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Fat string daydreams

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by slobake, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Is is just me or has playing bass ruined almost everything else for other people. Here I am earning my daily wage and I can't stop day dreaming about making music with my friends. :help:
    I've been a muciscian for 20 years but since I have started playing bass six month ago it's all I can think of. I'm thinking about how sweet the sound was last weekend when I put the foam under the bridge and used my pick. The feeling of the deep tone resonating through my body. Catching the chorus just right, leading the charge as I pumped up the volume and intensity. Etc, etc, etc ...
    Does it ever go away?
    Well at least I haven't been hit with G.A.S, yet. I'm happy with what I have so far. So far :eyebrow:
  2. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Sixty three people have read this and no one has replied. I guess I am the only one with this problem. Either that or this is a really boring post (please don't respond to that) :)
  3. It's horrible!!!

    ....just kidding. :)

    It comes and goes for me now. When I first started, however, I had a solid 7 or 8 years of being obsessed with playing. Not being able to sleep, getting up at 3am to record that new riff really quick so I could try again to crash because I had to be at work in 3hrs...not being able to hang out with friends because in the middle of a conversation my mind would come up with some awesome new intro and I'd feel like I was wasting my time when I did anything other than play. It was bad, and caused me to sever almost every social tie I had outside of shows/practice (and women...it takes a special breed to put up with that).

    Nowadays I find myself getting excited about shows, and sometimes practice, but I'm able to quiet my mind and not let practicing/creating take over my life. YMMV, but for me it was like having the best illness in the world, and slowly recovering over time. :)

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