Originally Posted by haroldo_psf
you guys are all tripping. Of course it's a competition. It's a freaking job interview. What do you mean it's "not a competition"?
Also, in the midst of American Idols, Real World, and whatever other reality TV crap you can think of, that little video was highly entertaining in my opinion.
Are we interested in the band in question? CHECK!
Are we interested in the drummers in question? CHECK!
Are we interested in the music in question? F-ing CHECK!!!!!
So, what's wrong with them making that little piece of entertainment?
All you guys who are saying it's cheesy (which I agree, it is), although you will not admit, the obvious fact is that you WERE entertained by it. Period.
I think people are just annoyed with not knowing for sure who the drummer is, but come on. When I heard all the negative comments about the video I was expecting to see a bad American Idol episode. It wasn't. It was cool little segment of the audition process, with a porn star voice narrating it. What's wrong with that? (Ok, the porn voice might be over the edge, but you get the idea :)
I didn't actually enjoy it in the slightest. I was sitting there watching between my fingers because of the blatant crassness of it all. It's just tacky as far as I can see.
If it were an actual competition, it would be about ability. It isn't. I think Derek Roddy would do well with Dream Theater - but he also mentioned that he wasn't hugely into the band. That's fine, I have no issue with that - you get an audition, you go to it. It's good to attend interviews and auditions regardless of whether or not you think you might get the job. All of the drummers attending are exceptionally good players and any one of them could play the gig. All of them are actually better technically than Portnoy - who has some pretty whacky hand technique.
I'm not actually interested in the band or the music, but I am interested in the drummers. I think Mike Mangini is good and I really like watching Derek Roddy play - Derek, I think you're great! But that video really hit a nerve. The other guys are good too, but I've never really sat down and listened to them. No offence or disrespect to any of you that are on this thread!