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Let's spread some musical misinformation

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Sep 26, 2013.


  1. The phrase gui****, comes from the author Louis gui**** of France. He just happen to be a really bad guitar player an people would hear him playing from his open window and yell up gui**** vous sentez which translates to "you smell", so anytime someone would play guitar poorly, they were refer to as gui**** and that my friends is your history lesson for today RTS

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  2. Imaginary Pony

    Imaginary Pony

    Aug 29, 2014
    The song which was most requested when Louis played was "Over the hills and far away" He made a very good living with this tune, because people would ask him all the time if he could play it, and his response was always "Oui, pour dix Francs".

    People were always willing to give him "dix Francs" to play "Over the hills and far away."
     
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  3. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    The song "London's Calling" is partly based about Jack London's "Call of the Wild", along with other themes. This can be seen in some of the lyrics:

    "London calling to the faraway towns" - London's books are set in remote places
    "Now war is declared and battle come down" - which refers to the battle between man and nature
    ...
    "The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in" - a reference to the winter themes of London's book
    ...
    "Forget it, brother, you can go it alone" - a reference to the reduction of the party in the books
    ...
    "Except for that one with the yellowy eye" - a wolf-related reference
    ...
    etc.
     
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  4. Imaginary Pony

    Imaginary Pony

    Aug 29, 2014
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  5. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
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  6. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    Reintroduction of the double bass by Kate Bush.
     
  7. Paul Simon and Paul Simonon are the same person (albeit with a liberal application of makeup).
     
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  8. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    The Who got their name when Pete Townsend had a dream premonition of his future deafness. In it the band was being callef to stage and he couldn't hear it and kept asking "the who?....the who?"
     
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  9. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    He also produced a sci if theme and the series was called Dr. Who in the band's honour. Roger Daltrey was going to be the first assistant but touring prevented this, but The Ox was later one of the early Cybermen as it was only for a couple if episodes.
     
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  10. The part of K-Nine was played by Keith Moon – they'd film all his parts whenever The Who weren't on Tour. Sadly, his drummer persona was killed off, as he became to embroiled with the K-Nine character and could no longer assimilate his Keith Moon identity as K-Nine has absorbed and consumed his entire psyche. He has subsequently played every K-Nine character since then because he doesn't have to "act" anymore and only needs to don the costume to play the role for Gravy-Train.

    All of The Who had to become involved with the Sci-Fi show. Roger Daltrey, disappointed that he couldn't act well enough to secure the part of the first assistant, was given a token part by the shows producers (pressured by the other The Who members who were frankly tired of hearing Daltrey whinging on tour about not getting the part), the token part?

    Commensurate with his acting skills, Roger Daltrey plays and continues to play the part of the "Dalek".
     
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  11. You may in fact be the best bass player in the world and not even know it..

    How do you know if you are?

    Somehow you just know...it's a feeling you get unlike any other. One day you wake up and it's like you're on a whole new level of reality.

    It's difficult to put into words but once you experience it , your life will never be the same again.
     
  12. The double bass is so named because it anticipated the arrival of the electric bass guitar. The expectation was that every bass player would have an electric bass and would 'double' on the upright.
     
  13. Exactly....and the Clarinet was named as such because musicians wanted an instrument that gave played notes much more clarity.
     
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  14. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    The band UFO was originally the house band providing the incidental music for the Gerry Anderson TV series of the same name. He had originally wanted The Shadows, continuing on from their appearance in Thunderbirds, but his desired musical director, Joe Meek, had passed away by that point, so he shelved that idea.

    Later, UFO TV star Ed Bishop, living in a village in rural England, teamed up with David Soul, who was living a couple of villages over in a smooth R&B band called Soul to Soul, a triple pun on the name Bishop, Soul, and the genre Soul. After going on hiatus and many personnel changes it became the band Soul II Soul (I.e. version two of the band) that we know and love today.

    (Trivia... They really did live near each other)
     
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  15. I am the Jonathan Livingston Seagull of Bass.
     
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  16. I hear you,bud.....exactly the reason I took up bass also...

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  17. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    Once the brown note has been found, basses will be banned globally.
     
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  18. Everyone talks about the brown note. Far more troublesome is the green chord, which is technically the combination of the blue note and the yellow note. The blue note rarifies the air sufficiently to cause asphyxiation and the yellow note causes involuntary bladder emptying.
     
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  19. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
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  20. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Kanye is deep.
     
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