Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating

     

Left Nav S-B Home Register FAQ Members List S-B on Facebook Arcade WEAX Tides Buoys Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Right Nav

Left Container Right Container
 

Go Back   Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating Striper Chat - Discuss stuff other than fishing ~ The Scuppers and Political talk Muzik

Muzik Muzik Forums - by popular request...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-12-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
tautog
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 426
Steve Vai

Anyone catch his special on Paladia on cable last night? He's always been way out there but man can he play. Saw him with RIRock several years ago at Lupo's and it's amazing how fast he is. Here are a few clips and of course one going back to Mr. Frank Zappa days.



[SIGPIC][/SIGPI I cut my deck to the Queen of Spades, but the cards were all the same
tautog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
Brian L
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
Brian L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Franklin Ma
Posts: 402
I've seen Steve live three times and he's quite the performer. I think he goes way over the top with the guitar heroics, but that's what he does, so you gotta expect it when you see him live. I met him at Daddy's junky music in Warwick a few years ago. Got my old %$%$%$%$box Ibanex RG560 and his Ultra Zone CD signed by him and the band. Spoke with him about songwriting and where he gets his best ideas from for a minute or two and the dude is way out there..

Last edited by Brian L; 12-12-2009 at 01:17 PM..
Brian L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
ProfessorM
Uncle Remus
iTrader: (0)
 
ProfessorM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Lakeville Ma.
Posts: 14,579
yup saw it. great show and great talent. Has hands and fingers like Connie Hawkins. Not fair.

great interview here.


"A beach is a place where a man can feel he's the only soul in the world that's real"
ProfessorM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2009, 07:10 PM   #4
ProfessorM
Uncle Remus
iTrader: (0)
 
ProfessorM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Lakeville Ma.
Posts: 14,579
one more I could not resist&feature=related

"A beach is a place where a man can feel he's the only soul in the world that's real"
ProfessorM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 06:58 AM   #5
Brian L
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
Brian L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Franklin Ma
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorM View Post
yup saw it. great show and great talent. Has hands and fingers like Connie Hawkins. Not fair.
I was at the Lupo's show, too. Same week I met him at Daddy's.

I couldn't believe it when I shook hands with him. I've got a big pair of mitts, but his hand completely covered mine.
Brian L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 07:20 AM   #6
spence
Registered User
iTrader: (0)
 
spence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: RI
Posts: 19,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian L View Post
I couldn't believe it when I shook hands with him. I've got a big pair of mitts, but his hand completely covered mine.
I remember shaking hands with Victor Wooten and being surprised at how short and fat his fingers were.

Vai is a stud for sure, I know a freshman at Berkley studying guitar I should forward that to...

-spence
spence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
Brian L
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
Brian L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Franklin Ma
Posts: 402
Yes, the short fat fingers lend themselves to Bass playing for sure. Victor is amazing.

A good friend of mine is a Vai freak and has the exact version of the white Ibanez Jem guitar steve plays. It might be the best playing guitar I've ever laid my hands on.

His band is pretty smoking, too. It's looking like they might get signed to a major label pretty soon. All southeastern mass guys and here's a shot of them at Lupo's a few weeks ago:


Last edited by Brian L; 12-13-2009 at 10:49 AM..
Brian L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #8
ProfessorM
Uncle Remus
iTrader: (0)
 
ProfessorM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Lakeville Ma.
Posts: 14,579
glad they don't practice next to my house. Good to see local people doing good in their pursuit.

"A beach is a place where a man can feel he's the only soul in the world that's real"
ProfessorM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 06:16 AM   #9
RIJIMMY
sick of bluefish
iTrader: (1)
 
RIJIMMY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 8,672
ahhh Vai, one of my all time faves. I left the movie theatre and was never the same....................... Jack Butler's gonna like you


making s-b.com a kinder, gentler place for all
RIJIMMY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 05:06 PM   #10
Rockport24
President - S-B Chapter - Kelly Clarkson Fan Club
iTrader: (0)
 
Rockport24's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rowley
Posts: 3,779
yeah I watched some of the palladia show, that guy is freakin' unreal!

only so much I can take of constant screeching guitar solos, but I still appreciate it for what it is, which is some smoking playin'
Rockport24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 06:49 PM   #11
Awesome John
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 17
Lets throw a old fat overweight unknown Turkish surfcaster up here..

Awesome John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 07:01 PM   #12
Zeal
Always a Rookie
iTrader: (0)
 
Zeal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: South Shore Long Island, NY
Posts: 462
"Fire Garden Suite" is and always will be my favorite Vai song ever. No fooling around or doing tricks on his part, just him plain old playing his ass off. As for being with Zappa, "Moggio" and "Alien Orifice" has always been great Vai guitar work. I can't remember if he did "Black Page" while being with Frank, I know he got into Frank's band by nailing "Sinister Footwear" perfectly (I don't think it was recorded).

"Your first word was "Fishing", not "Mom", not "Dad", "FISHING." - Mom

Black, White, Chartreuse/Parrot = the Holy Trinity
Zeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 08:45 AM   #13
Bernzy
Registered User
iTrader: (0)
 
Bernzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,269
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awesome John View Post
Lets throw a old fat overweight unknown Turkish surfcaster up here..

AJ,
Very nicely done. An Awesome display of your talents.


Bernzy

"Sometimes you eat the bear and, well, sometimes... the bear, he eats you." _____________________
Support your S-B sponsors
--------------------------------------
Bernzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin. Copyright 2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Please use all necessary and proper safety precautions. STAY SAFE Striper Talk Forums
Copyright 1998-20012 Striped-Bass.com