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NYC-area Low Down meeting Nov 22


Tom Capasso

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I spoke today with Joe G. at NY Guitar and Bass Loft and he's excited to host a Low Down meeting.

 

Nov 22 (Saturday)

12-4 or thereabouts, and we'll eat locally when we're done

NY Guitar and Bass Loft

 

The shop is in the Little Italy section of lower Manhattan (I'll post an exact address Monday).

 

Joe told me that he can't have his full stock out because they have too many basses ( :eek::idea:

 

Everyone that can come is welcome !!!

 

I look forward to seeing friends from past excursions as well as meeting new folks.

 

Tom

www.stoneflyrocks.com

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Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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I'm gonna definetly try to make Tom.

 

I'll bring my "Checkbook" too!! :D:cry:

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Joey G. also carries AccuGroove. Don't know if he's got any in stock currently, but put in a request to play a couple so you can let Whappo know how you New Yorkers feel about his cabs! :thu:

 

(Have I mentioned before that I have a heavy-duty AccuGroove jones? ;) )

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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Great, just what Little Italy needs -- the return of Capasso and Spadato. Why don't you just invite Jimmy Coppolo to join you while you're at it?! :rolleyes::D

:D

 

I could bring some of my cousins; Armando, Martino, Generoso, Salvatore, Cosimo...

 

:D

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Hell, I'll ring up my former bandmates from Italy and you can have Fabio, Fabio, and Giancarlo join you. I also jammed a little with Gianmarco and Luca if you're willing to have them, too. However, these are all risotto-eating northerners from Bologna. I don't know if you're more partial to the southern Italians, since more of the Italian immigrants to the US came from the south.

 

:D

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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Hell, I'll ring up my former bandmates from Italy and you can have Fabio, Fabio, and Giancarlo join you. I also jammed a little with Gianmarco and Luca if you're willing to have them, too. However, these are all risotto-eating northerners from Bologna. I don't know if you're more partial to the southern Italians, since more of the Italian immigrants to the US came from the south.

It was farms outside Selarno for my family (both sides).

 

Risotto is quaint. :D

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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Great, just what Little Italy needs -- the return of Capasso and Spadato. Why don't you just invite Jimmy Coppolo to join you while you're at it?! :rolleyes::D

Hey my last name is GRASSO!! AND THAT MEANS FAT IN ITALIAN!!! (for all of you non-italian speaking brothers)
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Bologna is called "la Grassa" because of its reputation in Italy for its great food. For example, tortellini originated in Bologna, and the classic "tortellini al brodo" is a wonderful dish. Risotto is "quaint"?! :eek: Good lord, man, have your taste buds checked!

 

Anyway, Signori Grasso, Spadato, e Capasso, you could be the founding members of the Italo-American Players of Bass Association. Maybe EA will sponsor you since the association's acronym could be IAmP BA. :D

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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Bologna is called "la Grassa" because of its reputation in Italy for its great food. For example, tortellini originated in Bologna, and the classic "tortellini al brodo" is a wonderful dish. Risotto is "quaint"?! :eek: Good lord, man, have your taste buds checked!

 

Anyway, Signori Grasso, Spadato, e Capasso, you could be the founding members of the Italo-American Players of Bass Association. Maybe EA will sponsor you since the association's acronym could be IAmP BA. :D

Well Bologna does have a lot of FAT.

 

Wow the IAmP BA... I've always wanted to have my own club. lol :D

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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Risotto is "quaint"?! :eek: Good lord, man, have your taste buds checked!

As an antipasto, maybe. Main course? With my family? It wouldn't stand a chance. :D

 

Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Anyway, Signori Grasso, Spadato, e Capasso, you could be the founding members of the Italo-American Players of Bass Association. Maybe EA will sponsor you since the association's acronym could be IAmP BA. :D

I don't know about that. The NYC prosecutor and the FBI has always had something against organized Italians. :D

 

I think they're just jealous that Sinatra was from Hoboken. :D

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gets 76's Signiture Donuts, is there anything they can't do?
Yes. They can't play bass...at least not as good as F13@Y!!! :D
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you can't beat this forum for funny pics. you might find anything from a bunny with a pancake on it's head to a giant bass-playing donut. almost reminiscent of Mr. Met. (any of you new yorkers got a pic of Mr. Met playing bass?)
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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Hell, I'll ring up my former bandmates from Italy and you can have Fabio, Fabio, and Giancarlo join you.

Sounds like an Italian law firm....

 

One of the problems of immigration is the stagnation (or altered path) of cultural development. Since so many Italians came to the US during a limited time, and mostly from the south, it's hard for us to keep up with developments in Italy. So the language skills deteriorate and the food doesn't change much - like we're stuck in 1920 or something. So risotto is not considered a staple among Italian families here, however much we might enjoy and embrace it. Geez - I thought a sociologist would have intuitively understood that sort of thing...

 

HEY NY-AREA FOLKS - never mind this stuff, just mark your calendars.

 

Also - at least two poeple that are coming have gigs that night. That means that anyone who wants to extend the fun can see one of our guys in action.

 

57pbass is playing with a 3 person rock outfit in LI City (yo 57pbass - post the specifics please).

And Bill LaGreca (who I met at the Dudepit) is playing at the A&M Roadhouse on Murray St that night.

Anyone else?

 

Time permitting, I'll show up at both - I'm a glutton for punishment (or should I say "gavone")

 

Tom

www.stoneflyrocks.com

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Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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Originally posted by Tom Capasso (Zarkov):

So risotto is not considered a staple among Italian families here, however much we might enjoy and embrace it. Geez - I thought a sociologist would have intuitively understood that sort of thing...

 

Tom, that was exactly my point. Even today risotto is more of a northern Italian dish than a southern one, and has been so historically. That is why among Italian-American families, the vast majority of which have southern Italian roots, pasta dishes are the norm, not the rice-based risotto.

 

Enjoy the 22nd, y'all. Wish I could be there.

 

TC, I don't know how often wraub is visiting the board these days -- maybe send him a PM? I also think I have his e-mail somewhere -- he'd probably like to know about the adventure and would try to join you.

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Originally posted by Sweet Willie:

Originally posted by Tom Capasso (Zarkov):

So risotto is not considered a staple among Italian families here, however much we might enjoy and embrace it. Geez - I thought a sociologist would have intuitively understood that sort of thing...

 

Tom, that was exactly my point. Even today risotto is more of a northern Italian dish than a southern one, and has been so historically. That is why among Italian-American families, the vast majority of which have southern Italian roots, pasta dishes are the norm, not the rice-based risotto.

 

Enjoy the 22nd, y'all. Wish I could be there.

 

Mmmmmm, risotto. ;)

 

TC, I don't know how often wraub is visiting the board these days -- maybe send him a PM? I also think I have his e-mail somewhere -- he'd probably like to know about the adventure and would try to join you.

Yo, Will, still here. I am a "lurk when I can, post when possible" type lately, too much goin' on.

I am trying to nail down my schedule for the 22nd. I would love to be there. I will let you all know, so you may consider yourself warned. :)

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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57pbass is playing with a 3 person rock outfit in LI City (yo 57pbass - post the specifics please).

Here are the details.

The Courthouse

Queens Blvd & 40th Street - Sunnyside

#7 train to 40th Street stop if traveling by train and also very close to the 59th St bridge.

No cover - we start @ 10:30. 3 - hour sets.

 

I stopped in to take a look at this place and its a real nice place - perfect size and right on top of the crowd.

 

It should be a fun night hope you can make it down.

 

If I get Shecki Cappasso drunk enough I might ask him up between sets to do some stand up.

I'll provide all the rim shots.....

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What an amazing selection of basses - now if only they hadn't just taken Concorde out of service I could have popped across the pond and joined y'all! I'm particularly impressed they've got this damn fine Warwick which looks identical to mine - anyone fancy buying me a backup bass for Christmas?

 

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Damn... I'll probably be driving home to Philly from VA on the 22nd after a show. I'd have to drive straight to NYC from VA to make it in time to meet y'all. I don't think you guys would wanna see me in that condition -- I'll be pretty ripe. Those expensive basses would probably reject me at first sight anyway. Be nice to see Shecky The Chair again, though.

\m/

Erik

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--Sun Tzu

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ADDRESS INFO

 

JoeyG Music / Guitar And Bass Loft

105 Mulberry Street 5th floor.

New York NY

 

You have to buzz to get the elevator to work, but they know we're coming, so just say you're with the forum group, or use my name, or say you're with Bass Player....

 

I spoke to Evan today, and along with a chap named Adam, they round out Joey's staff. They asked about what to set up, because they have a large space and could actually host "meetings" and stuff. I said to just make it comfortable so we can hang and play. Don't you love it when someone says "well, if we need to, we can always set up a Tech21 in another room...".

 

CMDN - thanks for watching out for me. This is usually a polite group (so I don't expect to be pummeled for my "boxer shorts" post). Thanks for thinking of making the trip. We miss your diary, so go home Sat, get some sleep, and write us a story....

 

If anyone needs any further info, post here, PM me, or email me. If I can help in any way, I will.

 

IdnarB, will we hear a G scale ;) I bet you've made great strides !!!

 

57pbass - yeah right. You sure know how to clear a room...

 

Tom

www.stoneflyrocks.com

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Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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