Texas Bassist Club!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by mjolnir, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. borgward


    Sep 28, 2006
    That is an alterative one. All hat and no horse is also correct. I've heard Townes and Guy Clark use that expression. A lot of Texans have cattle but no horse. Real cowboys wear gimmie hats and work clothes. I had my western gear on in a Home Depot and a little kid came up pointing at me" look mom a cowboy". A real cowboy saw that and was real disgusted.
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  2. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    I've never heard the version with "horse". Here's a history of it, which doesn't mention "horse":

    ‘to be all hat and no cattle’: meanings and origin

    I'm not saying the "horse" version doesn't exist, but seems rare compared to "cattle".
  3. borgward


    Sep 28, 2006
    Try searching "All hat and no horse" Don't know which is older. Might be regional differences.
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  4. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    I did search for the "horse" version and didn't get any results except for the "cattle" version. Also searched for both, separated by "or" and got only "cattle" results.
  5. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
  6. borgward


    Sep 28, 2006
    I highly recommend duckduckgo.
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  7. SassyS


    Jul 24, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and has a Happy New Year! :D

    I also updated the club numbers:
    #268- borgward
  8. twspalm


    Feb 5, 2009
    Keller, Texas
    Hey same to you! May I have a club number...? Been in TX for 40+ years now around the DFW area.

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  9. borgward


    Sep 28, 2006
    Not up to me but sounds good nuff
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  10. Miles_ONeal

    Miles_ONeal Wrangler of Raucous Thunder Supporting Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Round Rock, TX
    For the record, the fingerless gloves came in very handy whilst playing Christmas eve. I didn’t need them during rehearsal but once the doors opened (literally), I wanted them! The nearly hour long set went great. I rarely noticed the gloves (did have to be careful about palm muting).
  11. SassyS


    Jul 24, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Sure, sounds good to me!
    Your number is:
    #269- twspalm
  12. mrperkolator


    Jan 4, 2020
    I haven't done this with bass, but I had a pair of gloves that converted to fingerless (perhaps archery gloves from academy?) and I simply removed the part that folds back away so that I could work on HVAC units on cold rooftops and feel screws, etc. Keeps hands mostly warm and allows for fingertips. So this trick is helpful in many other situations too.
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  13. BCRich100


    Mar 31, 2021
    Carrollton, TX
    Hadn’t posted here in this thread in a while, but wanted to share my upcoming gig. This Friday my Metallica tribute MotorbreatH is playing in Lewisville at Chill Bar. We are playing the entire Master of Puppets album front to back along with a bunch of other songs as well. If you are in the DFW area swing by, it’s a free show! Should be a fun one! ECEDF926-69C0-4EFC-9354-DE37F38DC8ED.jpeg
  14. bassmike2010


    May 28, 2010
    St. Paddy's at an actual Irish- owned tavern. Green camo's best I could come up with...


    Let's see some St Paddy's Texas pics !! Even if they were bar brawls.
  15. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    These are from a few years back (2018?), but it was for a St. Paddy's Day celebration in Temple. They closed down the street in front of O'Brien's Pub, and it was a blast! 29342525_2066472836715477_1581005301635612672_n.jpg 29389372_2066473576715403_4464525217502330880_n.jpg
  16. TexasThunder

    TexasThunder Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    Great pics!

    We have a cool opening gig coming up in early May. Here is the promo poster. My band is 'Fools of the Trade' - I'm the one on the far left in that pic. Bad quality picture but oh well.

    gig poster.jpg