When it just doesn't sound good...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Killed_by_Death, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Folks are out there gigging again & doing FB Live feeds.

    Some of them are downright horrific however, so how do you address that if you're asked "Hey did you see our FB-Live broadcast from venue X?".
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    LOL... I just had that experience with some friends playing in the park...

    I said, "Love it! Bongo player has to lose the sticks though."
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  3. My drummer came up with a good response in a similar situation. She simply said - "it looks like you guys were having fun".

    Seemed to do the trick - nothing else needed to be said.
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  4. Parzival

    Parzival Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2013
    We did one of those about a month ago at a friend of the band studio. It sounded killer in the studio and his playbacks sounded good. Listening to the live feed playback on Facebook, the sound wasn’t good at all. Those things are hard to get right.
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  5. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    The whole quarantine jam thing is fine- For the musicians. Face it, nobody really wants to hear them, no matter how good, but we do because it's usually our friends. My good friends have a smokin hot band, a huge following, and make great quarantine Jams, but their number of hits on youtube almost exactly matches the number of 'friends' on FB. We are just being polite.
    Keep making them, gets our tech chops up, but they are in a different dimension from playing live.
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  6. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    "I saw bits and pieces of it, but my dial-up connection doesn't do well with your baud rate."
  7. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    It depends, most people I will just say some platitude. Real friends I would tell them if there is a real problem.
  8. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    "Hey did you see our FB-Live broadcast from venue X?".

    Simply say, "I'm not one Facebook."

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  9. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    In your best drunk bar guy voice say "You're the best band I ever heard man". :laugh:
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  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i don't think it's difficult to say something positive or encouraging about someone else's honest effort(s). i also don't have any problem being forthright in a critique.

    what do people do, and how are they supposed to think, when they give themselves more than two choices for a response? :D
  11. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    I’m too grumpy to be nice.
    Ya....i didn’t watch....Sorry.