Originally Posted by motogod927
I think this guy is a fantastic player. I just amazes me how some people can dog this guys playing when they know dam well he can blow them out of the water.
Why oh why do so many people talk about guitarists as if we are Old West Gunslingers?
It's NOT a contest . . . I don't care if you're faster than I am, it's about getting people to feel sometihng when you play, not how fast can you get from one end of the neck to the other . . . if you can do that playing fast, great, if you can do it with one note (B.B. comes to mind) great.
I said his playing didn't inspire me, I didn't "dog" him, I said he didn't do anything for me, big difference. He's a fine, technical player in my opinion, his chops are pretty over the top, but his playing didn't "speak" to me, it was like listening to a guitar lesson.
I also think something that colored some of our opinions was his egotistical hyping of his own playing, that's a MAJOR turn off to just about anyone, reminds me of something I keep seeing in alt.guitar, but I won't go there. ;-)
Now, enough of me talking off topic on this . . . last post here . . . no longer watching.