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  1. Quincy - Oh dear!

    In the spirit of esprit de corps I shall refrain from posting my immediate thoughts on reading your post. Must be a coincidence that the BBC game show hosted by Alexander Armstrong was on as I read it.
  2. Quincy - Oh dear!

    I can't really comment on what you've heard or not heard, other than to say, you've clearly been very successful in avoiding all forms of media for the last 55 years.
  3. Quincy - Oh dear!

    Not sure how many of those changed a band's modus operandi.
  4. Quincy - Oh dear!

    And some of those very same groups soon realised that the huge success of The Beatles was a game changer.
  5. Quincy - Oh dear!

    I've always held the view that everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that some peoples opinions are worth more than others. Until this interview I would have said QJ's opinion's were worth their weight in gold... seems I would have been wrong!
  6. Quincy - Oh dear!

    That could possibly explain it.
  7. Quincy - Oh dear!

    I've got a lot of respect for the man as an artist, producer, arranger etc. But, IMO, this article does him no favours! Seems it's in our DNA that the older we get, the grumpier we get... at least, some of us! Quincy Jones interview There's a link to the original Vulture interview.
  8. Too many of us are obsessive about gear and looking for that elusive tone/sound. If the money spent on gear were directed towards decent lessons then that tone/sound may be more easily achieved.
  9. Aria Basses - fallen from grace??

    I'm the proud owner of a late 70s SB1000. They are fabulous instruments to play and far from budget quality. However, they are not the most versatile of basses. The narrow neck and string spacing makes "slapping" rather tricky... If that's your bag! Had to replace the pickup a couple of years ago.
  10. Eh?

    Surely, there's got to be more to this story than is being reported? On the surface, it appears that the mother in question is a bit of a chancer.
  11. Buddy Rich.

    I'm interested in your comment - Are you saying that his performance demonstrates that he is "full of himself"? Or, are you saying that Buddy Rich's reputation lessens your appreciation of him as a musician?
  12. Buddy Rich.

    PHENOMENAL! Nowt else to be said, really!
  13. Sustain? Discuss.

    But some things are more important than others. A potential buyer will have made his mind up as to whether a particular bass is for him, long before he reaches for his stopwatch to time the length of sustain. Many bass players used to rave about the sustain on those carbon graphite basses that were all the rage in the 80s. My feeling was, "So what!" They may have all the sustain in the world but they sound friggin' horrible.
  14. Sustain? Discuss.

    Assuming that we're talking about half decent instruments that are, at least, reasonably set up... There's definitely far too much emphasis placed on sustain. There are way more important things to consider when deciding on a bass.
  15. Nile Rogers

    You have to remember that this was essentially a live gig in front of a live audience. The overplaying (really?) mentioned in this thread will hopefully add to the vibe/excitement for those at the gig. Having done many live TV shows over the years, I know that Nile and the band will be aware that the show is also being broadcast in to millions of homes and will possibly reign it in a little. To "stretch out" and fail at a live gig is one thing, but to "stretch out" and fail while being listened to/watched in HiFi by people in the comfort of their own homes is another. Sadly, I think it's probably a sign of the times that the term "busy" could be applied to Chic/Nile Rogers NYE show.