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were any presidents bassists?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by instigata, Mar 29, 2006.


  1. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    like the title says. any of em? haha

    if not, we definitely need to get a bassist in office.

    BASSISTS FOR '08!!

    let's start a union.
     
  2. jdlwareagle

    jdlwareagle

    Nov 13, 2005
    Mobile , AL
    Close but no cigar ... John Kerry played bass in prep school 1961 . A google search will show a few pics of a fresh faced Kerry laying down the bottom . :bassist:
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I knew there was a reason I liked him...
     
  4. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Clinton played sax, Nixon and Roosevelt played piano. I think that's the extent of musical presidents.
     
  5. wolfs

    wolfs

    Jan 18, 2006
    nyc
  6. whitedk57

    whitedk57

    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    There goes my theory that all bassists are cool. (Sorry Tpylons :meh: )
     
  7. who is in those pictures?
     
  8. Keeaumoku

    Keeaumoku

    Dec 29, 2004
    Yeah... and I bet he couldn't lay down the funk, either...:D
     
  9. Haha John Kerry looked the same 45 years ago...
     
  10. kjones

    kjones

    Dec 4, 2004
    Maryland
    I think Taft looks like he should have been a bassplayer. As a, ahem, bassplayer of size myself, has anyone noticed that there are a disproportionate number of XL bassplayers? Does it take a large volume cabinet to get the low notes out?
     
  11. Keeaumoku

    Keeaumoku

    Dec 29, 2004
    I played Sousaphone in junior-high @ 125 lbs, played Tuba in high-school concert band- Sousaphone in marching band @ 130 lbs... I was always the little fart in the bass section... but I was always First Chair... :smug:
     
  12. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I'm not aware of any recent presidents playing bass, but there Was a musically-inclined recent president that used to like having interns play his organ.

    Ba-dum bum. Pshhh.

    :)
     
  13. Keeaumoku

    Keeaumoku

    Dec 29, 2004
    Yeah... that's right... and if they did a good job, he passed out cigars... :D
     
  14. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    John Kerry came through my little hick Ohio town during his campaign. Drove right past my house. Wish I would've read the paper...I slept right through it! I could've had a John Kerry autographed bass! Dang it.
     

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