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by totallygeek
Mon May 16, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Who is the vocalist in "The Blood and Tears"?
Replies: 15
Views: 7547

Re: Who is the vocalist in "The Blood and Tears"?

TotallyGeek, thank you for living up to your screen name..... LOL - Why thank you. Actually, I lived in India for a while and my wife is from Punjab. I actually know a couple people that can have conversations strictly in Sanskrit: one studied it for her degree and one was studying to become a puja...
by totallygeek
Mon May 16, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Who is the vocalist in "The Blood and Tears"?
Replies: 15
Views: 7547

Re: Who is the vocalist in "The Blood and Tears"?

I thought Sanskrit was dead, and noone knew how to speak it. Anyone devoting themselves to a temple in Northern India will likely have to learn Sanskrit. You can think of it like Latin, which is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church, though people don't generally walk the halls speakin...
by totallygeek
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Iron Maiden 2009 Somewhere Back in Time tour
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Re: Iron Maiden 2009 Somewhere Back in Time tour

Saw them in Bangalore, India (awesome show, great set):

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by totallygeek
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY
Replies: 262
Views: 69070

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

I don't think he means that copyright expires, but it might be hard in court when there have been a multitude of incidents where you didn't sue, but now you do.... Precisely. Especially if one artist has more money or is more popular than another. I would still like to know if the suit is brought o...
by totallygeek
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: how do i get the guitar to make a squeaking sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 3208

Re: how do i get the guitar to make a squeaking sound?

Sure it is not the squeak part where metal is scraped against the strings, like his trem bar?

Take your whammy bar out of its socket and run along your string for some great sounds.
by totallygeek
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve and The Star Spangled banner.
Replies: 7
Views: 2251

Re: Steve and The Star Spangled banner.

Patill wrote:
guitarmattms wrote:wouldn't be cool to see Mr. Vai do a version of the song for the superbowl or some major sporting even.
You know, people just don´t go for real musicians...
They had Justin Timberlake one year.
by totallygeek
Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY
Replies: 262
Views: 69070

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

I think in these cases you have to sue or you will forever lose the right to sue someone else for the same behavior. If someone copies an entire release, the argument in court will be, "He is playing favorites. It is alright for Coldplay to copy material, but not <insert cheesy band name here>?" Als...
by totallygeek
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Steve and The Star Spangled banner.
Replies: 7
Views: 2251

Re: Steve and The Star Spangled banner.

He did it for MTV's Rock and Jock almost twenty years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyCRSZjtYBI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by totallygeek
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: John 5-G3
Replies: 32
Views: 6951

I think John 5 would be a nice addition for the G3. He evidently already has worked with Steve Vai (Perenium) and believe it or not can play much more than just heavy stuff. Can't do any worse than Yngwie!
by totallygeek
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: easiest songs of steve ?
Replies: 26
Views: 12885

Die to Live is 'easy' (what a term to use for Vai's music).
by totallygeek
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: John Mayer
Replies: 28
Views: 9177

Re: John Mayer

llamahead wrote:are there any John Mayer fans here!?!? :D
My girlfriend likes him, so I took her to a concert last summer. I must say, the event was at a great venue (Hollywood Bowl), he plays guitar well and there was plenty of guitar work performed, and the place was filled with women. I would go again...
by totallygeek
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Recent Purchases...
Replies: 191
Views: 53338

May 2008:

The Bird and the Bee - The Bird and the Bee
Limp - Guitarded
Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien (Remastered with DVD)
by totallygeek
Fri May 30, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Frank Zappa: The Torture Never Stops DVD (feat. Steve Vai)
Replies: 21
Views: 6822

Where can I get this? Amazon shows nothing...
by totallygeek
Tue May 20, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Does Vai play guitar in the film Circuitry man?
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

by totallygeek
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Question about 'hard to play'
Replies: 11
Views: 5121

My question more specifically is: Has there been anything you just cannot nail every time and just simply drop from recording, play live, or trying to master. We know that Vai or Satch can do sweep picking, legato, etc, but is there some beat they just could never consistently get down. Or, does Vai...