What do you miss?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by LBS-bass, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Guest

    Nov 22, 2017
    Posted this and a couple of other things to social media today. This is from 20 years ago, I am not (obviously) the bassist but I miss performing like crazy and this was probably the most talented bunch of players I ever had the pleasure of performing with, even if the video/audio quality isn't great and the venue is just Tower Records.

    There's a lot on this that's unwatchable due to tracking problems but this song and most of the next one are pretty good. I miss performing with players at this level.

    I also miss playing bass with my current band... and rehearsing with them.

    Post some videos to show what you are missing today.
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  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Honestly, about the only thing I really miss due to the current situation is my weekly musicmaker jam session.
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  3. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    I miss my mind the most.
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  4. delta7fred


    Jul 3, 2007
    My main band was not taking new bookings because the drummer was waiting to go into hospital for major back surgery and my acoustic side project was just about to start rehearsing again after a years hiatus.

    What I do miss is my weekly live Facebook streams with a duo and the monthly open mic nights where being the only bassist there I got to play EUB with most of the performers.

    This was a live stream, not sure why my buddy has not put the video up.

    We don't have much video of our 60's band but this is a video compilation shot by the drummer's son.
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  5. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i miss the regularity --- the routine --- of rehearsals and gigs, rehearsals and gigs, rehearsals and gigs, rehearsals and gigs...
  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Since this is in off-topic, my non-Music-related thing I miss is being able to have a meal inside the restaurant.
    The drive-through lines are ridiculously long now, & I can't stand food that's gotten cold on the drive home!

    Bojangles were doing pimiento-cheese fries & there's no way I'm going to expect that to be good by the time I drive the 3 miles to home, & you can't even got inside to order it as take-out.
  8. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I miss the convenience Of doing things as needed. But then again, I’ve been forced to practice some much needed discipline.

    Other than that I don’t miss much and could sustain this situation for years if needed. Being recently diagnosed with an immunodeficiency, I’m in no hurry to rush back into anything.

    My work is perfectly suited for remote, I have a good home office setup, I have more than enough projects around the house to keep me occupied, I have other hobbies besides music that are perfectly suited for physical distancing (cycling/motorcycling). Wife and daughter are happy enough. Nobody I know has gotten sick. Can’t really complain. I know others are not so lucky so I try not to rejoice about my circumstances.
  9. Droopy_TX


    Jul 17, 2016
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  10. Mike JV

    Mike JV

    Mar 19, 2019
    Hope I make sense here. I turned 67 in March and on February 28 I got let go from my job. Found out later through the grapevine that the corporate powers were told to make cuts due to the virus. So I decided enough of this, I'm going to retire. So it just so happened that my retirement came about when this virus came roaring in. But already I can tell you what I do not miss. I don't miss the 50 minute morning commute to work and the sometimes 1 1/2 hour commute home. I don't miss the stress of deadlines. I don't miss the nights of restless sleep because of work.

    I always knew in the back of my mind that whenever I retired I was bound to be in for an "adjustment period." How could I not after going full tilt for over 40 years? So I really haven't been thinking about what I miss. Rather, I've been concentrating on finding my "new beat in life." The biggest change has been not playing at church and not seeing our small group who gets together once every 2 weeks. The other change has been wearing a mask whenever I go to a store. But I really don't think about it, I just do it. But really, my "adjustment" has very little to do with the virus.
  11. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I miss my children’s carefree spirit and peace of mind. They are bored, worried, and the abrupt cancellation of school has left them grieving a loss they cannot understand.
  12. I missed being able to go home on leave, but honestly my work has kept me pretty focused and I've been enjoying that as well. I at least got to see my grandfather's wedding on zoom, my sister was kind enough to set that up while she watched from her car.
  13. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Just getting out. This virus lock down is a nightmare.
    Musically I miss a good steady band and gigs. There is little to no
    work and the little there is sucks. We play to cell phone Zombies.
    I have freelanced for 4 years and although I have met some
    really good players there is no work.
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  14. Musically, I just generally miss being able to be creative and play music with other people.
    Otherwise, I miss freedom of movement. I know it's a little less restricted right now, but there are a bunch of places my wife and I wanted to go, which we can't do right now.
    The future looks dark and grim. I feel like Frodo walking into Mordor.
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  15. notJaco

    notJaco Gold Supporting Member

    May 19, 2019
    Bojangles...worth a trip down south for the chicken alone! Some of the best I've eaten...especially for fast food.
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  16. notJaco

    notJaco Gold Supporting Member

    May 19, 2019
    I miss not having ringing in my ears and the hearing range that I've lost. :(
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  17. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Guest

    Nov 22, 2017
    Yeah, cold takeout is kinda gross :(. We also miss going out for dinners, which we used to do frequently.

    I put this thread in off-topic because it's music but not necessarily bass, since one of my videos is a vocal performance. I chose this instead of miscellaneous for that reason. But my topics get routinely moved because my interpretation of where they belong often isn't the same as the powers that be, which is fine. But yep in this forum I think this is fair game for anything you want to name.
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  18. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Miscellaneous is for Music, not necessarily bass.
    I had the opposite problem with a thread about Music-related books, everyone jumped in with their off-topic books.

    Here's the irony, there's a Bojangle's 3 miles from me, I do NOT like their chicken.
    I love Popeye's chicken, but they're 30 miles away!

    Another irony, I first had Popey's chicken in Yokosuka, Japan.
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  19. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Guest

    Nov 22, 2017
    See, that's my issue. My take on the meaning of "miscellaneous" in a bass-related forum would be that it's for anything bass-related but not otherwise covered in other topic areas. In other words, miscellaneous bass stuff.

    Off topic could be anything music related or non-music related that isn't specifically about playing bass. This is why I am constantly getting in trouble here :).

    I hear you on Popeye's, I love their chicken, especially their spicy recipe!
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  20. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    This is right at the top of the Misc. sub-forum page:

    "Music-related discussion, not specific to the bass or any other forum"

    Reading the description at the top of the sub-forum page helps :smug:

    Spicy is their only recipe in my book, I'd order nothing else.
    However, when they make a claim that they have some new spicy thing, it's not true, & it's usually the same old thing with some sweet chili sauce on it.