You guys are totally missing the point of my post.....
Im not questioning the talent of a certain few females.... Im questioning why females in general are held to a higher esteem then males... If you youtube guitarists on ebay, you will find hundreds of virtuosos on the guitar, and most of them are flamed to death by people giving them ****.
some chick in a tube top comes on and plays a marginal at best solo, and shes claimed to be equal to vai.... THATS my problem.
Its actually reverse sexism. Orianthi didnt get her gig with Michael Jackson(a personal hero of mine) because of her "talent" on the guitar. She IS talented, but there are hundreds of better, male, guitarists that would have sufficed. She got hired because she was hot and young. Kudos. That doesnt make her equal to vai's playing.
Thats my question... stop reading too much into things mikey... You should also read up the definition of "consensus".
This was actually my point....
I agree with Mikey!
There are countless undeserving male players too! Either due to sloppy playing, or bad attitudes. It's all about being in the right place at the right time...
Orianthi however is an extremely good player!
A few (not in order) of over rated sloppy crap players, IMO who receive more accolades than they deserve!
The thing is though, taste is a personal opinion. I'd rather see Lita Ford any day of the week over these craptastic douche bags! But that's just me...
If you're a guitarist worried or peeved by another's success, you need to get off the internet/facebook/youtube pick up your guitar and friggin' practice more/harder.
you totally and completely misunderstood my post or didnt read it all the way through lol