Electric bass lessons

You there! Want to learn about the electric bass?

Grab a lesson with me if you like. I have lots of experience, communication skills and have spent time approaching the bass from a lot of different angles so I can find what works for you. Especially if you are an electric bassist wanting to learn how to play jazz on it, you will very likely benefit from speaking to me. Get in touch!

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Chart: So in Love as by Dave King Trio

This version of So in Love from Dave King‘s trio has been my favourite thing to listen to for a few months. Floaty, beautiful piano playing, lightly rolling brushed drums and not a walking bassline in sight. Here’s a chart that follows Bill Carrothers’ realisation of the head.

So in Love

 

Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy

This week I’ve been playing bass for the UK development workshop production of a new musical called Mob Wife, written by Michael Mott and Corey Skaggs. It’s on at the Cockpit Theatre until Saturday 26th Jan. Lots of fun, some great music, and it’s been unusual and fun to witness the early stages of a new show. Cheers to MD Dan Tomkinson for getting me involved.

Trump lyrics

A while ago the ‘very stable genius’ quote from that STUPID IDIOT TRUMP did the rounds as a re-working of ‘Modern Major General’ from The Pirates Of Penzance. See, for example, here.

I contributed some on Twitter and had been meaning to archive them for safe keeping, especially since some people said they scanned well (scanning is very important) and were funny. Better late than never, I found out how to search through my old tweets and rescued them. Here they are!

  1. My son-in-law named Jared had a meeting that was treasonous,
    I do not listen, cannot read, my late-night tweets are meaningless,
    My people are the greatest but my critics are the meaniest
    and fail to see I am a model Very Stable Genius!
  2. Unlettered and unthinking, I’m a president implausible,
    I golf and grope and lie and tweet with zest that’s inexhaustible,
    But all these things are secondary, a minor inconvenience,
    As soon as you remember I’m a Very Stable Genius.
  3. When I became the president I couldn’t quite believe it all,
    The Democrats, the Deep State and the FBI are terrible,
    But with a quarter pounder and some Coke that’s intraveneous
    I reassure myself that I’m a Very Stable Genius.
  4. I hate myself and hate the world, my only love is flattery,
    With GOP enablers, HR Clinton was no match for me,
    And in uncertain times, all this political unseemliness,
    The only man to solve it is this Very Stable Genius.
  5. My wife sleeps in a separate room, she cried when I became elect,
    I disregard objective truth and laugh at the greenhouse effect,
    I thread tweets with ellipses, they’re impressive in their seamlessness…
    …attesting that I’m clearly, like, a Very Stable Genius.
  6. I do not like transgender people serving in the milit’ry,
    The notion of an independent DOJ’s fake news to me,
    I never like to brag about my intellectual leanings, thus
    it may surprise to find that I’m a Very Stable Genius.