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  1. Chameleon by Herbie Hancock... Nothing beats funk bass. I also like Gumbo Variations by Zappa
  2. Around last summer I think .. . . Not 100% sure. But I am completely out of it now, I hardly ewver listen to them, although I do enjoy most of it when I hear it.
  3. Barenaked Ladies Elf's Lament Lyrics I'm a man of reason, and they say "'Tis the season to be jolly" But it's folly when you volley for position Never in existence has there been such a resistance To ideas meant to free us If you could see us, then you'd listen Toiling through the ages, making toys on garnished wages There's no union We're only through when we outdo the competition I make toys, but I've got aspirations Make some noise Use your imagination Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for There's a list for who's been Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf A full indentured servitude can reflect on one's attitude But that silly red hat just makes the fat man look outrageous Absurd though it may seem, you know, I've heard there's even been illegal doping And though we're coping, I just hope it's not contagious You try to start a movement, and you think you see improvement But when thrown into the moment, we just don't seem so courageous I make toys, but I've got aspirations Make some noise Use your imagination Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for There's a list for who's been Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf You look at yourself You're an elf And the shelf is just filled with disappointing memories Trends come and go, and your friends wanna know why you aren't just happy making crappy little gizmos Every kid knows they'll just throw this stuff away We're used to repetition, so we drew up a petition We, the undersigned, feel undermined Let's redefine "employment" We know that we've got leverage, so we'll hand the fat man a beverage And sit back while we attack the utter lack of our enjoyment It may be tough to swallow, but our threats are far from hollow He may thunder, but if he blunders, he may wonder where the toys went I make toys, but I've got aspirations Make some noise Use your imagination Girls and boys, before you wish for what you wish for There's a list for who's been Naughty or nice, but consider the price Naughty or nice, but consider the price Naughty or nice, but consider the price to an elf.
  4. Every morning I kneel down in my bedroom I kneel down and pray For humanity, society, sanity, no profanity, no vanity, only equality There are still wars all around me, and The sky is always gray But maybe today will be different, maybe I'll look to the east But no matter which way I put it, the future looks bleak I spent my whole life searching for color When it was right in front of me If you'd just spoken up, or showed up, blown up or caught my attention I could have been saved, but Now it's too late for me But maybe today will be different, maybe I'll look to the east But no matter which way I put it, the future looks bleak I saw a light in your eye Like New York City From the sky And I told you not to cry That everyone dies That it was just my time Today wasn't different, even from the east No matter which way I put it, The future is bleak I guess I'll never seen the color I'll only seen the gray I guess I'll never seen the color I'll only seen the gray
  5. http://youtube.com/watch?v=U3RjiVcIlhY The difference between Chris Rock and this Michael Richards act was that Chris actually makes funny jokes. Michael Richards was directly calling two or three men n*****s, who had been heckling him. It was absolutely uncalled for.
  6. AHHH I've got Tixckets for them in Toronto in April!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. This is a poem I did for English class, not a song. We wrote random "Freefall entries" every second day and in the end we wrote some prose about a common topic found in the entries. Mine was about guitars mainly. . . . I wasn't very eloquent in the original entries so I had to spice it up. STEEL AND WOOD Silverleaf maple sustains the note so long The note from the steel strings The note that makes me strong Some will join the working class Some the office life The rosewood is the only place for me Be it here or in Yellowknife The Melody, The Harmony The Rhapsody, The Liberty It follows me, It teaches me It embodies me, It becomes me My dreams can now be heard by all With music I will never fall
  8. Yeah they're a solid band. They probably wouldn't have been above average in the 70's, but no one plays like that anymore, so it's almost like something new. . . even though the style is old. They could be called oxymoron.
  9. Clapton created as many groundbreaking and memorable songs as hendrix. Eric Johnson did. Michael Hedges was the most groundbreaking. Pat Metheny, Wes Montgomery. We're really arguing over nothing here haha, it's my opinion, and I used to think hendrix was the best too, I just developped and found new guitarists.
  10. Don't talk to me like I don't know what I'm talking about, even mentioning Yngwie is an insult to Hendrix. I know that guitar isn't only about scales and technical ability, but say what you want, it is an element of the whole package. Keep exploring new genres and artists, and you'll find people with as much soul, character, creativity, and as much or more skill. Jimi was a great, THE pioneer of the electric guiitar after Charlie Christian, but there are better guitarists and musicians. [q]You can play scales or the guitar. Jimi did the latter like none other The amazing people are the ones who do both, it opens doors you never thought existed. And don't say Jimi didn't know boundaries, because he rarely left that one scale of his. I love his music, he's amazing, but not the most amazing.
  11. The Jimi Hendrix legend was so blown out of proportion by the media and everything. Sure he was good, and he wrote entertaining songs, and he played with a passion, but there are people who play like that, and are a thousand times better technically. He was one of the most creative with the minor pentatonic scale, and maybe if he lived and found some more scales he would have been the best, but he didn't :
  12. The best guitar players. . . . quite the question really. As a serious guitar player, I find it hard to categorize best. I will include Creativity, Technical Ablility, Originality, Tone, versatility, and soul. Pat Metheny Jazz guitarist extraordinaire. He has explored all possible realms of jazz, and has blistered around the fretboard through all of it. Dark and slow, Upbeat and epic, jazz standard, to rock fusion to Concept. His licks and solos are always memorable, as are his compositions, his tone and style are completely unique, and once you hear Pat, you know it's him. He is the first man to ever play a 42 string harp guitar, and master it while at it. Michael Hedges Moving on to the acoustic guitar. He reinvented it. Through the use of alternate tunings, exposive harmonics, percussive elements, and two handed techniques, he created music like NO ONE ever before him did. His compositions are melodic and souldful and entertaining, and incredible hard to play. Eric Johnson Some people classify Eric Johnson along with other 'guitar legends' like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, john Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen etc. as a shredder without soul, but they are absolutely wrong. Yes he can play at blistering speeds, but it is the quality of his licks that seperate him. he incorporates jazz and blues into his music, and in his solos incorporates as many low notes as possible while still playing in the higher register to give his solos more depth. A rockers dream. Eric Clapton When I listen to clapton I just think "In the context of that song, could anyone have played something that sounded better than that?" The answer is usually no. He just knows Wes Montgomery To solo over the chord changes he does is incredible. Everything he plays is incredible. It's the most intelligent guitar playing I have ever heard. He knows his fretboard.
  13. K-OS FO SHO THUGS No, but K-Os is awesome.everyone would like most of his songs i think.
  14. I have to disagree with the "Listen to the first track" summary. Yes, it is absolutely incredible and beautiful and emotional, but the rest of the album is very different from the title track. Listen to the whole album!!!
  15. Good to see ya, I loved the movie too, he's really still got it.
  16. No order, Secret Story - Pat Metheny Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis Guitar Jazz - George Benson American Garage - Pat Metheny The Incredible Jazz Guitar - Wes Montgomery Hot Rats - Frank Zappa (I consider it a jazz album, not in the traditional sense, but a jazz album none the less) Industrial Zen - John MacLaughlin Bright Size Life - Pat Metheny Solo Flight - Charlie Christian Que Alegria - John MacLaughlin Obviously I like guitar Jazz, and usually rockin jazz. But I definetly appreciate composers like Davis, Parker, etc, just am not as amazed.
  17. Ultimate Comedy Song -Carrot Juice Is Murder - Arrogant Worms Listen up, brothers and sisters Come hear my desperate tale I speak of our friends of nature Trapped in the dirt like a jail / G D Em / C D G / : Vegetables live in oppression Served on our tables each night This killing of veggies is madness I say we take up the fight Salads are only for murderers Cole slaw's a fascist regime Don't think that they don't have feelings Just 'cause a radish can't scream / D - G / / / C - D / {Refrain} I've heard the screams of the vegetables, scream scream scream Watching their skins being peeled, having their insides revealed Grated and steamed with no mercy, burning off calories How do you think that feels, bet it hurts really bad Carrot juice constitutes murder, and that's a real crime Greenhouses prisons for slaves, let my vegetables grow It's time to stop all this gardening, it's dirty as hell Let's call a spade a spade, it's a spade it's a spade it's a spade / G D Em - / C G D - / 1st / C D G - / : I saw a man eating celery So I beat him black and blue If he ever touches a sprout again I'll bite him clean in two I'm a political prisoner Trapped in a windowless cage 'Cause I stopped the slaughter of turnips By killing five men in a rage I told the judge when he sentenced me "This is my finest hour I'll kill those farmers again Just to save one more cauliflower" {Refrain} How low as people do we dare to stoop Making young broccolis bleed in the soup Untie your beans, uncage your tomatoes Set potted plants free, don't mash that potato, ah / Am - Em - / C - G - / 1st / C - D - / I've heard the screams of the vegetables scream scream scream Watching their skins being peeled fates in the stir fry are sealed Grated and steamed with no mercy you fat gourmet scum How do you think that feels leave them out in the fields Carrot juice constitutes murder V8's genocide Greenhouses prisons for slaves yes your compost's a grave It's time to stop all this gardening take up macramé Let's call a spade a spade it's a spade it's a spade it's a spade
  18. Jason Newsted seems weird man. He was wearin emo gloves!
  19. Tracklist: 1. Oppression 2. Ground On Down 3. Another Lonely Day 4. Please Me Like You Want To 5. Gold To Me 6. Burn One Down 7. Excuse Me Mr. 8. People Lead 9. Fight For Your Mind 10. Give A Man A Home 11. By My Side 12. Power Of The Gospel 13. God Fearing Man 14. One Road To Freedom If anyone has ever heard anything by Ben harper, you'll know that he is pleasing to listen to. And on this album he perfects the mix of styles in his music, such as soul, gospel, reggae, rock, folk, blues. Each song is distinguishable from every other, and they all bring something different to the table, and combine for a great listen. What I love about this album is that you can listen to it in virtually any situation. Ben takes some stabs at politics in "People Lead" and "Excuse Me Mr.", and some very upbeat and happy songs, like "Gold To Me". This album really shows Ben's vocal range, hitting very low notes in Another Lonely Day, and hitting high nots in others. Also, there is a lot of slide guitar, one of his talents, and he really manages to fit into songs very well. Basically, this album isn't some mind blowing instrumental album, nor epic, but if you are looking for just a solid listen while doing almost anything, this album is right for you.
  20. It really depends what the album is, but since my earphones are really expensive ( for my guitar ) and my computer speakers suck, it's gotta be the earphones. Good topic, I was thinking of it lately
  21. Malakin got here before me. MARILLION = BEST BAND EVER much less just prog band
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