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I'm 22 years old and too old to play bass...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Or atleast, that's what some people at my work say :rollno::rollno:

    Earlier this week, somebody at work asked me what I do when I'm at home (since I only work during the evening, they think I don't have any time for myself). So I answerd : ''Well, I play bass guitar, so most of my time is spend on playing the bass :)''.

    And for some weird reason, someone else said : ''Dude, you are 22.. Did you lost your mind or something? That's for children!''

    *me* ''Yeah right, how about all those ''children'' in bands like Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Iron Maiden, etc. etc.?''

    His answer was : ''Well they must, cause they got famous with it and there is no better way for them to earn money..''

    I think I lost it.... :mad::eyebrow:
  2. Joedog


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    People are funny.
    Two words....Paul McCartney......LOL!
  3. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    Playing a musical instrument is only for children?!?! I just ... that's ... I mean ...

    Never mind - my brain just stopped working ...
  4. LOL - thanks for the morning chuckle. :)
  5. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    You're welcome xD :p:hyper:

  6. cyco739z


    Mar 25, 2013
    Boston Ma.
    I've been 22 twice now and I play bass! :). Must be a two time loser.
    They dont get it. You dont have to have plans of fame and success, just enjoy it. If you were my age, didnt work & living in your parants basement because you were holding out for your record deal... thats one thing but you enjoy it. Music doesnt discriminate, age, sex, race, etc. Many many examples of that. Hope you success. That'd quiet em. :D My son is takin bass lessons from me... he's 2&1/2. I will play until I cant hold my bass!
  7. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Yeah. I had to read that twice myself! Sounds like the kind of people who are content to rot in front of the TV all night.

    I'm 60, I play at church once every three weeks and recently got a gig playing every Thursday!

    Some people. :rollno:
  8. MonkeyBass


    Mar 22, 2009
    Denver, CO
    That, son, is what you call a moron.
  9. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Did you ask them to describe their hobbies?
  10. So doing something that is actually constructive is for children?
  11. TomCHunley


    Jun 12, 2011
    Bowling Green, KY
    I practice a lot but still suck.
    I started playing at 40, and it is making me feel younger, enthusiastic and joyful like a child. I guess I don't want to grow up if it means becoming one of those dreary clay-like creatures who regret life. Give that guy a suckerpunch in the nuts for me.
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Repeat after Forrest Gump:

    "Stupid is as stupid does, sir."

    There are many stupid and thoughtless people in the world. You know some.
  13. verycoolname


    Jan 28, 2013
    What does he do for fun...?

    (Other than being an absolute buzzkill)
  14. evanoverdrive

    evanoverdrive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dBuenRxMCg Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    It is time to grow up!!! Grown ups sit on the couch and get fat watching reality TV shows,music talent shows,and sports..Only children still actually PLAY sports or music!!!lol
  15. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    You find there are a lot of mean, bitter people in the work world, and for some of them they only way they try to make themselves feel better is by cutting other people down. Unless it was a superior or you boss, I'd give it right back to them.
  16. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab HELIX user & BOSE Abuser

    Feb 11, 2004
    If someone would've told me that 35 years ago I would have told them they were full of <deleted expletive>.

    Today, I'd say they are misinformed(music increases intelligence and exercises the other side of your brain), say I don't want to grow up yet, and explain to them that while some folks watch TV or whatever they do with their ONLY TIME TO THEMSELVES in this life....I prefer to do something creative. That is music.
  17. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

    May 20, 2002
    Provided content for Genzler Amplification
    Some people just don't get it.
  18. tmdazed


    Sep 29, 2012
    This sounds like a case of "I cant do it , I could never figure out how to do it , so I will Denigrate anyone who attempts to or does because If i cant no one else should"

    I am lucky, where I work, They support me in musical endeavors, let me off early gig days, have lent me a 20 foot enclosed gear trailer and shop truck to ferry gear to out of town gigs and are usually first ones to comment good or bad on new material we have posted on soundcloud or reverb nation
  19. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    :rolleyes:You should definitely quit playing bass. At your age, knitting is where it's at.
  20. unclebass


    Dec 17, 2012
    Play away!!!!!!! Been playing for almost 2 years, didn't start til I was 43. Regret the years I wasted, would be so much farther along if I started when I was 22.