Hahahahaha... I know what you're talking about. He explains what's going on with these tunes and the only thing that comes to mind is "WTF, where do you come up with this stuff?!?".
I remember the Zildjian Day in Boston from roughly 20 years ago and he's talking about Zappa's "Keep it Greasy". I'm not sure if he's even still talking about "Keep it Greasy" but he starts talking about polyrhythms and "how the tune is 19/16 and then you simply carry it over the bar line to the..." and the audience is silent because nobody gets it.
It's so natural to him that he expects us to understand it without a problem.
Originally Posted by Stu_Strib
My ONLY complaint about Vinnie is that I've never been a big fan of his extremely difficult polyrhythms for difficulty sake. Seems like sometimes, he's just playing math games with the music (that song Tweaked and his commentary on it on a MD Festival DVD says it all).