What's your favorite energy drink? (if any)
Non-music realted hobby? Umm... this board probably haha. It used to be video games, but I haven't played any very much lately. I dunno. I don't really have another hobby. Funny, someone asked me this the other day and I didn't have answer for that. Do I need another hobby?
Yes. That we have. For a boy we were thinking Lars, and some other name that escapes me. And for a girl either Brody or Adelede (I don't think I am spelling that correctly though).
As I answered above, I don't really read book... but I do watch a ton of movies. I do enjoy movies that make you think, but with that being said, I cannot recall ever watching a movie that made me rethinking how I look at life or how I live it.
Of course, I have had really shitty days where everything goes wrong, but I can't think of one specific one right now.
I own zero basses. I am saving up for one right now though. I am most likely going to get a Fender Jaguar bass. Or maybe a precision, but I am leaving towards the Jaguar.
well if we have a year or two, the gang should get together virtual, and do something and give Josh a bass for a wedding present .... becks part is she can listen to how much he improves ...
so my ? you get married on say June 1st 2011 ... everything is perfect and planned ... all of the sudden 20 people from the coachella board show up ... pissed, happy, surprised, stumped? and tell the truth cuz this might happen cuz i know even if i never see you guys again, you are my friend so heheheheheh cr****
edit ......once everyone is tired and ready to pass out, head back to my place and go to sleep. Damn. That does sound like the perfect day.
i dont know about that go to sleep part lol
Coachella Wk2 04/19-04/21
Dave Matthews Band 08/23-08/24
Bridge Benefit 10/???
And if a bunch of board members show up at the wedding, I would be veru surprised but very happy. Board members are more than welcome. If you are a board member and reading this and would like attend my wedding in Spring/Summer 2011, contact me and I will add you to the working guest list. Im serious. That goes for anyone reading this.
I already said Ron, I think I am part cat. I need my sleep.
What do you think of me?
I came to the conclusion that I definitely have never had an Otter Pop before. However if they are anything like Freezies, then I would have to say a very close tie between Blue and White.
As for you first question... My answer! Its been a long time comming, but here it is. Now, this is in no particular order, this is just how they came to me.
The best 5 days in my life...
1. Getting a Buzz Lightyear action figure when I was 8. I think I had a kids meltdown when I opened my presant and Buzz was inside the box. I didn't play with anything else that Christmas, nothing else mattered but Buzz.
2. My first date with Becky. It was something simple, but it wasn't a dinner and a movie. We went out to a local arcade/mini golf course called Castle Fun Park. We played Area 51, Jurrasic Park, Frog Races, Time Crisis, that game where you try to hit the light and it gives you ticked, we talked, we laughed, we made out in the baseball cages... good times. I have many, many other amazing memories with Becky and many other days with her could be called the best day of my life, but this one will always stand out.
3. Getting an Nintendo 64/Gameboy Colour for my birthday. I believe it was for my 11th birthday. I had ALWAYS wanted one of the two, because my friends all did and I had always had fun playing them. However, my parents didn't want videogames in the house. Then for my birthday, I couldn't believe it when I saw an N64 (with Starfox) and a Gameboy Colour (with Pokemon Red) both there! Im pretty sure I started crying.
4. Friday at Coachella 2007. It was my first taste of Coachella and what I will bar all music festivals too in the future. It was like walking into a whole nother world and I will never forget what it felt like. It almost turned into the worst day ever by eating a gross plate of Nachos and almost getting sick and leaving during Sonic Youth, but I made it to Gogol Bordello and it quickly became solidified that this was one of the best days of my entire life.
4. Vans Warped Tour 2003. This was the third concert I ever attended and the first good concert I ever attended. It was also my introduction to punk and the first punk show I ever saw. I went mainly for Rancid and Andrew W.K., but there I discovered The Dropkick Murphys and The Suicide Machines. All 4 bands blew me away and I began to look at music differently after that show. Unfortunately, it took another 2 years before I was able to shake off most of the shitty bands I listened to. Anyways, It was the first "music" festival I ever attended and had a blast from the beginning of the day to the end of the day. Definitely one of the best days.
Sorry it took so long Greg! I just had to think on this one. Hopefully my answer suffices. Both of them actually...
What, in your opinion, is the best TV show of all time?
Why the bass?
I also watched a Russell Peters video the other day. He is a fucking funny guy. He wouldn.'t get away with even half the stuff he says if he was white. I almost died with his bit about deaf people and sign language.
Favorite all time corny joke? I don't know about a single corny joke, but I am sucker for corny puns.
So, in grade 10 my friends and I decide to form a band. One problem, we had 3 guitarists, no drummer and no bassist. Eventually, we get my british friend to play bass for us and our emo friend to play drums for us. We call ourselves The Screaming Seabass (there is a great story behind the name). We are a horrible mess and our band practices were a complete failure. We then try reforming, but now we have 4 guitarists, no bassist and drummer. We decide to all take turns playing the bass and my friend gives up the guitar to play keyboards and we get our friends, littles brothers friend to play drums for us. We call ourselves The Joeys (a funny story behind that name too). We are actually a coherent band, we record a few songs and play a few shows at our high school. My favorite of our songs was our cover of Nelly Furtado's Maneater. Anyways, basically as soong as we finish high school, we break up.
Then about a year later, my friend Layton, the singer for both out bands tells me he recorded a solo album usuing nothing but an acoustic guitar he had given to him, a plastic bucket, some shells and some other toys for percussion and garageband. He called his solo project "Princess Says." It was some pseudo-psychadelic folk stuff inspired most by Devandra Banhart. It was pretty good. He soon gets some calls from some local coffee shop about playing live. He doesn't know what to do so he calls me and Andy, the drummer for The Joeys. We say sure. At this first show, Andy played conga's and I played acoustic guitar, tamborine and shells. After this show, we decide to form a band.
We start to practice and we quickly figure out most of this Princess Says material is not going to work live as it is. So we tweak it a bit. Layton has the idea of adding a bass for a few songs, I so I borrow Andy's. At this point, I had only noodled around with the bass a few times before and gotten brief lessons from my British friend who played with us in The Screaming Seabass. We played a couple shows like this, Andy moved up to a full drumset and added in Laytons little brother, Zach, to do percussion. I played electric and acoustic guitar half the time and bass the other half. After a couple shows, we decided to try and write material together. The first song we made together was called "Fairwell Fairweather." That song ended up being the song we choose to make our music video after we won the battle of the bands, but now I am getting a head of myself. Anyways, we all love this song and Layton has the idea of ditching ALL the old songs and going for something different. Zach doesn't fit the mold, so he stops practicing with us. We cease to be a pseudo-psychadelic band, and start writing more poppy songs influenced by everything from swing to souther folk to reggae. A few months later, we start playing live shows again under the name Princess Says. At this point, I still played 2 songs on guitar. We soon stopped playing one and another I switched to playing bass instead.
To make the rest of the story short, a few month later we add Zach back into the band because we felt we needed more than just guitar bass and drums and he added in trombone and keyboard parts. A few months later, we found a free organ at a local church, so we added an organ to the band. A couple months after this, we no longer thought the name Princess Says suited us, so we changed out name to "Rags To Radio."
So, to make this whole long story short, I played bass because there was no one else too. I grown to become quite fond of it and I think I am getting pretty good at it. My goal is a bassist is to create bass lines that accent the guitar, not simply repeat what the guitar is playing. Sometimes it is appropriate, but for the most part, I hate when bands have the bass playing the same as the guitar pretty much all the time. Also, I don't use a pick in ANY songs. Its fingers or bust.
Wow that was long.
Im not quite sure exactly. I think it may have started in grade 2 when I had bad teeth and I had to get a couple teeth pulled and spacers were put in place. Because of that though, I never had to get braces and I have pretty good teeth. I might have had a slight lisp before that though and the spacers just enhanced it. I guess the lisp just stuck around.
Agreed, fingers or bust for sure.
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