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Personal Information

First Name
James
Last Name
Martin
Homepage URL
http://wheatdesign.com
Facebook Profile URL
http://www.facebook.com/jamesnotjim
MySpace Address
http://myspace.com/wheatdesign
Bio

I was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, went to middle school and high school in Huntsville, Arkansas. I attended college (B.A. & M.A. English, M.Ed. Educational Technology) and spent most of my adult life in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Now I live in Mount Pleasant, SC. I am the author of Wheat's BassBook. My self-indulgent, bass-centric solo project is called James, Not Jim. I am the developer and site administrator of bassplaying.com. My friends call me "Wheat" which is a short form of "Wheatbread," a silly nickname I got stuck with back in the early 90s.

Years playing bass
Since 1984
Gear

See the gear page at jamesnotjim.com for all the details.

Influences

Bassists: Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Flea (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), Victor Wooten (solo, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Billy "Bass" Nelson (Funkadelic), Stu Hamm (solo), John Entwistle (The Who), Geddy Lee (Rush), Billy Sheehan (Niacin), Charles Mingus (solo, Duke Elington), Paul Chambers (John Coltrane), Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Funkadelic, Parliament), Mike Watt (Firehose), Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), Steve Lawson (solo), and practically every other bassist I've ever heard.

Non-Bassists: Tom Waits, Tom Petty, John Coltrane, Orbital, Bill Frisell, Kenny Burrell, Miles Davis.

Writers: Julian Barns, Graham Swift, Don DeLillo, Richard Rorty

Current Gig(s)

jamesnotjim.com is the site for my solo bass-centric recordings.

Day Job

Software Trainer for faculty and staff at a community college (full time)
Adjunct English instructor (part-time)

Location
Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

User points

Points
4029

History

Member for
6 years 8 weeks