Originally Posted by Ender
Goport: Agreed, touring and promoting is right out
Can't wait to hear the finished product on the ten tunes! Make sure to let us know where the cd will be available!
If I had my way, you'd be doing all the guitars on it
but seriously - sorry for the OT nature of my comments. You and Scrimshaw have made a fantastic tune here.
I think I already posted on another thread about my friends comments. he said something like "this guy makes music that you hear on the demo mode of top spec digital recorders or synths .. the stuff that you aspire to do but never have the skills or the understanding to even get close to" (something like that anyway) but he went on to say that it was better than any of those demos he has ever heard. He meant it as a compliment and a serious one (he hates my stuff
). He has your stuff on his ipod now.
I don't say this lightly. You need to do a website and contact the "nations" label. Tell them what you are and are not prepared to do. Your technique is sensational and your writing ability/theory surpasses most of the orthodox "Guitar Heroes" I have heard. But even better there is nothing arrogant about your playing. Given the velocity of notes I hear I still feel that it is minimalistic (as opposed to wankage) and harmonically based. You have a lot of possibilities ahead of you and you come over as a genuine, and thoroughly nice guy.
If I were in your shoes I would email Paul Gilbert
) and ask/get him to do a collab with you. He can't fail to be impressed with your stuff. Tell him you are looking for a publishing deal and would like to use his input solely as a means of getting heard and not to publish. If he agrees, and he is an agreeable type of chap, having a name like his on your demo can only turn heads (and don't take no for an answer
). It doesn't even matter if he fries you on it, just by association you will have instant kudos. But from what I have heard, there is no way he will fry you. Please at least give it a go.