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Old 04-30-2011, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: Dream Theater's new drummer is MIKE MANGINI

Originally Posted by aydee View Post
leveraging a potential career ending circumstance, rather brilliantly.
Oh yes, that's for sure!!
Originally Posted by aydee View Post
Yesterday a drummer friend ( who likes DT ) said to me that he found these auditions rather demeaning.
.. taking some of these great players and putting em jump through hoops, curve balls and all, and televising it to the whole world wasn't classy.
A rather unique perspective, I thought.
I can relate to that. It struck me as very odd when Jordan said it was interesting that they
chose seven of the best drummers they know (they know), and even of the seven
not all of them could tackle what they were presenting them. As if they were über-musicians
from another planet, ignoring i.e. the whole fascinating jazz realm with brillant drummers
(and musicians in general) - another idiom, but stellar playing too. So I was disappointed
with Jordan saying that. By the way the same Jordan who seems to still read the riffs from
"Dance of Eternity", haha!!
But as (I think) Derek mentioned, when the drummers from the audition started to throw
something at them, they didn't know what to do. I can only imagine the circles Virgil
may have played around them!
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