Monday, January 19, 2009
NAMM convention and some venting
So, I recently spent the last couple of days down at the NAMM convention down in Anaheim, CA. It was the first one I'd ever been to so naturally I was pretty excited to get in there and see what's going on. I mean, I'm not an instrument buff, but I can definitely appreciate the skill of a player. With that being said, let's talk about why NAMM sucks. Don't get me wrong, I think it's an amazing place for people who are involved in selling guitars, owning a shop, technology advances for instruments and what not. But all you assholes who show up and think that you're going to "make it big" by getting a pass somehow and passing out demos or trying to get endorsements when you haven't even put in the time with your band. This just pisses me the fuck off. I was there with some friends who got me in and asked if I would like to go and just check out all of the latest guitars, drums, and whatever else, but not once did I go in there thinking that soliciting my band, when these companies are trying to do business to make a living, would be a priority for myself or my band. Also, wearing leather pants, with bandanna's in your back pocket, hair down blowing in the wind, playing the most dipshit ass solo ever heard, just stop this garbage now. 80's metal is not back, it's not cool. Let's just stop this right now. You're embarrassing to yourself and to metal in general. I'm not saying everyone has to be "black metal" cause hey, I really do enjoy Saxon, Skid Row and other bands of the genre, just, now, 25-30 years later, you can stop dressing like a fucking moron. ok i'm done.