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    Re: Kit you've had the longest?

    My Ludwigs, bought from Sam Ash in Brooklyn in 1972. Rewrapped in 2015.
  2. Re: Happy Birthday to our one and only Zack Attack

    i'm shocked! I can't believe he bought another snare
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    Sticky: Re: Introduce Yourself!

    I never did formally introduce myself, so here goes:


    My Name: Rick Johnson (AKA, the pain in the a$$
    Age: 72
    Male or Female? Wait a minute while I look.
    What type of Drums do you play? ...
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    Re: Fire by Jimi Hendrix

    The pressure of being famous is nothing. It's just the excuse that some people make up for them when they buy the farm.
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    Re: Nightmare room Saturday night

    I've posted several times about room acoustics. From clubs with all hard surfaces to clubs that had carpeting and drapes, and 1 other thing to remember, is that when you run a sound check, it's...
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    Re: Radioface - Pat Travers

    Sounds good Bish.
  7. Re: Happy Birthday to our one and only Zack Attack

    Is he really the 1 and only???






    Thank you Lord for small favors, 2 Zacks and 1 Bish (Ms Bish says 1 is enough) would give...
  8. Re: Happy Birthday to our one and only Zack Attack

    Is he really the 1 and only???






    Thank you Lord for small favors, 2 Zacks and 1 Bish (Ms Bish says 1 is enough) would give...
  9. Re: Happy Birthday to our one and only Zack Attack

    Happy birthday my friend!!!!!!!
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    Re: Fire by Jimi Hendrix

    I'm not overloaded with a lot of sympathy when people do themselves in.

    There is always someone who thinks that for some special reason, they can "handle" the drugs/booze/whatever.

    I've lost...
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    Re: First gig with the Tour Customs

    I to have a Q-8, no remote, stupid. They have remote controls for just about everything. Our 1st TV that I remember was a 13" Philco. Our remote control was my mother or father saying "Rick, go put...
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    Re: Things not to do.

    I was out to the VA Hosp. Tuesday for a CAT scan. I have a "nodule" in/on my lung that has been there since they 1st found it 15 years ago. My primary doctor's nurse called me today to give me the...
  13. Thread: 5 Years

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    Re: 5 Years

    I sit on my sunroom with my scotch, and my dog Frosty laying on my lap.



    Get me Brie Larson or Jennifer Lawrence and I'll gladly get off this ride and stay off of it right up till they wear me...
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    Re: 5 Years

    GP, I wish I was young at body. That lets me know everyday how old I am.
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    Re: Things not to do.

    12 days later:

    16309

    Looking at it in better light it doesn't look bad at all. It doesn't have as much red as you see in the pic.
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    Re: New Drums at band gig

    They should have girls in bikinis with baseball gloves. That would give it some sports flavor.

    The music's real good but it looks like 3 guys that have to be back at the old folks home before...
  17. Thread: 5 Years

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    Re: 5 Years

    Thanks NPYYZ, I appreciate that. 1 of these days you are going to have to explain to me what NPYYZ means.
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    It wouldn't have worked. You have to have all the stuff that would be necessary for it to work. Like smart TV's but no cable. Early PC's, useless except to play pong and space invaders.

    We got...
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    Re: New Drums at band gig

    Why is it that the wall behind the band always looks like the front of a NASCAR car???
  20. Thread: 5 Years

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    Re: 5 Years

    So it's a sense of humor that I have. I thought I was always being sarcastic. How far have I fallen.
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    Re: First gig with the Tour Customs

    My perspective is quite simple. I sit over here with a scotch and look over there. That's as far as my perspective on things go in my old age.

    When I was younger, my perspective was a little...
  22. Thread: 5 Years

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    Re: 5 Years

    ".it's been 5 years since I walked into a church and said a prayer for ya?"

    Rich, my old friend, I have never forgotten that. You have no idea what that meant to me.
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    Re: 5 Years

    They always look bad the 1st couple of weeks. Now, when I look in the mirror, I have to take few seconds to find the scar (I'm being dead serious) it's a little white line that you can barely see,...
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    Re: 5 Years

    Thanks Ricky. I put that pic up to remind people not to take anything for granted. I was feeling great and, as I found out, that doesn't mean anything.

    So time for another warning: GO GET...
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    Re: 5 Years

    Time IS slippery. I feel like I got on a luge and slid past about 30 years.

    "when I think of you I say "that's my kind of guy"

    So you're the 1.

    I think I'm the oldest guy on this forum. ...
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