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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Smooth_bass88, May 31, 2021.
Might as well for all the attention people pay to bassists anyway. Unless you’re singing. This one is not singing.
I look best in that mode. Or better-yet an off-stage iso booth.
I'm more appalled by the lack of shoes.
Good eye, good eye!
I admit I'm guilty... but my cheat notes are off stage, I have a wide brim hat that casts a shadow over my eyes, and outdoors I wear sunglasses so no one knows I'm a cheating whore that's old enough to have short term memory problems....
As for bare feet... never... but I'm guilty of a different sin in those regards.....
BTW... I'm going to plug the hats... hopefully it's legal... There's a Swedish guy in a little town called Staples Minnesota that makes them for me... Barmah Hats.. Great guy... Fun to talk to... and they can make hats for guys with heads the size of a watermelon.
The lack of shoes and presence of a mobile device seem at odds with one another
I mean maybe his eyes are bad? I know some people that gig their tablet at that height and they happen to be singers. I have seen a few who have both a phone and a tablet up there. One has a setlist, and one has the chords and lyrics.
But yeah, the lack of shoes things is a little strange. If I get one pebble, rock, or piece of dust on the bottom of my foot, I have to get it off immediately.
I think it's brilliant. Remember all of the speculation after Abbey Road was released about Paul being dead? This is the same thing! The bassist has what looks to be an angel shaped music stand with white paper (presumably sheet music) on it. His face is obstructed from view by this. (An indication of being covered in righteousness?) He is shoeless and isn't wearing a hat (or cargo shorts. Trousers are mandatory for entrance into heaven.) Those who catch these clues will undoubtedly spread the rumors and the band's popularity will skyrocket. Or not. After all, bassists are invisible.
Why do you need a tablet for a live show?????
I'm a hack, but can still play a gig without looking at a tablet or sheet music.
I never understood why people sight read live instead of just learning the songs
I think I could be in a band with someone with no shoes before I could be in a band with someone who needed an iPad on stage...
Having played many wedding and corporate gigs with rotating musicians, on more than one occasion I have found myself at gigs where I was the only member of the rhythm section that had prepared or charted the song along with the record. It is a nice insurance policy to have the format and tricky bits on paper.
So I understand why people use them since as a bass player you can’t really just play quieter if you don’t know the song. I have seen Guitarists and keys people just sort of fade away when we get to the complicated part of the song that is beyond the first minute of the tune.
I am sure he has his reasons, but why so close to the face?
least he's not wearing shorts.
What's that SM58 shaped object for?
Poor guy has just be stricken by Alien and all’f yous just noticed he has no shoes….
When I played Seussical The Musical my bass book was 158 pages. I thought about learning it but then, nah...
At least have the tablet down low where it cant be seen as well
The other possibility is that he's showing off. He may be advertising that he's not a hack and can actually read music.
I'd prefer to be playing behind a screen. When I see people looking at me is when the voices start...
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