2nd Bass Link Blast 'o The Week

  1. Eddie Gomez gets interviewed on NPR. He played with Bill Evans, Micheal Brecker, and just about all the jazz heavies for the last 30 years, so check it out.
  2. The Roots get a new bass player. That has got to be a fat gig, plus being on TV and all that. The new cat, Mark Kelly certainly seems more than qualified. Check out some videos from his days at Berklee at the link.
  3. Adam Neely, aka Havic5 is doing what can only be described as a dope-ass breakdown of how to do chords on bass, what voicings sound good and why, inversions and arrangement tips. Collect the whole set and check it out. Molto Ridiculoso!
  4. Believe the hype. Esperanza Spalding live at Small's in NYC, pre-grammy.


Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at Greenfield Lake Amp on 2011-08-14

Aka - Victor Wooten live from last week. Check out what he is doing on this tour if you haven't seen them live. A couple of tasty bass nuggets in there for sure. Victor et al do allow taping, so if you need a fix of some live music, the Internet Archive has hours and hours of their shows for free download.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at Greenfield Lake Amp on 2011-08-14


Bass Link Blast

  1. Duff McKagan (ex-G'n'R, Velvet Revolver) is really rich. So rich he will now help other rich people figure out what to do with their money.

  2. The bass player from AC/DC wrote a book about what it was like touring with AC/DC in the 70's and 80's. Probably talks about all the bible verses they memorized during their prayer meetings and all the soup kitchens they volunteered at while on the road. Either that, or how they went through about 30lbs of cocaine each on the average Wednesday night bus ride to the next show.

  3. Free Victor Wooten track here, all it costs is your email address.

  4. Bryan Beller is in a new band and he has a free MP3 he is giving away also, for the same cost - your email. It's rocky-funky-not-in-4-improv-nerd-metal. Marco Minneman on drums, so watch out.

Creativity ala Jack White

Now no matter what you think of his music, you can't say that he ain't one creative dude.

And fearless? Oh yea. He just does it. Inspiring.

Here is Jack White talking about how limitations enhance creativity.