Diane Warren ... After 13 Nominations ...

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Daine Warren is one of those people behind the scenes in the music business - writing songs for the big names who can't/don't write or who just need help. Her output is MOR Pop, but apparently she is quite good at it. Her tunes are not the Pop in my Rice Krispies, but a lot of people do very much love her work without knowing who she is. After 13 nominations for an Oscar, she is finally getting one. Have a nice parade, Diane!


Diane Warren was in the recording studio with Sofia Carson to work on her new song “Applause” when she got an unexpected phone call earlier this year. It was David Rubin, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and he had some good news: She was getting an Oscar.​
“I was like, ’no I’m not. I’m the one who loses all the time,” Warren said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.​


Diane Warren with help from G-Eazy and Carlos Santana - She's Fire

Señor Sanata is a bit more subdued than normal, playing within the groove rather than shredding over top of it. Diane is the bar tender.

 
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Why don’t Carlos ever go back to the P90 SG’s?!?!
I liked that gritty, crying tone for him better.
 

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He’s got some of the tastiest chops ever heard in the last 60 years, that’s for sure.
I just like them played on the SG better. But yes, he’s always got great tone.
What he really needs is an S-100.
 

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Why don’t Carlos ever go back to the P90 SG’s?!?!
I liked that gritty, crying tone for him better.

I think it all started with Santana's infatuation with saxophone players, John Coltane in particular. He seemed to be looking for something with more sustain that would allow him greater control over note duration (as in extended length) and allow him to play more sax-like legato phrases, in addition to his frenetic staccato Dorian ice-pick/switchblade attacks on your brain . He went through the period of high-end Yamahas and Gibson L6Ss and who knows whatelse before settling on the PRS guitars (and high-end effects pedals).

I, too, greatly miss the tone of the SGs with the P90s. I also miss the simpler, less effects-pedal-drenched playing of the first two albums.

I also do not understand why he totally abandoned playing rhythm guitar when he was so obviously good at it. Really good rhythm players are few and far between.




 

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Isn't he paid for using whatever guitars came after his S.G. ? He lost a lot with the move, but sometimes I wonder if he didn't simply change at some point, and partially lost soul (Soul sacrifice ?)... The change would come from there, more than from guitars ! www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFCMrZ7jAJc
 
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(..)The first tune played above is one of Coltrane's :cool::love::cool::love:.

I still suspect saxophone envy.
I know (that's why I added it) : it may seem a contradiction to what I said, but I don't really mind (I'm aware that I could be wrong too)... But Santana's music has become more 'commercial' as time went by, and 'Santana' more of a solo thing, opposed to a group in its early years I believe...;)
 

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Shortly before I saw these last few posts, I watched some videos with Paul Reed Smith and he said that when Carlos first fell in love with the PRS guitars(Paul gave him[had to persuade his guitar tech, or somebody] to try) he liked that it sounded saxophone-like. Apparently, there was no money up front.
 

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I agree, Carlos is still a monster guitar player, but that band from Woodstock and the first few albums was a really hot band, and unique with the Latin instruments and influences combined with the Jazz and Blues and Rock
 
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