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 Post subject: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
PostPosted: Oct Tue 06, 2020 9:38 pm 
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One of my guitar hero's. RIP Eddie


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god speed Eddie


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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
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Though I never was a fan of the style of music but was really impressed with his ability to play that guitar. And he always seemed to be having a good time, that grin! RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
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Though I never was a fan of the style of music but was really impressed with his ability to play that guitar. And he always seemed to be having a good time, that grin! RIP.

You hit it on the nose. Eddie made it look easy and seemed like he was just having a great time. He was an immigrant who worked his way up to legendary status. You have to give him credit. In the day the older folks would say "turn that crap down!", but it really was upbeat fun rock and roll. Van Halen did not have a dark sound. I listen to everything - Classical, Opera, Ragtime, Jazz, Crooners, Rock, Blues, Disco, Country etc, and give credit where credits due. The only place I draw the line is the Hip-hop trash of today. I do not call it music. It's offensive, crude, vile, and of zero musical value. The closest I can come to a name is "musical pornography". Contemporary "top-10' should be taken off life support.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
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I heard on the radio he died today. Rest in Peace. I am 90% sure I listened to him on the radio.
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SteveT wrote:
Though I never was a fan of the style of music but was really impressed with his ability to play that guitar. And he always seemed to be having a good time, that grin! RIP.

You hit it on the nose. Eddie made it look easy and seemed like he was just having a great time. He was an immigrant who worked his way up to legendary status. You have to give him credit. In the day the older folks would say "turn that crap down!", but it really was upbeat fun rock and roll. Van Halen did not have a dark sound. I listen to everything - Classical, Opera, Ragtime, Jazz, Crooners, Rock, Blues, Disco, Country etc, and give credit where credits due. The only place I draw the line is the Hip-hop trash of today. I do not call it music. It's offensive, crude, vile, and of zero musical value. The closest I can come to a name is "musical pornography". Contemporary "top-10' should be taken off life support.

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To add to that, some the new rap videos are actual pornography! And You Tube is too much of a yellow-bellied slimy company to take em down, 'cause the rappers and viewers might take offense and sue.

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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
PostPosted: Oct Wed 07, 2020 4:49 pm 
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(decojoe67) - "...but it really was upbeat fun rock and roll. Van Halen did not have a dark sound."

Heck, no. Van Halen was party music. Or "partay"... Maybe a few ballads.

I heard a snippet of an interview with Van Halen this morning. He never learned to read music over the years. Never 'took lessons'. Just relentlessly practiced and experimented every waking hour of every day - walking down the hallway at home, in his room, when talking with others, when on the phone. He said he learned everything Eric Clapton played with Cream.
His interview snippet: "I never would've done any of the crazy things I do with a guitar if I had taken lessons."

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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
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Mr. Highlander wrote:
I heard on the radio he died today. Rest in Peace. I am 90% sure I listened to him on the radio.
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SteveT wrote:
Though I never was a fan of the style of music but was really impressed with his ability to play that guitar. And he always seemed to be having a good time, that grin! RIP.

You hit it on the nose. Eddie made it look easy and seemed like he was just having a great time. He was an immigrant who worked his way up to legendary status. You have to give him credit. In the day the older folks would say "turn that crap down!", but it really was upbeat fun rock and roll. Van Halen did not have a dark sound. I listen to everything - Classical, Opera, Ragtime, Jazz, Crooners, Rock, Blues, Disco, Country etc, and give credit where credits due. The only place I draw the line is the Hip-hop trash of today. I do not call it music. It's offensive, crude, vile, and of zero musical value. The closest I can come to a name is "musical pornography". Contemporary "top-10' should be taken off life support.

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To add to that, some the new rap videos are actual pornography! And You Tube is too much of a yellow-bellied slimy company to take em down, 'cause the rappers and viewers might take offense and sue.

Yes! I stay clear of Hip-Hop, but once in a while I'll hear it loudly coming out of a car at a gas station/mart and can't believe what I'm hearing. This isn't one of those "oh c'mon, we all had our rebellious music as teens", situations. This is disturbing garbage that society should be in an uproar about. Van Halen made nursery rhymes compared to it. "Dance The Night Away" "Jump" "Dreams" - it was loud, but just harmless party music and with impressive talent.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
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One of my co-workers, Ken, was a friend of the Bertinetti family and got to know Eddie as he would come by to see Valerie. Eddie would drive over in one of his exotic cars and take out Ken for a ride. Ken told me that Eddie was one of the nicest individuals he'd ever met.

As for being able to read music, it reminds me when I went to hear Victor Tretyakov play the Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 at the Los Angeles Music Center. The women sitting next to me was going through the score as Tretyakov played. During intermission, I asked my brother about a certain passage as it seemed Tretyakov was having some difficulty. As my brother was a violinist, he showed me the finger positions for that particular passage and said that it wasn't Tretyakov's playing, but the tone of the violin that had been affected by Santa Ana winds that had been blowing for a few days. Evidently the women next to me must have been listening to our conversation as she put away the music after the intermission.


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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
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 Post subject: Re: Eddie Van Halen dead at 65
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Their cover of Dancing in the Street is my fav of all time (cover of that song, not fav song of all time). Eddie be jammin hard on that Frankenstrat.


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