You know what fucking pisses me off? Motherfuckers who play guitar only to impress. I mean come on, I love the gals and everything, but when that's the only reason that these son' bitches pick up the damn thing, it's just like "oh beaver piss, another shit-to-mediocre guitarist degrading the catalogue of serious players." As much as I hate power chord rape (as I mentioned before) this shit sucks even more. It'd be like if there were no movie reviews in existence and you were looking to watch something good. You'd have to sift through all of the shit to find it, and when you finally did, you'd wonder, "was it worth it?"
Now I myself am no ninja on the guitar, but god damn, I especially hate it when you're totally just playing your guitar, minding your own business, with a small audience of people just listening to whatever the fuck it is you're doing, when that one mother fucker comes along; I think all of you who have been in the game for a while know who I mean. I'm talking about the guy who can't write his own songs or anything (or at least doesn't try), but instead has forced himself to learn all of the popular songs on the radio that everyone knows and can sing. Well, fair enough, I have no real beefs with most mainstream music, but when he is regarded as the superior player just because he knows how to play something by 3 Doors Down, and you're busting your balls improvising on the side that shit just plain blows. Even though I could care less that a person without knowledge of the instrument might not recognize the next Steve Vai (again not talking about myself) when they see him, it's still a very sad state, and it could really be related to any instrument.
When pure talent loses to the popularity whore, all I gotta say is why don't you just piss off!
so true......many times in various gig...i see these asshole....my drummer and me call them the posser...just because they have a fat valet and leather pant they think they actaully of the rock influnece!