NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by DanTheQuaker, Jun 4, 2021.


  1. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    Hi fellow TB'ers. I'm not sure if this would qualify as a Gig Report or not, but I thought I'd share it. Our little trio, Kinda Sorta, decided to enter the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. We threw it together on short notice earlier this week (we have only recently begun rehearsing again after a year off, now that we all have our COVID vaccinations). So it's not as polished as we'd like, but what the heck.

    Is anyone else doing the Tiny Desk Contest?

     
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  2. Jason Stock

    Jason Stock

    Aug 13, 2019
    Edmonton
    AWESOME! Thank you for sharing! Looks like you all are having a lot of fun playing.
    (not doing the Tiny Desk Contest, don't even know what it is....LOL but best of luck)
     
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  3. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    super! love the performance, @DanTheQuaker --- you guys sound great! :thumbsup: thanks for sharing your submission to the contest.

    hope you do well in the competition, but i'm sure they're gonna love it --- just like us! ;)
     
  4. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Bravo!
     
  5. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi @DanTheQuaker,

    Nice song. I enjoyed the little bass solo melody. I think it needs more of that. ;) Good luck on your submission. That's good work.

    It's too bad I can't write a song. I wish I'd written this one.




    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  6. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    That is a nice tune. Who wrote it? Great singing too.
     
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  7. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

    "Drink A Beer" was written by Jim Beavers and Chris Stapleton, recorded by Luke Bryan.

    I suppose if I looked in the dictionary I could find all the words I need to write a song. I just have to put them in the right order. ;)

    Is that your wife on piano? She plays well and I like the gospel feel she has. Best of luck with your Tiny Desk project. It looks like fun!


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
  8. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    :laugh:

    That is my wife on piano. I will pass along your compliment to her, I know she'll appreciate it. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. PockySteve

    PockySteve Supporting Member

    Dan, you all sound great! Love the song - powerful and very wraught with emotion; Hope to see Kinda Sorta on NPR! All the Best to you three
     
  10. Yea, I've not seen it.
     
  11. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx! Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    North AMERICA, USA
    Wow, sounds very good. Love the NPR T.D.C. They are great at supporting original music.
     
  12. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    N.A.
    Day Um Dan!
    Hella song, beautifully presented...

    Y'all are gonna fit nicely behind that Tiny Desk!

    And, yeah, NPR has done an extraordinary job with the TDC series, exploring new music/unsigned bands, and turning us on to stuff we might never have heard without them.
    ✌❤️⚾️
     
  13. MVE

    MVE

    Aug 8, 2010
    Dan,
    Where is the desk?
    I just read the entry rules and it says every video must have a desk in it somewhere.
     
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  14. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    Wow guys, thanks for the kind and encouraging comments/likes!
     
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  15. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Well done!
     
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  16. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Illegal cliff, you have far too many strings on that bass.
     
  17. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    Ah, the desk is tiny indeed. It is on the bookshelf just above the percussionist's head.

    Tiny Desk Thumbnail.jpg
     
  18. MVE

    MVE

    Aug 8, 2010
    Well played my man, well played!!
     
  19. Great... performance...song.

    Made my day!!!!

    Good Luck.:thumbsup:
     
  20. 4dog

    4dog

    Aug 18, 2012
    not a fan of npr
     
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