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Re: Re: Guitar synth..take it (or leave it ) for what it is

My inbox has been jammed for the past two-three days with many folks
weighing on in the guitar/synth idea and or/question, not that I feel it
should be a question. Play what you must, I say....anyways, i'm 
responding because I feel that if the music is being listened and/or made,
it should be appreciated for just that. As usual, someone tells us that
Holdsworth had the wrong idea when he played the Synthaxe,...jeez do you 
what went into the making of any of those instruments, or what he went
through to acquire one of them. Allan genuinely loves music and makes 
he wasn't trying to make guitar-synth sounds,...basically it's the labels
that kill us, that make it really hard to even want to try to do anything,
let's stop the slagging when it comes to who decides to play what, where 
for how long. If you didn't dig it, someone else will. If no one digs it, 
least someone TRIED to create,...and isn't that what we're all after...?

-----Original Message-----
From: Taaffe, Denis G <dtaaffe@indiana.edu>
To: 'Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com' <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 12:24 PM
Subject: Re: Guitar synth..take it (or leave it ) for what it is

> Well, I think it 's a cool idea. But can really make a mess of
>things as well. John Abercrombie was on the radio, what a great guitarist.
>Anyway, he was doing guit synth stuff during the 80's but gave it up
>he said he got away from playing actual guitar. Man, I remember buying
>holdsworth records and was always dissapointed to hear most of it being
>crusty guitar synth with weak samples and very little regular guitar 
>in the eighties as well. Of course a guitar player friend of mine heard
>guitar synth stuff and said "man, sounds like freakin' nintendo".my .02
>Denis Taaffe