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I've just watched a video of me playing live from last year.

It's not what you'd call dancing, but I am moving. :)

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, ahpook said:

I've just watched a video of me playing live from last year.

It's not what you'd call dancing, but I am moving. :)

You know the score ... :|

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1 minute ago, Dad3353 said:

You know the score ... :|

:useless:

Hmmmm, can't I'm afraid.

One of our band members asked us not to share the video for very good, but personal reasons.

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4 minutes ago, BassBunny said:

I'll just leave this here.

 

I nearly fell over watching that... and I was sitting down to start with!

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8 hours ago, Silvia Bluejay said:

I'm in awe of those who can both play and dance at the same time, without effing up either activity. However, to me, listening to a good bassline comes before watching stage antics. If all that was interesting in a band was the dancing, I'd walk out after a couple of numbers.

This calls to mind one of the more disappointing gigs I saw a couple (few?) years back in one of the smaller hip venues in London.  Vintage Trouble.  I really enjoyed what I had seen and heard of them on YouTube and the like and was very much looking forward to seeing them live.  The singer moved around a lot in the vids I had seen and it seemed I was due to watch a high octane kind of performance.

What I saw was a guy who clearly thought he had been handed the baton by James Brown but without the timing or charisma.  It was an out of time display of second rate gymnastics at the expense of a vocal performance where doing a hand stand (or something equally physically demanding) completely out of sync with the music seemed more important than having enough breath to actually sing.  I left early.

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2 hours ago, SpondonBassed said:

I nearly fell over watching that... and I was sitting down to start with!

I think there's a whole gig's worth of my dancing output in one song there...🙂

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5 minutes ago, MacDaddy said:

 

Haha enjoyed that! The electric instruments sounded good and the dancing was great too. Even the bass player joined in a bit near the end😄!!

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20 hours ago, steantval said:

I can’t dance or play bass, so that’s me shagged.

Some people would regard that as a good end to the gig 😉

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7 hours ago, ordep said:

how about this dude..

 

 

I was thinking initially "That's quite a jolly boppy bass line, the tone goes with the rhythm and would fit with dancing on Top of the Pops". Then I realised he was playing along to Nirvana! 😄

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9 hours ago, ordep said:

how about this dude..😅

 

 

I quite enjoyed that !

He's got far better moves than I have.

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I simply can't  dance, period!

I gurn a bit, bob and weave with all the physicality ofmplaying, but dancing...nah.  I'd be more likely to roll a smoke while playing than dance.

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Yes. I pride myself on being able to pose/ dance/ grimace/ look a tit onstage

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3 hours ago, ahpook said:

I quite enjoyed that !

He's got far better moves than I have.

Has he converted his toilet into a music room? Either that or he has the smallest living room ever! Some dance moves right enough. 

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8 minutes ago, ubit said:

Has he converted his toilet into a music room? Either that or he has the smallest living room ever! Some dance moves right enough. 

That's what I thought,  reminded me of slipping about in a pissy pub toilet. Then leaning his head against the wall for the real 'one too many' effect 😁

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It strikes me this subject could form a good subject for a Scott's Bass Lessons mini course. 😁 

We could have the Pino Palladino/ Joe Dart severe head nod; various choreographed ideas; Shadows walk; the Andy Fraser gentle head nod/rock to and fro etc etc 😏

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1 minute ago, drTStingray said:

It strikes me this subject could form a good subject for a Scott's Bass Lessons mini course. 😁 

We could have the Pino Palladino/ Joe Dart severe head nod; various choreographed ideas; Shadows walk; the Andy Fraser gentle head nod/rock to and fro etc etc 😏

Genius idea.

I also think those on this thread with a few moves could host Basschat Zoom Dancing Classes - like that Jo Wicks and Mr Motivator....

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1 hour ago, ubit said:

Has he converted his toilet into a music room? Either that or he has the smallest living room ever! Some dance moves right enough. 

If that's his toilet, what's with the big window ? :)

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On 15/09/2020 at 02:02, chris_b said:

If the mood takes me I vigorously tap my foot. I actually did that once.

Whoa, respect.

I shy away from vigorous tapping of either foot on health and safety grounds.  I will occasionally rythmically raise and lower my big toe during particularly up-tempo passages but only with supervision and having had the appropriate training.

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I have just seen the final edit of an upbeat song that I am playing on for next Sunday's online service. It seems I move my upper body quite a lot, but my expression remains resolutely immobile.

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1 hour ago, drTStingray said:

It strikes me this subject could form a good subject for a Scott's Bass Lessons mini course. 😁 

We could have the Pino Palladino/ Joe Dart severe head nod; various choreographed ideas; Shadows walk; the Andy Fraser gentle head nod/rock to and fro etc etc 😏

You can add the reggae knee bend to that list.

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