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Whatever happened to ...(merged with tiran porter)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Nov 28, 2001.


  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    ... Tiran Porter?

    If you don't know where he is now, don't answer. If you don't know who he is, don't ask.
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Must... resist urge... to be... difficult...
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i know him! i just head his new project. pretty cool.









    :D
     
  4. Okay, munji. As you requested, I won't respond to your post because I don't have a clue one way or the other, and I wouldn't want to clutter your thread with useless posts.
     
  5. I was to scared to reply. :( :D
     
  6. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Not to be useless, but the most recent thing I can find looks like he appeared with the Doobies in WilkesBarre around 7/18/2001...

    http://web.theweekender.com/content/weekender/2001/07/18/fye/18DOOVIES.htm

    Prior to that, it looks like he was going to play a show with "The Sons of Champlin" in January 2000...

    http://www.sonsofchamplin.com/_disc1/00000197.htm

    Not too much recent info on him out there... mostly Doobies history and such. I do know that he didn't play on the Doobies' latest release 'Sibling Rivalry'...

    -robert

    edit - spelling error
     
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    "hear some funky dixie land, pretty mama gonna take you by the hand..." :D
     
  8. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    good tune
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    "by the hand hand take you by the hand pretty mama, dance with your daddy all night long...":)
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    on that note, anybody see the coming attractions for "behind enemy lines"? they had the main character singing that song as he was trudging around, but in the movie i don't remember seeing it. bizarre.
     
  11. Bassdadto2

    Bassdadto2

    Dec 3, 2001
    California
    That guy was one of my earliest heroes.
     
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Thanks for the input ... it's more than I expected. Especially rllefebv's links ... they're a hoot. First, that goofball John McPhee isn't an original Doobie, so I'm don't know how credible the Tiran Porter thing is. Maybe they don't know Skylark when they see him.

    Second, if Porter's playing with some derelict out of Moby Grape, things are a lot worse than I had hoped. I saw those guys open for the Doobies two years ago, and they renewed my hope that someday my band would play on that stage. Man, they REEKED! There were two paramedic wagons on standby in case one of the band members sustained a myocardial infarction, or any of the audience members started puking uncontrollably.

    There. Now I feel better.
     
  13. Bassdadto2

    Bassdadto2

    Dec 3, 2001
    California
    So i accidentally posted this in the Double bass side, and they got pissed.
    Are any of you older guys like me influenced by the playing of Tiran Porter from the Doobies?

    I was a big fan in their heyday, and I though his groove was tight, and he was cool with the Mutton chops and that beret he wore. Anyone else?

    Young guys- Don't forget your history!! Check this dude out.
     
  14. jimothy

    jimothy

    Dec 12, 2001
    taylors sc
    Tiran Porter lives in Cucamonga CA, happily married with 4 children.
     
  15. Bassdadto2

    Bassdadto2

    Dec 3, 2001
    California
    Sorry guys! I knew I had been thinking about Mr. Porter for a reason!:mad: :eek:
     
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Mine, too.

    We used to wear "Long Train Running" out.
     
  17. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    My guess is that was Skylark.
     
  18. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999

    ...and neither was Tiran Porter!
    BADDA-BING. Now I feel better! :D


    Anyway, yes, TP was definitely one of my favorites from way back...Rockin' R&B & a little 'jazzy'. Nice tone, too.
    I keep on sayin' this-
    "Another Park, Another Sunday"...great, tasteful tune!


    BTW, what was the name of that band 'that goofball' John McFee was in with Huey Lewis(pre-The News)? Was it Clover?
     
  19. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    Rise... rise from your grave, ancient thread!

    Jamming "The Captain And Me" right now, great player. So what happened to him in the last 13 years since this thread?