November 27, 2012

Daddy Sang Bass

What is it that has attracted all three of my boys to the bass line?

Why is it that Ringo has only ever wanted to play the bass?

That T only wanted to play the trombone and when his arms weren't long enough when he as in 4th grade and he had to play the trumpet, he cried all year. In 5th grade he picked up the trombone, having grown, and never looked back.

That Bones has always said, 'More than anything in the world, I want to sing bass...' I kept telling him that everyone needs a tenor. He didn't care. He has only wanted to be a bass... since 5th grade waiting for his voice to change. He is a bass.

What is it that has drawn my boys only to the deep rich sounds? What is it that they have no desire to ever play a melody, content to supply the color and depth to all the music they make?

I find no fault with it. I love it, actually. But I find it interesting that not one of my boys wanted to do anything but play something deep.

There will be a new video of Bones soon singing his audition song... as it gets better and better. He has a cold... but he's starting to put emotion to it, trying to set himself apart.

15 January is his audition. Prayers and thoughts are appreciated. No need for the small animal sacrifices...


Posted by Boudicca at November 27, 2012 10:10 PM

You can't groove on dope
You can't groove on wine
If you're trying to catch a groove on tv, man, you're wasting your time
Well you can't do what you want, you won't get far
You know the only way to groove is on a bass guitar

You find a loose bit of rhythm
Then you lock in tight
Yes you roll on it over and over till it sounds just exactly right
You can learn to sing lead if you need to be a star
But the only way to groove is on a bass guitar

Joe's Blues - Todd Snider

Posted by: K-nine at November 27, 2012 10:38 PM

Bones will do it once he puts the emotion into it (and remembers to smile to brighten the tone).

So you say that you haven't exposed them to Robert Goulet?

As long as they're not going for Pappy Thurl Ravenscroft pitches (They're Grrreat!).
Thurl is one of the Grim Grinning Ghosts in the Haunted Mansion.

Posted by: The Thomas at November 27, 2012 10:41 PM

While I will send good thoughts and prayers for Bones, he truly doesn't need it. He has a gorgeous voice and such personality.

Posted by: vwbug at November 28, 2012 05:47 AM

For Angus from the Holiday 2012 ACORN Online dot COM catalog:

item 16853 $29.95
Purchase a bit of the grounds at Dunan Castle and become legally entitled to call yourself a Laird or Lady. Right.

Just what he needs.

Posted by: The Thomas at November 28, 2012 08:14 PM

Off the wall interpretation: "The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel."Maybe it is a warning to Egypt.

Posted by: parka north face france at November 29, 2012 06:53 AM

Hey.... I can be Lord Angus.

Posted by: Angus of Dunan at November 29, 2012 09:10 AM

Thats Laird Angus

Posted by: The Thomas at November 29, 2012 10:12 AM

Got it. I had to look it up in Wikipedia. But I'm already a Laird, right here at home.

Posted by: Laird Angus of Dunan at November 29, 2012 11:28 PM

Good Lord. I cannot even imagine if he got that for Christmas... Maybe it should be Good Laird...

Posted by: Bou at November 30, 2012 12:05 AM

nd what happens when the real shit starts raining down is another thing that, logically, only can be tested when it happens. It's a bit like a suicide

Posted by: north face jackets france at November 30, 2012 01:43 PM

Go Bones! I'm guessing he'll be great. :) In any case sending good performance vibes his way.

Posted by: Teresa at November 30, 2012 06:16 PM

releasing a track with AC Slater (Night Owl) and prepping for another tour of the US with Zedd and Porter Robinson, we've kidnapped him for an intimate club show. Nice, huh?

Posted by: veste north face at December 1, 2012 08:33 PM