Hey Rick,Fantastic passage. I couldn't agree more with this. I don't fully understand where your anger (in the rest of the post) came from though, since this thread has been quite respectfull but maybe it's because I have avoided all the threads with a "vs" in the title in order to keep my heart pressure under control.
Swiss Matthias: Nice playing man. Really.
I like your playing and I like your band. Its cool that you write some of the horn parts for your band and some of the music. I do the same for mine. We're adding more and more original stuff. We just got hired to do a big blues show but we had to add a horn section so I wrote up the horn parts. I love doing that, almost as much as I love playing drums.
I'm not really angry but sometimes my writing can come off that way. I am passionate about the subject.