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If you didn't play bass

Discussion in 'Ask Anthony Wellington [archive]' started by iwearpumas, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. iwearpumas


    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Just curious, what do you think you would be doing if you weren't a musician? Like what was your idea of a profession when you were growing up?
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Jenny is correct in the next post - content deleted. My error.
  3. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    I'm a nurse who plays guitar, and is learning to play bass. Sometimes, I play with friends. Sometimes, we play in public.

    If I didn't play bass, I imagine I'd still be a nurse who played guitar. Sometimes, I'd play with friends. Sometimes, and this might be a stretch, we'd play in public.

    (ETA: I just noticed which forum this is in. The OP was likely asking Anthony Wellington what he would do for a living if he weren't a musician. Pilgrim and I have intruded on the thread. Mea culpa).
  4. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    I'd probably be a teacher of another kind. Probably math or science. Or I'd be a scientist. I'm fascinated by numbers and how we can understand almost everything better by understanding the numbers behind it.
  5. pn02


    Feb 9, 2013
    something else we have in common -- music/science.

    do you live near college park? if so, there is a world renowned physicist working there -- sylvester james (jim) gates. his main area of focus is supersymmetry. if you're interested, here is his web page at um, http://umdphysics.umd.edu/research/theoretical/135.html.
  6. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    I'm not far from College Park. I'll check out the link.

  7. An Ice Hockey goalie.....
  8. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
    Trip out, me too..
  9. Bingo

    Bingo Banned

    Mar 3, 2014
    South by Southwest
    You could teach anything I think. Having met you several times I can say that you are an enthusiastic teacher. You love to see others learn. It's a very cool thing to experience in person. You turned me on to permutations and my left hand has never been the same.
  10. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    Yea Bingo, I'm addicted to teaching. There's a moment when I can tell when someone 'gets it'. It may be something that they never understood or thought was the most difficult thing ever.

    It's the biggest 'high' ever!

    A lot of other 'teachers' are only teaching because gigs are slow. They aren't teachers first.

    I'm in this for the long haul!!!

    That is what you saw.

  11. michele


    Apr 2, 2004
    This answer reveals how nice you are, sir. Passing knowledge to other people is the higher attribute of an elevated hearth and soul.