HonestyÄrlighet

After listening to an interview with ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, todays topic have to be honesty. Mike seems to be somewhat (to use a slight understatement) bothered about what people write about him and his split-up from Dream Theater. And finally he makes this fantastic quote:

You see people like Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine and usually the people that have the honesty and the open mouths to talk about things are the ones that get shut down and made examples of. So… live and learn.

Couldn’t stop laughing. Lars and Dave (and probably Mike as well) are definitely among those people who maybe should think about something like “honesty is not always to speak right from your heart” (swedish saying, doesn’t really know if I translated it right).

I mean, to use a very obvious example. If I meet a big guy on the street and say “hey, you look like one really stupid bastard” he probably would beat me up. And all I did was to be honest.

Then he have some pretty confused discussion about that there might have been dramas behind other band split-ups to, but no one heard about it. And that’s because until recently, the members didn’t have access to services like Twitter. Well, I have a twitter account myself, and so far, I haven’t noticed that it send out tweets automatically…

Confusion continues when he talks about Dream Theater’s recent grammy nomination. First he says:

So to see it finally come a year after I left, it was heartbreaking for me on a personal level. On a professional level, I’m happy that it finally happened for the band. It was a long time coming; it should have happened many, many years ago

And later:

I never really cared about the Grammys anyway; it was always like, ‘F the Grammys.’ To me, it was always a bit of a joke, and I never put that much weight or value in it to begin with.

Mike, relax and focus more on the music, ok? 🙂 The past weeks have been somewhat tough for me as well, but working the my music have been a realy ease!

If anyone is interested about some of the drama about his split-up with Dream Theater, Blabbermouth made a pretty good summary here.Efter att ha lyssnat på en intervju med före detta Dream Theater-trummisen Mike Portnoy, så får dagens ämne bli ärlighet. Mike verkar, för att uttrycka sig försiktigt, tycka att det är lite jobbigt med alla skriverier om hur han hanterat sitt avhopp från Dream Theater. Till slut kommer följande fantastiska replik:

You see people like Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine and usually the people that have the honesty and the open mouths to talk about things are the ones that get shut down and made examples of. So… live and learn.

Kunde inte sluta skratta. Lars och Dave (och alldeles säkert Mike också) hör definitivt till den grupp människor som kanske skulle fundera lite oftare över ordspråket “ärlighet är inte alltid att säga allt man tänker”.

För att ta ett något övertydligt exempel. Ser jag en stor och muskelös kille på gatan och går fram till honom och säger “tjenare, du ser ut att vara en dum jävel”, så åker jag garanterat på stryk. Och det enda jag gjorde vara att vara ärlig.

Sen kommer en något förvirrad diskussion om att det alldeles säkert funnits en hel del dramatik bakom andra avhopp också, fast det inte kommit till allmänhetens kännedom. Och detta för att det bara är nu nyligen som det finns tjänster som Twitter. Det må vara sant, men jag har också ett Twitter-konto. Och jag har ännu inte märkt att det börjar skicka ut tweets automatiskt…

Förvirringen fortsätter när han pratar om Dream Theaters grammy-nominering. First säger Mike:

So to see it finally come a year after I left, it was heartbreaking for me on a personal level. On a professional level, I’m happy that it finally happened for the band. It was a long time coming; it should have happened many, many years ago

Och lite senare:

I never really cared about the Grammys anyway; it was always like, ‘F the Grammys.’ To me, it was always a bit of a joke, and I never put that much weight or value in it to begin with.

Mike, slappna av lite och fokusera lite mer på musiken, ok? 🙂 Har själv haft en liten småjobbig period, men att jobba med musik har varit fantastisk lindring!

Är förresten någon intresterad av lite av dramatiken bakom Portnoys avhopp från Dream Theater så har Blabbermouth gjort en ganska bra sammanfattning som man kan läsa här.

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