Official Virgil Donati thread

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:21 am

I was never a big fan of ROF.

The title track from ’Lapse of Reality’ being an exception

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Pocketplayer » Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:16 am

YES...dug this title track! Lead vocals worked on this tune for me...
His snare really cuts through...POP-A-LICIOUS...Ring of Fire was good
for that genre and if it was the 80s they would have been a huge band!
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Odd-Arne Oseberg » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:48 am

I don't like metal at all. Just thought it might interest the Virgil fans.
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Pocketplayer » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:25 pm

This tune was pretty solid for ROF

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Pocketplayer » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:08 am

These are CLASSICS of the prog metal genre!!
Mind dizzying time signatures that WORK...



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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:22 pm

This is the stuff

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:51 am

Some futuristic fusion and a few alien drum parts from Virg along the way

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:41 am

An hour+ of Virg with Dom Famularo

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Pocketplayer » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:25 pm

Virg is from Krypton! EXTREME respect for his humanity
He needs to be studied by the greatest minds to give
maybe 10% of his "____________" to the average person
whatever "___________" proves to be!

He says he had some genetic disposition...he cant
put a finger on it which is what--talent/giftedness/blessing?

Not to get too heavy here, but could this be the reverse of
the "sins of the father to future generations"? The inheritance
of blessings from earlier generations...he had to put in the work
but i am referring to the sense of identity...that DEEP sense of
THIS IS WHO I AM...which fuels the practice especially with
supportive parents (security/sense of being safe) which feeds
upon itself towards individual accomplishment...he was gigging
at 3yo w his parents...what a blessing towards future endeavors!

Just Pocketplayer blowing in thought...

On the Philly Joe Jones transcriptions...



w Steve Vai & Billy

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:14 am

Today it is exactly 25 years ago that I met Virg and a fledgling friendship formed.

I've made a Spotify playlist with 2 hours of my favorite stuff of his:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/78nOE ... 8iGHJZIvfg

I've also collected some of my favorite Youtube videos of him in this playlist:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCyK ... Av9txrbB08

And here are my highlights from the last 25 years:

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