2 days ago
“BUNKISTAN” BASS SOLO VIDEO - FOR A GREAT D’ADDARIO CAUSE: My friends at D'Addario and Co. (whose strings I heart very much) asked me to send in a short clip for their “Tasty Licks” Memorial Day Weekend video series. They’ve converted part of their assembly line from making drum heads to face shields for COVID-19 medical first responders, and the more views this video (and the others in the series) get, the more face shields Big D will donate to the cause. So, here's my very first video of anything from "Scenes From The Flood" - the bass solo from a love song for separated musicians (eerily on topic), called "Bunkistan". Good people of the Internet, you know what to do. 🙂
Here’s to all of those on the front lines of our latest battle - and, on this solemn day, to those who gave all so we could be here to have it. ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
MOHINI DEY/BB INTERVIEW NOW LIVE! I mentioned this the other day, but ICYMI, I had the privilege of being the latest guest on bass phenom Mohini dey's new YouTube talk show "What A Melophile Wants". It's a full hour of bassist to bassist geekery that starts off about showmanship and stage presence, and then goes all over the place. Fun! Thanks so much to Mohini for having me on. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
BIG BOOK FOR BORED BASSISTS: The hardcores already know this, but for more recent followers...did you know I have a complete bass transcription book for every song on my 2008 studio release “Thanks in Advance”? Nine songs, an hour of music, every single bass note on the album transcribed in notation and tab in a beautiful old-fashioned full-size 9” x 12” book, like we had in the olden times. Plus you get bass/drums-only and no-bass mixes of every song on the album. I know a lot of folks out there are taking this time to level up their skills and take on serious playing/practicing challenges. This would be one. 😉
"Thanks In Advance" was more of a fusion-y album than "Scenes From The Flood". And it had busier bass parts as well. "Love Terror Adrenaline" has a frightening 16-bar unison melody a la John Scofield's "Protocol" (yes, the secret is finally revealed, that's where I ripped off that idea from); "Blind Sideways" is about the closest I'll ever get to a true bass fusion nerd solo; and the ballad title track has a bass solo that's two minutes long (a first and last for me!). But all of the lines and grooves have something to sink your teeth into, if you're into that sort of thing.
I remembered I had this because someone found the old Store page from my previous website - which is still online if you look hard enough for it - and ordered it. (Well done, random person!) So I'm going to direct-link (an anchor link, my god) that page right to the book. ONE THING though: I can only ship this to the continental USA. It's too expensive to ship overseas - it just doesn't make any sense. So if you're overseas and want a digital version (or, hell, if you're Stateside and want a digital version), just message me and we'll figure it out.
THE OLD STORE TRANSCRIPTION BOOK LINK:
(please don't order anything else from that page - if you feel compelled to Buy Moar Stuff you can do that here:
Godspeed if you're one of the brave bassists to take this on. And many thanks to Stevie Glasgow who worked tirelessly on these transcriptions with me all those years ago. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
COMING THIS WEEKEND: I've been working on a little something for a charity effort my dear friends at D'Addario and Co. are leading. Is it possible that I...actually...made a video of me playing something from "Scenes From The Flood"? I've been more than a bit trepidatious about getting into this game, but this one's for a great cause. Watch their socials this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
SECRET SATCH SESSIONS? Some news you can use in this @chickenfootjoe interview. Plan = two new albums, 1 w/vox & 1 w/out, and the live band of @AronoffOFFICIAL, @RaiThisMusic & your humble narrator to cut it remotely during C19time! Sounds like fun. 😉😎 https://t.co/zuoUt5d5lj
“BUNKISTAN” BASS SOLO VIDEO FOR GREAT CAUSE: @DaddarioandCo asked 4 a clip for their “Tasty Licks” video series. More views=more donated face shields (which BigD makes).
Here’s 2 all on the front lines of our latest battle & 2 those who gave all so we could be here to have it.
The incredible @bryanbeller supplies us a sample from his song “Bunkistan”, off his latest album, “Scenes From The Flood”. Find the tabs at https://t.co/zwHvWWGq8E. #WeWillPlayOn
MOHINI DEY/BB INTERVIEW NOW LIVE! ICYMI, I had the privilege of being on bass phenom Mohini Dey's YouTube talk show "What A Melophile Wants". 1hr of geekery re: showmanship, stage presence, & other fun stuff. Thanks so much to Mohini for having me on.