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This was posted by surfmonkey a few years ago:

 

surfmonkey

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posted 12-14-2002 07:01 PM

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*shameless self promotion*

 

In case you were wondering who the bass player in the wedding scene of Star Trek:Nemesis is...it's me!

And if you haven't seen it already, I command you to do so, or I'm leaving this forum at once.

 

*shameless self promotion*

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I was house bassist for a cable TV show in Jacksonville, Florida for 13 episodes promoting up and coming country, gospel and bluegrass performers.

 

Yeah....I guess cable TV doesn't count. Well....had to try.

 

Damn it, Beavis...... :)

Bassplayers aren't paid to play fast, they're paid to listen fast.
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yep! i seen me on tha teee veee!

Donnie and Marie, Jay Leno, Roseann, " Premio La Gente " Latin Music Awards, Chayanne Live on Telemundo and just recently for about 2 seconds on the ABC? show Casino when they showed Martin Nievera. :bor:

 

oh... and there was that COPS episode.. :freak:

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Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

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I can be seen playing upright on old reruns Emeril's cooking show. Basically we would play on commercial breaks. It was a great gig for a couple of years and then they got a new production team and didn't like our look anymore. Maybe it was the ponytail.
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I was on a local TV show in Miami...

 

in the 50's..

 

when I was 8... No??? :D

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,

but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "&$%^, what a ride". - Doug Berlin

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Originally posted by David:

I was on a local TV show in Miami...

 

in the 50's..

 

when I was 8... No??? :D

And I was on the Duane & Floppy show when I was 8. I guess it counts.

 

http://www.desmoinesbroadcasting.com/who-tv/floppy/floppy-and-gang.jpg

 

As for those who have appeared while playing bass, I'll keep my eyes open. Maybe it's time to rent some Trek movies again.

- Matt W.
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I was on French national television once. I was in a jazz band that toured France and Spain for about a month, and we somehow ended up being hired spur-of-the-moment as the pep band for some big basketball game between France and Spain. Went back to the hotel and watched ourselves playing "Land of 1,000 Dances" on French national television. Surreal.
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Here's a cool little gem to dig up...

 

I was on college television a couple of times with my cover band in the early 90's. We even played one original that I wrote. The station only went out to the local area of about 13,000 homes, so it wasn't very substantial. It probably didn't hurt matters that I was also involved in the production of the show, but I digress. :)

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I was on chinese tv. I played a gig with an asian friend of mine in chinatown (the one where i brought out the conklin for the first time) and the local news station was there, but they were doing live coverage so i couldn't call anyone to ask them to tivo it.

 

aje...i never knew that you were on those shows...did you post that to the forum? were those shows from your days with kc and the sunshine band? someone else?

 

jason

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I was on TV a few times..unfortunately all appearances had nothing to do with playing bass..

 

I was on Live at Five NYC once ..

Tony Guida interviewd me about EGG CREAMS ??

 

I was also on a long running commercial for

NY University's School of Dentisitry..

It ran for about 2 years on the local NY 1 cable channel..

 

no residuals ..

no free dental work..

no free egg creams ..

many abusive phone calls from friends after seeing one of the NYU Commercials..

I think I need new management

www.danielprine.com

 

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Well I've been on tv twice, as far as I know anyway :D

 

One time was for a local soap called "De Kampioenen" (The Champions) which is about a soccer team. I'm on the side of the field, and for a split second you can see me talking. Well, pretending to talk (so I guess I was acting :D )

 

Second time was an interview about the closing time of local pubs in one Belgian city ... I was supposed to be studying for some exam, but I figured I had some time and no one would know. Lo and behold, a tv camera team comes to ask me some questions for nationwide tv :D

"I'm a work in progress." Micky Barnes

 

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Bump. (and slightly OT, but since I started the topic I have the right!)

 

I'm on TV (here's where it's OT, this post isn't about a bass player, it's about me playing sax)!

 

While I'm out of the closet about my sax playing, I don't believe that I've mentioned my main gig is playing sax at Destiny Church in Broken Arrow, OK. Been doing this for about seven years now.

 

Our church is featured on a couple hours of TBN broadcasting. I was aware that we had recorded some footage, today I actually saw me on the air (thanks to some timely channel flipping). This may only be shown locally... but that's TBN's fault. ;) I'm way off on one end of the stage so the camera only gets me a couple times. Part of the show is a living room interview involving our senior pastor and his wife, music pastor, a worship leader from another local church, then our youth pastor. There's also some sermon footage, where my sax gets some camera time posing on its stand.

 

Worship footage is used to segway between the segments of the show. I am even in the mix (there are two saxes, I play tenor, and like to think I am the one who is in tune). This doesn't make me famous... just had to share. :D

- Matt W.
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I missed this thread the first time around. In the early seventies I played on the Donny & Marie Show and Rollin' on the River (Kenny Rogers). In 1987 I performed in a concert documentary of Bo Diddley filmed for Swedish TV that was eventually released world wide. It aired in the U.S. on A&E. Not remembering the year but I was also in an airing of the BAMMIES, a Bay Area award show. Also a few years back they did a special on my wife for a show called Backroads on KPIX.

 

Wally

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I've been on a local morning show a couple times with a band, and a few local cable access shows. Also have been in two film projects, neither of which have seen the light of day yet. I even did an interview with some people from Montreal who were making a documentary about the Seattle music scene. I don't know whether anything ever came of that.
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Well, I was an extra very briefly (courtesy of an ad in TIME OUT)

back in the late 90's ..and did a lot of standing around for ANGUS DEYTON.The 1st time I turn up around9.30 am(morning)

in front of a lapdancer in BROWNS NIGHTCLUB IN HACKNEY (fun!)

Aweek later I was in portobello market pretending to gamble in a card game. and a few years before that i was seen on tv when I was walking past the law courts in the strand not doing extra work but just going about my business.

1977fender telecaster bass . Washburn status, ch guitar 8 string , schecter elite diamond series 5 string. Steinberger xm2 custom.the list goes on..
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I have only one claim to TV fame. I was once, very briefly (and very proudly), in an early episode of HBO's Real Sex series. I was not playing a bass, or any other instrument for that matter. I will not describe the situation since your imaginations will conjure a much better scenario.

 

When it was filmed, we were told that it was for a Time/Life documentary.

 

Sadly, I have never seen the episode, as I have never subscribed to HBO. Quite a few of my co-workers, friends, relatives, and my girlfriend at the time it was filmed have seen it and approached me the next day with the details. Everyone but the girlfriend was impressed.

 

True story.

My whole trick is to keep the tune well out in front. If I play Tchaikovsky, I play his melodies and skip his spiritual struggle. ~Liberace
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Nothing to do with the post but does anyone knows who play the bass lines in Seinfeld,(tv show) I would swear that is marcus miller but not sure.

 

 

Anyone?

 

www.myspace.com/davidbassportugal

 

"And then the magical unicorn will come prancing down the rainbow and we'll all join hands for a rousing chorus of Kumbaya." - by davio

 

 

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