It’s a good thing we taped this podcast ahead of time, because had we been taping now, I doubt I would be able to concentrate. NPR’s Monitor Mix blog (written by ex-Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein) is sponsoring a new contest – a BASS SOLO contest. Clearly, this is a subject fraught with peril. As I commented on the blog entry, how do you tailor a bass solo to win a contest voted on by NPR listeners? I’m torn between the shredfest and the obligatory Bon Iver cover. Neither appeal to me, so I’m a bit at a loss.
So please, lend me your support, won’t you? The contest ends on Friday, May 28th, and I’ll need some lead time to prepare the recordin’ (thankfully, they don’t require video). Send me some ideas, offer some guidance, and we’ll get this project off of the ground. How often do people ask for frickin’ bass solos, anyway? LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN.