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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by turtlejimmy, Jan 8, 2011.
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Notice all the chairs randomly placed around ..... Somebody was stoned when they came up with that set. That was back in the day ..... I remember that The Who showed up at one or other of the big California music festivals in the 60's (could have been the Monterey Pop Festival) and did their schtick of destroying their instruments on stage and the stoned California crowd was shocked. I suppose the British crowds were enjoying the demolition but the California hippy was all about peace and love ...... The Who were like outpatients from an insane asylum and had the crowd staring in disbelief with mouths wide open. Funny! I was around 9 and asked my Mom how they were going to play their next concert. She told me they probably had more guitars.
Yah, The Who were wild that way. I never understood that part of the show (still don't).
Instrument destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pete wasn't the first or last but maybe the most famous. Although, Moon blowing up his drums is a classic example of unintended consequences. KID'S! DON'T DO DRUGS!!!!
The Who My Generation (infamous explosion) - YouTube
Fast forward to 4:00 for the grand finale. Maybe he had the 1812 overture in mind!! ?? KID'S! DON'T DO DRUGS!!!!
First of all Turtle, if you remember all of this, you were severely underdosed within the "stoned" crowd category. Additionally, do not blame the Brits for the instrument distruction. It is accepted fact that ALL young musicians of that day got this idea from Charles Mingus, well know to distroy insturments (and musicians) on stage.
Like I wouldn't know what that's like!
I always wondered WHERE they got all the disposable instruments ..... I mean I saw two electrics, a bass and a full drum kit bite the dust. Yeah, less baggage for the trip back to England ..... but where do the trashable guitars come from? Imagine the headaches the tour manager must have had .....
"Okay, right. That's 10 dates in America .... We're gonna need .... let's see ..... The guys regular axes and 40 extras. Yeah, that'd be around 20 guitars, 10 basses and 10 kits." (Scratches his head) "We're gonna need an extra bus. We're not charging enough."
I was 9. Mingus destroyed basses??? ...... You have to be making that up. I can't picture that.
"Honey, let's NOT sit in the front row this time .....I got splinters from the last concert."
Just think of the carnage he could have done if he also used the bow. To a turtle, gives a whole different meaning to getting a gig!
I still can't believe it. You know how much those things cost??? WHAT jazz audience would enjoy that???
Let's see some YouTube proof.
Mingus was only credited with doing it once. "Mingus reportedly destroyed a $20,000 bass in response to audience heckling at New York's Five Spot." 20G is a lot to destroy on a jazz players "salary"!
Thanks tobylou8 for finding this post, but even once was all it took. Young musicians including the Who were taken by this display and encorporated his distruction into their acts. This was actually a quote from an interview I read a while ago with members of The Who.
But turtle, you can easily type in Charles Mingus on the video section of some of Mingus performances. One such performance his bass slips on stage and the audience giggles. As he continues to play you can here the profanity fly as he has a few choice comments to make about the audience. He was gifted, but angered easily.
So in keeping with the theme of the thread (which since VB's posting of the Turtles has drifted some - Yes isn't this like the pot calling the kettle black) don't let all the comments coming into you lead to the frustrated distruction of your shed. The reason why this thread is going epic, is the topic weaves in and out so many personal threads that in some way does relate to your trials as you decide on how you will complete this project.
My advice is not to ever finish your shed as the issues addressed on this thread are so cool!