Jump to content

Is BassChat THAT funny?


Recommended Posts

I was talking to a Photographer at our gig last night and happened to mention that there was a website for bass players called BassChat, and he thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever heard!
He might have been thinking along the lines of Priest Chat off Father Ted, which WAS funny.
Even our drummer chipped in, saying it should be called Bass Spod!
Is this the regard in which we (collectively) are held? :mellow:

On the upside, he did send me an arty pic of me playing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

An otherwise entirely pleasant chap of my acqaintance always sniggers when I mention our mighty forum by name.

Better name than some websites, though. Twee, for me, would be something like - I dunno - PurplePineapple or WhizMonkey. Sappy f***ing names thought up by earnest 'net-savvy' little Hoxton Twats riding round their offices on tricycles.

Basschat is a solid, manly sort of name and as British as a cup of hot, strong tea.

[color=#ffffff].[/color]

Edited by skankdelvar
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='MoonBassAlpha' timestamp='1338549822' post='1676126']
I was talking to a Photographer at our gig last night and happened to mention that there was a website for bass players called BassChat, and he thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever heard!
[/quote]

What was funny? The name or the fact that there's a website for bass players?

Can't be that the website exists, surely, otherswise he'd presumably also think it funny thqat there are loads of photography forums on the web.

As for the name, well let's see now, it's for chatting about bass matters so what would he suggest as an alternative?

Though I suppose it could be a disappointment for any bass fishermen out there. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, my guys found it funny for some reason I think due to both topic and title......that was until the drummer found a similar drum site - soon changed his mind as he found a plethora of useful info on performing, kit and second hand gear.......

I like the name, never found it amusing and it confuses me when people do!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm assuming that every musical instrument will have a message forum set up and don't see why anyone who is net savvy would find this humurous.
I don't really care whether or not people think its funny that I browse/post on this site as it's such a great resource for bass players, I can take a bit of stick.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='flyfisher' timestamp='1338552025' post='1676189']
What was funny? The name or the fact that there's a website for bass players?

[/quote]

That was partly my point - I think he found it funny that someone mundane enough to play the bass could possibly want or need a dedicated website. We really are held in that kind of low regard by some!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Kiwi' timestamp='1338553823' post='1676247']
2,300,000 hits a month speaks for itself, I think.
[/quote]

All from the same 23 users ;)

It's geeky rather than nerdy. I think there was a thread recently about personality types where strangely we all fitted into the same group. Funny that.

There are chat rooms/forums on practically every subject but the strangest one I've seen is Pistonheads a very narrow demographic!

I'm a member of about 4 different ones on different subjects and they're all the same and mainly the off topic subjects are the same and the busiest areas.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='ben604' timestamp='1338553339' post='1676230']
I get roundly mocked when I mention Basschat, universally - Girlfriend ("...bloody Basschat, stop buying and selling stuff!")...
[/quote]

if i get that i just point out how much time she spends on the (deep breath) london-fixed-gear-and-single-speed-cycle-forum, and the fact she has 6 bikes.

:)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've always thought that those who snigger at other peoples' specialist interests or hobbies - trams, philately, house bricks, whatever - are entirely deficient in the virtues of empathy, wisdom and politeness. That they freely articulate such views in the belief that they are demonstrating their innate superiority speaks volumes about their witlessness.

It's rather like the person who says "You read [i]books[/i]? God, how [i]boring[/i]" and howls with idiot laughter. You don't know whether to pity them or lure them to a subterranean cavern and butcher them in the interests of the wider public good.

[color=#ffffff].[/color]

Edited by skankdelvar
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='ahpook' timestamp='1338552280' post='1676199']
of course it's funny...spesh when you type asschat.

oh, the hours fly by !
[/quote]

I often google baschat since my typings quite lazy , the first hit it brings up is Fetal Medecine which I think would be a great idea for a band :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...