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Re: New Adrian Belew Interview(OT)

  Ya know mark, I'm not even sure if you're going to get to see this or
not, but ya know, yer' just a fucking bully!  -plain and simple.  You pick
fights and then tell people to go to hell when they defend themselves.
Stop using this list as your personal therapy session, K?  I for one, don't
want to read it, -or I suppose I could go through the trouble of filtering
you or unsubscribing, because you won't take responsibility for your
  -anyway, -just my thoughts of course.  


At 01:29 PM 8/23/03 -0700, you wrote:
>Unsubscribe if you don't like it.
>Mark Sottilaro
>On Saturday, August 23, 2003, at 11:46 AM, Will Brake wrote:
>> But seriously, Belew isn't looping on tour (that I was able to hear) 
>> and
>> there are way too many people blathering on about too many topics that
>> are not loop oriented. It takes lots of time to read through these and
>> I'm probably not the only person that is a little tired of it.
>> As far as the tech god pedestal thing, you put me up there. I NEVER 
>> said
>> I was the answer to your tech prayers. In fact, I'm just a man,
>> definitely NOT a god.I'm just a guy trying to do right by musicians and
>> am fortunate enough to make a living doing it. Grow up a little bit and
>> deflate your ego for a second.
>> BTW - I love Belew, always have.
>> Respect
>> Will Brake
>> Soul Fruit Electronics
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Sottilaro [mailto:sine@zerocrossing.net]
>> Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2003 1:15 PM
>> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>> Subject: Re: New Adrian Belew Interview(OT)
>> Perhaps if you got out of your "I'm the god of fixing electronic gear,
>> look at me" stance you'd come across an Adrian Belew or King Crimson
>> album and realize that there is looping (by he and/or his partner
>> Robert Fripp) on almost every single album (including the 2 that I
>> offer a counter review of)  Adrian Belew has been a looper for many
>> many years and I think currently uses a Repeater in his rig as well as
>> a Johnson (Digitech) amp with on board looping capabilities (I've heard
>> that his amps are basically Digitech 2120s with solid state amplifier
>> stages and dual 12" cab all in one box)
>> More on that here:
>> http://www.adrianbelew.net/texnspex.htm
>> So, before you ask a pointed question, you might take want to word it
>> more like, "Is there looping on this album?" or maybe do a quick google
>> search on "Adrian Belew + Loops" because a lot would have come up and
>> it would have been a nice change from soldering op amps.
>> yours truly,
>> Mark Sottilaro
>> On Saturday, August 23, 2003, at 05:08  AM, Will Brake wrote:
>>> What part of this post has anything remotely relevant to looping? Can
>>> we get back on topic?
>>> Respect
>>> Will Brake
>>> Soul Fruit Electronics
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Mark Sottilaro [mailto:sine@zerocrossing.net]
>>> Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 3:26 PM
>>> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>>> Subject: Re: New Adrian Belew Interview
>>> Here's the comments I submitted to the online mag:
>>> The Power to Repeat
>>> As someone who's been in love with King Crimson since I discovered
>>> Adrian's work on Laurie Anderson's Mr. Heartbreak album, I'll take the
>>> risk of disagreeing with him about TPTB. I don't think it's nearly as
>>> interesting as TCOL, which, IMHO, is one of their strongest albums.
>>> Part of my issues with it are the little voice synth stuff happening.
>>> It totally grates on my nerves for some reason. Not sure why he's
>>> dragging out lyrics from an older solo Belew tune and running them
>>> through a Digitech Vocalist. Surely you could think of something new,
>>> no? And eyes wide open is so sweet, I need to pass on it almost every
>>> time. Maybe one of the reasons I'm bitter is that I bought this album
>>> twice for some reason. First time as a "teaser" album, then almost the
>>> identical album in a slightly different "finished" form. That was kind
>>> of lame. I'd loved to have heard really rough stuff on the teaser, or
>>> totally different mixes. Oh yeah, I also bought a lot of these tunes
>>> on the Level 5 album as well. With all that said, I think TPTB is
>>> still a great album and many of the songs have made it into my iPod
>>> where they pop up from time to time and amaze and inspire. If you're
>>> looking for an entry to KC, get one of the 3 80's albums or TCOL. I
>>> think they're better representations of great song writing and
>>> interesting playing.
>>> Mark Sottilaro


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