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Having BassCliff Gig Report Withdrawals

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by bassWR, Apr 1, 2020.


  1. bassWR

    bassWR Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Warner Robins GA
    Anyone else suffering this syndrome with me?

    BTW....Praying for all you guys and gals who gig for a living.
     
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  2. on the plus side I no longer feel hungry reading any posts on Talk Bass :roflmao:
     
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  3. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    No worries, I got you covered. Here's a BassCliff-o-Matic (TM) do it yourself gig report:

    Set out early for the gig. Traffic was light, nice drive.
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    Wasn't sure which bass to bring. Stopped by my friend John's and he said, "Just take what you want." Always liked John.
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    Nice outdoor stage.
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    They laid out a nice spread for us before we went on...
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    Really fun crowd. We seemed to go over well.
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    The manager paid us in cash, asked us back, and gave us a 25% tip and nice goodie bags as a token of appreciation!

    Thanks for you indulgence!!
    (Apologies to BC)
     
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  4. I've always wondered what happened to John Entwistles basses after he died....
     
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  5. Ekajimmy

    Ekajimmy

    Nov 2, 2019
    +1
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  6. bassWR

    bassWR Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Warner Robins GA
    BRAVO!!
     
  7. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Thank god you had the food covered... nice
     
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  8. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    I feel like I've been on a diet since the gigs have dried up from BassCliff ;)
     
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  9. I miss them too, but yours really made me smile.....
     
  10. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    That was beyond excellent. :thumbsup:

    I'm missing everyone's gig reports, including my own, but that level of missing is nothing compared to missing Cliff's!! :(

    'Bout ready here to revisit his previous reports. Kinda like how NBA TV, MLB TV and the other sports channels are replaying games/matches. :D
     
  11. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    As much as I miss posting about my stinky little bar band, I miss playing with them a whole lot more! Really bummed.
     
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  12. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Fabulous! And very welcome. I needed a good laugh this morning!
     
  13. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    I haven't touched my bass since all this started.
     
  14. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    I had to force myself to sit down and play. My problem is there's no sense of urgency. There isn't anything I have to get polished up for Friday night, you know? Fortunately, I have become, in my old age, a huge fan of Chic. And Jerry Barnes, who replaced Bernard Edwards in the bass chair. Goldang he's amazing! So I'm working on Get Lucky--easy changes, crazy fills!
     
  15. Beersurgeon

    Beersurgeon

    Jul 16, 2010
    Denver
    Ummm, where's the beer shot?!?! :laugh:;):D
     
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  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    yep, i miss cliff's gig reports, too. living vicariously just isn't the same. :laugh:
     
  17. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    My homework from last practice was "Alligator" by Monsters and Men... I've got plenty of time to learn. Maybe I'll change my strings just for something to do. ;)
     
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  18. mrcbass

    mrcbass

    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    That's HOF stuff right there! Bravo!:thumbsup:
     
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  19. mrcbass

    mrcbass

    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    I'm with you there. Finding it so hard to shed properly with no deadlines looming. Plenty to do (sort of working over some original stuff that is really tedious, plus my main band added a dozen new songs to work on and I have a catalog of some 100 cover songs - for three cover bands - to keep fresh) but I'm really finding it hard to stay focused for more than 15-20 minutes and even that time spent is largely just gong through motions, not a lot of shedding.
     
  20. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Northern Nevada, U.S.
    BRILLIANT!!!!!!!
     
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