Who looks up to you

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I think it's pretty cool. Back when I was in high school, I was basically a nobody until my senior year. Our school both put on a production of the play "Grease" and our music director started a jazz band. Well, some people knew I played bass so they just casually mentioned my name to the people who were in charge of this stuff. So they asked me to play both Grease and the Jazz band. It was really cool, cause people actually looked up to me, cause I played bass. (And I doubled a little on guitar during Grease, I played my half assed rockabilly riffs in a few songs :D ) About 5 or 6 people went out and bought guitars that year because of me. One kid, that I inpsired took up bass and he is now the new jazz bassist since I graduated. I went and saw him play last year, and I can tell that if he truly chases a life in playing bass, he can and will surpass my playing abilities, which would be quite an honor. I'm not bragging about who I inspire or anything. I'm actually quite humble about my playing and the fact that I had this impact on people. I remember when I was first learning the baSSics, (chessy pun intended :p ) I would look up to guys like Donald Duck Dunn, Flea, Timothy B. Schmit, and my old man, and just think "Wow, I want to be that someday". And then to reach a level of playing where there are people looking at me saying the same thing, is one of the greatest feelings in the world. I consider it, my greatest accomplishment as a musican. (Greater, than starting a band, greater than recording an album, and greater than the feeling I get when our lead singer hands me my money after a great gig..........which is still a pretty damn good feeling, :D but it still doesn't beat this feeling) So I was wondering if you guys and gals have had similar expierences, and if you would care to share them.
  2. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Not really as a bass player, but I still inspire my little brother. Whenever I am listening to some music or something, he will take the cd and try to play it on his drums. He has been pretty successful too. Maybe someday we will be in a band together. You never know!

  3. My neice started playing bass because of me. I even found her a great little MusicMaster for $25!

    Also my youngest child, the only one with any interest in music, dances in my studio when I practice. Not bad, she's only 2! I'm working on building a 1/2 scale fretless Jazz for her :)

  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I was a local hero in my old town. Which says something about the town, believe me. There was me, and one other bassist, and he was a stoner/jerk so nobody payed attention to him. He was better than me for a while, then I played instead of bragging and smoking dope, so I quickly shot past him in the skill department.

    There were maybe three guys around town that played bass, and all three thought I was the coolest mofo around, because I could play (I had only been playing for about a year and a half) but I war marginally ok, so they looked up to me, and one even asked if I could give lessons (me? riiiight). But it was kinda nice to know people looked up to me and thought I was worth paying attention to.