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trying to find more bass players on mastodon, hashtag should be imo

@Gargron cool! How long have you been playing? Do you perform/have stuff out there or just hobbying?

@fry I think... a year. Hobby level. I've learned a number of songs but haven't had time to record even a single complete cover (because then I also need to do the guitar, drums and vocals)

@Gargron ha, yeah, it's not the easiest thing to play alone - I initially picked up bass thinking I wanted an instrument I could play and sing at the same time for solo performance... that's 13 years ago and I can still barely sing at all while playing.

@Gargron Solo stuff can be fun though. Good instrument for looping. Tapping can be very satisfying too and is easier than it seems.

@fry not a bassist but this interview with Vanessa Veselka is so entertaining. Her band toured with The Ramones. She has some stories.

Or if podcasts aren't for you, just look her up.

otherppl.com/vanessa-veselka-i

@kai thanks - podcasts definitely are my thing, I'll absolutely give it a listen when I get the time

@fry I'm technically a bass player, but I'm also a full time software developer and a parent, so it hasn't been much playing since I left my band 3 years ago.
I don't think there's any of our music online though - we mostly played live, and never had an actual release.

@zatnosk
that's cool, you still count. I feel you on the parenting, I turned into a dad in September and haven't been playing much. Just started up again and trying to just find time to practice at least a little each day.

I think I did most of my proper learning and improving many years ago and then just plateaued. Want to try and get back to standard and then beyond. I figure if I talk about bass enough and post my efforts it might help spur me on.

@fry Congratulations on the dadness!

Well, you certainly woke my desire to play bass again, just by mentioning it.

@zatnosk yassss, that is what the movement is all about

ever since I fired off that first toot about looking for bass players (feels like only yesterday) I thought if this inspires just one person to get low down funky nasty then *job done*

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