Originally Posted by shredmaster
yeah dude, ease up! did i harm you in another life? if i did, i'm sorry. but for here and the now..... i think you need to chill.
read it again....we jammed with them. we did the blues thing. people in the audience egged us on cuz they saw our pedals on stage. so we went for it. turns out they loved that stuff more.
i'm not conceited and you don't know me. if i ever got better than VAI i would still think i sucked. i'm very modest and don't need to feed anything except my stomach.
is it me, or did someone else post a similar thing above....nah, i'm imagining things.
Eh....wrong. Your post, in summation came to "I rock and open-mic blues musicians and bar owners that support that are dicks".
There's a certain amount of respect for any genre of music which I hold sacred, the blues especially because it has become such an underground thing seperate from pretty much every other genre. The assertion of your ego in your posts wildly violates even the most basic of premises of such.
Additionally I go to open mic blues nights pretty often locally and see it happen now and again; some kid with a chip on his shoulder shows up with a pointy guitar and feels its his birthright to get up on stage and show his inability and unwillingness to adapt to the situation. And while his chops may be amazing his inability to comprehend what is proper and respectful show he is indeed a guitar player, but not a musician.
You respect those that run and play the open mic nights. They do it tirelessly every damned week and with little to no thanks. They get up and do it when they're sick, when they're tired, when they don't want to even be there they provide a place for the blues to prosper, an important thing considering the state of modern music.
No, you didn't harm me in another life....but you disrespected something I hold pretty sacred in this one.