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I'm using Talkbass in a college application essay!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Garrett151, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Garrett151

    Garrett151 Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Check this out and tell me what you think! I'm referencing Talbass in a short response on the Brown University application. Here's the prompt and my response:

    We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you.

    I am currently a registered member of Talkbass.com, an online double bass and electric bass forum. To a non-musician, it may appear to be a huge waste of time. To me, it is a goldmine of information on instruments, amplifiers, technique, history, and thousands of other completely irrelevant topics. The best way to describe Talkbass.com is a message board with over 200,000 members that share, discuss, and analyze information. Having access to this amazing community has allowed me to learn a great deal about the bass guitar and upright bass. It has allowed to me make informed decisions when buying equipment, discover new gear, learn new techniques, and even buy used products from other users. However, even more important than the information it has given me is how it has shown me the power of positive energy in a large group. Talkbass.com is a rare oasis in my competitive, crazy world that allows me to escape to a place where I can learn with thousands of like minded people. :bassist:
  2. ...and there's OT as well!
  3. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
  4. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    One thing you can throw in that they'll like: bonds born of just one common interest tend to be stronger than those born of many common interests.
  5. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    *ahem* I suggest changing that to "relevant."
  6. line6man

    line6man Supporting Member

    +1. That threw me off when I read it.
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Yeah well I don't like Brown University. They just beat the team I like in football this past Saturday, Dartmouth.

  8. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Don't forget our philosophical conversations. Have you ever been to the lobby? Lots of interesting things to read there - so much so that I don't make wise-ass comments and just hold my tongue and read!

    We get a good bit of that in OT, but we have to be more careful what topics can be discussed here. Still, though, OT occasionally has a deep thread or two going.
  9. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008

  10. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    This is a great site!
    I'm thinking maybe a reality show here.
  11. "Maki and Kate Plus 8"?

    "Keeping Up With the TalkBassians"?
  12. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    He's not a Supporter.
  13. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I know, but he could have been until March 2012.... ?

    There's still OT, anyway.
  14. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    Oh shoot. Uh, you have a safety school lined up. Right?
  15. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Do you not want to go to Brown? Lol best of luck.
  16. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Did you put the rocking bassist smilie at the end? That makes it.
  18. That was my first thought! Ya- never play down or negate things you play. Even if it's a lie, or stretching the truth, make yourself appear like an all positive superman. That school won't want people who are bland or down on themselves.
  19. kmqu601


    Nov 4, 2010
    +1 for changing "Irrelevant", it's pretty negative word. Irreverent might be better...