What do you do when it's all been done before?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by scorpionldr, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Seriously tho....when there's nothing left to accomplish or no real way to be unique, where/how does one start without stopping?

    Feeling philosophical today.
  2. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    I have these times too where I feel like I've hit a plateau. The only thing I can so is keep moving
  3. play ya bass like there's no tomorrow
  4. Lloydtownsend


    Aug 23, 2010
    Take a break. Or play another instrument. That's what I do, and when I come back to the instrument(s) it's like opening a floodgate of riffs....works every time.
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    I hit this point yesterday. Not necessarily that there's nothing left to do, but more like what's the point.

    I have been playing for 35+ years. I am accomplished. I have nice gear. I have no gigs - by choice - soon can be with my kids while they're young. I play for the contemporary service at church.

    I have nothing to practice as I can handle church fine. I mean, I can practice but why? I suppose just to get better but one can only play with IRealb for so long, you know.
  6. Odd everyone caught on the first aspect of it is musically....I was being general.

    But yea I do find it sorta funny when ppl go "it's all noise!!" Or "it's already been done".... Leaves me thinking "so what turn do you make from THAT?"
  7. As this is in OT, I assume we're not talking about our bass-playing.. What then are we talking about? Further, it has all been done before, so whatever we do, that's what we do when it's *all been done before*
    Personally, I drive on and don't concern myself w/any attempt to be original, as it is impossible.
  8. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Attempt miserably to be funny and clever on an internet forum, starting with your avatar. Feel a bit gratified every time you get quoted and end up not noticing life passing by as you proceed to waste all your days on said internet forum. This will work well up to the moment you get your first temp-ban, from there it's a downward spiral that might end up in the abysses of 4chan.
  9. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    get up, go outside and start walking, keep walking till you come up with a plan to be different , fresh and creative again.

    note: bring a sandwich and a compass just in case it takes awhile
  10. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Don't Worry! Be Happy!
  11. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Do it BETTER.
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I sing.....

  13. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Inactive

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    Have a beer. Have fifteen beers. Sure, it ain't original, but at least it's beer.
  14. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
  15. I'm being loved by 2 baboons??
  16. GK Growl

    GK Growl Inactive

    Dec 31, 2011
    Are we talking about bass playing only or the whole "what's the point of life" thing?
  17. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Sorry, I missed the point. I went right to bass.
  18. I guess it's just everything off topic, generally. Bass/guitar/bands etc. but also in art and life.

    Nah, I didn't specify anything. So therefore it was just whatever ppl wanted. Which is cool seeing what forum we're in.
  19. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    And beer, we can't leave out beer.