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    Mid life crisis that's what a Blues Lawyer is.

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    Duke and Bill fail on the defining characteristic: limited skills.


    Sorry, buy you guys can play. You don't qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tone4days View Post
    i am a blues lawyer

    except i am an engineering manager ... and i play more blues influenced classic rock than straight blues

    and anyone who has a problem with it can kiss my butt

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    Lol I am therefore a 'Post-Metal/Engineer' if that makes any sense whatsoever. Seriously though, I exhibit traces of blues lawyerdom, I've never made money with all my gear, during the gigging days everything was the typical college student fare. After I graduated and got hired I started buying the stuff I lusted over for all those HS and college years. lol
    Oh no.....


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    Wow. It seems that the sarcasm exhibited in the first 4/5th's of my post was grossly overlooked.
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    "Blues Lawyer" is one of the most retarded terms ever. Whoever coined that term should be put in front a of a firing squad! LOL!

    1. Expensive gear has nothing to do with blues. Actually quite the contrary if you think about it bros!

    2. Blues or expensive gear have nothing to do with lawyers. Most attorneys I know are stingy bastards. In fact most rich people I know are the cheapest most frugal bastards I ever met!

    We must coin a better term! "Gear Snobs," "Wealthy Strummers," "Elitist Pickers," whatever just not "Blues Lawyers!"
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    No way, sarcasm fully noted. I love the term, however!
    Oh no.....


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    Oh, you forgot the ones who "gig". Their idea of the blues is Motown, "Dock Of The Bay", and the Blues Bros., complete with Ray-Bans, skinny ties, and porkpie hats...
    "not that there's anything wrong with that."

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    I picture a blues lawyer as one who has more money than talent musically. Is responsible for over inflated prices in the market due to too much disposable income being thrown around.
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    I think I encountered one of those guys a couple months ago...

    I was looking around in a local store and this guy in expensive clothes is playing some sort of repro Les Paul (I could see the case was new) playing stuff you'd have heard on AM radio circa 1968, trying out one of the Tweed Deluxe re-issues....

    I asked,"So, do you know any Bloomfield?"

    The blank look on his face told me all I needed to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnr View Post
    I think I encountered one of those guys a couple months ago...

    I was looking around in a local store and this guy in expensive clothes is playing some sort of repro Les Paul (I could see the case was new) playing stuff you'd have heard on AM radio circa 1968, trying out one of the Tweed Deluxe re-issues....

    I asked,"So, do you know any Bloomfield?"

    The blank look on his face told me all I needed to know.
    I woulda said" You know any Butterfield?" and watch the blank look on YOUR face.

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    i'm very fond of the term blues lawyer actually, i need to use it more often

    they're basically Drew's antithesis


    see, I'm a broke nilla. I can't afford a les paul, so i bought a schecter tempest custom on sale for $450 i think. I can't afford a marshall or orange so i bought a yba-1 for $400. I can't afford a nice bogner cab or whatever so i went with avatar. But, i make sure i'm always progressing my skills & trying new things, expanding my style & niche in playing

    blues lawyer path is more like this;

    kid grows up, parents get him a strat one year for christmas, he learns a few songs, maybe has a band, whatever, gets out of it in college. Gets older, has a midlife chrisis, goes out & buys awesome stuff, and rips off clapton
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    I don't play harp. At least not in front of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yngwiestein View Post
    "Blues Lawyer" is one of the most retarded terms ever. Whoever coined that term should be put in front a of a firing squad! LOL!
    I think Gearjoneser is repsonsible for the proliferation of the term, so you can take it up with him. Careful though... he's a good shot himself.

    1. Expensive gear has nothing to do with blues. Actually quite the contrary if you think about it bros!
    We know... thus the humor in the term.

    2. Blues or expensive gear have nothing to do with lawyers.
    Redundant

    Most attorneys I know are stingy bastards. In fact most rich people I know are the cheapest most frugal bastards I ever met!
    ...Except when it comes to indulging in lost and forgotten dreams of a life that they said goodbye to back when they wore Reeboks instead of pennyloafers.

    We must coin a better term! "Gear Snobs," "Wealthy Strummers," "Elitist Pickers," whatever just not "Blues Lawyers!"
    Gear snob could apply to a LOT of people here... me among them. I like high-test stuff and I'm not ashamed to admit I've got expensive tastes.

    I like "Blues Lawyer" as a term. Rolls off the tounge nicely.



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    We need to add this term to www.urbandictionary.com

    I nominate Gearjoneser to write the entry, as he defined the term so expertly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B2D View Post
    I think Gearjoneser is repsonsible for the proliferation of the term, so you can take it up with him. Careful though... he's a good shot himself.



    We know... thus the humor in the term.



    Redundant



    ...Except when it comes to indulging in lost and forgotten dreams of a life that they said goodbye to back when they wore Reeboks instead of pennyloafers.



    Gear snob could apply to a LOT of people here... me among them. I like high-test stuff and I'm not ashamed to admit I've got expensive tastes.

    I like "Blues Lawyer" as a term. Rolls off the tounge nicely.


    So basically the beauty of the term is in the irony of it?

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    I prefer "rock astrophisics" (sp?) doctors...

    Like Bryan May

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUNOSLASH View Post
    I prefer "rock astrophysicists"...

    Like Brian May
    Corrected, and agreed. Built his own axe, and burned down the world with some wild overdubbed guitar layers.

    I gigged at a local club, and one of this town's prominent lawyers came in and got wasted on chardonnay. He asked us to play some blues -- "Mustang Sally". (That's his idea of the blues.)

    He came up to sing, and he sounded like a cross between Steve Martin and the AOL "you've got mail" voice. Even drunk, he couldn't unpucker his sphincter. His pals were laughing so hard, I thought they'd choke on their food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginormous View Post
    I gigged at a local club, and one of this town's prominent lawyers came in and got wasted on chardonnay. He asked us to play some blues -- "Mustang Sally". (That's his idea of the blues.)
    I tend to agree. I'm pretty tired of old Sally myself. But for some reason, when Buddy Guy does it, it still works for me....

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    I always see a touch of "critic" in the term Blues Lawyer. Kinda like a movie guy who will just trash a movie and nit pick it to death - even though he a) Could make a decent kids party video and b) The movie was a huge success.

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