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Old 12-28-2016, 03:29 AM   #61
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Is it just jealousy?
I guess for some people the marketing and merch machine of his management is a big turn off.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:48 AM   #62
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I guess for some people the marketing and merch machine of his management is a big turn off.
These are people who expect money to grow on trees, I suppose.

I was recently told that Taylor Swift did over $200 million in merch last year, btw. My reaction isn't being turned off. Good on her.

Strike while iron is hot, and get every penny you can, while you can. You never know how long this ride will last. I've seen it over and over.

It's called the "music business," not "music friends." People have some pretty unrealistic expectations.

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Old 12-28-2016, 07:27 AM   #63
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:09 AM   #64
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These are people who expect money to grow on trees, I suppose.

I was recently told that Taylor Swift did over $200 million in merch last year, btw. My reaction isn't being turned off. Good on her.

Strike while iron is hot, and get every penny you can, while you can. You never know how long this ride will last. I've see it over and over.

It's called the "music business," not "music friends." People have some pretty unrealistic expectations.
Sums it up beautifully!
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Re: Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa's Museum and Guitar Collection

I'm going to add that for the last 25 years, my motto has been "Friends don't let friend act like rock stars." We are so lucky to have Joe as a fellow enthusiast, and online community member, along with the fact that he doesn't act like a rock star. Based on his attitude alone, music fans should be rooting for the guy.
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I'm going to add that for the last 25 years, my motto has been "Friends don't let friend act like rock stars." We are so lucky to have Joe as a fellow enthusiast, and online community member, along with the fact that he doesn't act like a rock star. Based on his attitude alone, music fans should be rooting for the guy.
This.

I've only met one other musician with his type of down-to-earth-attitude - Peter Frampton.

Not saying there aren't more like them out there, but they're definitely a rare breed.
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I guess for some people the marketing and merch machine of his management is a big turn off.
Maybe, or could it be something completely different? Honestly, I've never heard of said M&M machine. The only thing that has ever rubbed me the wrong way about anything Joe related was the unavoidable "JB defense league" springing into action whenever anyone dares to say anything even slightly controversial. I, for the life of me could never figure that one out, but that's just me.
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Maybe, or could it be something completely different? Honestly, I've never heard of said M&M machine. The only thing that has ever rubbed me the wrong way about anything Joe related was the unavoidable "JB defense league" springing into action whenever anyone dares to say anything even slightly controversial. I, for the life of me could never figure that one out, but that's just me.
That's easy to explain. People enjoy Joe's presence and contribution to the forums, as well as his willing to interact with everybody. I think the majority of people would hate to see him leave, because a couple of anonymous people with a stick up their ass want to be disrespectful. We all know Joe can take care of himself, but I think the majority of people here want to make a show of their appreciation.
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That's easy to explain. People enjoy Joe's presence and contribution to the forums, as well as his willing to interact with everybody. I think the majority of people would hate to see him leave, because a couple of anonymous people with a stick up their ass want to be disrespectful. We all know Joe can take care of himself, but I think the majority of people here want to make a show of their appreciation.
Precisely.
I think most people who have a "hate" for Joe stems from a confusion of his "modicum" of success. I myself dont really listen to his music but i can definitely appreciate his talent and the work he has put in to get his success. I think the only guys who tour more then Joe is ZZ Top, seriously they wont stop till they cant stand up anymore.
I for one am not jealous of the fine instruments and gear Joe has aquired but rather feel fortunate that he allows us to see his collection and uses them. He could just lock em up behind glass and tell everyone to sod off.
And as for the marketing of sig models with Gibson, good for him. If i were granted those opportunities i would jump on them like a fat kid on a smartie.
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Re: Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa's Museum and Guitar Collection

^^^^
I get that and agree with it wholeheartedly but Paully asked whether it was jealousy and I took a stab at that question after Hoss did and came to a different conclusion. Jealousy doesn't explain it, it's just "too good an opportunity" for internet bomb-throwers to pass up, one post and everybody freaks out, there must be something inherently appealing to know that with a few incendiary comments one can set a thread on fire from mom's basement at 3AM.

A few years ago over at the LPF, after a few skirmishes between a few haters and the defenders Joe himself said something to the effect that he felt like his presence might be a distraction and that he only wants to be treated like a regular guy.
I personally prefer the Platinum Rule: "Treat others the way they want to be treated." over the golden rule.
So treat the man like a regular guy. I believe the detractors would go find something else to bitch about.
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Re: Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa's Museum and Guitar Collection

Thanks for posting that vid. That brought a smile to my face and if Joe reads this, please tell Mike that Skit and Porkey said hey.
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WOW.

I have officially submitted adoption papers to him.
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Re: Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa's Museum and Guitar Collection

Being a punching bag online unfortunately is part of the job description in 2016. People make judgements about your personality, ego and character based on a photo. John Mayer is victim of that as well. I am a guitar geek who happens to suit up 110 nights a year to be the other guy. Even friends whom I have known for years sometimes comment how different the two personalities are from stage to green jumper. I enjoy the forums and the information I learn and most of all people I have met through this place and The Les Paul Forum. Reverb did a great job of capturing what I am like 22 hours of each day. I didn't get into this to be a rock star I just love to play guitar and buy tweed amps.
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Dont worry Joe i wont get between you and some tweed. I cant afford the good ones anyways.
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:08 AM   #75
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Everybody needs at least one good original Fender Tweed amp. I know they say this about certain guitars too (which I don't buy for a second) but a great tweed amp will change everything about the way you play guitar, in a good way.
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Being a punching bag online unfortunately is part of the job description in 2016. People make judgements about your personality, ego and character based on a photo. John Mayer is victim of that as well. I am a guitar geek who happens to suit up 110 nights a year to be the other guy. Even friends whom I have known for years sometimes comment how different the two personalities are from stage to green jumper. I enjoy the forums and the information I learn and most of all people I have met through this place and The Les Paul Forum. Reverb did a great job of capturing what I am like 22 hours of each day. I didn't get into this to be a rock star I just love to play guitar and buy tweed amps.
Thanks Joe. Enjoyed the tour through Nerdville! Thanks for doing it
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Being a punching bag online unfortunately is part of the job description in 2016. People make judgements about your personality, ego and character based on a photo. John Mayer is victim of that as well. I am a guitar geek who happens to suit up 110 nights a year to be the other guy. Even friends whom I have known for years sometimes comment how different the two personalities are from stage to green jumper. I enjoy the forums and the information I learn and most of all people I have met through this place and The Les Paul Forum. Reverb did a great job of capturing what I am like 22 hours of each day. I didn't get into this to be a rock star I just love to play guitar and buy tweed amps.
As the late great George Harrison said "Didn't want to be a star - wanted just to play guitar, In this Cockamamie Business"
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A really great video.

I enjoy your YouTube videos when you visit Norm's Guitar Shop too.
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Thanks for the video Joe, really enjoyed it!
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Thanks for sharing Joe!

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the video, while having a cold one.

I know it's the wrong forum, but damn - that sunburst tele and the blackguard with a humbucker!
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I enjoy all of Joe's video's and this one is no exception. LOL I don't care how big his house is it must be gear everywhere.
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you know if i had half of that gear in my house i would go commit some petty crime that would result in being put under house arrest so i couldnt leave the place for months...

dam...add in pizza delivery and out call service and im livin the dream!




forgot to ask joe or anyone...what is a green jumper?
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Man, his head is huge.

His ego is pretty large also.
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Great video... WOW, just WOW!
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