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    I posted the other day about a band I got a call to audition for. We started practicing at 8am. We did maybe 5 songs and they offered the gig.

    I'm excited about it. It's a southern rock, blues, and creole band with a little gospel thrown in. It's a really cool mix to say the least.

    This is going to be a lot of fun.
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    Happy for you man sounds like it is going to be fun. Enjoy and let us know how it turned out.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Hey Whip..........................I hope all goes well.

    I can speak from experience: playing in a band that does all-original material allows you guys total freedom to create and love your set list.
    The hardest thing with that kind of band is getting enough places to play the gigs.
    I think you said you already have one place so that is great................best of luck with your new band.
    And congratulations on being selected as the drummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Hey Whip..........................I hope all goes well.

    I can speak from experience: playing in a band that does all-original material allows you guys total freedom to create and love your set list.
    The hardest thing with that kind of band is getting enough places to play the gigs.
    I think you said you already have one place so that is great................best of luck with your new band.
    And congratulations on being selected as the drummer.

    P.S. We play Cajuns next Friday (Cinco de Mayo) if you can make it.
    I will try to come check you guys out!

    In regards to this band, I'm pretty stoked. They have a few CD's out and have enough material to do a third. We worked on a few of the new ones today, and they were fun to play.

    This band plays a lot of festivals and other outdoor gigs, so it's going to be fun!
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    Congrats man, that is awesome!
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    Fantastic news! Go get em' DrumWhipper!

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    congrats man, sounds great.
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    8am! my ears don't work until at least 11. congrats
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    Great job! Sounds like it'll be a lot of fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    8am! my ears don't work until at least 11. congrats
    The band rents out a practice space, and that's the only time they could get due to a wedding. There was also a situation with a guitarist, so 8am it was.

    I didn't mind. I've watched this band for a few years, and knew they were having issues with the previous drummer. They tried several times and gave him several chances to be a team player, but it didn't work. I knew if that spot ever came open, I wanted to give it a shot, so when they said 8am, I didn't blink.
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    Congrats! Have fun.

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    Congrats. I guess the early bird does get the worm.
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    We have some more practices scheduled, and now that the previous drummer knows he has been replaced, he is trying hard to get back in. The lead singer of the group told him "You're the one who walked away. We found a new drummer, and he isn't as old and angry as you." He then began to rant about how the band will never "make it" and how he didn't really care for other members in the band. Meanwhile I'm just like "I'm here to play drums and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of bubble gum!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    Meanwhile I'm just like "I'm here to play drums and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of bubble gum!"

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    Belated congrats to getting the gig DW!

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    Congrats

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    A little Saturday morning

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    Just a short clip from today. This is an original we're working on. Still got some work to do.

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    Congrats DW. Good Luck with it.

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    So we got a call today to play an outdoor festival in October. We have work to do with the new guitarist, but we should be ready by then.
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    Congrats. I like outdoor playing. Mainly because you don't get that crazy echo from the drums. Btw, how are you liking those b8x cymbals?
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    The cymbals are great. I've had a lot of compliments from people who think they are a higher grade of cymbal. I think they do just fine for the style I play.

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    So we have our "closing" song for our set list.

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    Sounds good to me.
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    It sure makes you feel good when the band founder sends you this

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