Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Screw you Glee.


Ok...

So I found this awesome bass in a guitar shop. I've been monkeying around with bass on a few UCB vids over the last year or so. I don't know how to play it, but I like it... So when I found this Epiphone Viola Bass for several hundred off retail, I couldn't resist. I figured I'd pack it along to our upcoming Portland UCB shindig and try it on a few numbers. then, I'd try a few bar gigs around here... everyone lets a bass player sit in. I'd get to play more often and not have to take center stage.

I got it home, learned a few blues grooves, and felt pretty snazzy about the purchase. Aside from Sir Paul, i've never really seen many folks with that shape and the floating bridge... I got to feeling I made a pretty classy purchase. I always thought they were pretty damn cool. It seemed nearly unique, special even.

And then it happened. I got a Facebook PM from some "friend" I don't actually know...

"KOOL new GLEE bass! I sooooo want one just like it ever since I saw it on Glee. You'll have to get the red bass cabinet amp thing too!"

Yeah.

You folks know me. Is there anything I have ever posted that suggests I enjoy, watch, am aware of, let alone strive to emulate Glee? That show, the few times I've seen it, registered in my brain as a toothache with auto-tune. I can assure you, I was not trying to pay homage to what I consider a song murdering pap-fest on (shiver) commercial network television. (Note: If you are not familiar with the television show Glee, I salute you - and warn you that Russ and/or Aldrine will be along shortly to fill you in on all the musical high-school hijinx...)

I thought I made myself clear over the years. I am a snob. A hateful, petty, pretentious snob. If you like it, I probably think it sucks. Hell, if you like it, and others like it, I probably think *you* suck.

So now, every time I play that thing... someone will mention Glee. Every time. Screw you Glee.

10 comments:

RussBuss said...

if it makes you angry, it's alright by me. i look forward to the shindig, Jah save us.

UKISOCIETY said...

When I first saw that cool bass I immediately thought 'Ooh! a Beatles bass!"

But what do I know?

howlinhobbit said...

there will be a gathering of UCBeeyotches just down the road from me? can I crash it? pretty please? I'll bus, hitchhike... something.

dktoller said...

What's Glee? Anybody who starts a comment with 'KOOL!' will be on to the next hot thing within 3 weeks or less. By mid-spring it won't be a problem. Er-- do you get spring out there?

Grumpy Coyote said...

Yes, I did note the K in KOOL! and the exlamation marks. Love those too.

We don't really get spring, we have two seasons. "On" and "Off", both refering to the state of the sky. The sky is off most of the time. 50F and raining.

As for you my Hobbity friend... do not fret, I'm sure we'll be doing another Seattle slumber party before too long.

DeG said...

I had no earthly idea what a "GLEE Bass!" was, so I Googled images "Bass Guitar used on Glee" and the third picture that came up was this:

http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/paul-mccartney-glee-500x360.jpg


I seem to remember that guy having a bass that looked like the one you purchased. So, I can only assume that you have, in fact, purchased a GLEE Bass!

The chosen one said...
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The chosen one said...

I want to come on the record and say I hate glee and everything about it. The cast looks like they are all in their late twenties and supermodels. The kids in my school's glee club could have all been on the biggest loser. Every part of me says sell that gay bass, but the fact that Grumpy is playing it kind of makes it cool.

Little 6ster said...

my first bass! what a sound it had, plugged in my old Barcus Berry amplifier, made for double bass...
had to geeggle Gloo... to google Glee, i mean, and see the result! BEURK!
lucky Grump-it up!

Falcon said...

You are always worried about what the others may think, just don't!!!
Glee is but shameful, your bass is awesome.

Bye

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