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  1. Fair enough. Thanks for the info. Yeah it's still possible that he wasn't speaking literally. Probably the only person who truly knows what a lyric means is the person who wrote it.
  2. I met Hugh Jackman and his wife Debra about 17 years ago as they were just walking around the shops in Melbourne. It was no big deal as he was not yet Wolverine. Said hello and some other crap. What are you gonna say really? They're just people. They use toilet paper like everyone else. We still talk on the phone occasionally... No, we don't, that is just a lie. Must be annoying being famous at times, you could not even go to the supermarket to buy a ten-pack of toilet paper without a resulting TMZ story about how you must have the runs. As if the world needs to know that.
  3. Lindsay Buckingham is F'n great. Rarely gets get regarded as a player, just part of the band. Epiphone guitars are good value if you can't afford the real deal. A few mods for a couple of hundred dollars and you're set. Around 50% or more of all players are realistically bedroom players and don't have the cash or need for a $5000 plus Les Paul. Still, I wouldn't mind... A nice Greco or Burny Japanese model are top notch without the price tag. Can anyone find a pic of English comedian Bill Baily with his 8 neck or whatever guitar... Now that is a guitar to save up for. And a pleasure for your guitar tech to set up and re-string every night.
  4. Yes, but I thought the lyrics were usually a bit more poetic, as it were. They were pretty open about sex and drugs, but usually in a more obscure way, rather than just flat out saying it. Myself I would not want to have lyrics like that. You can say it, but do you really have to say it so obviously. Isn't the art of musical poetry saying what you want to say, without actually saying it. Eg Rock n Roll "Been a long time since I did that stroll..." is not about going for a walk, not with his legs anyway.
  5. A couple of things I have read here and there (no sources as I don't takes notes of everything I read on the off chance I may have to quote it.) Robert has stated that he and Jimmy were musical collaborators, and never personal friends outside of the band, as they had nothing in common. True or not, I don't know. When you're in the middle of something you just see what you can see. When you have a later outside perspective you can be more rational and unemotional. Maybe a bit of the 'old girlfriend / boyfriend' syndrome. It has it's appeal to return to, but you're still going back to the same problems. Jason has copped a lot of flack. His response was that his father was his teacher, so naturally a student will have traits of that teacher, and still his own way of playing. If he mirrored his dad he was just a copy, if he played differently he was criticized for not playing like his father. He couldn't win either way. Poor bastard was never accepted for being himself. That kind of pressure can stop you sleeping at night. A great drummer, just a different type of drummer.
  6. Thanks. I could never understand a word in that song. Had no idea it was a drug song, and that Page would allow those lyrics. I don't care either way, but it seems out of place and too... sleazy or something. Druggies try to hide it, and that seems too blatant.
  7. Really? He was a free spirit on a journey every night - a recreational journey in his mind. Why do you think he was getting stoned every night? Called a trip for a reason. Sounds pretty acceptable to me. What I don't like is that there are not enough studio albums. I get kinda bored listening to the same ones over.
  8. I watched the '07 gig with my kid. In For Your Life, my kid asked me if the song was called 'Boogie Woogie Wummer'. I think he was referring to the chorus type bit when the lyrics sound like, to me, '... Do it when you wanna...' Obviously neither of us have any idea what the lyrics actually are.
  9. You get the old line of 'If money was no object, what would you choose?' Obviously you would search for a priceless treasure. For most people money is an object of concern, however. I am a pretty ordinary player, I just play rhythm, by choice. My preferences would be: Les Paul. With humbuckers gives you a nice fat warm sound. P90's are dirtier but have more clarity. The body shape is very playable. The neck joint is a bit awkward, and they can be weighty. Cost a fortune. Firebird. The most comfortable body to play, but they are neck heavy. Has a real metallic dirty sound, but still bright. People either love 'em or hate 'em. Reasonable cost. Telecaster. A lot of Fender players choose a Strat, but I think a Tele sounds a bit meatier, and the volume knob is not in the way. I have no use for a tremolo. Reasonable cost. Everyone has their own preferences, and if it works for you then what more do you want.
  10. When it is the one and only post, clearly it is just flogging a product to the most likely audience. Has not returned for a chit chat so it seems obvious they are just doing the promotional rounds. But that has nothing to do with how well or not they play, and fair enough I suppose a bit of promotion is good. I just don't like to be sweet talked into a relationship when it is really just a one night stand.
  11. Not at all, although your chances of maintaining functional ear drums might be of concern.
  12. I think Hendrix's death was anything but accidental. And I did not mean he did himself in. "Apparently" his lungs had a litre of red wine in them, therefore he unofficially drowned. It is pretty much impossible to breathe in that much liquid without coughing it back up. At the worst you would suffocate by not being able to breathe. Clapton's reaction was that he was immediately pissed off at losing a talent as such, then thinking of himself as a selfish bastard for thinking as he did. Sorry I was not clear. It is a fairly common selfish reaction when you lose a loved one, that you immediately think of what you yourself have lost, and not of the deceased person having lost any possible future. People are not always as selfless as society would have us try to believe. I don't see that a a deliberate fault, but a natural involuntary human reaction. Then you would of course forget about yourself and think oh no, he could have had such a great life, and his family... About the worst thing ever for anyone to experience.
  13. This reminds me of Eric Clapton's thoughts when Hendrix died. His first reaction was "You c___. ". As in, how could you do that, you selfish bastard? Obviously when someone dies it is shattering, but for a band, there is always that small, just for a moment, thought when it comes up: So and so has fucked it up for the rest of us. What do we do now. And of course the shame of even thinking that is so disgusting to one's self, but I would think it crossed their minds for about half a second. And only half a second. Musicians are by nature somewhat self absorbed people. It would be an awfully conflicting time. Most people would not like to acknowledge or admit that about themselves, but it happens.
  14. You know the bullshit thing about the music biz? Everyone loves a twenty year old rock star to worship, but by the time you actually know what you're doing and can really play, and write (you'd be about 40 by then) nobody wants to know you 'cause your a has been. I don't approve of that, but it probably sums up why you get so many great musicians wasting away their peak years living in some seedy motel while the maid cleans the room, and tries not to knock over the rarely used guitar sitting in the corner, and tries not to vacuum up the pawn broker receipts carelessly tossed around. You either understand that or you don't, and it is of course just a stereo type joke.
  15. Hi Olivia, How do you deal with teaching Physical Ed when you have a beer hangover? That must be painful, and quite an achievement. Congrats.