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FreewayJam
08-22-2006, 06:20 PM
So many of you who have looked over posts of mine (well, specifically the sig part of those posts) for the past few months may have noticed that I was set to attend a concert by Eric Clapton in Madion Square Garden on the 29th of the upcoming month. Well, fortune has intervened and it seems that Al Di Meola is playing in New York the same night, with much cheaper (and closer) tickets.

So...many of you classic rock diehards may consider it blasphemy but I gave up my Clapton ticket without a moment of hesitation to see the god that is Al Di Meola, whom I would say is easily tied with Jeff Beck as the greatest living guitarist on earth. For any of you unfamiliar with him, perhaps this video will show you why my decision is rational and put you on the right course:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ydxJZ9IOlPA&mode=related&search=

Note: Di Meola is a jazz fusion guitarist. The fusion refers to that of jazz with rock. His primary body of work is in the 70's. So yes, this is on topic.

That said, anybody a fan here?

FreddieMercury
08-22-2006, 06:23 PM
you sir are very stupid

JStone233
08-22-2006, 06:24 PM
Didn't you already do one of these threads??? and i agree with Freddiemercury

METALMANIACMIKE
08-22-2006, 06:25 PM
You Are A ****ing Moron! Clapton Is ****ing God You Dumb Bastard!

FreewayJam
08-22-2006, 06:27 PM
You Are A ****ing Moron! Clapton Is ****ing God You Dumb Bastard!


you sir are very stupid

Err...I was hoping we could keep this civilized, but if that's how you are going to take it...

1. I have already seen Eric Clapton live with Cream. Same venue too.
2. I am not a fan of the vast majority of his solo material.
3. I personally enjoy the style of Di Meola and feel he is a superior guitarist.
4. The Di Meola seats cost less and are much better

So, please...tell me how I am stupid.

Edit: I figured there might be a different group in the Jazz forum. If it's a problem, that one can be removed.

TheUltimateSin
08-22-2006, 06:30 PM
You Are A ****ing Moron! Clapton Is ****ing God You Dumb Bastard!

Do You Have To Type All Of Your Words In The Sentance With A Capital Letter At The Start?

Anways, I support your choice FreewayJam. Al Di Meola is a phenominal musician :)

slinks
08-22-2006, 06:55 PM
Mmmm... DiMeola..... :liplick:

Can't say I disagree with your choice. I especially agree with you on Clapton's solo material being not so good for the most part.

TheHeartbreaker
08-22-2006, 07:59 PM
Well, it's your money, and Di Meola is good, so... enjoy yourself, man.

ryansfriend1
08-22-2006, 08:08 PM
I'd rather see clapton, and by gave up the ticket, you mean you sold it?

FreewayJam
08-22-2006, 08:14 PM
Yes, of course. I would not give up a ticket I paid a considerable amount of money for free. We have two tickets, and since my mom is adamant on going, she will go with a friend (who will pay for the full price of the ticket) of hers while I go off to my own venue about two miles away.

Mattefuller
08-22-2006, 08:20 PM
Cool, they should both be good shows, but I'd see Clapton if it were up to me

SagaciousChild
08-22-2006, 08:21 PM
I couldn't even watch that video. The first 5 seconds sounded like every other guitarist in the world. No thanks.

psychodelia
08-22-2006, 08:22 PM
Well, I'm right behind you on your choice, at least in a straight-up match between Al Di Meola and Clapton.

If Derek Trucks is with Clapton, I'd have a tougher decision, though.

rayIII
08-22-2006, 08:47 PM
Well, personally I prefer clapton but I think a lot of you are too ignorant to realize that it's a smart move if he likes Al Di Meola better :bonk:

Godly Moose
08-22-2006, 09:08 PM
This thread is made up of ignorance, and censored curse words. I think it was a good choice.

TheUltimateSin
08-22-2006, 09:09 PM
I couldn't even watch that video. The first 5 seconds sounded like every other guitarist in the world. No thanks.

:haha



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..................:haha :haha

You, my good chum, are what we call "intelligence deficient". In all seriousness, that was one of, if not the stupidiest thing I have ever heard in my life. And Ive hear some pretty stupid shit before. But that measured a full 18.5/10 on the Dumbass Remark-O-Meter.

psychodelia
08-22-2006, 09:30 PM
^ Perhaps you should make a meter for future reference? :)

The BS meters were pretty good.

Maj_Tom
08-22-2006, 09:40 PM
If you'll enjoy it more do it.

Resiliance
08-22-2006, 09:45 PM
Di Meola smokes Clapton into oblivion, as far as I'm concerned. So yes, I'm in full support of that decision.

ufossuck
08-22-2006, 09:48 PM
Never heard of him, but since you recognize Jeff Beck to be the greatest guitarist alive, I can come to the conclusion that you know your stuff. Therefore, I'll look into him.

Resiliance
08-22-2006, 09:52 PM
Never heard of him, but since you recognize Jeff Beck to be the greatest guitarist alive, I can come to the conclusion that you know your stuff. Therefore, I'll look into him.

Three words. Rite Of Strings.

paintITblack39
08-22-2006, 10:11 PM
I support your decision. Its not like anyone on a Forum can change your mind about what you want to see.

MountainJam
08-22-2006, 10:34 PM
Err...I was hoping we could keep this civilized, but if that's how you are going to take it...

1. I have already seen Eric Clapton live with Cream. Same venue too.
2. I am not a fan of the vast majority of his solo material.
3. I personally enjoy the style of Di Meola and feel he is a superior guitarist.
4. The Di Meola seats cost less and are much better

So, please...tell me how I am stupid.

Edit: I figured there might be a different group in the Jazz forum. If it's a problem, that one can be removed.


Yeh but you forgot the most important detail. Derek Trucks is playing with Eric Clapton

freewheelinbird
08-22-2006, 10:38 PM
guy can't be better than derek trucks WHO is playing with clapton. guy's a friggin virtuoso

Tenacious Me
08-22-2006, 10:52 PM
I don't see why people said he was dumb. The seats are better and he likes him more.

TheUltimateSin
08-22-2006, 10:53 PM
guy can't be better than derek trucks WHO is playing with clapton. guy's a friggin virtuoso


:haha

I'm not even touching that one

ufossuck
08-22-2006, 11:20 PM
I don't understand why people flame him for liking someone better than someone who's more popular. I personally would pass up Eric Clapton with Doyle Bramhill II, Robert Cray and Derek Trucks to see J.J. Cale. Or I'd pass up seeing The Rolling Stones with Van Morrison to see Hubert Sumlin. Why? Because I like them better!

If he like Al Di Meola better than Clapton and Derek Trucks, then leave him the hell alone about it.

SagaciousChild
08-22-2006, 11:22 PM
:haha

I'm not even touching that one
Guy is a friggin virtuosso....

It's not that bad.

Maet
08-22-2006, 11:25 PM
Whatever makes you happy.

And can somebody kindly send me a link to some of Derek Trucks best work because of what I could find thus far, it's hardly impressive.

Derigiberble
08-23-2006, 04:48 AM
Whatever makes you happy.

And can somebody kindly send me a link to some of Derek Trucks best work because of what I could find thus far, it's hardly impressive.

You need the songs Young Funk and So Close, So Far Away.

Then you'll fall in love.

hamish5178
08-23-2006, 05:52 AM
Wow, just wow. . .

Anyway, Al PWNS Clapton. . .

Maybe 20 years ago I would of rather seen clapton, but know hes just this dumb old guy who plays dumb old guy songs. . .


(Not to sound like an ignorant 8 year old or anything. ..)

Anyone who pisses on Dimeola obviously has never heard of him. . .

rx_eb
08-23-2006, 06:06 AM
You, my good chum, are what we call "intelligence deficient". In all seriousness, that was one of, if not the stupidiest thing I have ever heard in my life. And Ive hear some pretty stupid shit before. But that measured a full 18.5/10 on the Dumbass Remark-O-Meter.

and yours measured 12/10 :p:

TheUltimateSin
08-23-2006, 06:20 AM
and yours measured 12/10 :p:

A few minor spelling and gammatical errors are not the same as sheer lack of intelligence :)

I can always go in and edit to fix those simple mistakes. You can't go in and edit stupidity and fix it ;)

For the record, I tried to correct those. My piece of crap computer keeps locking up and making it difficult though.

rx_eb
08-23-2006, 07:14 AM
A few minor spelling and gammatical errors are not the same as sheer lack of intelligence :)

I can always go in and edit to fix those simple mistakes. You can't go in and edit stupidity and fix it ;)

For the record, I tried to correct those. My piece of crap computer keeps locking up and making it difficult though.

i know
i was just poking fun. what made it funny is that you misspelt why talking about others' stupidity :p:

Al Di Meola is indeed a mind-blowing guitarist

i actually prefer his live album in san francisco with paco and john to his solo albums
but Eleagant Gypsy and Casino are magnificient as well

TheHeartbreaker
08-23-2006, 07:52 AM
Whatever makes you happy.

And can somebody kindly send me a link to some of Derek Trucks best work because of what I could find thus far, it's hardly impressive.

Maet, besides Rush, what other bands (they don't have to be Classic Rock, keep in mind) do you listen to?

BrainDamage
08-23-2006, 11:11 AM
man, I thought you were going to say the Clapton show was cancelled :eek:

Your money, your decision. I personally would rather see Clapton, I'm not really a fan of Al Di Meola.

Maet
08-23-2006, 12:20 PM
Maet, besides Rush, what other bands (they don't have to be Classic Rock, keep in mind) do you listen to?

Rush
Dream Theater
Radiohead
Weird Al Yankovic
Dave Brubeck Quartet (Jazz Band)
Massive Attack (Trip-Hop)
Electric Six (Disco/Funk/Rock/Dance music with lyrics revolving around 'Dancing', 'Fire', and 'Nulcear War' :))
VHS or Beta (Disco/Funk/Rock)
Gustav Holst (Classical Composer)
Igor Stravinsky (Classical Composer)
Andres Segovia (Classical Guitarist)
Brad Mehldau Trio (Jazz Band)

And then I occasionally listen to...

The Foo Fighters
Queens of the Stone Age
The Dandy Warhols
The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
The Clash
Sam Roberts
Oasis

Yep. That's about it. :)

Derigiberble
08-23-2006, 12:25 PM
OMGz

Eagles of Death Metal = pwnage

:cool:

FreddieMercury
08-23-2006, 12:28 PM
have you heard electric six version of the queen song radio gaga lol very gay

TheHeartbreaker
08-23-2006, 01:15 PM
Thank you, Maet.

BrainDamage
08-23-2006, 01:17 PM
You know, FreewayJam...Al Di Meola is also playing at Starland Ballroom on September 23rd, so you could see both ;)

TheHeartbreaker
08-23-2006, 01:19 PM
Hey, BrainDamage, will you be home later tonight to trade Instant Live?

BrainDamage
08-23-2006, 01:20 PM
^^I decided not to buy it after seeing 5 tapers set up. An audience recording will show up soon enough, and I'll trade that :)

Maet
08-23-2006, 02:35 PM
Thank you, Maet.

No problem, although I'm not exactly sure what I did.

have you heard electric six version of the queen song radio gaga lol very gay

Get off your high horse. It's not one of E6's better songs, but just because they cover a song from a band whose ass you kiss at every oppurtunity doesn't mean they're a bad band and it also doesn't make it a bad song because it doesn't live up to your standards.

ledhed68
08-23-2006, 03:20 PM
Personally i would rather see Clapton, but it's your decision.

TheHeartbreaker
08-23-2006, 07:48 PM
BrainDamage - Okay, that's cool.

Maet - I was just curious to see who you listened to after saying you weren't very impressed with Derek to see who you consider "good".

FreewayJam
08-23-2006, 08:13 PM
I like Derek Trucks. However, I'm not a huge fan, considering I've heard very little by him. In any case...Derek Trucks is young. He must tour often to support his budding career. I will have plenty of chances, sooner or later, to see him. Al Di Meola has already broken fifty years of age. His reputation has long been established and set in stone. He will probably never do a full-scale tour again. And his unparalelled technical ability surely will not last too much longer with age. Better to see him now while he's still in top form. I don't mind waiting a few years for another chance to see Derek Trucks, I'll enjoy him a lot more if I'm actually familiar with his work. So yeah, I don't consider it a loss at all.

Edit: Oh yeah, thanks for alerting me, BrainDamage. I now have tickets for both shows, including VIP tickets for Starland. VIP seats right next to the stage, meet & greet session with Di Meola after the show, get him to autograph any one article...

I wonder if they'll let me bring my guitar...

Maet
08-23-2006, 10:19 PM
BrainDamage - Okay, that's cool.

Maet - I was just curious to see who you listened to after saying you weren't very impressed with Derek to see who you consider "good".

That's not an accurate reflection then. What I enjoy and what I consider good are two at times very different things.

I just happen to find it very annoying when people have a supremisist issue. For example...

Phase 1. Kid 'A' (no pun intended) likes Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, Clapton and Hendrix etc.
Phase 2. Kid 'A' hears from random supposedly legitimate sources (and possibly from personal opinion) that the bands he just so happens to like are 'the best' at their instruments/genre.
Phase 3. Kid 'A' whenever he hears about other bands he doesn't like/haven't heard of/doesn't listen to, from friends that are supposedly (and in all likelihood) more talented/skilled/proficient in their instruments/genres, and feels assaulted that the people he likes who are considered to be the best by many may not be the best at all.
Phase 4. Kid 'A' starts to elevate the status of their icons so that he can feel superior and make them feel like Gods by tossing around words like 'virtuoso', when in all probability, they're not. (Jimi Hendrix, for one, and in this thread I believe someone called either Clapton or Trucks a virtuoso when they simply aren't.)

The 'phases' I doubt are coherent enough to the average person, but at least I tried.

I guess what I'm saying is "Derek Trucks and Clapton are good and proficient, but hardly anywhere near virtuosos which some people claim"

And one more thing, certain bands that I like, like Electric Six, VHS or Beta and Massive Attack, are no where near remarkable or spectacular, and arguably 'good' at their instruments. But they make good, appealing, enjoyable music, and that's all that matters. I have no problem with any music anybody enjoys (to each their own), but when you start to make outlandish claims that are false, that gets to me.

BrainDamage
08-23-2006, 10:23 PM
Edit: Oh yeah, thanks for alerting me, BrainDamage. I now have tickets for both shows, including VIP tickets for Starland. VIP seats right next to the stage, meet & greet session with Di Meola after the show, get him to autograph any one article... your welcome :)

kshelt76
08-25-2006, 11:27 PM
Hey Maet, if I may, I'll try to "dumb down" your phases. (Sadly some of this is from personal experience. I've matured a little since then)


Kid A is a fan of Led Zeppelin, Styx, Journey, AC/DC, and especially, his favorite band Van Halen.
Kid A has heard from numerous people that Eddie VH is one of the greatest guitar players alive. However, Kid A's relatively small knowledge of playing and musical taste makes the belief that EVH is the greatest a bad assumption.
Other people tell Kid A that his thoughts on the greatests aren't right. They bombard him with statements like "Clapton is better", "Hendrix is the best", "Tony Iommi is the greatest", and so on and so forth with Becks, Pages, Hammetts, etc.
Kid A really has no claims to back up his statements just as no one else has any claims to back up their statements. However, Kid A begins applying "virtuoso" and "guitar god" to his idols, to give them an otherworldly status. Kid A applies to almost everyone.

If that's not the right analysis of Maet's phases, then I'm sorry for being an idiot. And Freeway, although I'm not familiar with Di Meola, if you like him more than Clapton, then by all means you should attend that show. I would go to the Clapton show, but if Clapton was playing at the same time as VH( hopefully someday Eddie will get off his egotistical highhorse and come back) then I would be going to see VH. Not because I believe Eddie is better than Clapton, but because I enjoy the music of Van Halen more than I do Clapton's.

Maet
08-26-2006, 01:23 AM
No, that's pretty well the half of it. :)

wilty00
08-26-2006, 01:50 AM
Personally I would've sticked to Clapton, but to each their own...

dionysus85
08-26-2006, 06:32 AM
my bro told me a funny joke the other day

wat does eric clapton and coffee have in common

























both suck without cream :p:

hehe claptons is good though


but fine choice mate

rx_eb
08-26-2006, 06:46 AM
^ it's espresso coffee not just coffee. coffee are fine without cream :D

fr0zt
08-26-2006, 09:28 AM
I would go see Derek Trucks or Eric Clapton 1000 times before Al Di Meola. I don't like jazz-rock/fusion that much, unless it's Miles Davis. But if he played strictly jazz and cut the distortion, it'd be a different story.

Sherman901
08-26-2006, 04:59 PM
You are perhaps the stupidest person I have ever encountered Mr. Threadstarter.

Resiliance
08-26-2006, 05:30 PM
I would go see Derek Trucks or Eric Clapton 1000 times before Al Di Meola. I don't like jazz-rock/fusion that much, unless it's Miles Davis. But if he played strictly jazz and cut the distortion, it'd be a different story.

Eh, Di Meola hasn't played electric in ages.

TheHeartbreaker
08-26-2006, 06:39 PM
"Everything Maet said"

Yes, I see what you mean.

I understand that I incorrectly worded that part, "I was just curious to see who you listened to after saying you weren't very impressed with Derek to see who you consider "good"."

I mean, that's how I feel about many bands - I don't like their music, but it's simply because their music doesn't fit my personal tastes, not because they are bad.

I agree with you about Clapton and Trucks, and that people claim they are "virtuosos".

In fact, I feel that both of them are far from being considered virtuosos, or at least in what the word means to me.

That's not to say they are mad musicians, but to be a virtuoso, you must be a master of the arts, which, in this case, is music.

Clapton mostly plays blues and rock, maybe taking influences from jazz every now again, but for the most part, this is his music. In fact, he's a great blues and rock player, but blues and rock alone do not make up the art of music.

I feel Derek may be a little more diverse with the type of music he plays, which includes not only blues, rock, and jazz, but also different types of World music. However, I don't feel that he has mastered every aspect of each of these different music styles.

Resiliance
08-26-2006, 07:22 PM
Yes, I see what you mean.

I understand that I incorrectly worded that part, "I was just curious to see who you listened to after saying you weren't very impressed with Derek to see who you consider "good"."

I mean, that's how I feel about many bands - I don't like their music, but it's simply because their music doesn't fit my personal tastes, not because they are bad.

I agree with you about Clapton and Trucks, and that people claim they are "virtuosos".

In fact, I feel that both of them are far from being considered virtuosos, or at least in what the word means to me.

That's not to say they are mad musicians, but to be a virtuoso, you must be a master of the arts, which, in this case, is music.

Clapton mostly plays blues and rock, maybe taking influences from jazz every now again, but for the most part, this is his music. In fact, he's a great blues and rock player, but blues and rock alone do not make up the art of music.

I feel Derek may be a little more diverse with the type of music he plays, which includes not only blues, rock, and jazz, but also different types of World music. However, I don't feel that he has mastered every aspect of each of these different music styles.

For me, being a virtuoso means being extremely good at your instrument. It has nothing to do with what kind of music you play, or how good you are at arranging furniture. You can't measure "music", but you can measure technique. You can't "master" technique, but can get pretty damn close... Mastering music... Well... No.

That's why people who use the word in the sense of "mastering music" basically call everyone they really like virtuosos with a plus if they have any notable technical ability.

TheHeartbreaker
08-26-2006, 07:33 PM
That's the reason I'm so strict about what I consider a virtuoso.

It's something you must work extremely hard to reach the level of.

People, as you basically said, tend to give it away to guitarists that they really like.

Maet
08-26-2006, 08:26 PM
Yep. To each their own, and credit where credit's due. That's what I try my best to go by, even if I do stray from such a philosophy every now and then.

telex289
08-26-2006, 08:32 PM
the only reason anyone here is evne disagreeing is cause they jerk off to the same classic rock bands 24/7.. they probalby never even listened to Di Meola or care to understand why someone woudl rather save like what - 150$ or something?

fr0zt
08-26-2006, 08:45 PM
Eh, Di Meola hasn't played electric in ages.

In that case id probably see him, but i still sure as hell wouldnt give up Eric Clapton/Derek Trucks tickets. No matter how bad the seats were.

Godly Moose
08-26-2006, 08:57 PM
In that case id probably see him, but i still sure as hell wouldnt give up Eric Clapton/Derek Trucks tickets. No matter how bad the seats were.
It's all in personal opinion. I personaly would see certain people over others like nothing. Like lets say I had to choose between Paul Gilbert, and Clapton. I would choose Gilbert so quickly it wouldn't even be funny. I'm just saying... just because what ever you would like too choose doesn't make it the best. It's all personal opinion.

Resiliance
08-26-2006, 08:57 PM
the only reason anyone here is evne disagreeing is cause they jerk off to the same classic rock bands 24/7.. they probalby never even listened to Di Meola or care to understand why someone woudl rather save like what - 150$ or something?

As much as I hate to say it, I think you're at least partially right.

blakehendrix
08-26-2006, 09:03 PM
i could care less who your going to see cause some lucky guy is going to see the show you chose not to see. its not like your someone famous so its all good.

haha, whichever show you dont see, just search it on youtube and watch it.

lukef
08-26-2006, 09:09 PM
Good choice Mr. Threadstarter

TheUltimateSin
08-26-2006, 09:48 PM
You are perhaps the stupidest person I have ever encountered Mr. Threadstarter.

Maybe you should look into a mirror. It's not "stupid" what he did. It's called "personal preference". And appearently, he would rather go see Al Di Meola. Yes, you can disagree with his choice. But to call him stupid for it is just plain ignorant.

fr0zt
08-26-2006, 10:17 PM
It's all personal opinion.

This is what's wonderful about message boards.

Sherman901
08-27-2006, 01:05 AM
Maybe you should look into a mirror. It's not "stupid" what he did. It's called "personal preference". And appearently, he would rather go see Al Di Meola. Yes, you can disagree with his choice. But to call him stupid for it is just plain ignorant.

Oh shutup and chill out. Christ almighty...

kshelt76
08-27-2006, 01:10 AM
Here's an interesting question. How do you get so lucky to even have to make a decision between seeing two highly skilled and very gifted musicians. I wish all my decisions were between two very desirable choices!

Derigiberble
08-27-2006, 06:24 AM
Is it just me, or does the Classic Rock forum seem to be dripping tense testostorone as of late? I think a lot of you need to chill out and take a break.

I love Clapton, and I have really heard much Al Di Meola, but it's your choice in the end and I'm sure at the end of the day, you'll still see a kick ass show.

TheHeartbreaker
08-27-2006, 08:40 AM
Di Meola is extremely talented.

Whether he's playing electric or not, it doesn't matter.

He has some great videos on YouTube, and I believe there's a fairly impressive one on GoogleVideo as well.

TheUltimateSin
08-27-2006, 11:58 AM
Oh shutup and chill out. Christ almighty...

I'd be happy to. Just as soon as you drop the narrow-mindedness. :o

There is nothing wrong with the choice he made. Would you have made the same choice? Appearently not. But that doesn't make his decision wrong, or stupid, as you put it. :)

Sherman901
08-27-2006, 06:29 PM
I'd be happy to. Just as soon as you drop the narrow-mindedness. :o

There is nothing wrong with the choice he made. Would you have made the same choice? Appearently not. But that doesn't make his decision wrong, or stupid, as you put it. :)

You're a stupid ****. I'm not narrow-minded and my comment was half-serious.

Slash_HuDsOn
08-27-2006, 06:41 PM
im seeing clapton in september when he plays ottawa, should be a good show

TheUltimateSin
08-27-2006, 07:36 PM
You're a stupid ****. I'm not narrow-minded and my comment was half-serious.

Someone's a little edgy. Sheesh, relax. You act as though there is some personal vendetta. Didn't you see the smiley's? :(

I merely pointed out how narrow-minded your comment sounded. :o

So yeah, more power to you, FreewayJam. Just be sure to pop in and let us(or at least me) know how the Di Meola show was :)

FreewayJam
08-27-2006, 10:10 PM
So yeah, more power to you, FreewayJam. Just be sure to pop in and let us(or at least me) know how the Di Meola show was :)

Sure thing. I have a load of concerts lined up next month, so perhaps I'll just do a complete inventory thread on those.

Godly Moose
08-27-2006, 10:11 PM
You're a stupid ****. I'm not narrow-minded and my comment was half-serious.

Yeah, because definately calling someone stupid for not choosing something that you would prefer, is the opposite of narrow mindedness. :o

TheUltimateSin
08-27-2006, 10:21 PM
Sure thing. I have a load of concerts lined up next month, so perhaps I'll just do a complete inventory thread on those.

Awesome :cheers:

Yeah, because definately calling someone stupid for not choosing something that you would prefer, is the opposite of narrow mindedness. :o

+1

brendan666
09-06-2006, 10:44 PM
Its a matter of opinion so I can't disagree with your choice, neither should anyone else. Personally, I'm a huge fan of Al Di Meola and I envy you greatly :)

claptonfan55
09-08-2006, 08:18 PM
Err...I was hoping we could keep this civilized, but if that's how you are going to take it...

1. I have already seen Eric Clapton live with Cream. Same venue too.
2. I am not a fan of the vast majority of his solo material.
3. I personally enjoy the style of Di Meola and feel he is a superior guitarist.
4. The Di Meola seats cost less and are much better

So, please...tell me how I am stupid.

Edit: I figured there might be a different group in the Jazz forum. If it's a problem, that one can be removed.

First off, I think Clapton is better, but you made some damn good points, so do what you want. (Like you need me to tell you :p: ) <---- note the sarcasm

frippogenics
09-08-2006, 08:39 PM
I bet Al Di Meola puts on a much better show. He's ridiculously talented. I didn't know he was still touring. Post how the show goes, I'd really like to see him if it is worth going (although I'm almost sure it would be).

I have 3 albums. "Splendito Hotel" is amazing.

By the way, love the video. Those runs he does are great.

hardrock1315
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
Yeah, I'd agree with you too. Where is he playing? Maybe I'll go.