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Things that leave you speechless

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Wasn't sure what to title this, but thought my little anectdote might be amusing, and might inspire some more of the same:

    There is a middle aged woman that works in my building, who has expressed an interest in seeing one of my shows. She's an educated woman, I believe possibly a social worker or psychologist. I don't know her very well. I don't talk with her often, we're just aquaintances. Today she stopped me as I passed her, and asked if I knew any metal bands. I didn't understand exactly why she was asking, and was in a crazy hurry, so our conversaton was rushed, but it went something like this:

    Woman: Do you know any metal bands?
    Me: Uhh... yes, famous, local.... uhh... why, what for?
    Woman: Shrugs. (Said something, but I didn't quite catch it. Since she previously expressed an interest in seeing one of my bands I say...)
    Me: Led Zeppelin is a metal band, and I'm in a Zep tribute that will be playing in a couple of weeks.
    Woman: Oooh!! I LOVE LED ZEPPELIN!!!! Where and when are you playing?
    Me: BB Kings. The 25th.
    Her: Wait!!!! Are you IN Led Zeppelin?!?!
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I just smiled, and said, "No. I'm not in Led Zeppelin. It's a tribute to the band." She asked me the date again, and said she's going to come. I had to run though... my dayjob is substitute teaching, and I had to get to my class before the bell which was about to ring.
  3. Saved by the bell
  4. Perhaps she is a "Cougar"
    Go for it.
  5. BboogieXVII


    Feb 4, 2013
    Something's probably going on. Check it out, unless you have a gf or wife.
  6. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    Livin' Lovin' Maid.
  7. Clouz

    Clouz The Ayatollah of Jack and Cola

    Jan 26, 2013
    she wants the D
  8. A girl interested in metal bands?? Yay!!

    Too bad she's probably not located near me.

  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    She looks like someone who might have a little cougar mentality happening, but I am happily married, and don't think I'd go for it even if I weren't. I couldn't imagine spending more that 5 minutes with someone who asked me if I were in Led Zeppelin.
  10. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Love the story! When my mom hears any band I'm in play, she asks if the songs are originals, because she's never heard of any of them...
  11. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Reminds of a time when my band was doing some shows with a very well known classic rock artist who is now performing as a solo act. We were in Pittsburgh and the hotel rooms were registered under his name. My wife was with me and our guitarist had his wife with him. As we were checking out, the desk clerk, who was a young woman (probably no older than 25), started screaming because she though we were members of the other artist's band. She asked us to wait while she ran for a camera. A minute later she came back with several hotel employees and asked us to take pictures with them and also asked for autographs. The guitarist and I didn't have the heart to tell them that we were not who she thought we were.
  12. It would fun to be there to see their faces when they figure that out.
  13. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    OK. If I weren't experiencing this, I would think it ws bull... 2X, in 2 days, almost the same incident...

    Run into a guy tonight (another aquaintance) who I haven't seen in while, and he asks if I'm still playing. I hate when people ask that, but I get it. I say yeah, a couple of bands, and tell him we're playing on the 25th if he wants to check it out. He makes a face as in "no way" (people my age don't go out to clubs like they used to :)), and I ask him if he's into Zeppelin, telling him it's a zep tribute. I swear on my eyes the following is what ensued, "PHYSICAL GRAFITTI, dude! That's my favorite!!!" I say, "So come see us!" He follows with, "I love that song Physical Grafitti!!! One time I was on the highway with this dude, Physical Grafitti came on, and he stopped the car in the middle of the highway, got out, and started dancing to it!!! I'll never forget that!"

    I promise you I'm not creative enough to make this sheeitt up. I'm going to start telling everyone I run into that I play in a Zep tribute. Never knew how fun it could be.
  14. Hilarious!
  15. Lynrd Skynrd? I LOVE that guy
  16. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Not music related, but when I was 17 I was a cook at a pancake house. I started at 6:00 AM and woke up early one morning and decided to stop a dunkin donuts for coffee on the way in. I was dressed in my cook's shirt, had a pony tail halfway down my back, couple days growth of beard and as I'm talking to the girl behind the counter, out of the blue she asks me if I'm a doctor. :rollno:

    I was speechless. I'm still speechless.
  17. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    He and Jethro Tull are good friends.
  18. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    Along with Molly Hatchet.