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Promoted to bassist. w00t!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jun 27, 2003.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I was gonna play drum set for the marching band show next year, but at practice today, i go into the band room to get a drink and i hear:

    "Hey mike!"

    "wha?"

    "Your gonna play bass now, ok?"

    "Rad, but what happened to Dallas?"

    "He doesn't want to do it anymore."

    "Rock on! Thanks!"

    So ya, I'm extatic... we are doing Hot For Teacher, Teenage Wasteland, and Schools out for Summer!

    yay!
     
  2. Congrats dude...


    I'd choose bass over drums anyday:)

    Lucky dawg:)

    So,what bass you gonna use? Active Jazz?

    -Jon:oops:
     
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I'll probably use my jazz... I am not confident enough with my intonation to use the fretless.
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Who? Baba O'Reilly? Here?
     
  5. Not the first time I heard the misnaming "Teenage Wasteland." The real name of the song is "Baba O'Riley." Don't know why, but that's the real name.

    Still, it's not as bad as my hilarious misinterpretation (get ready to piss your pants): "Thirty thieves!?
    THUNDERCHIEF!"

    (LOL) :D :p :D

    Then later on it goes: "Thirty Thieves and the Thunderchief..." (REPEAT)

    Without knowing the name of the song, I could have sworn that this was what they were saying. See if you can guess what song I'm talking about. I actually like my interpretation better, by the way. :D
     
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    This sounds nothing like my high school marching band - I'm curious about how you march with a drum set, or a bass rig?

    :confused:

    Congrats on the gig though dude!
     
  7. I thought it was "Dirty Deeds Done To Sheep!
     
  8. Hey - congrats on the gig!!!

    Enjoy the ride, and make us proud.



    :bassist: :cool:
     
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Drum set and bass is in pit with Tempani and Marimbas and keyboard and stuff.
     
  10. LOL, that's even more hilarious... :D
     
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Yeah and I hate how "School's Out" by Alice Cooper is always "School's Out for Summer".


    Not one of his better songs... but still.
     
  12. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    :confused: :confused: :confused:

    I'm more confused than ever...is this a marching band - like parades and football half time shows and such or something different?
     
  13. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Well, our group is sorta big... something like 100 members.

    So we have the pit which stands in the front and does not march because the instruments are to big, then the horns and drums march behind us.

    EDIT:

    And the band instructor hates parades, so we don't do them. YAY!
     
  14. BassistJ

    BassistJ

    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA
    You lucky, lucky bastich you!

    Back when I was in high school, marching band was REQUIRED if you wanted to play in the concert or jazz programs. And they always put us trombones up front and, WITHOUT FAIL, they're were always horses in front of us.
     
  15. CDuff

    CDuff

    Sep 14, 2002
    Europe
    whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute, wait a minute.........

    you say "Rad"?
     
  16. Well, there are a coulple of different ways to do bass in marching band. Firstly, you can have it set up with a wireless setup, and have the amp in the pit. Second, you can have someone push the amp around, and third, you can just be in the pit. (what I do)

    Set drums always go in the pit as far as I know, but usually those are done with very smally bands without a drumline, but I guess this situation is a little different.
     
  17. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Excellent!

    Moving up the career ladder.