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    Re: Count down from 10,000

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    Re: To Ride or Not to Ride?

    Crispy I am in the same boat man - my teacher is always telling me to ease up on the hi hats. It is funny - when I start pounding the hats he will stop me and ask me to play the same thing on the...
  3. Re: Gigging again after 2 knee replacements!

    Congrats on the comeback! I imagine you had to put in a lot of PT hours to get back behind the kit. Hope things continue to go well for you man. I am not an Ozzy fan - but I did listen to you and you...
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    Re: Everyone Please Read

    So so true... Now for my best Travis Bickle imitation:

    You talkin' to me?

    Thanks for the shot of perspective Drummer.

    Mike
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    Re: To Ride or Not to Ride?

    As a newbie I still need to use my ride cymbal; if for no other reason than to get used to transitioning from grooving with the hi hats, playing a short fill and coming out the other side on my ride...
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    Re: Everyone Please Read

    Wait a sec - so you are saying people LEAVE the forum and then come BACK to the forum? I cannot for the life of me imagine doing something like that!
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    Re: Leaving Drum Chat

    I left drum chat once - will probably leave it again. They do leave the door open for us.

    Serious note - very sorry to hear about your pops and very proud to have been virtually associated with...
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    Mindset Change?

    I have just returned to the throne after an extended time away from drums. Prior to Wednesday I had not played for about a month or so. I went down to mess around last night and wanted to play along...
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    Re: Newbie Tricks - You did what?

    LOVE IT! Great contribution.
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    Re: Ear plugs at concerts

    Funny - I took my 15 year old daughter and her friend to 'Bring Me the Horizon' - a metal screamer band, if that is the correct nomenclature. I brought ear plugs for the girls since it was their...
  11. Thread: Nerves !!!

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    Re: Nerves !!!

    Also a new drummer here. I noticed a long time ago that my playing mindset changed when I was at my lesson. I could for example practice a rudiment or beat all week between lessons and have it...
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    Re: Newbie Tricks - You did what?

    I have a picture of this somewhere but I was changing heads on all of my toms a few weeks ago - getting constantly interrupted by kid, wife, job, name it. I finished up the 16" floor tom, had it in...
  13. Thread: Keith Moon

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    Re: Keith Moon

    I love watching Moonie "play" when the band is not really playing live.
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    Re: Don't feel like playing drums anymore.

    When we are depressed or anxious it is ok to not want to do things and in fact to NOT do some things. The idea of picking yourself up off the mat and forcing yourself to do things you don't want to...
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    Re: In over my head?

    I just wanted to provide an update on this. Rick was 100% correct. I should never have joined my band this soon in my journey. Here is what happened:

    I was given 5 songs to learn - originals that...
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    Re: Tempus Fugit

    I salute you - and I can salute, served in the 101st from 86 to 90 - with no one shooting at me though. Where did the 45 years go? This song will tell you man....
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    Re: Opinion's welcome and needed....

    I am a new drummer too with a little over a year of experience. I have found that by having one teacher I am able to focus better on what I need to do to get better. There is so much information...
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    Happy Birthday Ginger Baker

    The great drummer Ginger Baker turns 75 today. Love this guys playing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNm1AGX9vMM
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    Re: And the project begins....

    I wish I could see the pictures! I still only see about 25% of the pictures posted in any given thread....
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    Re: Robin Williams - Dead at 63

    Wow cannot believe I wrote that! I was still clearly reeling when that lovely bit of prose crept out of keyboard. I am vowing in this thread to NEVER TALK ABOUT NON DRUM TOPICS ON THIS FORUM AGAIN. ...
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    Re: Robin Williams - Dead at 63

    Yes I detest when anyone romanticizes such a horrible event.

    There is nothing romantic about putting a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger, blowing your brains and skull fragments all over...
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    Re: Robin Williams - Dead at 63

    Peace Mork - no more suffering. Alexandria eluded to the lesson learned from this but I will clarify it.

    No matter how bad it gets do not take your own life. It is a permanent solution to a...
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    Re: Trying to rally

    Thanks for all the warm responses folks. I am feeling better - looks like this one is behind me...

    MM
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    Re: What is it that you will know?

    Stick with it - practice practice practice
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    Re: Dare you respond to this thread?

    First cymbals I bought were Zildjian ZBTs - after a month I was ready to upgrade so I bought.... Sabian B8s. yeah good upgrade there.

    Also I assembled my hi hat with the top hat on the bottom and...
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