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2002 AND BEYOND
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH

THIS PAGE WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE 10 QUESTIONS WITH OUTTALINE. A FEATURE ASKED TO BE INCLUDED BY THE OUTTALINE FAN FOUNDATION. WE WILL EVENTUALLY ADD 10 QUESTIONS, BUT WE THOUGHT THAT "THE UGLY TRUTH OF ROCK-N-ROLL" WOULD ANSWER A VAST MAJORITY OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE OCCASSIONALLY ASKED. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, AND WILL REALIZE THIS ARTICLE WAS SUBMITTED BY THE OUTSPOKEN PERCUSSIONIST, LIGHTNING WHO HOLDS NOTHING BACK...THIS IS ONLY ONE INFORMATIVE, OPINION OF VIEWS ON THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS MANY CALL ROCK-N-ROLL...

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OUTTALINE FANDAMONIUM
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH PT.2
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH PT.3
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH PT.3 cont.
LETTER TO THE FANS
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
OUTTALINE WIDE-O-VISION
OUTTALINE VAULT

THIS MONTH PERCUSSIONIST LIGHTNING IS PUT IN THE HOT SEAT.

GRAB A DRINK, AND HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS AS WE TAKE A GLIMPSE INTO THE CESS POOL MANY PEOPLE CALL ROCK-N-ROLL... FIRST OFF LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING SO YOU DON'T MISS A SINGLE THING ON WHAT IT TAKES TO BRING MUSIC TO THE FREE WORLD.

FIRST OFF YOU HAVE TO ALIGN YOURSELF WITH OTHER PLAYERS, WHICH CAN BE A HUGE HURDLE TO BEGIN WITH. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS QUITE GENEROUSLY PRODUCED A MAJORITY OF MUSICIANS THAT HAVE ACQUIRED BIG HEAD SYNDROME. YOU PLAYERS KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND FURTHERMORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC KNOWS WHO YOU ARE ALSO. OUTTALINE HAS BEEN FORTUNATE IN ALIGNING A GOOD MIX OF LEVEL HEADED MUSICIANS. WITH THAT IN MIND OFF ON A TANGENT, DONNIE, JIM YOU GUYS ARE SOME OF THE BEST ROUNDED PLAYERS I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF PERFORMING WITH. I MAY NOT BE THE BEST PERCUSSIONIST ON THE CIRCUIT, (LET'S BE COSERVATIVE HERE) BUT I'LL GIVE ABOUT 80% OF YOU A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY. I HAVE BEEN THERE, LETS FACE IT A MAJORITY OF GUITARISTS, BASSISTS, AND LEAD VOCALISTS THINK HEY WHAT AM I DOING WITH THIS GROUP I'M ABOVE THESE GUYS. DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOU PERCUSSIONISTS, MOST OF US ARE THE TOP OF THE HEAP ON THIS SUBJECT. PERSONALLY I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M THE BEST, BUT I HAVE BEEN TREATED LIKE I WAS THE WORST PLAYER AVAILABLE. I'LL MENTION NO GROUPS FROM PAST, BUT I WILL SAY BITE ME YOU EGOTISTICAL IDIOTS OUTTALINE RANKS FAIRLY HIGH ON PERFORMANCE LEVELS. NOT BECAUSE ANY OF THE MEMBERS SAY SO BUT THE FANS KNOW IT AND CONTINUE TO GROW NIGHT AFTER NIGHT...ANYWAY BACK TO THE CESS POOL. AFTER ALL THE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN LINED UP NOW COMES THE RIGORS OF LEARNING MATERIAL THAT WILL BE PERFORMED. THIS CAN TAKE UP TO 6 MONTHS IN SOME CASES. OTHER TIMES IT MAY TAKE LONGER, DUE TO WHAT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CALLS MUSICAL DIFFERENCES. IN THE REAL WORLD THOUGH IT IS NOT MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, IT IS THAT EARLIER REFERENCE TO ONE MEMBER ATTAINING BIG HEAD SYNDROME. FACE IT EGOS DON'T WORK AND USUALLY ENDS UP IN A MEMBER LEAVING A PROJECT TO PERSUE OTHER PROJECTS. OUTTALINE WAS FORTUNATE IN THIS AREA ALSO AS WE ONLY HAD 4 PRACTICE SESSIONS BEFORE TAKING OUTTALINE TO THE FANS. THIS ARTICLE CONTINUES ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE IN OUR LOOK INTO "THE UGLY TRUTH !"