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    This is just a quick little spin off ex drummer thread and I'll make short and sweet.

    Seems to some folks that it would be weird that I would go jam with some old man at a trailor park. But I'm gonna let some of you people in on a little secret I discovered many years ago. I'm a welder blacksmith by trade and I've worked at many a sweatshop building everything under the sun Grand staircases to fancy scroll work railings ect. and I feel really blessed to have worked under some of the old man that not only suffered thru the great depression but actually fought in WW2. One gentleman named "Bill Sherry" was a yankee and he was the foreman on the Reunion Tower in Downtown Dallas.

    You know that building that looks like a microphone. My buddy Bill Sherry help build that thing. And I can tell you that along with the many buttchewings that old man gave me thru out the years.That old man greatly increased my knowledge and skill and it is always wise to seek out these older folks and pick their brain about stuff because people like that are a national treasure and they won't always be around. My father comes to mind as well as few other elderly gentleman.
    If you want to know something about anything go ask an old guy. From everything about old Ford pickups to the superior tanks that the Germans had in WW2 to old Slingerland drums they have seen pretty much all of it. And I'm sure that they would probably be glad that you took the time to ask about it.
    The Native American Indians had a reverence for their elderly leaders and I think that this is something that we should really get back to as a nation. We would profit greatly by it. God bless folks. I'm out.
    I had a lot of time to think it over lying in this hospital bed...
    I monkeyed with another monkey's monkey
    And her gorilla whupped upon my head!~Johnny Paycheck

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    Here's exhibit one for you people. I think I told you a while back I was playing guitar for this young ****y kid singer and he went and entered us in a battle of the bands. Well we ran upon this buzzsaw and he put me to shame on the guitar. There's a reason I don't enter those stupid contest! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3X...&feature=share

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    Wired.....................

    During the time I lived in Dallas I worked for Showco sound company for about one year.
    There was a guy there that was a super-talented guy with lighting and electronics.
    His name was Kirby Wyatt and anybody that ever worked at Showco knew and respected Kirby.

    The dancing lights of the Reunion Tower you still see today were the idea and innovation of Kirby; he passed away a few years ago but I still think of him every time I drive near downtown Dallas.
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    I believed Bill Sherry worked for Trinity Brass when he worked on the tower, I know it was a ton of stainless steel on that job.
    I had a lot of time to think it over lying in this hospital bed...
    I monkeyed with another monkey's monkey
    And her gorilla whupped upon my head!~Johnny Paycheck

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    I never thought age mattered a bit in music. Sports and physical labor maybe, but not not music or business or anything else that relies on mental capacity and experience. Reminds me of the classic debate response by the great Ronald Reagan.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Exactly it's their experience mostly. I use to hang red iron building buildings and stuff, and in that line of work you want to work with seasoned veterans not some young idiot that will get people killed or injured with that crazy ideals and breakneck pace. Things get done when they get done but stupid people trying to fullfill some crazy deadline will get people killed if their not careful. My father is dangerous to work around!
    I had a lot of time to think it over lying in this hospital bed...
    I monkeyed with another monkey's monkey
    And her gorilla whupped upon my head!~Johnny Paycheck

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    You can learn a lot from older people,(now that I officially am 1) What that might be, I haven't a clue, but, stick around, I'll make something up in a couple of days.

    1 important thing is, if somebody asks you about anything they think you can help them with, teach them everything that they will need to know, just don't teach them everything that YOU know.

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    That is how you learn things in life from the older people who been there, done it. I am an older person and have learned a lot over the years from older people.lol
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Disappointing. I thought this was going to be a thread tribute to rickthedrummer.

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    Believe me drummers here can learn a lot from Rick if they listen to him.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

    5pc Pearl MCX Chestnut Fade 12x9, 13x10, 16x16, 18x22 14x6.5 matching snare
    Pearl Sensitone 14x5.5 steel alloy snare
    Vintage Slingerland " Festival" steel snare 14x5
    Zildjian A's (avendis) Vintage 70's era
    17 med thin crash, 14 new beat hhts and 21 sweet crash/ride
    Zildjian K 18 med thin crash
    Pearl 1000 series all double braced hadware: 2 cymbal stands , 1 boom stand, hhts stand, snare stand
    Pearl Eliminator single chain drive

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