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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88077 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
He said you can be fired for any reason at all. But you can't. you can't fire someone for discriminatory reasons
I said any OR no reason at all.

Ok, so I'm not gonna fire you because you're a black, gay, Jewish and transgender lesbian in a polyandrous relationship with an Eskimo midget and his donkey....

I'm just gonna fire you without a reason because I can...

You would have no recourse.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#88078 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I have never hated a human being so much as I hate edog. Worthless piece of crap.
Surely you must at least hate Hitler more than me? And Vlad the Impaler? Pilate? You are a beautiful ray of sunshine on a cloudy afternoon and flowers and fish alike gaze up at your magnificent countenance.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88079 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>.
I just browsed a top 100 guitarists of all time listing that was created out of a reader poll on Guitar World.com .

Jimi Hendrix was not number 1. Ok. I can live with that. But then I saw who defeated him. No disrespect, but even as a big Queen fan, would YOU consider Brian May better guitarist than Jimi Hendrix?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88080 Jul 10, 2013
Angela I just sent you Hotmail.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#88081 Jul 10, 2013
Tonka, that is a negative on Brian May. I didn't even know his name until just now.
But yeah, Jimi Hendrix was quite the trailblazer in Rock and Roll. And one who exerts a tremedous influence on budding guitarists to this day. He is another one of those dopers who have achieved immortality through in their art and creativity.

Since: Oct 12

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#88082 Jul 10, 2013
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin would be my #1....Hendrix, then Eric Clapton.....

Since: Jan 10

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#88083 Jul 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
I just browsed a top 100 guitarists of all time listing that was created out of a reader poll on Guitar World.com .
Jimi Hendrix was not number 1. Ok. I can live with that. But then I saw who defeated him. No disrespect, but even as a big Queen fan, would YOU consider Brian May better guitarist than Jimi Hendrix?
Jimi Hendrix died at what, 27? Brian May has been making amazing music for over 40 years. Maybe it's more that Brian May is known by so many more people -- especially young people -- because Jimi died so long ago?

I wouldn't say Brian or Jimi is better than the other. they both have very different playing styles. Brian May is AMAZING. But I also love JH and have most of his work -- including stuff that his father released long after Jimi died.

Since: Jan 10

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#88084 Jul 10, 2013
Okay, I'm so sick of edog's *willful ignorance*. that's what it is. But I'm going to try to channel tonka and mock him, laugh at hmi, and move on.

Since: Jan 10

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#88085 Jul 10, 2013
Ugh, Eric Clapton isn't that good, in my book, and most of my guitarist friends would agree. I find his playing style grating, simplistic, and repetitive.

Then again, Foo Fighters are CRAZY repetitive in almost all of their songs, and I love them.

Since: Jan 10

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#88086 Jul 10, 2013
Just got home. Went to watch Nick's 11yo play baseball. Good 11yos. Then we left to watch Nick's 6yo play. HA! Totally different sport. One is baseball. The other is a bunch of boys playing in the dirt, having to be told a million times "watch the game," "look at the batter," EVERYBODY ON THE BENCH PUT THE BATS DOWN, etc. It was comical. When a ball is hit, several kids will run for the ball and fight for it, climb over each other, etc. They rarely throw the ball to make the out -- they run to where the batter is.

But when Nick's kid hit a double (he's a very good ball player, but he plays a lot with his dad and brother), one of the other adorable little byos on the other team high fived him as he stood on 2nd base.

It was a HOOT. And I got to hold a 10-day-old baby!!! He looked like William Shatner but I didn't tell the mom that.

Since: Jan 10

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#88087 Jul 10, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin would be my #1....Hendrix, then Eric Clapton.....
Jimmy Page is pretty amazing. I've heard countless covers of "Rock 'n' Roll," including Heart's, and while they usually are very good, you can hear the lead guitarist take shortcuts in the lead guitar line b/c they cant' do what he did.

I imagine Jimmy, Jimi, Brian, and Eric would think this is just a silly debate and that you can't compare one artist to another objectively.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88088 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Jimi Hendrix died at what, 27? Brian May has been making amazing music for over 40 years. Maybe it's more that Brian May is known by so many more people -- especially young people -- because Jimi died so long ago?
I wouldn't say Brian or Jimi is better than the other. they both have very different playing styles. Brian May is AMAZING. But I also love JH and have most of his work -- including stuff that his father released long after Jimi died.
???
Again, no disrespect to Brian may, but you think more people know who Brian May is than Jimi Hendrix? Especially young people??!!??That is way crazier to me than someone thinking he was a better guitarist(that's just matter of taste). How do young people know Brian May more than Hendrix? I would think more young people would have no idea who he is since he's best known as the guitarist for Queen, who is about as relevant to the 'kids' as Hendrix is. ie:Music their parents listened to.

Since: Jan 10

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#88089 Jul 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
???
Again, no disrespect to Brian may, but you think more people know who Brian May is than Jimi Hendrix? Especially young people??!!??That is way crazier to me than someone thinking he was a better guitarist(that's just matter of taste). How do young people know Brian May more than Hendrix? I would think more young people would have no idea who he is since he's best known as the guitarist for Queen, who is about as relevant to the 'kids' as Hendrix is. ie:Music their parents listened to.
No, I just offered it as a possible explanation as to how brian May would top Jimi Hendrix in a list like that (mainly b/c I've never seen that happen before).

And think about when Jimi Hendrix died. Queen was making music from the early 1970s to 1990, 1991. Today's kids' parents are more likely to have Queen in their music collection that Jimi Hendrix.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88090 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Ugh, Eric Clapton isn't that good, in my book, and most of my guitarist friends would agree. I find his playing style grating, simplistic, and repetitive.
Then again, Foo Fighters are CRAZY repetitive in almost all of their songs, and I love them.
This guitar thing got in my head cause of something I saw on someone's FB page asking for your top 15 guitarists.

I tried to come up with a list of people *I* think of when I think bad ass guitar.

Here is my short go-to list. I'm sure there are many deserving folks that many would rank higher, but this is who *I* think of.

Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton

Yes those are my top 2 in that order. The rest of my list is in no particular order.

Slash
Ben Harper
Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
Rich Robinson (Black Crowes - his awesomeness is more on display when you see him live)
Jimmy Page
John Mayer (don't laugh. His lovey dovey radio hits just pay the bills, but he's another one who plays his ass off live)
Eddie Van Halen (I forgot how good he was till I saw them live a few years ago)
Robert Randolph

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88091 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I imagine Jimmy, Jimi, Brian, and Eric would think this is just a silly debate and that you can't compare one artist to another objectively.
Of course. There is no objective "best". But we love lists! Its just that the title does not match the content.

Instead of Best Guitarists, it really is Guitarists I Enjoy the Most.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88092 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Just got home. Went to watch Nick's 11yo play baseball. Good 11yos. Then we left to watch Nick's 6yo play. HA! Totally different sport. One is baseball. The other is a bunch of boys playing in the dirt, having to be told a million times "watch the game," "look at the batter," EVERYBODY ON THE BENCH PUT THE BATS DOWN, etc. It was comical. When a ball is hit, several kids will run for the ball and fight for it, climb over each other, etc. They rarely throw the ball to make the out -- they run to where the batter is.
But when Nick's kid hit a double (he's a very good ball player, but he plays a lot with his dad and brother), one of the other adorable little byos on the other team high fived him as he stood on 2nd base.
It was a HOOT. And I got to hold a 10-day-old baby!!! He looked like William Shatner but I didn't tell the mom that.
hah! I was listening to random stand up comedy on Pandora yesterday and some comedian said it was better to watch little kids playing baseball than the special Olympics cause its ok to laugh.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88093 Jul 10, 2013
dumbest cop ever

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“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88094 Jul 10, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88095 Jul 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Just got home. Went to watch Nick's 11yo play baseball. Good 11yos. Then we left to watch Nick's 6yo play. HA! Totally different sport. One is baseball. The other is a bunch of boys playing in the dirt, having to be told a million times "watch the game," "look at the batter," EVERYBODY ON THE BENCH PUT THE BATS DOWN, etc. It was comical. When a ball is hit, several kids will run for the ball and fight for it, climb over each other, etc. They rarely throw the ball to make the out -- they run to where the batter is.
But when Nick's kid hit a double (he's a very good ball player, but he plays a lot with his dad and brother), one of the other adorable little byos on the other team high fived him as he stood on 2nd base.
It was a HOOT. And I got to hold a 10-day-old baby!!! He looked like William Shatner but I didn't tell the mom that.
The girl version of this is soccer. The first graders stand around in a group and run up and down the field in a group. When put in their positions , at least one chews on the end of her hair.Half teh time teh goalie is looking somewhere else or has so much equipment on that she can't move. By about 6th grade they can really run and keep a position and execute strategy, but not much before that.

I don't know the temper and culture of kids sports up by you, but my husband has been a soccer ref for close to 20 years now and has some pithy things to say about people on the side lines who are overly loud and aggressive to the kids.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88096 Jul 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
hah! Awesome t-shirts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Gi6md16lvjYXX
Cool. But at the end where you see still shots from other YouTubes- did you catch the one where a gator ate a kids arm and it had the arm and hand hanging out of the gator's mouth?
Ewwww.

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