bassically just proper citation
after hearing a fine bassist in memphis, i came home to teach my bass-poppin' lad proper citation. as far as i know, it all starts with larry graham, playing with sly stone and graham central station 35 years ago. here's a short clip of the original bass percussionist, in which mr, graham shows how it's done. the full-on, full-regalia seventies version, is up at youtube too, as are clips from modern innovators such as victor wooten.
the lad will no doubt argue that flea is better, but at least he'll be able to cite to the source. i'm just glad that he's popping like mr. graham and mr. flea -- and that he's successfully resisted the pick.