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I've got an idea for a lousy player (me) to make money

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by russosborne, May 1, 2017.

  1. I'm almost serious.

    I am out of work, and not having any luck finding a new job.

    So I was thinking of other ways to make money. Being a bass player (kind of) I first thought of playing and asking for money on a street corner (we have people on almost every corner here begging).

    Then I had a better idea. I would play and have a sign out saying "I will stop playing for money".

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  2. Torrente Cro

    Torrente Cro

    Sep 5, 2013
    Croatian singer Thompson got paid 500.000 EUR not to sing during election campaign few years ago ;-)
  3. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Pay me to stop playing bass? .... Nope! Doesn't work for me .. I must be too good. ;)
  4. I did that once at a club meeting a where I belonged. I was discussing a matter and admittedly was being long winded. Someone in the back stood up and asked what it would take to shut me up. I took off my hat and handed it to the guy in the first row. "As long as the hat keeps moving and money keeps falling into it, I'll keep quiet."
    $35 bucks later the hat finally stopped. And to be a good sport, so did I. The money when into the club general fund. From then on, it became a running gag, that whenever I got up to speak, I'd give up my hat to the front row.
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
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  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Thayer wouldn't be a ham radio club would it? :D
  6. Yup!
    What gave it away?
    Only raised $35?

    Story about how cheap hams are...
    Ham was at a flea market.
    A guy offered him a five dollar bill for the price of just three dollars.
    Ham says, "Thanks but I think I'll shop around for a better deal."
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  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I've been to some of our local meetings. I recognized pretty much every part of that story. :roflmao:
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  8. That's funny.
    Sounds like most people back when I was active on a Ham forum.
    I have my license, was one of those bucket list items, but my idea of Ham involves lots and lots of tubes. Maybe someday.
    Speaking of, I need to get my address changed with the FCC so I can renew here in the next year or two, whenever it is.

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