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by budt
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: For more information about the limited edition pre sale pac
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: For more information about the limited edition pre sale

I noticed that topspin's service page does not go to an https secure page when it asks for your credit card info. Does not seem cool in this day and age.
by budt
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: 1983 Steve Vai Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 2060

Re: 1983 Steve Vai Interview

That 1983 February issue of Guitar Player was the first one I ever bought, for all of $2. I bought it because FZ was on the cover, and that issue turned out to be quite the little fortune cookie. In addition to the interview with Steve Vai, Mike Varney's spotlight column featured an unknown Yngwie M...
by budt
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: 10 November Experience Hendrix Tour New York, NY
Replies: 4
Views: 2894

Re: 10 November Experience Hendrix Tour New York, NY

Hey Tom, Being a native New Yorker I have been to many a Beacon show! SRV's first tour, the G3s with EJ and Yngwie, Tull, etc. I think Steve used only one hand-painted guitar in the Pittsburgh show - I can't remember now. I talk about it in plural in my review because Steve mentioned more than one i...
by budt
Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: 10 November Experience Hendrix Tour New York, NY
Replies: 4
Views: 2894

Re: 10 November Experience Hendrix Tour New York, NY

For $99 plus exorbitant fees I expect to hear the damn lead guitars. But thanks are due to the sound people for belatedly addressing the issue. Some people around me didn't seem to notice until the db's went way up again after the problem was fixed. I don't know for sure whether this was a Beacon p...
by budt
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: 26 October Experience Hendrix Tour Pittsburgh, PA
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Re: 26 October Experience Hendrix Tour Pittsburgh, PA

Thanks a lot for the great review. As it is impossible to me be able to see any of this concerts, I apreciate all the possible reviews. Also thanks for the link about the Gazette review. However, and probably of topic, I quoted what you said. I always have been a "fanatic" Aerosmith Live Bootleg al...
by budt
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: 26 October Experience Hendrix Tour Pittsburgh, PA
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Re: 26 October Experience Hendrix Tour Pittsburgh, PA

"The reason Steve Vai took top billing is that he was dabbling in a kind of sorcery, unleashing wicked sounds you rarely hear from a guitar..." No sh*t. :guitar I reacted the same way. Scott Mervis (the reviewer) can be a little smug at times. I guess that goes for music reviewers in general! Those...
by budt
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: 26 October Experience Hendrix Tour Pittsburgh, PA
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Re: 26 October Experience Hendrix Tour Pittsburgh, PA

Yes, I "experienced" it! For the most part, it truly was a heartfelt tribute to Jimi. Janie Hendrix's intro was moving. Likewise the opening set - Billy Cox and Ernie Isley - they lived with Jimi. It's something to appreciate. In fact Mr. Cox is a very warm and friendly dude. He was sitting at the m...
by budt
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: the "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE"-dvd thread
Replies: 193
Views: 46775

Re: the "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE"-dvd thread

Sorry if this has already been asked, but will the DVD include commentary? I really enjoyed that on the Astoria DVD. The commentary on this new DVD made my day, no, let's say it made my whole year. I have been heartsick over a small ding that I somehow inflicted on my new JEM. Steve talks about thi...
by budt
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: That Metal Show
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: That Metal Show

-- and to this day I fail to see the musical challenge in satch's last four albums(EOC was my last favourite). Even though it's drifting off the topic, since you brought it up, let's spin it in a more positive light. Out of Satch's later output, what CDs stand out ... anyone? For someone that has t...
by budt
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: That Metal Show
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: That Metal Show

atlantakat wrote:I just wish they had spent more time talking with Steve, he has a ton to say.
That Metal Show is designed a certain way, unfortunately. But Steve delivered, as usual ...
by budt
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Did Steve Vai rip off Van Halen?
Replies: 29
Views: 11025

Re: Did Steve Vai rip off Van Halen?

& btw would somebody confirm this.. there was this online rock radio i listened to yrs. ago where i dont know what rock song was it but then the bassist & guitarist had a duel.. & i was thinking w8 a sec. that playing could only be billy sheehan.. then the guitarist shreds & there's that tapping i ...
by budt
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: STEVE TURNS 50! HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE
Replies: 282
Views: 114364

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE

Happy Birthday Steve
Thank you for your great amazing music all these years.
Now that I finally have a JEM, I can say thank you for giving us these beautiful guitars ...
Thank You.
Happy Days to you and yours

Bud
by budt
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Score readers/dodecaphony
Replies: 15
Views: 6939

Count me in, as well.
by budt
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Tone
Replies: 94
Views: 21456

But if this is the case - that there is something special, and 'of soul' that can be heard in a performance, then it should also be present in one note. If it truly is something innate, then this is the only logical conclusion that can be reached. Therefore, a fretted note picked once should be jus...
by budt
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Tone
Replies: 94
Views: 21456

The original question still stands - why is tone 'in the fingers'? Notice that when "fingers" are used in this context the word is usually in quotes. I don't think anyone means just the "fingers". They mean the whole musician, mind, body, heart and soul, which terminates at the end of these "finger...