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by Entheogen
Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: REVIEWS: 22 SEP 2007 - ROYAL OAK, MI
Replies: 6
Views: 8589

The show was amazing. I was a bit confused with the festival seating (it came across differently on the ticket), but I ended up having about second row for most of the show. Zack truly caught me off guard. I can see why his stage antics put some people off, but I loved it. His guitar playing wowed m...
by Entheogen
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve`s singing skills
Replies: 27
Views: 10673

Steve wouldn't make it on the merit of his vocals alone, but would Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, or Eric Clapton? I'm just amazed he can play as well as he can and sing in tune and on beat at live shows.

Evan Riddell
by Entheogen
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: My Steve Vai Trivia Questions! (Slightly tough)
Replies: 64
Views: 18151

"The Power of Bombos"

Doesn't anybody read liner notes any more? It's the song for Greece and Dragon Ball Z (he mentions it).

Evan Riddell
by Entheogen
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: EVH 5150 III -- What Are Your Thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 7797

Having read Guitar World 's article/review/preview and seeing Eddie moving from, "Let's get tore up and record us some porn music" to "Let's get me a fake tan and hawk all this over-priced equipment to the drooling masses" makes me happy. Happy to see that he's still got people willing and eager to ...
by Entheogen
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: SOUND THEORIES: REVIEW THREAD
Replies: 171
Views: 104959

Okay, so I got the records and I let them soak in for a couple days. My final review (and don't kill me)- ehh. The orchestrated Vai favorites would have sounded better without, dare I say it, the guitar; it would have been interesting to hear the whole piece in a fresh light, not just the background...
by Entheogen
Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Today no new Vai-Album in Germany available
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

That happened to me as well, and I live in Michigan. I went to every store in the cultural backwater known as the home of Michael Moore (Flint), and everywhere said, "It came out today, and we have one on order, but we won't be getting it for another week or so." I was pissed to the least. I then pl...
by Entheogen
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Photo Gallery and Discussion
Topic: New Vai Electric/Acoustic Double Neck Guitar
Replies: 46
Views: 21060

On "the very first acoustic/electric," I remember a Carvin catalog a couple years back with Slash playing something like this. I'm sure it's floating around somewhere on the vastness of the 'net.

Still, sweet-ass couple of guitars.

Evan Riddell
by Entheogen
Tue May 22, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: A couple questions for a term paper
Replies: 13
Views: 3353

Wikipedia's always fun to read and get rid of some precious hours reading up on Discordianism and tree frogs, but I'm a little cagey about using it as a valid source, especially since the Steve Vai page is uncited. The journals are great. And yes, probably will fail, but I'll be writing about a man ...
by Entheogen
Mon May 21, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: A couple questions for a term paper
Replies: 13
Views: 3353

These journals really suck you in, don't they? I mean, they're just fun to read; I get to write a paper from them!

Evan Riddell
by Entheogen
Sat May 19, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: A couple questions for a term paper
Replies: 13
Views: 3353

A couple questions for a term paper

I know this may get locked, but I'm writing a term paper about Steve for my Music History class, and I need some info that I can't seem to find anywhere else. Could anybody help me? I'm specifically looking for his parent's names, and possibly siblings, and I know he has at least a brother and a sis...
by Entheogen
Sat May 12, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: The Perfect Bass Player
Replies: 21
Views: 5876

As a guitar-turned-bass-player for a grab-bag style anything-goes band, I do it a little differently. A couple years ago, I started playing bass out of necessity. I come from the Vai school, and moving from showy, solo-after-solo, improv stuff to just hitting roots every eight beats never ever worke...
by Entheogen
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The Vai song you hate the most?
Replies: 90
Views: 20539

Mikey wrote:
It absolutely is NOT a Christian rock album...

Mikey
vai.com
It has its moments of God Rock-ness, but it's all balanced out by the immortal chorus, "Jesus Christ is in your bed tonight". Don't worry, I love the album.

Evan Riddell
by Entheogen
Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The Vai song you hate the most?
Replies: 90
Views: 20539

Please dont sing.. it makes me sad because your guitar skills are 100% better Ouch... that's a little harsh. I happen to enjoy the singing, but one can't please them all. I, for one, am not too much a fan of "Road to Mt. Calvary." It sounds too much like a Nine Inch Nails B-Side. I have my problems...
by Entheogen
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Spirtuality Views of Vai??
Replies: 120
Views: 33058

Not to ruin the new syncretic mood of this thread, but I personally believe that the reason the Bible has held up and that people still believe in it because of their perents or society brought them up that way. Most Western (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim) religous people I know are religous because...
by Entheogen
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: LED ZEPPELIN
Replies: 68
Views: 15172

I maintain that Led Zeppelin was the best band ever. That may be odd at first, but look at it. Jimmy Page is a great inventive guitarist (he invented tapping, listen to "Heartbreaker" on How the West Was Won ), and John Bonham and John Paul Jones were two virtuoso musicians together as one singular ...