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  1. Re: Latest song you have added to your arsenal?

    In my band, we added a 10-minute McCartney/Wings medley:

    Venus & Mars - Rock Show - Jet

    Good stuff and fun to play................crowds like it.
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    RIP Ginger Baker

    See my post as a reply to the "hospital" thread in General Drum Chat.....................
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    Re: Ginger Baker in the Hospital

    RIP Ginger Baker.
    During the Summer of Love (Summer, 1967) I bought a number of albums, some of which became cornerstones in prog-rock history.
    Two of those were Sgt. Peppers and Disraeli...
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    OT -- Us & Them Roger Waters movie)

    I saw this Wednesday night -- not what I expected -- but I enjoyed it.

    I thought I was going to see a Pink Floyd documentary.........turned out to be concert footage of Waters' current band...
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    Re: Just got a gig offer

    Like !
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    Re: Just got a gig offer

    I think I could do tribute stuff but I would only want to do it in sets.
    Back in the mid-70s, I was in a classic rock cover band (classic now; current at that time).
    We had a vocalist that could do...
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    Re: A Huge Bummer !

    UPDATE:
    A new group has stepped forward with intent to lease this property for a "dining and entertainment experience"...……...is supposed to happen in the next 60 days.
    We will see what happens....
  8. Thread: Concert !

    by Ricardo
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    Re: Concert !

    Follow-up = Concert Review:

    38 Special played a one-hour set with all the great hits - everyone in good form, as always.
    What I did not expect was for Kansas to be even better than...
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    Re: Buckcherry Cover spaz cam

    I began drum set at 9 years old on a Ludwig kit that was owned by a older friend.............he was right-handed.
    Even though I'm a lefty, I always learned on a righty set-up..............and all my...
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    Re: Buckcherry Cover spaz cam

    Cool, Spaz................I like it.
    Is your DB pattern always a right-foot lead or does it matter ?
  11. Thread: Concert !

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    Re: Concert !

    For me too, Tom.

    Kansas is always a good live band with a large library of fun music.............some of it is very good prog-rock.
    Williams and Ehart are still going strong.

    38 Special is...
  12. Thread: Concert !

    by Ricardo
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    Concert !

    Just for something fun to do on my first day of retirement, me and the wife are headed to the World's most gigantic casino resort.............North of DFW..............the second you cross over into...
  13. Re: Got My New Gretsch USA Custom Shells Today

    NO -- that moment will be end of workday this Friday 8/30 (and thanks for asking).
  14. Got My New Gretsch USA Custom Shells Today

    Yes -- today (8/26) in 1977.................10 days after Elvis left us.

    It has been a happy marriage for 42 years.................we're still gigging !

    16479
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    Re: $125,000 for a 1988 Rockstar Kit?

    I found a nice used 5-pc. shell pack on-line for $280.
  16. Thread: John Densmore

    by Ricardo
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    Re: John Densmore

    Three facts true to me..................
    Densmore was great -- cool drummer;
    Manzarek made a great living from talking about "me and Jim";
    I can't play in a band without a bass player; that...
  17. Re: I've finally reach that point ,no more drum buying

    LOL -- that might be true.

    I occasionally buy a snare or cymbal to go with the same set I've played for 42 years.
    In 2012, I did buy a new shell pack and in less than one year I knew I made a...
  18. Re: Slingerland Project Progressing - Almost Done

    That wrap works for me.................beautiful.
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    Re: Heavy Loss of Bass

    Cancer.................69 years old...............just nine months after Emerson left us.

    Lake was the original lead singer for King Crimson and later, as we all know, Emerson, Lake and Palmer....
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    Heavy Loss of Bass

    I've been listening to a lot of my old prog stuff...........I still can't believe we lost three of the top prog bassists/vocalists in only 19 months:

    Chris Squire -- 6/27/15

    Greg Lake -- ...
  21. Re: Tips, Pointers, Advice and Forecasts Welcomed

    We are in the same boat, Zack...............I'm just further along.
    My wife will soon be 60 and my daughter will be 30; just take care of your girls and life will be fulfilled.



    Funny you...
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    Re: When a drummer records in a studioŚ

    I agree with the statement above...................and I don't like playing with a click, but I can do it when required.
    At one session I worked, the studio drum room had the option of using a...
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    Re: When a drummer records in a studioŚ

    I've done both.
    Usually the band plays the song just like you are at the practice hall................the engineer however is only interested in keeping the drum tracks.
    Once the drum tracks are...
  24. Tips, Pointers, Advice and Forecasts Welcomed

    Hello DC Friends:

    One month from today (after 37 years and two months), I will retire from full-time work.
    Emotionally, spiritually, physically, and above all, financially, I think I'm ready.
    ...
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    Re: Changed my set up a bit

    I've been looking at photos of that kit for many years in many configurations; it is still the coolest pdp set I've ever seen.
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