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I'm in a musical rut...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I need someone to break my heart or something.


  2. Add getting run over by a car, breaking all of your bones, getting robbed of all of your money, and have the homeless spit on you. Then you'd be able to make blues records until your 90.
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I know what you mean. I haven't touched my bass in three months. I use my iAMP for home stereo purposes. Each day I get a little closer to selling it all.

  4. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Mike, I'm leaving you for another man.
  5. Your just going through an emo phase, Mike
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I'm in a rut too... scream at your bass until it starts working right.
  7. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    I'm also in a rut. I can't seem to expand my musical abilities on the piano or bass. I think I'm too stuck on modal-based music or something. I might pickup playing guitar or something. Maybe I'll see things in a different light.
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    The only truly punk action left in the world is to purposely listen to mainstream pop music and support those pop stars by wearing their clothes without displaying any disgust or sarcasm.
  9. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Be punk by doing something 'unpunk?' What a paradox...
  10. Maybe tell your mom that Sum41 is in fact 98 Degrees.

    Or kick the cat.

    Very punk (not very emo)
  11. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
    'pet sounds'...anyone?
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

    Thats exactly how I became punk, actually.

    Covering blink182 tunes and hardcore punk shows. :p
  13. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Actually, I found picking up guitar last summer to help out a lot. I made more progress on bass in those 2 months than at any previous point in my playing.

    Kinda in one now. Just soaking up a lot of records. I think Mingus is dragging me out of this rut, though...tonight and tomorrow I'm gonna learn Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (bassline, then the head on both electric an upright) and I hope to transcribe the bass figure to "Better Get Hit" when I get time in the next couple days.

    PS: I just had a thought. How damn cool would it be to do Goodbye Pork Pie Hat on upright with a sax player for my college audition(s)? Man. That'd be hot.
  14. Now we now whose man handling mike its that Aussie bloke Mark Latimour I just knew he had the hots for mike Sorry to hear about your break-up Whafro...maybe brad can have his input on this
  15. If you host the song for me, I can give you some noises (oddly enough all related)
  16. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    I'm in a rut too..have been for years really. I find it hard to get motivated to sit down and learn something new. Even learning new songs gets frustrating after a few minutes of it.

    But funny how I still crave new gear as if that would help....:)
  17. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Write a long about your secret love for TB's moderator community. It could be called "Orgy of the Damned".