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"Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?"

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by HereIGoAgain, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. HereIGoAgain


    Oct 16, 2011
    Eric Lindsherr/Magneto in "X-Men" said that famous line. It does remind me a bit of bass guitar discussions.

    "Should I quit my band?" If you're asking, you probably should.

    "Should I found my own band?" Again, you probably should, especially if you asked the previous question.

    "My band fired me out of the blue at the top of our game. Was there a reason or are they just jerks?" Hey, "if ain't broke, don't fix it" applies to performance too, so they're most likely jerks.

    "Will people get upset if I use a pick?" Only those on Talkbass. :D

    "What's the best bass/amp/pedal/strings for praise and worship?" Whatever you want to use or already have.

    "Why are Yellow Freight trucks orange?" They are orange because the guy who founded Yellow Freight wanted the safest trucks on the road. He was also friends with JJ DuPont, whom he asked "What color is visible from the farthest distance away?" DuPont said "That's easy. Swamp Hollow Orange." (Well, you may or may not have known that.)

    "Am I too old to rock out?" Not according to Tony Iommi, Charlie Watts, BB King, Chuck Berry, Leonard Cohen, Jimmy Page, or Brian May.

    "Is craigslist a good place to find band members?" Well, in theory it is....

    "Is this thread supposed to be funny?" Actually, yeah, it is. :D
  2. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    Will you get crucified for asking about fake Fender decals? Indeed you will.

    Should he go out with her? Probably not.

    Is micromanaging your kid's band a good idea? Nope.
  3. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    If you ask the internet for advice... then expect a "yes" generally speaking...;)
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Are Alembics worth the money?
    I keep blowing my cabs do you think my amp head is too powerful?
    Am I too old to learn bass?
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    What's the best pick ?
    What's the best Jazz pickup?
    I don't get along with my band members should I stay?
  6. JohnMCA72


    Feb 4, 2009
    I had an attorney tell me that a good attorney never asks a question that he doesn't already know the answer to. In that context, at least, I tend to believe it.
  7. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009
  8. Lol especially with all the already asked questions. You want someone's opinion, it's been asked. Google: life's search feature :p
  9. droo46


    Jun 16, 2011
  10. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I'm a teacher. It's my job to ask questions to which I know the answer...mostly.
  11. "Is it a good idea to date someone in my band?"
  12. HereIGoAgain


    Oct 16, 2011
    Sure. Go for it. After all, it worked so well for Mick Fleetwood. :bag:
  13. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    "Why do people like those atrocious looking relics? Are these people just hipsters trying to look cool?"

    "Why is everyone so pissed off, now?"