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  • Birthday 01/03/1918

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  1. In My Chair (Quo) Crown Crown (Quo) Blinded by the Light The Needle and the Damage Done Reconstruction Shuffle (Ashton, Gardener and Dyke) Back to Plaque Gums and Roses Bridge of Sighs Plaque Night The Drill is Gone (BB King) (... speaking words of wisdom) Let It Be Samba Pa Teeth (Santana) Brace with the Devil
  2. It's not something I listen to all the time but when the mood takes me I love some loud early Marilyn Manson in the car
  3. You've Lost that Loving Filling The Bay City Molars
  4. +1 to all that. The guitarist in my last band was very proficient at sweep picking and tapping etc but he used it very sparingly and certainly not in every song. by a long way His reasoning was, and I totally agree, that it gets boring to listen to and also detracts from his other playing if all he did was the flashy stuff.
  5. I'd probably really suck at it, but I'll never find out
  6. I think it might be a dental term - I've heard people talk about a major scale and polish πŸ™‚
  7. Awww, I'm sure you'll be very happy with her - they really are wonderful dogs to have around. She'll come out of herself over time and develop her own personality as she gets used to her new forever home. Please send me some pics or post on here when you get her. πŸ™‚
  8. I too first picked up a guitar when I first heard Hendrix (Voodoo Child single) in 1970. I knew nothing about his theatrics, just that it was guitar playing as I'd never heard before and I was amazed. It just makes me wonder sometimes if people are sometimes getting the wrong initial message about what bass playing is about. And yes, I know it has many varied faces and some will say it can be whatever you want it to be. But anyone who picks up a bass on the strength of the rapid fire slapping on YT is going to be pretty disappointed if they think they are going to join a band and slap to their heart's content. But as you rightly say, hopefully if they stick at it they will see the bigger picture. Perhaps they will be happy to be bedroom players forever - some people are. As for the young guy at the gig - he was about 18-19 and obviously knew something of rock music. Perhaps his slapping was an attempt to impress me? I don't know, but I really hope he stuck at his bass playing. I do try to be encouraging to any youngsters who want to talk gear to me after a gig because I know how much it meant to me when local bands would let me sit in and watch their rehearsals or the older guys in the local muso shop who would give me tips.
  9. I wish I had a fiver for each time someone has sent me a link to a video with a title of something like 'look at this amazing bass player' only for it to be yet another 'look at me' type thing that sounds like a box of spanners thrown down the stairs. I wonder how many youngsters and those who know little or nothing about bass think that this is what bass is all about because it is so pervasive on YT and other social media? It is no doubt flashy and impressive to them, and I'll readily admit takes some skill, but it is far from everthing that bass is about, as has been discussed many times on here. I remember very well as we were packing the gear away at a gig a few years ago, a gig of rock that contained not even a hint of slap, a young guy came to me and said how much he liked my playing and sound and that he loved the look of my bass (Warwick Stryker) and could he have a look at it. Being the sometimes nice guy I can be when the mood takes me I thought I'd be encouranging and handed him my bass as I was about to put it in the case. You guessed it .... slap slap slap! It was soon back in its case.
  10. Only speaking for myself of course, but I don't think it's limiting me at all. That style of playing doesn't feature anywhere in the music I listen to or in the music of bands I've ever played in, originals or covers. Each to their own though. I'm another one who can't hit the back button fast enough at the first sign of slapping on a YT demo. And to cross post from another thread, I'm sure our dogs thank me for it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
  11. My interest in chart music disappeared before the 90s but I thought I'd have a go at this. I scored 7/20 which suprprised me. I'll be honest though, all but two or the correct answers were complete guesses, and I wasn't too sure about those two. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/17MRdgnVQ5d6NTwnpJMJsVC/play-sounds-of-the-90s-ultimate-no-1s-quiz
  12. I don't find any of that at all interesting ... but each to their own
  13. You are most certainly not alone! It leaves me absolutely cold.
  14. I vote nothing at all because it helps the 'wood' breathe πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
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