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Old 04-26-2011, 05:44 PM
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For those who like to quote that old saw about music not being a competition, take a good look at what's going on here. Yep once you're in the music it's a collective. But you sure better be ready to compete to get into that non competitive collective.
I think the drumming is not a competition statements are justifiable with the whos better Neal vs Portnoy or the Blade vs Weckl sillyness. Also the cross genre comparisons - Rock drummer "A" vs Jazz drummer "B " being that its two completely different styles.

But in the case of DT where 7 killer drummers are auditioning i.e. competing for the drum chair, I think your statements are quite accurate.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:50 PM
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Anyone know when the next episode is due? Damn, i'm hooked.. its like Survivor all over again
Tell me about it. I have been waiting all morning. Guess their marketing is working. :)
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:54 PM
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And like Matt Smith said, the focus and intensity is insane.

That is a million times better video than the shorter American Idol wanna-be video that was posted on the bands Facebook last Thursday.
I agree. I really didn't like the teaser trailer thing. It was just too cheesy for my comfort level. But then again, I never watch TV and anytime I'm near one that is on, I'm always surprised by how awful it is.

But after watching that first episode, I can't help but to recognize the brilliance of the strategy. It hypes the band prior to a big tour and helps breath new life into them; it hypes the drummers involved by really highlighting how epically great they are; and as Polly pointed out, demonstrates, with few exceptions, that no one is irreplaceable.

It almost reminds me of when Jon Theodore got kicked out of TMV and everyone, including me, was like, "Aw man, what'd they go and do that for?" But then Thomas Pridgen shows up and it was like, "Oh yeah! They're back in business!"

Anyway, I'm hooked and looking forward to the next installment. Now I just wish I liked DT!

Mike Mangini is brilliant!
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:02 PM
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.......... Now I just wish I liked DT! .........

Mike Mangini is brilliant!
Go to a show, give them a chance, see past the screatching voice of LaBrie, and you will be hooked.

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:22 PM
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Anyone know when the next episode is due? Damn, i'm hooked.. its like Survivor all over again
Next episode is on April 27th at 11 AM EST
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:22 PM
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Go to a show, give them a chance, see past the screatching voice of LaBrie, and you will be hooked
It's going to take a little more than getting past his voice, I'm afraid; it's their entire compositional style and musical aesthetic that I can't get past. And it's not that I think they suck, because obviously, they're all great players. We just don't share the same taste in music is all. Nothing more than that.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:17 AM
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How many tracks with drums have been recorded? I can't offer an opinion on which is best until I have heard them all.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:06 AM
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Just had a chance to watch the second video with Mangini's audition. I'm so addicted it might as well be crack.

Can someone with a Facebook account see when the next video will be up?

thanks so much
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:09 AM
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Just had a chance to watch the second video with Mangini's audition. I'm so addicted it might as well be crack.

Can someone with a Facebook account see when the next video will be up?

thanks so much
Me too! And I dont even like Dream Theater.. or Portnoy..but this is serious Drummerdrama. May the best man win.

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Old 04-27-2011, 05:12 AM
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Someone said the second one is tomorrow.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:19 AM
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Me too! And I dont even like Dream Theater.. or Portnoy..but this is serious Drummerdrama. May the best man win.

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agreed

I respect the hell outta Mike.....but have never been a fan of him or Dream Theatre .....but Im glued to the drama
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:21 AM
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But he is such a good drummer. What seems to be the problem?
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:22 AM
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I'm not into Dream Theater and Mike Mangini was never my cup of tea, but that audition video has really given me a new appreciation for him. As others have pointed out, his intensity is very impressive. But he's not just some guy who gets fired up to compete and can't cool down. Watch him work the room after the rehearsal. He's not weird or too intense, or socially awkward in the way some ultra-competitive people are. Instead, he's a pro; confident, but not obnoxious at all.

We could probably all learn something from the way Mike prepares and carries himself. Color me impressed.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:24 AM
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I'm going to echo 8Mile on this one. I cannot stand Dream Theater, but Mike Mangini comes out of this looking very good indeed.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:28 AM
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yeah Dream Theater would be hard for me to choose if it was between them and a swift kick in the balls........just dont dig them.....

but Mangini just came off like a great guy in that vid.....and I cant wait to see what Virgil does behind them....

I was lucky enough to study with Virgil briefly in LA in the late 90s.......the dude is super human......

Im kinda pulling for Mike though
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:47 AM
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yeah Dream Theater would be hard for me to choose if it was between them and a swift kick in the balls........just dont dig them.....

but Mangini just came off like a great guy in that vid.....and I cant wait to see what Virgil does behind them....

I was lucky enough to study with Virgil briefly in LA in the late 90s.......the dude is super human......

Im kinda pulling for Mike though
Ya, Virgil is amazing and it really would be great to see how he approaches the audition.

@Sticks4drums - MP is great drummer, no doubt, but he doesn't ring my bell, thats all. I do have a great appreciation for what he does though... Its like some art , it looks better on someone else's wall, not on yours.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:26 PM
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Just had a chance to watch the second video with Mangini's audition. I'm so addicted it might as well be crack.

Can someone with a Facebook account see when the next video will be up?

thanks so much
Next video, Episode 2, will be up today (Wednesday) at 11 A.M. EST (Eastern Time USA). Most likely Episode 3 will be up on Friday at 11 A.M. Hope you'll tune in then too because that's when I'm in it. ;-)

2 hours and 35 minutes until Episode 2. CAN'T WAIT!!!

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:29 PM
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I've been a huge Dream Theater fan since I was in high school waiting for Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence to be released (just checked, 2002, would've been the spring of my senior year). I'll admit that, even though I've bought every album and DVD that they've released since then, my attention to them has dwindled in recent years- partially due to working a "normal" job, partially due to not getting into most of their recordings. I'd play a CD for a week or so and then I'd move on and not touch it for a great while.

With that said, this audition process- and now the documentary behind it- has got me fired up about the band again. Don't get me wrong, I wish MP stayed and they remained a "happy family," but, sometimes fresh blood isn't a bad thing. I think I'm psyched about this audition process because, more than being a huge Dream Theater fan, I'm an even bigger drumming fan and music fan.

I eagerly wait for the next 2.5 hours to pass so we can check out the new installment (I believe the esteemed snake breeder, and resident DW pro, Derek "One Take" Roddy is up next. I look forward to see how he interacts and how his style(s) meld with the DT guys.

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:47 PM
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2 hours and 35 minutes until Episode 2. CAN'T WAIT!!!
Not fair! That's make it after 1pm here and I have band practice tomorrow night so I won't be able to see it for two days :(

Like others, I don't care for the music but I'm hooked. It blew me away to see someone walk into an audition of complex music and nail it like that. It's like seeing a yogi bend himself three ways to Sunday and suddenly what you think is possible expands a little.

It'll be interesting to see the difference in Derek R's feel and approach to Mike M's.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:48 PM
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I just thought up a whole new level of parody. 'Crap drummer auditions'. If only I had the time, the friends and a camera...
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:52 PM
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One thing you'll see about MIKE is he went to GET thee GIG.Not Audition
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:53 PM
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If Mike doesn't get the role, I don't know who will.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:10 PM
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I'm hoping for an aussie victory! Though I think Thomas Lang is the only one with the right look.
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I just thought up a whole new level of parody. 'Crap drummer auditions'. If only I had the time, the friends and a camera...
Ha! You could have them dropping sticks, having to go to the bathroom, missing the session to go to the pub, misbehaving in the chat ... endless possibilities.

When I was on keys and we were auditioning for drummers we had overplayers and people who played too loud. One persons meat ...
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:44 PM
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I'm hoping for an aussie victory! Though I think Thomas Lang is the only one with the right look.
Aquiles Priester would be perfect for this band. Plus he doesn't make all those silly faces like Mangini. :)
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:48 PM
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If Mike doesn't get the role, I don't know who will.
Virgil Donati?

Im pulling for Mike though
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:06 PM
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Aight, so in an hour or so?


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Old 04-27-2011, 04:17 PM
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Next video, Episode 2, will be up today (Wednesday) at 11 A.M. EST (Eastern Time USA). Most likely Episode 3 will be up on Friday at 11 A.M. Hope you'll tune in then too because that's when I'm in it. ;-)

2 hours and 35 minutes until Episode 2. CAN'T WAIT!!!

Cheers,
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For sure man! Looking forward to see your episode on friday. Its really something to have the privilege of having you and derek being here to talk about this as we watch it. Kinda surrreal. I have been a fan of DT for over 15 years now, so the fact that you, derek and the other 5 candidates are in this audition makes you all my heroes!

Ok, now where is the second video on youtube? Shouldn't it be up by now? crap, have to go to work.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:18 PM
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Next video, Episode 2, will be up today (Wednesday) at 11 A.M. EST (Eastern Time USA). Most likely Episode 3 will be up on Friday at 11 A.M. Hope you'll tune in then too because that's when I'm in it. ;-)

2 hours and 35 minutes until Episode 2. CAN'T WAIT!!!

Cheers,
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Hope you and Derek will spill some serious beans once the drama is over? Good luck!
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I have another name being tossed around A LOT... Aquiles Priester
That's who I have heard got the gig. We'll know for sure soon enough.
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Vid 2

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Just saw.

Marco smoked it. Derek seemed oddly out of it. Virgil, seemed the most musical of the lot to me. Perhaps even more so than Mangini, though Mangini fits like a glove overall.

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Old 04-27-2011, 05:32 PM
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It is Mike's to loose so far. I think he is the best fit. Last day should be interesting.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:39 PM
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Marco should get this gig, he was outstanding.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:42 PM
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Marco should get this gig, he was outstanding.
He was great also..........
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:48 PM
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Some wicked drumming going on there all around.

Based on the first two videos, it still looks to me like Mangini's the one to beat.
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Everybody brings something new to the fold. I enjoyed Thomas Lang. I think he brought a certain power to the music. Derek brought a great groove and feel. Marco is just a monster. Virgil also seemed like a good fit. I don't know why he went with something new, and then screwed it up. The song audition may not be the best place for trying new ideas. They had the jam for that. But it seems like he and Mike are both big Dream Theater fans. You can't compete with Mike's energy. A whole episode just for Mike, I wonder why they did that.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:07 PM
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:P bit annoying but i'm quite enjoying these episodes :)

anyone else just thinking dream theater went to dw and asked "give us your 7 best heavyish drummers" haha
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:08 PM
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..... A whole episode just for Mike, I wonder why they did that.......
I was wondering the same thing....hmmmmmm
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:10 PM
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:P bit annoying but i'm quite enjoying these episodes :)

anyone else just thinking dream theater went to dw and asked "give us your 7 best heavyish drummers" haha
Aquiles plays Mapex. They have the badges covered up on the kit so I don't think they are doing DW any favors.
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