Greenose wrote: dknight16 wrote:
Hopefully Joe will realize how much deeper you are than the rest of us and will dedicate his flagging career to fulfill your vision for him.
"My vision" for Joe is no more than the standard expectation level for any creative artist, regardless of genre in the current age. Good luck in your wait for #14.
In my opinion, and I feel somewhat ambivalent in my sincerity perhaps, but nevertheless, I feel "Your vision" is archaic in the 21st century new whirled music "in dusty" [sic], and honestly makes you appear, to me if only, as an anachronism to the whirled blues scene. A lot of "original" blues material out there is nothing more than kiddy cereal sugar puffy stuff! No "feeling", just rote incantations and your (to me) ignomius (not glorious, again, to me) "creative artist expectations level" (perhaps) boringly met. Is it imperative to impress those who are paid to be grudgingly (or far from it) impressed?! That is a barometric determinant of valid viability and liability of abilities for the reward of awards???!!! Seems to be an expectation that refuses to die, so I guess it is yes twice. I think there is a new benchmark. History is the best reward. It writes itself and critiques itself. Expectations can be so contrived. Some things have a natural flow. I await 14+++. If that is "pressure", good! But it is not. And everyone knows it! At least those who have been waiting around for "whatever" comes next for half his career do.
I honestly wonder if Joe Bonamassa doing a complete self-penned project may be of demo only quality, due to lack of inspiration from free-form salutes and Joe' s uncanny ability to add "just enough" stylistic twists to a cover to make it a "gem". A cover that makes me go wow gets my award as a gem, whether covering Chopin or B.B. King or Led Zeppelin or Irving Berlin or John Lee Hooker or.......Joe Bonamassa!!!!
Joe can do better?! You better believe it. Every step he takes forward proves it. You can wait for a better better, but my bet rides with "whatever" is next will be even better.
Rock ON & Keep the Faith,
"He still doesn't charge for mistakes!
"Everybody wants ta get inta the act!"
“Now, this isn’t your ordinary party crowd, here. I mean, there are professionals in here.”