I don’t know if anyone else is as impulsive as me, but I can definitely pinpoint my “OK yeah this is what I want to learn” moment. I was taking a short walk to pick up curbside takeout one weekend and my phone happened to randomly feed me an Arkells album — Jackson Square. The second I hear the opening riff to “Oh, the boss is coming!” I found myself grooving all the way to the shop on repeat. It isn’t super complex but something about the riff put me in such a good mood and I couldn’t help imagining how much fun it must be to be able to grab an instrument and crank that out.
Needless to say I couldn’t get it out of my head and being the impulsive pup I am I owned a bass less than a week later. B2B shortly afterwards, now steadily making my way through it and I can honestly see myself being able to jam along with exactly the song that set me on the road