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The Mediocre Bassist Club

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Adam Bomb, Apr 22, 2015.


  1. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    We made it! After wandering the TB wilderness for five parts, like a merry band of adequate low-end troubadours, we are setting down roots in a permanent home. This makes me happy enough to bust into a crazy tappy solo. Which I totally could do. If I chose. I do not so choose.

    The original post from 2008:

    Where we've been:


    And, now that we have the technology to break the dreaded 1000-post limit, we are setting down roots here. Aaahhhhhhhhhh...

    I think by now most of us know what's up. "Mediocre" does not mean "suck". It means no real interest in that advanced skill set non-bass players (and most bass players) seem to take for granted. And it means love for the bass, and love for playing, and love from drummers because you are solid. It means liking where you are.

    New folks are always welcome! :bassist: If you would like a number, please expressly say so. Sometimes people want to just roll through, and that's cool too. Keep in mind it may take me a few weeks to actually issue a number, but I will, and you are IN the minute you say you are.

    When I started this club, six years and almost a thousand members ago, I expected it to fizzle. (After getting flamed by a mob of slap monsters.) But that Field of Dreams voice was not lying. I am not alone. Neither are you! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:

    --Bomb :bassist:
     
  2. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    UPDATE: All three of my bands have run their course, and I am bandless for the first time in years. It's sad, of course. But I am taking the opportunity to check in with myself and figure out what I want to be doing. Also, fortunately, I made a playdate with the drummer from my trio just before getting word that the teenybopper band is probably over. So I'm kinda still in it. All I really need is a drummer.

    Bands, man...

    --Bomb :bassist:
     
  3. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Virginia
    Yep. I had a guitarist recently ask if I wanted to join a band as her bassist is playing in just about every band in town. She heard me at a blues jam. She said "you can really hold the bottom." Honest. That's what she said.
     
  4. bonz - darrell

    bonz - darrell Previously known as: darrellj Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sidney, BC, Canada
    Well, it's nice to be home. As they say, "Home is where the Cab is", or something like that.

    Bomb -- good luck finding a new band... As I found out, there's lots of call for non-ego driven 'mediocre' bass players. Sound clips soon from the (un named) originals band, I promise, to prove my continued mediocrity!

    darrell
     
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  5. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    in, the new thread...ooooh, shiny and new...
     
  6. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Wow! Nice digs. Gotta be careful not to spill my drink on the new carpet.
     
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  7. bonz - darrell

    bonz - darrell Previously known as: darrellj Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sidney, BC, Canada
    And wipe your feet!
     
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  8. bonz - darrell

    bonz - darrell Previously known as: darrellj Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sidney, BC, Canada
    "Hold the bottom" is different than "Hold her bottom" :hyper:
     
  9. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    What a strange and mediocre trip it's been! Awesome - I'm IN! :hyper:
     
  10. Ah, grand, a new thread for the group. Yo ho! :p
     
  11. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    I am honored to reaffirm my commitment to this bottom-heavy group in our slapless, tapless, rootsy new home! :bassist:
     
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  12. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Success lies not with any particular skill level within the hierarchy but rather with an individual's availability. IOW: I don't care how good your chops are...if you're not available Saturday night, I can't use you.

    Me? I can pedal root-V all night and find my way to the venue which is pretty much how I passed the audition.

    Riis
     
  13. Paladin54

    Paladin54 Rockin' the root...

    Feb 3, 2012
    Michigan
    I'm still here. Still rockin' the root.
     
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  14. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    As a thoroughly mediocre bass player, I don't have the ambition to ask for a number. I don't want one, since I would forget what it was anyway. We should all have the number 4, since that's what we count to most of the time. Any more than 4 is too confusing.
     
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  15. Nice to have a permanent home!
     
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  16. Wow...new digs are new!

    And I found my way back here after being away for too long and with no real good reason either. Nice to be back, and in a new home as well. Winning!
     
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  17. metermech

    metermech SMOOVE ONE

    Mar 17, 2008
    1..2..3..4.. Nice to be back..I'm glad I got the new address!
     
  18. Mediocrity Man

    Mediocrity Man Master of Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2014
    Stillwater, New Jersey
    :meh: I think I belong here.
     
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  19. WannabeBassman

    WannabeBassman

    Jan 17, 2015
    San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles)
    Someone told me pants are optional.
    Well, I guess I'm disqualified, then. :crying:
     
  20. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Virginia
    You're fine. Mediocre CAN mean suck!
     
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