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What if your Mom was better than Jaco?...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Claymore, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. Claymore


    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    Ok, hear me out. You can still contribute if your Mom has long since passed away. Mine has. But let's rewind to back when they were with us and for those of you who still have a living, breathing Momma, be thankful for what you have.
    But let's just say that one day, shortly after you started playing bass, your Mom decided to pick it up... and she just killed it. I mean within a matter of weeks, she was beyond anything that your young bass-playing mind could hope to comprehend.
    Angels cried for joy in heaven as she executed ridiculously complex rhythmic passages and laid down funk so nasty, it would make Bootsy blush. So, you've got a few different ways you could react...
    A) Decide that your Mom's interest in your chosen hobby has instantly made it uncool. "C'mon, Mom... This is my thing! Why couldn't you take up knitting or something?" and possibly give it up or
    B) Just come to terms with the fact that the person who brought you into this world also happens to be a bass demigod who you will likely always be in the shadow of.
    I know, I know... Asking the hard questions going into the weekend. But it was either this or another "what's the best bass for metal" thread so have at it.
    If there's another way you could see yourself reacting, feel free to add. :D
  2. Claymore


    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    Your Mom would want you to comment. FB47CF27-8C7C-4076-A998-4F4F54DF5F3D.jpeg
  3. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    I would angrily confront her to ask why our family isn't richer.
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  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I started playing bass as a teenager. Spanish, of course, I would have been pissed. "It's not fair!!!!" You know that incredibly stupid thing we all do until our late 20s by claiming everything is "not fair".
  5. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    I would play her rig when she was out playing golf. I would be unable to set her pedal knobs back where I found them. I would get grounded for my efforts.
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i would manage her career. i'd have a salsa band on the side.
  7. ''show me mom''..Please.
  8. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Better at what, exactly?

    I mean, OK, yeah...I'll play.

    My mom can follow instructions - W
    My mom learned piano and she plays the same song exactly the same way each time - W
    My mom can take a joke without diving into a bender under a stranger's single wide - W
    My mom makes me merengue cookies - W
    My mom doesn't play bass guitar - L

    Let me tally the scores. Mom wins 4-1!!!
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  9. Claymore


    Nov 10, 2019
    Rhode Island
    My Mom didn't play bass but she did help me buy 2 amps so that was pretty kewl.
  10. Smith357


    Jul 7, 2018
    My mom is better than Jaco.
  11. Bent77


    Mar 6, 2013
    Well, than I guess I would’ve taken up knitting
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  12. We would be saying "Your mom only needed four strings".
  13. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Well played.
  14. Thank you! I'll be here all week.
  15. I would have stuck with the piano, let mom play bass, and we would harmonize together. My mom also had an amazingly good ear for harmony.
  16. ardgedee


    May 13, 2018
    Does Carol Kaye have children?
  17. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    I’d take lessons from her

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  18. Sean150


    Jul 18, 2018
    C) find a new hobby; not because it has become uncool but because I would set such high expectations for what I should be achieving that I could not make it through the beginner stages.

    This is fact btw, my Mom is an accomplished artist and whenever I try to paint I start comparing my stuff to her work and end up disappointed. Not that I would trade it for the world; she is the only person who understands how I think and inspires me to push myself as an artist.
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  19. 2112


    Apr 30, 2005
    If my mom was better than Jaco, she'd be half as good as me. And I'd be alright with that. :cool:
  20. I'd steal her bass while she was sleeping on a park bench.
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