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Never in a million years will I be able to play like the great Jack Bruce, but hey—a guy can dream, can't he?

After my lesson today, the guy who is teaching me how to play the bass guitar said, "Your groove is good."

Yeah, baby.

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sahlah
Jan. 9th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Right on. coolness.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
To borrow a phrase from a friend of my mother, "I was grinning from ear to ear to ear."
minnesattva
Jan. 9th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
I was listening to Charles Mingus today and like always it made me want to play bass again, so much.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
Play "again"? You used to play?
minnesattva
Jan. 9th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
Yep, I played in a jazz big band in high school, and in a four-piece rock band a few years ago.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 9th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Why did you stop playing?
minnesattva
Jan. 9th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
I had to sell my bass in college, to pay for something else. (I was borrowing someone else's to play in the gigging band a couple years ago.)
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 9th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that. Hope you can buy one again someday. I've found playing is a good way to get away from myself.
minnesattva
Jan. 9th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
There are plenty of other musical instruments in this house -- guitar, keyboards, my tenor sax -- but bass is the one I really miss. It's probably what I most enjoyed playing, except maybe bassoon but that's hardly practical :)
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 9th, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
I tried to learn guitar about 20 years ago, but I wasn't making any progress, so I got frustrated, so I quit practicing, so I made even less progress, etc.

Tenor sax, eh? The first word that comes to mind when I hear the word "saxophone" is Coltrane.
penshark
Jan. 9th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Excellent.
nodressrehersal
Jan. 10th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
Hey kid, rock and roll - rock on...
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