April 21, 2007


by Chris Randall

While it is certainly true that in order to make a living in the music business, you're going to have to swallow your pride at some point, I'm of the firm opinion that you have to draw the line. Diamond Dave is the Fucktard Event Horizon, of course, as one can't be a bigger fucktard, but there's a huge swath of the entertainment industry that exists in that purgatory between "getting by" and "over the edge."

Weren't we just talking about Genesis? That's just creepy. I'm never going to look at a soprano sax as a potential lead instrument ever again after seeing that. What is it about soprano sax players and perms? Does playing the instrument with any proficiency (and I use that term loosely) also inform your hair style? And can't a soprano sax play in tune? Is it that hard?

In any case, more power to 'em for making a living making music. Somebody has to do it, I guess. Alex Byrd is to blame for bringing this to my attention.



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Apr.21.2007 @ 2:33 PM
To their credit, even weddings for really boring people need live music at times. I would rather see them get the job than someone I could potentially have respect for.

Apr.21.2007 @ 3:08 PM
Much like the jersey number of a legendary sports figure, the soprano sax should have been retired upon Coltrane's death.

Apr.21.2007 @ 3:24 PM
Competently played. Polished. Smooth. Boring as fuck.

At least they introduced the live drummer for "Peg": what was the story with the horredous drum box in the Genesis track??


Apr.21.2007 @ 3:45 PM
If you think the sax is bad, try the "Love Strings" in the classical section. WOW, my ears were beating away with the intonation.
Now I've just shown you how lame I am, because not only did I click on the link, I even explored the rest of the site, lol

Apr.21.2007 @ 4:26 PM
Clearly he aspires to be michael bolton. I aspire to strap to the next Russian rocket headed for the center of the sun.

Apr.21.2007 @ 4:28 PM
err.. that was I aspire to strap Michael Bolton to the next Russian rocket headed for the center of the sun.

Damny typing machine.


Apr.21.2007 @ 4:47 PM
ouch shit...

I play soprano (and believe me, it's way harder to keep it in tune than the tenor or alto) but this is shit nevertheless.



Apr.21.2007 @ 5:28 PM
Yes, soprano sax seems quite challenging to play correctly, engaginingly, in tune. Much like when I hear a theremin solo, I ask myself, "why did they bother?" I agree with michael - no one should play soprano but John Coltrane. And he's dead, ergo...

Apr.21.2007 @ 7:44 PM
The Cody
I think I saw this as external link on the wikipedia, under Derivative Drivel.

Apr.21.2007 @ 8:05 PM
Nobody should play soprano but Coltrane?

What about link [www.youtube.com]">link [www.youtube.com] Bennie Maupin? (granted, that's a saxello, but it's close enough)


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