How's everyone today?
I'm Dan. I've been playing bass for about 6 years now, but it seems like a lot longer to me. Anyways, I began playing baritone saxophone in fifth grade so I've been playing music for quite a while (I'm a junior in college). I like to thinnk I'm a multi instrumentalist, but my talent is not the same across all the instruments. I'v ebeen experimenting with the mandolin recently, as well as a classical acoustic and the accordian(!).I'd like to thank people for visiting this page, even though it's not the most exciting or interesting thing in the world.
My so-called life
I go to the University of Minnesota - Duluth and am majoring in psychology, a very interesting discipline. recently, I've been in a band that I'm very excited about, we haven't played a show, or have a name, but spend almost all our time recording anything and everything we decide to play together. I've gone through a couple bands in high school life, I've enjoyed the pleasure of doing an intrumental thing, a poppish/weezer influenced band, a recent funk band in which I play saxophone, and another recent band which is all my own creation. I'm a big prog rock fan,I'll drool over anything King Crimson or Primus. But My true focus on music was and will always will be jazz, but ive recently been branching off into classical as several of my lessons can attest. Also a suprising move for my own musical taste recently has been listening to several post-punk/indie sort of bands that I'm finding better and better, like I really like Fugazi and NoMeansNo, so I'll try and synthesize that style into my own eventually.
My basses include a 1984 Fender delux Jazz bass and a recently aquired Warwick Corvette Standard 4 string fretless, and I have a 130 watt Peavey TNT amp and 75 Watt Rouge amp, a Zoom 506 effects pedal,a Morely Bass Wah, and I just got myself a brand new BOSS envelope filter, gotta give Bootsy Collins credit for the space bass. also recently added a DOD Synth wah, because it's fun, and an eBow. Oh, by the way, if any of you have AOL instant messanger, my screen name is myshadeyellow15. Feel free to talk to me.
- Flea, Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Chad Smith
- Gerry Mulligan (Best damn Saxophone player ever!), Paul Desmond, Hamiett Bluette (They're all sax players)
- My Brother, who gave me my first bass and showed me how to play something other than Green Day.
- Nightlights, Crazy Day, Blight of the Fumble bee, and Two of a mind by Gerry Mulligan featuring Paul Desmond
- Epic Problem- Fugazi, After Shock (Chaos Never Died)- Praxis
- Soul to Squeeze-Chilis, All Wrong-Morphine, Dscipline-King Crimson