Had a request...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BassCliff, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. Hi,

    We had a request so I pulled out a chart for the band at our gig today. Everybody did a good job even though they were sight reading.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

  2. Was it hard to play that 20 note chords while turning the flame slightly higher and higher? Also, did tilting the bongos leave enough room for the bicycle?
  3. I'm sitting here trying to decide whether or not to load that into this midi player that can read scores and see what it does...

    I think I have to convert to a PDF first.

  4. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    DO IT!!!!!

    And then we want to hear the WAV file. Or at least I do.

    I'm amused by the instructions "Light explosives now...and now." and "Release the penguins." But I find I'm much more intrigued by the instruction 'Like a Dirigible". How exactly does a dirigible sound? Or does it mean to "Like" a dirigible, as you would on facebook?
  5. Djentleman


    Nov 4, 2012
    Dallas TX
    The tricky part is removing the cattle from the stage, those rascals never want to listen
  6. Slade N

    Slade N Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    portland, or
    release the penguins!
  7. Hi,

    Here's the second page to that chart. crackup.gif rofl1.gif


    You *KNOW* this one is serious. There's even alto and tenor clef. ;)

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
  9. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path
    I used to have something slightly like this. It wasn't nearly so far out there, but it was the same idea - looked slightly more plausible but still impossible, if you know what I mean.

    It served me well once. I had just arrived for my first year at a very small music school. I put my tuba and a big stack of music in my locker and went to dinner. The two upperclass tuba guys declined my invite to eat together in the dining hall. Little did I know they were planning to get into my locker (kept same combos year after year!) and check out tuba, music, and whatever else was in there once I had cleared the door.

    As soon as I was out of sight, they opened up my locker, and there, on the very top of the considerable stack of music, was this joke piece. One of them removed it carefully, showed it to the other one, and the conversation apparently went something like this:

    "Hey. Check this out."

    "What is it?"

    "I dunno. Is it real?"

    "I think so. It looks real, but holy cow, look at those intervals!"

    (Some silence.)

    "Do you think she can play this?"

    "No. Well... oh my god, what if she can?"

    "No, she can't play this. But why is it in here?"

    "The rest of the stack looks pretty normal, at least."

    "What should we do?"

    "What do you mean, 'what should we do?' We should get the heck out of her locker and go to dinner somewhere."

    "What if she can play it?"

    "She can't. It's a joke."

    "Right. It's a joke. I hope."

    I only know this because one of the guys confessed a couple of years later. The piece sure served a purpose - it really unnerved those two characters. Set them on their heels a bit.

  10. There's some tiiiight clusters in there! reminds me of the pieces I used to write when I went through my Stockhausen phase (no joke!!)
  11. Everything sounds better "With Pesto".

    I'd love to [DEL]taste[/DEL] hear this, preferably with a real band/orchestra, but a midi-fied version would do.
  12. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I would be fine as long as there is no key change. Asking me to transpose that on the fly sight reading is a bit much. And whoever requested it better be putting a twenty in the tip jar.
  14. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    Tabs for that?

  15. what the heck is that? Tempo = 120 bps?
  16. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    I played that once but without the sheet music. One run through in rehearsal and I had it memorised.

  17. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Looks like something that John Cage might have composed.
  18. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I just hate it when the audience requests such trivial stuff.
  19. crobasster


    Jun 16, 2009
    **** yeahhh!:hyper:
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    That is beautiful!