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Anyone know if Steve won the grammy for the best rock instrumental track of the year? for the song Whispering a Prayer?. & does anyone know when the grammys will be shown in the U.K ?
 

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Best Rock Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

Mrs. O'Leary's Cow
Brian Wilson
Track from: Brian Wilson Presents Smile
[Nonesuch Records]

Sadly no. :(
 

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Thats bs.
 

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Yeah, Whispering a Prayer is so emotional.

Vai should get more credit than he does.
 

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i never trusted all that grammy/mtv awards/teen choice whatever bullshit to make the right choice when it comes to good music.
 

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peoples musical tastes grow at different rates .. some hardly grow at all while some grow rapidily at an early age . all this modern music .. its all repetitive and samey for a reason . little kids get bombarded with it and they subconciously end up buying it all . its not music anymore . its an evil mind game played by cooporate tossers who want to make as much money as possible while not caring about how much they ruin the music world .

BUT .. theres good music out there .. GREAT music . alot of very very cool musicians still exist .. just a matter of finding them .. people will learn in time . perhaps for now its best to let the ignorant remain so . and the ones who will "ascend" as it where .. will do so when they are ready .

i agree steve deserves a grammy . he does more for the music business than any dumb ashlee simpson ever will do . but he does get alot of respect in general . not from the punks buying the music .. but alot of bands actually rate him very highly . which is really cool i thought .

its weird ... people who listen to rock have a superiority complex over those who listen to pop and rap . people who listen to instrumental rock have a superiority complex over those who listen to rock . people who listen to shredd have a superiority complex over all straight rockers of bluesers . people who listen to jazz and learn all the music theory ... are the most pompous people you will ever meet ... until they grow up a bit and get over themselves :lol: ... wherever you look theres someone there who thinks hes above you , ... but lets face it ... EVERYONE is above POP hahahahahahaha

*the rambling fades and dannyboy walks away into the mist*
 

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dannyboy said:
peoples musical tastes grow at different rates .. some hardly grow at all while some grow rapidily at an early age . all this modern music .. its all repetitive and samey for a reason . little kids get bombarded with it and they subconciously end up buying it all . its not music anymore . its an evil mind game played by cooporate tossers who want to make as much money as possible while not caring about how much they ruin the music world .
LOL pop music has always been an evil mind game by the record companys to make money , they're a business just like any other they wanna make money ! . why do you think they created the monkeys back in the 60's

i don't really like this notion that mtv is so crap now blah blah , every decade has it's shithouse pop music and genres , it's not a new thing .

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i agree steve deserves a grammy . he does more for the music business than any dumb ashlee simpson ever will do . but he does get alot of respect in general . not from the punks buying the music .. but alot of bands actually rate him very highly . which is really cool i thought .
I agree with that !

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BUT .. theres good music out there .. GREAT music . alot of very very cool musicians still exist .. just a matter of finding them .. people will learn in time . perhaps for now its best to let the ignorant remain so . and the ones who will "ascend" as it where .. will do so when they are ready .
I think ti's just plain childish to say people who listen to pop are ignorant , I listen to alot of pop on the radio and tv and i like some of it , sure i don't like alot of rap but do i think people who listen to rap are idiots ? um no ! .. Who am I or you to say that they're not mature because they listen to pop ?

dannyboy said:
its weird ... people who listen to rock have a superiority complex over those who listen to pop and rap . people who listen to instrumental rock have a superiority complex over those who listen to rock . people who listen to shredd have a superiority complex over all straight rockers of bluesers . people who listen to jazz and learn all the music theory ... are the most pompous people you will ever meet ... until they grow up a bit and get over themselves :lol: ... wherever you look theres someone there who thinks hes above you , ... but lets face it ... EVERYONE is above POP hahahahahahaha
I think the "mature" musicians don't bother putting people into categorys and just play . stuff like this is just arrogant .
 

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hey . whatever man . you have your opinions and i'll have mine . and for gods sake fuck off with the "arrogant" shit . you really don't know me at all if you think im arrogant .

as far as rap goes . i think it used to have a purpose . guys like 2-pac did alot of meaningful rap ... rap that had a message . a way for those dudes to say what they had to say . you listen to most of it now and its all the same thing . about pimpin and banging ho's and driving big flash cars and bling bling .

its just how i feel about it man . no need to go out of your way to try and make me look like the bad guy .. which is what you do alot for some reason .
 

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hey . whatever man . you have your opinions and i'll have mine . and for gods sake fuck off with the "arrogant" shit . you really don't know me at all if you think im arrogant .

as far as rap goes . i think it used to have a purpose . guys like 2-pac did alot of meaningful rap ... rap that had a message . a way for those dudes to say what they had to say . you listen to most of it now and its all the same thing . about pimpin and banging ho's and driving big flash cars and bling bling .

its just how i feel about it man . no need to go out of your way to try and make me look like the bad guy .. which is what you do alot for some reason .
and how many jazz musicians do you know that think they are above everyone ? you don't know me at all either but apparently that makes me pompous and upmyself because i decided to learn music theory and play a style of music that i love ? isn't that the definition of arrogant ?

you can express whatever opinion you want , it's one thing to say you don't like a certain type of music but generalise everyone who listens to it as ignorant ? I just thought i'd challenge that opinion .

I don't go out of my way to make you look like the bad guy , i was offended so i challenged your opinion with mine . i do it all the time !
 

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you take me too seriously . while i do maintain the air of sincerity i do add a pinch of humour and light heartedness with my comments , nobody but my fellow UK bretherin seem to get it . im not saying the rest of you are dumb cause you dont get it .. but fact is .. you dont get it .. im hardly gonna sit n type out all the bands and what not that would take forever :lol: .

just stop taking me 100% seriously dude . i will voice my opinions but if something comes across as arrogant then in all seriousness its likely to be a bit of a joke . i have found most theory nuts ive met to have a big head and an ego problem . maybe ive just been unlucky in the ones i have met . i respect them highly for their knowledge and patience . and im aware not ALL are like that . but even you have to admit alot of them can be .

i am sorry for offending you . but again it boils down to you taking me so seriously . we seem to argue alot and i sincerly hope it isnt because you have some sort of problem with me ... im gonna go and try n find somewhere else where you "state your opinions" to see if you are like this with other people too . :lol: i love you either way bro , i don't want trouble . just fancied having a jokey ramble about bullshitty music industry .. i think we at least agree on a few key things here though :lol:
 

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This probably isn't my business, but... Come on, guys, lighten up a little. Let's get back to the topic of Whispering a Prayer, which IMO should most definately have gotten it...... Vai is a genius.
 

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sorry for spoiling your thread bro . and sorry for offending you stig mate . i get carried away sometimes and expect people to read my mind lol . im sorry

what were the other tunes up for the grammy too ? they must have been mighty good cause whispering a prayer is pretty incredible
 

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lol dannyboy it's all water under the bridge.

On the topic of the grammys, the only other song I remember well was an instrumental by Los Loney Boys. It was on Steve Vai's official webpage just a while before the grammys, when it was announced that Whispering a Prayer was nominated.
 

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i see . i'll try n track down the nominated tunes and try n listen to them . they must be damn good if they beat whispering a prayer .
 

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Here it is from vai.com...

• “Instrumental Illness”
The Allman Brothers Band - from the album One Way Out. [ Sanctuary ]

• “Onda”
Los Lonely Boys - from the album Los Lonely Boys. [ Epic Records ]

• “O Baterista”
Rush - from the album Rush In Rio. [ Anthem/Atlantic Records ]

• “Whispering A Prayer”
Steve Vai - from the album G3 Live: Rockin' In The Free World. [ Epic Records ]

• “Mrs. O'Leary's Cow”
Brian Wilson - from the album Brian Wilson Presents Smile. [ Nonesuch Records ]
 
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