August 12, 2006

It's all about the sustain, really...

by Chris Randall

And in the "Paid Per Note" catagory... I don't have any snide remarks for this, since the kit is good and the music is, while not my cup of tea, actual music. So do with it what you will. Thanks to casiotone for t3h LNk.



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Aug.12.2006 @ 12:24 PM
Not to state the obvious (I'm good for that), but I think the music is actually taking the piss. Note the trucker hat. Still, nice solo for what it is.

Aug.12.2006 @ 12:44 PM
I second that.

Aug.12.2006 @ 2:14 PM
Very Groovy music!
and very nice setup indeed.

Aug.12.2006 @ 5:19 PM
This is the kind of music that will never get you any chicks. Ever.

Aug.12.2006 @ 6:15 PM
Chris Randall
Wearing a camoflage t-shirt, a trucker hat, and dirty unkempt hair probably has a larger effect on that than the music, I would guess. But I've been married for 12 years, so what the fuck do I know?



Aug.12.2006 @ 10:28 PM
Tom Andrews
His name is Ollie McGill and he plays for a band called The Cat Empire, and trust me, the chicks love it.

This is him taking the piss, but he's an absolutely amazing keys players. They recorded their last album, Two Shoes, in Cuba with engineer Jerry Boys of "Buena Vista" fame.

I went to school with a couple of them.


Aug.12.2006 @ 11:26 PM
Wankery is wankery regardless of genre or intent. While I can respect chops, restraint and the elusively and subjective element of "taste" tend to figure in the music I enjoy.

Nice gear, he can deffinitely play, but fuck me - I thought that shit was over when 1980 hit. ;)


Aug.14.2006 @ 10:43 AM
I thought that the chicks dig "dirty unkempt hair". Isn't that what all those dickwads on MTV have? (Along with $300 highlights and "retro" t-shirts, that is...)

I will say this: I have yet to know a chick who gets all hot and bothered by 1970's jazz fusion. I mean, does anyone *really* doubt that playing that Mahavishnu Orchestra record reduces your chances of getting some action to zero? (And if you don't understand what I mean, you probably NEVER get laid.)

Or, to put it another way: there's no doubt that Jan Hammer can play the hell out of a Minimoog, but does anyone actually consider him to be "cool"???


Aug.14.2006 @ 10:55 AM
Chris Randall
I gotta go with JG on this one. My wife's hatred of prog is deep and intense. I'm not too fond of it myself, but I've been known to put on Tarkus and air-drum on the steering wheel to the entirity of side 1 while on tour, to punish the rest of the van, and let 'em know who's boss. They're all whining and submissive by the time Bitch's Crystal comes on in all its 6/8 glory.

But in all my years, I've never met a woman who could stomach that shit. However, what he's playing in the clip seems to have more in common with current jam-band stuff than Return To Forever or whatever. And for some inexplicable reason, a certain class of chicks _does_ dig that.



Aug.14.2006 @ 1:10 PM
penzoil washington
ugh, this is too spot-on hideous to be a total goof. if you want more like him, contact the placement dept at Berklee, they'll pull one off the shelf. dexterity doesn't redeem musical slumming now any more than it did back when this style was current.

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