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Tuesday, March 12, 1996

Joe Satriani Live Chat / Performance
ISP Networks, San Francisco

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Enclosed is an incomplete transcript of what went on in the ascii chat.

   Nickname     Idle  Resp  Sign-On  Account
  *moderator       -     -  11:47am  falcon@icb.mediacast.com   
   satch           -     -  11:17am  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   twiggy          -     -  11:45am  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   Tone            -     -  11:49am  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   vanguri         -     -  11:51am  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   Seattle         -     -  12:04pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   dima            -     -  12:05pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   Lou             -     -  12:07pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   joepom          -     -  12:10pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   Rusty           -     -  12:12pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   conor           -     -  12:17pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   lomonaco        -     -  12:18pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   thanos          -     -  12:19pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   dave            -     -  12:21pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   java            -     -  12:25pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   mick            -     -  12:25pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   Rubina          -     -  12:26pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   Jeff            -     -  12:27pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com
   andre           -     -  12:40pm  icb@icb.mediacast.com

<twiggy> I'm downloading CUSEEME right now, gonne get it up real quick
<twiggy> :)
<flavor> hello
<satch> hello out there
<twiggy> hi there
<satch> hi twiggy
<satch> where are you?
<twiggy> I'm in illinois. Suburbs of Chicago. hope to see youo at the
<twiggy> Riviera
<satch> we'll be there
<twiggy> Any clue how much the tickets will be? <grin>
<satch> alot
<Tone> I'm in Chicago also. Tickets haven't gone on sale yet.
<satch> :)
<twiggy> Well, they'll have to be my 18th birthday present then.
<vanguri> i've got tickets to see you at the roseland in new york...
<vanguri> could you hook me up with some backstage passes?
<satch> 18, is that legal?
<twiggy> Sure is :)
<satch> do you know who you're talking to?
<twiggy> Yes. Mh'mm I do.
<satch> yea, who?
<twiggy> considering the nick "satch" my first Guess would be Joe
<twiggy> Satriani ...
<satch> not!!!
<satch> it's jonathan, i'm on joe's cpu
<twiggy> Oh? Heh
<vanguri> joe, can you throw time machine on the nyc set list?
<satch> heh vanguri, what gives?
<vanguri> hey joe?
<satch> yes vanguri
<vanguri> how does your tentative dc show look?
<satch> dc is now baltimore, sorry.
<satch> hammerjacks i believe
<vanguri> that's ok... i'm going to new york in april to see you guys.
<satch> hammerjacks is pork central!!! see you there
<moderator> the cuseeme/mbone/chat is now starting
<moderator> i will do my best to type in notes for those without cuseeme/mbone
<Seattle> I think it is most excellent you are having this interview and
<Seattle> chat on the Internet, and not some commercial service!
<moderator> stu hamm has introduced himself as an aquarius
<moderator> jon is drummer from "einstein" and has been recruited to play in
<moderator> the "satarini" band as joe says
<moderator> stu was the first one to cut his hair, but now he's the long-hair
<moderator> of the group :}
<moderator> and jeff compiteli is on the far right
<moderator> joe says there will be no nudity on this show -- a *clean* one
<moderator> "I love my web site. i don't go anywhere without it" -- joe
<moderator> "i am going to get a web chip in my head"
<moderator> the web site has a "guitar gallery" so he can chose what guitar
<moderator> he wants to play
<moderator> jonathan is on the powerbook sharing the mike with joe
<vanguri> how did you enjoy your first few shows... compared to time
<vanguri> machine and previous tours?
<moderator> joe says hello to andrew (who provided a bootleg of a show)
<moderator> on the topic of the recent european tour: stu- "awesome"
<matt_p> is joe on?
<moderator> jeff- "doubly aswesome"
<*matt_p*> how old is joe?
<*Rusty*> Joe, why won't you play "Crushing Day" live? We'd love to
<*Rusty*> hear it!
<moderator> in may they'll be in rio on the 21st
<moderator> then to san paolo
<moderator> stu's thanking fender australia now
<moderator> a question from robert kelly:
<moderator> "do you have any plans to do a joint venture with steve vai in
<moderator> the future?"
<moderator> joe- "yes, yes, yes, yes... no"
<moderator> [laughs]
<moderator> "yes, steve sent a message the other day. we may get eric johnson
<moderator> involved as well"
<moderator> "it usually takes months to process..."
<moderator> question from "miko jensen": "how can i join your band?"
<moderator> joe- "lots of money. send it to the john faber foundation.."
<moderator> question from haka: "hope you have fun on the tour. do you plan
<moderator> to come here down under?"
<moderator> joe- "yes, we are doing a pacific rim tour. probably late may or
<moderator> june"
<moderator> question from vincent: "how do you achieve creating such songs
<moderator> and sounds for each album?"
<moderator> joe: "i reach deep down inside and pull it out... i have no idea.
<moderator> stu hamm knows all about me"
<moderator> stu- "i'll answer any question.... i can't answer that question"
<moderator> joe- "we need new nicknames for the band members"
<moderator> since jonathan is watching the powerbook, you can just type some in.
<moderator> stu- "i'd like to say hello to my dad who is snowbound..."
<*joepom*> do you get smoke blown in your face all the time, or is it
<*joepom*> just a San Francisco thing?
<moderator> question from carly: "how did you end up doing shows with chris
<moderator> duarte and will you play more?"
<moderator> joe- i'd never seen him before but we got hooked up through a
<moderator> mutual friend joe"
<moderator> joe- "chris also needs a nickname..."
<moderator> question- "will you do any clinics or shows in upstate new york"
<moderator> joe-" i never do clinics"
<moderator> jonathan- "well, you did that one {health} clinic..." [laughs]
<moderator> joe- jonathan and stu do clinics
<moderator> stu won't be doing any locally soon, but may do some out of the US
<moderator> question from matt: "joe, how old are you?"
<moderator> joe- 73 [gets up to leave :}]
<moderator> prepare any questions you may have..
<moderator> question from adrian: "how do you compose?"
<moderator> joe- "start out with a strong cup of coffee.. call stu... ask if
<moderator> he has any ideas. calls jonathan and bounces stu's ideas off him.
<moderator> joe- "calls jeff and put it through randomizing program.. bouncing
<moderator> off pluto
<*Seattle*> Do you plan to do a show in Seattle anytime soon?
<lomonaco> is your tour in Brazil confirmed?
<satch> where are all the nicknames
<satch> yes
<moderator> "everywhere you go people lighting up.
<thanos> Joe, will you be coming up to Canada anytime soon?
<moderator> a show in seattle will definitely be coming
<satch> yes, toronto
<dave> how about denver?
<moderator> keep an eye on the web site for tour dates
<moderator> rusty's question: "why don't you play crushing day live?"
<moderator> joe- "it's the one song none of the band, including me
<moderator> likes to play. i don't know why. it sounds good on the album"
<moderator> joe- "it's a painful song to play live."
<moderator> joe- "the last time we played it was in sacramento in 88"
<moderator> stu - bill graham was there that night
<moderator> joe- and he probably said "joe, don't do that again.." [laugh]
<dave> the new album is another masterpiece
<*dima*> And Moscow?
<twiggy> joe: "The Luminous Flesh Giants" would serve as a decent nick
<twiggy> for the band
<twiggy> :)
<moderator> question- "when is stu coming out with a new cd and will joe
<moderator> play on it"
<moderator> stu- new album will be mellower-- busy right now touring with joe
<moderator> stu- since joe didn't play on the last 2 i dont think i'll even
<moderator> ask him ...
<moderator> question from eric: "what happened with epic records offering a
<moderator> deal to do a vocal project
<moderator> joe- "well i did this bobby mcferrin thing -- 48 tracks--- project.
<moderator> it's sitting on the shelf.. why? you tell me!"
<moderator> joe- the cool thing is that i am moving to epic records. i'm
<moderator> getting rid of the house.. going to camp out [laughs]
<moderator> joe- everyone in the group has side projects... jon has "einstein"... it looks like this (holds up new satriani album)
<moderator> but it has einstein's name on it
<*lomonaco*> is your tour in Brazil confirmed ?
<moderator> any more questions?
<moderator> mar 22nd a prospero chat from san antonio
<moderator> it'll happen just before the gig
<moderator> joe- when we were planning our set list, we took feedback from the
<moderator> web for the set list as well as planning the singles which would
<moderator> be released
<*Seattle*> When will Joe be playing in Seattle?
<*Rubina*> do you think you will be doing an accoustic album anytime in
<*Rubina*> the future?
<thanos> Joe, given how much and how fast you play, do you ever
<thanos> experiece any pain in your hands? I'm a guitarist and I often
<thanos> have this problem myself
<Jeff> Joe, why don't you play "crushing Day" live?
<*Tone*> "How frequently does Joe and the band access the Internet and
<*Tone*> the Web?"
<*java*> What about the tour in Brazi?
<moderator> joe- we might do some non-satriani songs like from einstein and stu
<mick> Joe, what was the idea behind the song "always with you
<mick> always with me"
<moderator> joe- brazil is confirmed. 17th,18th,19th,21st in rio 22nd in
<moderator> san paolo
<vanguri> as a suggestion for the set, then, how about time machine...?
<moderator> joe- and yes.. most everyone in the band has laptops
<*joepom*> what did that note on Mike Manning say?
<moderator> joe- except stu... "john faber will be supplying them with
<moderator> one.." [laughs]
<twiggy> Joe: any idea if / who will be touring with you? And any
<twiggy> ideas on the length of the set?
<*Jeff*> Joe, why have you never played "crushing day" live?
<moderator> things are going to be wrapping up
<*dima*> Will we ever see you here in Russia?
<moderator> joe is focusing now onto the chat..
<satch> i am very glad to be in this country
<moderator> [note: jonathan is a fine typer... no wonder he's with the computer]
<satch> what's my nickname?
<satch> please check out Einstein!!!
<joepom> what did the note on Mike Manning say, exactly?
<satch> thanx
<satch> the note says
<satch> mike manning you lying son of a bitch... what the fuck do i
<satch> pay you for
<moderator> joe- there's a track that was done around the time of the new
<moderator> album which didn't really fit on the album
<moderator> joe- and we are going to play it here now (cuseeme and mbone) and
<moderator> also put it on the web. it's a track called "time"
<moderator> joe- this has been fantastic. thank you everyone. thank you for
<moderator> checking out the web site
<moderator> joe- thanks to everyone here
<satch> check out stuart's solo cds too
<moderator> joe- we're going to go eat now ... to john faber's cafe [laugh]
<joepom> thank you.. :)
<twiggy> Thanks, joe
<satch> bye twig
<Tone> See you guys later!
<vanguri> thanks... have a good tour guys
<moderator> fell free to continue to hang out and chat if you like.
<moderator> thanks a lot to those who showed up
<moderator> a transcript of the chat will appear online on the web site
<joepom> do messages to the webmaster typically get forwarded to Joe?
<Tone> bye

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