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  1. Re: "I'm going to shoot myself out of a f'ing cannon" - Tommy Lee

    I've never been a big fan of Motley Crue.
    Some of you may remember my band was hired as an opening act to Vince Neil two years ago when he was touring with the backing members of SLAUGHTER...
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    OT -- Beach Trip

    The wife and I end an extended beach vacation tomorrow.
    Our greatest enjoyment is sitting on the back deck (almost too) close to the Gulf of Mexico and reading books (mostly biographies).
    Here is...
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    Re: Without a band, it feels weird.

    Hang in there Mike................as we have all experienced, these things tend to cycle back around.
    The fact that you got beyond the stroke and the divorce is testament that you can handle...
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Thanks GDM..............below is the Gretsch marketing photo.................

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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    The first was a 1954 Round Badge (3 ply) maple WMP..............maybe the best snare I've ever played.
    I sold it back to the original owner because he found a near-match kit.............otherwise I...
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    Re: DW buys Slingerland

    Great post Mike -- we have a lot in common.
    My very first kit was a used Slingerland set my Dad bought for my 11th birthday...............they were black and gold duco and I believe were built in...
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    Sticky: Re: Sonor Drums Discussion

    Nice acquisition.
    I enjoyed playing Sonor shells in all of the percussion practice rooms in music school at university.
    Great drums.
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Beautiful, as expected..............congratulations.
    I am currently gigging with my third USA snare drum -- it is outstanding in every way.
  9. 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....
  16. Thread: Concert !

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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 ?
  19. 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...
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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...
  21. 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).
  22. 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 !

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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.
  24. Thread: John Densmore

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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...
  25. 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...
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