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Parental Woes

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:43 pm
by MakaInOz
Having a child that is a guitarist is socially acceptable (even to fellow harpers), and as a parent I can handle the fact that we have three acoustics and two electric guitars (hey - I've got a few harps).

Having a child that plays upright bass at least gets you the sympathy vote for having to move the thing around. The bass guitars (now two) had been relatively 'covert', but last weekend he has gigged with the bass guitar so the world knows I have a bass player son.

But this week - the ultimate parental disaster! Eldest (the bass player) has corrupted his little sister (my baby!) and has started teaching her to play his old 3/4 size bass guitar. How can I face the world with TWO bass guitar playing children? I must be a total failure a parent! :lol:

Watch out world - the Maka Tribe Band (with the unusual lineup of two basses, lead guitar and harp) is on its way!

I guess its not all that bad - one of them could have been a drummer! :twisted:

Re: Parental Woes

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:39 pm
by jeffl
Maka, my guess is that this is just the beginning. At least they didn't pick up the banjo or accordian,lol! I think you're in for a good ride.

Re: Parental Woes

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:48 am
by ricochet
And they're not drummers! :mrgreen:

Re: Parental Woes

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:00 pm
by boogiechillun85
jeffl wrote:Maka, my guess is that this is just the beginning. At least they didn't pick up the banjo or accordian,lol! I think you're in for a good ride.


Hey now, I started out on bass and went to the banjo just a few short years after that. It still kills my father inside every time I bring it out. 8)

Re: Parental Woes

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:39 pm
by fabulous furry freak
Yeah guys, don't dis the banjo, if I hadn't picked one of 'em up I wouldn't be playing half the stuff I do now, also I once saw this gypsyish band, and one of them was playing a double base banjo thang, it had to be one of the coolest instruments I'd ever heard, it had a really cool basey twangy sound, I'd love to know what they're called.