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#308826 - 05/31/10 09:03 PM I know this is somebody from here...
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Wrong Gig

Which one of you forum members is it?

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#308831 - 05/31/10 09:22 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: RickF]
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Lol...the drummer!

Those guys should write their own music, they're good. The drummer is crazy, in a good way!
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#308839 - 05/31/10 09:54 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: Adrian]
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That's awesome! Too funny.
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#308840 - 05/31/10 10:02 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: Ya_basta]
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That's definitely impressive, and yes, it's hilarious.

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#308849 - 06/01/10 12:22 AM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: CV]
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Nice find, that was too funny. Reminds me of that Tom Cruise movie about fancy, acrobatic bartenders. I don't know how to play drums, but incorporating those moves must've taken a LOT of practice, so yeah, pretty impressive!

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#308879 - 06/01/10 01:28 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: ]
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While I appreciate the ability, what the drummer is doing is upstaging the guitar player who's playing the lead and doing the vocals. He needs to understand the goal is a solid performance of the song and understand exactly what his role is in order to achieve that goal. I've worked with guys like this who, during somebody else's solo, is doing anything and everything to draw attention to himself and away from what is being featured.

We only see the one song, of course so, to us, it is, understandably, novel and clever. But, IF he is doing this through the entire performance, I'm looking for a new drummer. Imagine how effective it would be if he behaved like a normal drummer though the entire performance, and then had a drum solo and he does his stuff with the spotlight on him. It would bring the house down. Save it for the drum solo, Mac.

If, you enjoy James Taylor and you don't mind wasting about 4.5 minutes of your time, I can give you an example of what I'm talking about. Watch this video. If you can feed the audio through your Axioms, it will be more impressive.

About 3:15 into the vid, a backup performer is featured. To this point in the concert, he's competently and professionally fulfilled his backing role and has been relatively unnoticed. Whether or not the music, or what the backup performer does, is your cup of tea, stay with the vid until the song ends (approximately 4:30 in to the video) to see both the audience and James Taylor's reaction.

Had this performer been doing, during the entire concert, what he did just this once, it would have been initially impressive, then a bit redundant, then boring, then offensive. One of the golden rules of performance - ALWAYS LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE.

Apologies for the rant, but stuff like this gets to me.
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#308883 - 06/01/10 02:10 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: Ajax]
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Considering their over the top Gold jackets and the lead's over exuberant introduction that didn't quiet match the audience's size or enthusiasm levels, my guess is that this is a band that is looking to be noticed for something... anything...

Love James Taylor by the way though. He is an excellent example of when a true entertainer needs no frills to make an audience love them.
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#308887 - 06/01/10 02:52 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: Murph]
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4.5 min of time well wasted, it even sounded very good through my monitor's crappy speakers.
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#308888 - 06/01/10 03:25 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: jakewash]
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I just love the audience reaction. James Taylor's too. He's got that wry little "ain't he somethin'?" smile. He is obviously delighted by the way the crowd enjoyed Arnold. Why not! The whole thing makes HIM look good, and rightfully so.
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#308895 - 06/01/10 04:46 PM Re: I know this is somebody from here... [Re: Ajax]
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A bit off subject, but since Jack mentioned James Taylor, I caught one of his very intimate concert performances on HDNet last night...only him, his guitar, and a piano. Being that it was a live performance, the piano player and his guitar playing blending together beautifully, and they were so much in sync. I've never considered myself a fan of his, but I was moved by this performance.
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