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  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by boxofrocks
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    If I may play devils advocate... They had hours to do their jobs before the show. Issue after issue would piss me off too.. Honestly he should have trashed the kit and destroyed the stage like a rock star should.. Whats all this professional talk.. Set the **************** on fire..






    That would perhaps be appropriate if Mike Portnoy was a rock star instead of a nerd playing nerd music for nerds.
    For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by boxofrocks
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      If I may play devils advocate... They had hours to do their jobs before the show. Issue after issue would piss me off too.. Honestly he should have trashed the kit and destroyed the stage like a rock star should.. Whats all this professional talk.. Set the **************** on fire..




      Apparently, the whole crew was there around 10 hours at least before show start. Apparently MP was late for soundcheck (maybe he needed to sleep) and came in surprised not seeing the kit (fresh from the box from Tama) set up. The crew was waiting for instructions... tech riders nor photos were not supplied and they patiently waited for someone delegated to set up the kit up until the local Tama rep lent a hand to set up the kit a couple of hours before show start.
      Proud to be an ASH Soul... (Souls of the Amp Simulator Haters Club)... Spread the HATE!

      (But the Axe-FX makes me think about changing my sig.)

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      • #18






        Quote Originally Posted by boxofrocks
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        If I may play devils advocate... They had hours to do their jobs before the show. Issue after issue would piss me off too.. Honestly he should have trashed the kit and destroyed the stage like a rock star should.. Whats all this professional talk.. Set the **************** on fire..






        BTW, if I may play devils advocate, that wasn't the first time, nor will it be the last, that Portnoy arrives at a gig to find things nowhere near minimum requirements.



        So what made this time any different?
        For cripe's sake, somebody buy that kid a freaking DICTIONARY already!

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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by FitchFY
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          And I really like Portnoy. I just think he needs a vacation if this happens.




          He can't. He has bills to pay and he can't live off with the old DT catalog royalties. He must have constant session work and tours to keep the money coming in. And to his demise, he can't get as much goodies compared to when he was still with DT. All the special Tama requests are long gone.
          Proud to be an ASH Soul... (Souls of the Amp Simulator Haters Club)... Spread the HATE!

          (But the Axe-FX makes me think about changing my sig.)

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          • #20
            His situation now looks to be out of his hands. Can't blame 'em, stardom is a function of they front you as a star. Can't tell if they're testing him or simply killing him. Failing regardless.

            As far as the drumming; pattern generator. He could learn how music goes and get real gigs maybe and if he learned enough music, teach.

            My opinion: Show biz is phony enough without the heartaches. I'd rather hear about good players and be entertained by their music.
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            • #21
              would have been fired by me after that gig.
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              • #22






                Quote Originally Posted by wrongnote85
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                would have been fired by me after that gig.




                There is NO ONE TO FIRE because all those 'stupid techs' you all talk about (especially the guy with the long hair) are just HELPING OUT beyond what was expected of them during that night. Although the 'falling snare mic' blew Mike's fuse, it could have been totally avoidable had he been in the venue much earlier. But MP is already used to coming to the venue and just sitting on the throne worrying about nothing.
                Proud to be an ASH Soul... (Souls of the Amp Simulator Haters Club)... Spread the HATE!

                (But the Axe-FX makes me think about changing my sig.)

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                • #23
                  There were better times.



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                  • #24






                    Quote Originally Posted by skunky_funk
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                    There is NO ONE TO FIRE because all those 'stupid techs' you all talk about (especially the guy with the long hair) are just HELPING OUT beyond what was expected of them during that night. Although the 'falling snare mic' blew Mike's fuse, it could have been totally avoidable had he been in the venue much earlier. But MP is already used to coming to the venue and just sitting on the throne worrying about nothing.






                    i'm talking about firing MP, holmes.
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                    • #25






                      Quote Originally Posted by 1001gear
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                      see? not one hihat stand thrown. It can happen.



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                      • #26
                        If it were part of the act..and his own equipment....Id have no problem with it......when its someone elses gear, disrespectful, no matter what the circumstances.
                        Jack of all trades....Master of none...

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                        • #27






                          Quote Originally Posted by kmart
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                          That would perhaps be appropriate if Mike Portnoy was a rock star instead of a nerd playing nerd music for nerds.










                          Kinda just seems like a douchebag to me. Not really sure why people think he's so special.

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                          • #28






                            Quote Originally Posted by wrongnote85
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                            i'm talking about firing MP, holmes.




                            MP is the star of the show here, mate.
                            Proud to be an ASH Soul... (Souls of the Amp Simulator Haters Club)... Spread the HATE!

                            (But the Axe-FX makes me think about changing my sig.)

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                            • #29






                              Quote Originally Posted by skunky_funk
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                              MP is the star of the show here, mate.




                              really? cause i saw three other high profile players on that stage.
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                              • #30






                                Quote Originally Posted by wrongnote85
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                                really? cause i saw three other high profile players on that stage.




                                Well, MP put the project together and organized the tour, so I don't see him getting "fired," per se. `Sides, they've moved on. We're just the internet.



                                This is one of his supergroup collaborations, of which he has done many, and I love the line-up. Great reviews of their shows, too, and if you can find some clips, check `em out - these are four GREAT players doing some cool stuff.



                                He may not be the star, per se, but he's the boss.
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