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Lester Holt...Brother Bottom Feeder

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by the harp unstrung, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung What would Fred Rogers do? Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    So...in fact, I'd never even heard the name 'Lester Holt' until earlier today.
    (Like the majority of Americans?) I haven't tuned into a network newscast in many, many years...and I'm a news junkie.
    So...earlier today I found out that Lester Holt has A BIG GIG lined up for this coming Monday eve.
    I Googled him and came across the 'Bassist' part of the (bigger?) story.
    Bless his heart, I'm afraid he's gonna catch Hell from one side of the aisle or the other no matter What he does!
    I was thinking/hoping that some member of our community might be able to create a way for those of us who would want to, to send him a message of support...no reference to which side of the aisle you might sit on...just a 'Good Luck, Dude' kind of message from your brothers and sisters who are bigger and warmer than some other folks.

    This is Way beyond my technical ability.

    Anyone care to step up and invest the time necessary to make this thought a reality?
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  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I didn't know he played bass very cool.
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  3. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Everyone needs a hobby, I guess his is being a newscaster
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  4. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung What would Fred Rogers do? Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    Apparently he is enough of a Bassist to be invited to sit in with The Roots on one of the late night talk shows.
    Easy to find on You Tube...
    He held his own!:thumbsup:
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  5. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Minus the network he works for, and what they did to sweet Ann Curry... Don't really care which 'side of the aisle' he's standing on... I think he's an alright dude, not to mention a decent bassist... I say, "Don't revolt, praise Lester Holt!". Good luck on your gig, brother!
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  6. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I wouldn't do this for Matt Lauer...
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  8. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung What would Fred Rogers do? Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    Me neither...but that's not the point... ;)
  9. I would suggest you just tell Lester on Twitter about this thread (with a link), and he can check it out (or not) at his leisure
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  10. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007

    Lester's a cool player. Surprised many don't know this.

    Oh yeah...forgot... He's a BASS player... Never mind

  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I don't play the bass or watch the news, and I knew about Lester being a bass player.

  12. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Atlanta, Georgia
    I'd love to know what basses he has in his collection. With the kind of cash he makes, I bet he has some great ones.
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  13. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA, USA

    Maybe he's already here and watching it surreptitiously. You never know.
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  14. BadJazz

    BadJazz Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    What brand of p-bass is he holding in the first photo? I don't recognize the sig.
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  15. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    On the threshold of a verge on the brink.
    Me neither, but it looks more like a jazz to me.
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  16. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Bit o' trivia here - Lester grew up in Rancho Cordova, CA, just east of my hometown of Sacramento.
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  17. BadJazz

    BadJazz Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    Brain fart. I meant J Bass.
  18. flojob

    flojob Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    I think it says aria
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  19. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Hillsdale, Portland
    image. image. image. I know he's registered Republican.

    From his Instagram he plays out. At Olympics in Brasil
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  20. ptg


    Mar 16, 2008
    Because you're so successful at what you do. :rollno:

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