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What is a "spoonjob"?


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Hi, I'm currently looking for a new band, and while looking through my local musicians wanted classifieds, I came across an ad that read something like...

 

Wanted: Bassplayer for local singer/songwriter, would prefer an URB player, drummer has expressed an aversion to spoonjobs...blah, blah, etc.

 

I've never heard of this term, though obviously spoonjobbing gets up drummers noses! Can anyone enlighten me?

 

Cheers,

 

Conor.

Grizzly Bears Don't Fear Anyone.

 

Angry Cheetahs Emerge Growling.

 

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any time!

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Maybe the drummer doesn't like to play spoons as an instrument, or dislikes the smaller, quieter type of gigs that would entail.

 

Or maybe he's averse to soup?

 

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Benloy!

 

The phrase has me baffled, and as the ad was posted by a very well respected singer/songwriter I assumed it was a well known term amongst gigging/pro musicians! And since it was specified by the drummer, I then thought it must be a rythym section term.

 

I put my name forward anyway, I'd just like to know what spoonjobbing consists of before I audition.

 

Cheers,

 

Conor.

Grizzly Bears Don't Fear Anyone.

 

Angry Cheetahs Emerge Growling.

 

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any time!

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:D Right, so it ain't a musical term!! I think the drummer has something to hide, he protests too much!

 

*I didn't intend the 1st topic on my return to stoop to such lows folks. Honestly!

Grizzly Bears Don't Fear Anyone.

 

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I reserve the right to change my opinion at any time!

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"Could be a spoon of honey

could be a spoon of tea

just a li'l spoon of y'precious love

s'good enough for me

That spoon, that spoon, that spoonjob

Everybody' talkin' 'bout tha' spoonjob!"

 

[Apologies to Willie Dixon & Chester Burnett who are no doubt "rollin'& tumblin'" in they graves.]

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Anyway, f#$@#ing in the ass is as likely to happen in the tri-cities area as the San Francisco region. Look for those prisons.

 

EDIT: or other invasive anal probing.

 

Way to go, mods. The education here is just so worthwhile.

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Originally posted by zeronyne:

Actually, now that I did a bit more research, it may have a less "prisonesque" meaning over the Pond. Sorry! :o

Well, heck, man, let's clean the window---what's it mean in that area?

 

Neophyte? Crass beginner*? Something else?

 

[*As in spoonfed?]

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http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages/mx_097RowanWitt.jpg

 

Your spoon does not bend because it is just that: a spoon. Mine bends because there is no spoon, just my mind. Link yourself to the spoon. Become the spoon and bend yourself.

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Feel the rhythm with your hands

Steal the rhythm while you can, spoonman

Speak the rhythm on your own

Speak the rhythm all alone, spoonman

 

Spoonman, come together with your hands

Save me, Im together with your plan

Save me

 

All my friends are indians

All my friends are brown and red, spoonman

All my friends are skeletons

They beat the rhythm with their bones,

Spoonman

 

Feel the rhythm with your hands

Steal the rhythm while you can, spoonman

 

for Bump and Yogi

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Originally posted by Lee Flier:

[QB]Uhh, did you click zeronyne's link?

 

Yes I did actually, I then apologised for accidentally bringing such a topic to this forum. A public forum about bass that has quite a large numbers of minors browsing.

 

Zeronyne implied that maybe there was a "less prisonesque" meaning on this side of the Atlantic, I was wondering what that was!

Grizzly Bears Don't Fear Anyone.

 

Angry Cheetahs Emerge Growling.

 

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any time!

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Originally posted by GTRBass:

Ya'll have some twisted minds! :thu:

 

A spoonjob is a player who needs to be spoonfed, because they either can't play, or have little ability to learn their parts, so somebody has to teach them.

Thank you GTRBass!

Grizzly Bears Don't Fear Anyone.

 

Angry Cheetahs Emerge Growling.

 

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any time!

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I think Conor has his answer, and we've had some fun

Now is the time for this topic to be done

Greenboy says I should shut this down

That it's not the best thread in this bass-town

I also like his lyrics from sound-garden

so now, begging everyone's pardon

I will close this thread that isn't so great

Despite the lyrics of a song in seven eight

 

Tom

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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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