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Should I go see Pino Palladino?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by BaileyMan, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Yes. It's Pino, Dummy. Go see him.

    172 vote(s)
  2. No, there's plenty of good Pino stuff on you tube, without a drunk frat boy spilling beer on you

    21 vote(s)
  3. Why does everyone like carrots around here? No Seriously, I don't get it....

    14 vote(s)
  1. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    John Mayer is playing tomorrow night in my neck of the woods. I don't really care for John Mayer. Actually he kind of annoys me. Yes, he's accomplished and a good musician and all that jazz, I might even be able to like a couple of his songs if someone else performed them...but I'm not his target audience...I also don't really care for the Shoreline amphitheater.

    ...But Pino Palladino is playing, and it would be pretty great to get to see him live.

    Should I go? Is it worth it???

    ...and Yes, I voted for the last option...
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  2. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Hillsdale, Portland
    Yes. May spur your imagination, introduce you to new tones, hand positions, technique.
  3. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    You got anything better to do?.....

    Go for it :thumbsup:
  4. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    I would want to experience Pino live if I could.
    SJan3 and organworthyplayer337 like this.
  5. Always go see living legends no matter what the venue or circumstances.
    Don't want to end up years later going, coulda, shoulda, woulda.
    There are many artists I wish I had seen but skipped the opportunity at the time.
    No one lives forever.
    TyBo, jamro217, scowboy and 11 others like this.
  6. I've never seen Piano at the Palladium, but I have seen Dweezil there.
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not a huge BB King fan, but I'm sooooooooo glad I got to see him live.

    What am I even talking about? You're a bass player! This is Pino!

    Should a golfer go see Jack Niklaus?
    Should a guitar player go see Eddie Van Halen?
    Should a drummer go see Stewart Copeland?
  8. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    If you have to ask, then you aren't interested.

    I have no idea if I've heard a thing he's done, and based on his Wikipedia page, I have little interest in checking out his work. YMMV.
  9. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Montreal, QC
    Yes, but if you don't have the means to splurge on tix that are close enough to see what he's doing, then pass. You can watch him on video at home for free.
  10. IDK, Pino is a great player. I'm sure the mix will be very good, so you'll be able to hear what he brings & how he interprets the Artists music. He's one of the top "Sidemen" in the World, so....
    I like ,don't love Jon Mayer, he's got chops and he's very musical regardless of whether you or I favor his style.

    I can pretty much guarantee that you would benefit & value by seeing how a world-Class musician performs live; NOT the same as watching YouTube.

    Note: I took a date once to see Alicia Keys perform; I'm not a fan; she was.
    On bass- Alex Al. Happy Endings all around!:roflmao:
  11. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Go. I was in the same boat. My wife loves John Meyer so she got us tickets. We drive 260 miles one way. It was worth it. Meyer wasn't bad at all. And Pino plays the whole gig, not just for the trio part. Great mix, one of the best concerts I've seen.

    Bruno is next in a week. Jamareo will be awesome. Only an 80 mile drive for that one.
    Jhengsman, TyBo, mngnt and 2 others like this.
  12. basspedaler

    basspedaler Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    yup. go. I saw him with NIN, and then the Who. If i were in town 2 weeks from now when he's here, (at a venue that ain't my fave) I'd go.
    The J.Mayer Trio is badass, and worth seeing for sure.
  13. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    He and Steve play the whole gig, too, not just for the 3 trip songs. That was the best surprise of the whole gig for me. I thought I'd only hear him for 3 songs and it ended up being the whole gig.
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  14. AngelMoncada


    Oct 4, 2016
    Do it before he dies. He's getting pretty up there in age.
  15. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    On the threshold of a verge on the brink.
    Spectrum likes this.
  16. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    If Steve Jordan is there double win, two of their best at their craft! IMHO
    bobyoung53, Ewo, design and 2 others like this.
  17. franklindayala


    Feb 8, 2015
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  18. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    um...my wife...;);)

    But before any of you suggest I take her with for a win-win situation, that would definitely ruin my chances of getting lucky tomorrow night...

    It would be pretty great to go see him perform....
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  19. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    You might walk away from the show finding out John Mayer was way more entertaining than Pino was...who knows? Not sure if Steve Jordan is still in the roster, but he might be worth the price of admission alone.
  20. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    True, John Mayer is annoying. His voice sound like a honking goose.

    I saw Pino Palladino playing with The Who and he made the concert well worth it from my perspective. Think of it as a learning experience.
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