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  1. While it's disappointing to me that you're done, I do envy you the feeling that you've accomplished what you set out to do.
  2. So what does the future hold for you, musically?
  3. I'm one of the guilty ones. My attention span is miserably low these days, so my consumption of new music is limited to the equivalent of "dropping the needle in different places" in each song. I tried composing some new material a few weeks ago and found even my own stuff isn't holding my attention. My theory is that I'm suffering from pre separation anxiety. This is the last year we have Emma at home with us and it's really hitting me hard. I'm very sorry if that has spilled into my relationships with you guys.
  4. I've been to the Moore a handful of times and is roughly the same size venue in which I first saw Rush. Of all the times I've been to the Moore, I've never seen the line snake around the block as it did last night. Yeah, Novaselic wasn't a particularly good interviewer, but I did enjoy him telling stories about himself. My only awareness of him is as "the bassist in Nirvana", so it was nice to get to "know" him on a deeper level.
  5. The Seattle show was fun. Krist Novoselic was the guest interviewer.
  6. Second row seats at The Moore were $525 when I checked. Yeah, no thanks.
  7. I was completely prepared to pass on this, but my daughter said she really wants to go, so we got a couple of nosebleed tickets for the Seattle show.
  8. This, plus just a bit of nostalgia for "simpler times", is pretty much my take as well. Kids grow up in the suburbs thinking "anywhere but here" is where they want to be, so they climb on that bus and go and paint big cities from a lonely attic room. After a while, they begin to feel the tug of "home" creeping up in memories of lighted streets on quiet nights.
  9. Octave pedal? I'm trying to imagine playing that as we hear it....that's a lot of frets to jump...I sure as shit couldn't do it, not that smooth anyway.
  10. The initial count on the video is 6/8, 7/8, 6/8, 6/8, and then drops into the regular pattern of 6 & 7.
  11. I count it the way it's played on the studio, alternating measures of 6/8 and 7/8. Oh yeah, I hear what you're hearing, there's a spot where he plays two measures of 6/8.
  12. My top 5 faves are: Lifeson Gilmour Van Halen Gibbons SRV I don't know that I can do the kind of ranking you're asking for, but for three 10s in technique, I'd go with Vai, Gilbert, and Petrucci. Which one is better than the other is too hard for me to work out. For three 10s in feel, I'd go with Gilmour, SRV, and Chris Duarte. Three who are in the sweet spot would be Lifeson, Eric Johnson, and Elliot Easton.
  13. Harrison: 1T, 2F Clapton: 2T, 8F Beck: 4T, 6F Page: 2T, 6F (if we're talking his acoustic work, he'd get a 4T...he's a better acoustic guitarist than electric, imo). Hendrix: 3T, 7F
  14. In recognition that all this is very subjective, I don't have an issue with putting Vai at a 10 for technique (Paul Gilbert ranks right up there as well). I don't agree that Eddie is at a 10 for emotiveness. SRV would get my vote for that rating/category. Gilmour, too, for that matter. I'd put Alex at about a 3 for technique and a 7 for feel. EVH would get a 7 for technique and a 6 for feel.
  15. Who would you put at 10 for those categories?
  16. He's my favorite guitarist and has been for decades. He's certainly not the most technical player out there, nor is he the most emotive, but for me he sits in the sweet spot between feel and technique.
  17. JARG

    There are no words

    Yes. The AI can't quite get all the little nuances that Phil would have if he were to actually be singing on the track.
  18. My understanding is that a producer is supposed to serve as an "objective ear" when it comes to song's composition/arrangement, and individual performances during the song's recording. I would expect a producer to suggest things like changing the key a song is in, or the tempo it's being played at, or extending/shortening various parts of the song to make it "flow" better, and stuff like that.
  19. Cool-looking venue. And man, she can belt.
  20. "whew" was the very thought I had. Dave's time is coming, for sure, and I don't know how much creative juice he has left, but it's still gonna' be a sad day when he's gone to play that great gig in the sky.
  21. I've always thought "everybody got to deviate from the norm" was a message to Terry.
  22. An early negative consequence of the internet for him:
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