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who's the bass player for live gwen stefani??

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Hurezeanu, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Hurezeanu


    May 13, 2005
    Gwen Stefani has a japanese lady playing bass for her live shows... I saw this bass player in the "bass player" mag endorsing ashdown amps i think?

    I cant for the life of me remember her name... does anybody else know who I'm talking about?
  2. dannoman

    dannoman Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    Miiko Watanabe
  3. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
  4. bonscottvocals


    Feb 10, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Were you ever stationed overseas? :)
  5. I probably shouldn't say anything because people here think I'm obsessed with race, but I think that ":::::edited:::::" button is a sexist and racial slur against a female bassist of Japanese origin. I don't belive you meant any harm, but that image reinforces a stereotype instead of recognizing Miiko Watanabe's talent as a musician.
  6. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    While I do agree that what fraublugher posted is a bit tasteless, I don't quite get what the phrase "I love u long time" has to do with Japanese women. Is it a movie reverence or something?
  7. My guess is that it is a reference to Japanese prostitutes around military installations or who serve tourists. Either way, Miiko Watanbe is pro with a major gig, she has nothing in common with a $10 prostitute in Japan but her race.
  8. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    "Fullmetal Jacket" comes to mind when I hear that phrase, not nice. I did see that Ashdown ad (i think) and I didn't know she was touring with Gwen. What other bands has she played with?
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    yeah... I'm not sure I like that either, fraublugher.