the way we express admiration is to see a woman as hot. Women do it to men also, but as Spalding says, men dominate everything, sexual attention from men can be stifling for a woman.
My impression of Esperanza Spalding is that she is damn serious about her music! That is how she has become a great artist. She has the focus and discipline of someone who is at the very top of her profession. She is a great reminder that regardless of natural gifts, truly great players are without exception extremely hard workers.
Agree. There are a few on YouTube who are amazing musicians, but most of the comments are about their appearance. While some may welcome, or even encourage it, it is not appropriate. Just an example of how simple mind some of us guys are. Of course, in the interview I posted, she does get a little racy.
Esperanza Spalding is probably a literal genius. She of course appreciates that she is good looking, and that it is a great aid in marketing her music. I say enjoy her looks, if you like them, but most of us can go to the mall or just look out of the window, and see women as pretty as her. Spalding's music is what makes her unique.
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