Sunday, September 30, 2007

Citadel's concert anniversary

Citadel celebrated their church anniversary tonight. It's a church along katipunan. No, the other katipunan (not ateneo's side).

The place was bombarded with artists. That's all I can say. And damn I miss hanging around with other artists. Artists who are not big headed but know how to keep in place both feet on the ground and are able to still pull off something wonderful...something magical. It's also great because we comprised of friends playing for friends. Thank for good friends.

It's a blessing hanging out there with people from 180 degrees, Joyce, Jared and folks who remember me from previous occasions and performances. I would have preferred being there. I think God intended it. What's my basis? I really don't know. I just felt simply welcome.

Kudos to Astrid, Jaja, Nuel, Carlo, Anna May, and JM for 2nd dinner. Mwehehehe!

Here are some pics.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Chat log

is not mine....

<blazemore> LITTLETON, Colo. - Colorado officials plan to try a
15-year-old boy as an adult for allegedly offering a Sony PlayStation
to have his aunt killed.

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John Petrucci on Paul Gilbert

If you hadn't known, G3 consisted of 3 guitarist doing a concert together. There have been many guitarist featured in G3 tours. Formula was always Satriani + Vai + X, X being another guitarist. There have been names like Yngwie Malmsteem, Eric Johnson, John Petrucci, and others I haven't probably heard of. The last time I heard was a trio with 2 of my heroes in it: Petrucci and Gilbert.

Petrucci was featured on guitar player 2007 and I bought it this week. I saw it in the newly relocated Filbar's in Galleria. Another interesting was the title article: Dreamweaver. I use Dreamweaver everday. I don't think Paul Gilbert does.

Petrucci on Gilbert:

Have you tried to pick up any cool licks and tips from your G3 tour mates?

I’m always asking questions of those guys. When I hear them do a cool lick during a show, I’ll immediately bug them afterward to find out what they did, or solicit their advice on how they’d approach something I’m currently working on. I come from the Steve Morse and Al Di Meola school of straight-up alternate picking, but, lately, I’ve been trying to incorporate more one-note-per-string arpeggio sweeps into my playing. However, it wasn’t sounding quite the way I wanted it to, and I noticed that when Paul played arpeggios, they sounded as smooth as silk. So I went to him to find out what he was doing that I wasn’t. He said he wasn’t voicing them one-note per string at all. Instead, he’d play one note on one string, then skip a string and play three notes. We were playing the same notes, but he showed me a completely new way to phrase them.

Paul Gilbert would be my guitar hero. John Petrucci is second. And I don't sound either.

At least in my opinion.

Disclaimer: No Joe Satriani was harmed nor abused in the writing of this article.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Powersuit made in Japan

And you thought they only fantasized in Anime's.

Monday, September 3, 2007

I'll get one of these....soon!

And when I do...

I'll be broke but happy.

M-Audio Keystation Pro 88

  • 88 note hammer action keyboard
  • 59 MIDI assignable controllers; 4 zones
  • USB powered and class compliant
  • multiple dynamic velocity curves
  • MIDI I / O
  • includes Ableton Live Lite music production software
I'll stress: It's USB powered. Has it's own mixer-like knobs and wheels. Full range 88 key hammer action keyboard. What more can I ask for?

A Paul Gilbert Signature Ibanez PG would be nice.

Sigh. The GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) never stops. It just doesn't.

It's a disease.