Thursday Thirteen #16 — More About Trevor Wolff


Over the past few weeks, I’ve been helping you guys get to know the characters of Trevor’s Song in more depth. Here’s some more about the star of this show, Trevor Wolff.

Thirteen reasons why Trevor picked up the bass

1. Four strings means two less to learn.

2. Mitchell told him to.

3. Bass players are moody, elusive, and hypnotic.

4. Bass players were in short supply in Riverview at the time they decided to create the band.

5. Anything in short supply is in demand and therefore hot. Desirable. Maybe even respected.

6. Bass can be as much or as little as you want to make it, and it all sounds good.

7. Bass is the backbone of the metal sound even though most people don’t pay attention to it.

8. It’d piss off Hank once he heard what his son was doing.

9. Mitchell’s sister Amy bet him he couldn’t do it (jury’s still out on who won that bet).

10. It seemed the easiest thing to learn to play if he was going to be in this band he was dreaming up.

11. He could practice in his and Mitchell’s room and not the garage, like if he had drums.

12. Mitchell’s father, Patterson, showed up one night with a used bass in the back of his car and said that Trevor didn’t need to pay him back for it if he’d learn to play it.

13. Whenever someone says he can’t, that’s a sign that he must.

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  1. Rashenbo

    February 15, 2007 12:41 am

    “mitchell told him to” – doesn’t that just summarize it all! 🙂 BR/BR/Happy TT!

  2. Marcia

    February 15, 2007 1:06 am

    I love reading these facts about your characters.

  3. Sanni

    February 15, 2007 1:10 am

    Oh, yeah… Bass players ARE moody and hypnotic =)BR/BR/And I´m sure, Trevor is, too!BR/BR/I can´t play Bass… so, having a look at #13 I have to learn it now =)

  4. L^2

    February 15, 2007 1:21 am

    Great list, as usual. I think I love #13 the most. BR/Happy TT! 🙂

  5. Raggedy

    February 15, 2007 4:26 am

    Terrific Thursday Thirteen!BR/My TT is posted.BR/Have a wonderful day!BR/Happy TT’ing!BR/*^_^BR/(=’:’=) BR/(“)_ (“)Å  BR/Raggedy

  6. Milan-zzz

    February 15, 2007 8:29 am

    Bass players are the coolest in band. And I like #7 (That’s why this is not Mitchell’s Song!)BR/BR/Hugs my dear friend!BR/Happy Thursday!

  7. Joely Sue Burkhart

    February 15, 2007 8:46 am

    #13 is a great glimpse of his character! Happy TT.

  8. karen!

    February 15, 2007 10:45 am

    Happy Thursday!

  9. Uisce

    February 15, 2007 10:55 am

    LOL, I’d always wanted to play bass, and I finally went out and bought one a couple months ago. little did I realize I’d have to work on my moodiness, elusiveness and hypnoticism! 🙂 happy TT, mine’s up!

  10. Colleen Gleason

    February 15, 2007 11:01 am

    Since my first serious boyfriend was a bass player, and so is my husband, I can concur 100% with #4 (or whatever number was about them being moody and hypnotic).BR/BR/I got hooked on Jaco Pastorius years ago when I met my first love, and have always loved a bass-playing guy. The backbone of the band.BR/BR/My TT’s up–a chance to win an advance copy of my new book!

  11. Thomma Lyn

    February 15, 2007 11:05 am

    Ha! Trevor sounds like my kind of fella, especially #13. If somebody tells me I “can’t” do something, then Granny Bar the Door — I’m gonna do it! :)BR/BR/Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. scooper

    February 15, 2007 11:20 am

    We’re all posting about the hypnotic bass players. What does this mean?

  13. Jill

    February 15, 2007 11:31 am

    good to see the live of a character…BR/He is yours, Susan??BR/He could be a modern day Morpheus(Morphée…)

  14. Tempest Knight

    February 15, 2007 2:16 pm

    I was a guitar player. When I had to play bass, I approached it like a guitar. I sucked! *lol*

  15. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 15, 2007 5:23 pm

    Tempest, maybe you weren’t hypnotic enough? *grin*BR/BR/Interesting idea, Jill. I’ll have to think about that some more!

  16. Gene Bach

    February 15, 2007 5:40 pm

    My wife is a bass player…stand-up acoustic. She’s very good and I love it when she bows it.BR/BR/I added you to my favorite blogs list. Take care!BR/BR/Gene

  17. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 15, 2007 5:44 pm

    Aww, Gene, thanks!

  18. she

    February 15, 2007 5:46 pm

    Anything is better than playing the drums *grins, ducks runs*BR/BR/I owe, I owe, so off to write my review I go…

  19. Sparky Duck

    February 15, 2007 7:09 pm

    the bass is great for hiding out and still saying hey im cool im in a band.

  20. Starshine

    February 15, 2007 7:37 pm

    Congrats on your first novel! It’s clear that you know your characters well!

  21. ChupieandJ'smama

    February 15, 2007 7:42 pm

    I dated a guitar player once. He was moody and elusive but definitely not hypnotic. Great list for Trevor. I like #13 the best too.

  22. ChupieandJ'smama

    February 15, 2007 7:42 pm

    I dated a guitar player once. He was moody and elusive but definitely not hypnotic. Great list for Trevor. I like #13 the best too.

  23. ChupieandJ'smama

    February 15, 2007 7:42 pm

    I dated a guitar player once. He was moody and elusive but definitely not hypnotic. Great list for Trevor. I like #13 the best too.

  24. scribbit

    February 15, 2007 7:49 pm

    Thanks for all your comments–BR/BR/and bass players are pretty cool in my book.

  25. Amy Ruttan

    February 15, 2007 8:00 pm

    Great TT! I really am getting to know your characters. Love the line “mitchell told him to” as well.BR/BR/Happy TT.BR/BR/Thanks for dropping by mine.

  26. Haley-O

    February 15, 2007 8:33 pm

    oooo….I love a hot bass player! Very mysterious…masculine…coooool…. 😉

  27. Sophisticated Writer

    February 16, 2007 2:26 pm

    Missed you too Susan.BR/BR/I’ve been busy with all sorts of things so forgive me :)BR/BR/Another fun TT entry ;)BR/BR/Are you reading Madison’s Revenge yet? ( BR/BR/I want your feedback!!

  28. Sandra

    February 16, 2007 4:38 pm

    I love this list. What a great way to flesh out a character – much better than the standard “interview them” most writing books tell you to do.BR/BR/Is it okay if I link to you on my “A Writer’s Life” blog?

  29. cheesygiraffe

    February 17, 2007 2:33 am

    You don’t have to be good looking to be a bass player either. 😛

  30. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 17, 2007 9:29 am

    That’s a good point, in fact, Cheesy. Thanks!

  31. Janet

    February 17, 2007 11:35 am

    hahaha bass is easier!

  32. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 17, 2007 11:36 am

    I was wondering if someone would catch that!

  33. Moogie

    February 17, 2007 11:41 am

    Oh these are great! I’m partial to Bass players myself. 🙂

  34. Yaeli

    February 17, 2007 4:55 pm

    Trevor sounds like an interesting character. I’ll have to check back to read more about the book and its characters.BR/BR/Michele sent me.

  35. Karen

    February 19, 2007 3:35 pm

    btw, I love the auto-linker thing!

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