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  1. Re: When the universe speaks , I listen. Could it just be bad luck?

    Lots of good news here.
    Happy to know you can get back on the kit when you feel like it.
    Also happy to know this steel gig can let you transition smoothly into retirement when that time comes....
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    OT: RIP Chick Corea

    The definition of MUSICIAN.
    This guy was one of the big ones....any style, anytime....he had joy you could see as he performed.

    I just happened to be in college studying music when the three...
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    Re: January 1, 2021 ... Resolutions?

    Fantastic debut album from some good players.
    Drums by Bobby Caldwell...…….extraordinary percussionist.
    DMB opens with a strong 5/8 rock groove -- good stuff.
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    Re: January 1, 2021 ... Resolutions?

    I made it a point to play my drums on January 1st (it had been a while).

    I played along with a CD of a few classic rock favorites:

    THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (Led Zepp)
    PORTRAIT (Kansas)
    THE...
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    Re: Happy 2021 everyone

    Happy New Year and best regards to all you guys.
  6. Thread: Arkansas

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    Re: Arkansas

    Little Rock -- since 1982.
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    As I can see by your list of past kits, you know what you are doing.
    You have ordered an awesome shell pack; I've had mine since 1977 and will never let it go.
    We have so much in common..........I...
  8. Poll: Re: How many gigs are you playing a month during this Covid pandemic?

    ZERO !
    We had some great gigs on the calendar in early March.
    All of them were cancelled and we have no offers since.
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    Sticky: Re: Gretsch Drums Discussion

    Hello DC friends.........
    Today is August 26, 2020.
    I received my USA Custom shells in Dallas on August 26, 1977 -- 43 years ago today.
    They sound better than ever.........

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    Re: PDP 20th Anniversary Kit

    Hey Spaz.........I have a vintage 14-inch bass drum.
  11. Re: When the universe speaks , I listen. Could it just be bad luck?

    WOW NPYYZ.................
    That is a rough fall........glad you are doing better recently.
    Take all the recovery time thankfully and don't sell any gear...........time will heal the body and the...
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    Re: Joe Porcaro Passed Away Yesterday

    Sad news........son Mike passed about 5 years ago as well.
    Son Steve is still around.
    What a fantastic family of great musicians.
    RIP
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    Re: First practice since lockdown

    Not one member of my band has even mentioned practice yet.
    I thought of trying it with masks but have made no suggestion.
    The lead singer sets up right in front of the practice kit and we face each...
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    Re: Coming Up On 76 Years

    Totally agree with Zak.
    I remember going through the 1972 Viet Nam draft lottery; I drew a high number (329) and was classified 1-H.
    My wife tells me I waste money on the PowerBall lottery and I'm...
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    Re: Restored 1976 rare floor tom.

    Nice............and a blue/olive badge dates it too.
    I've played an 18FT many years -- although I love it, it is the most difficult drum (to tune) in my set -- a 20 would be a fun experiment....
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    Re: What makes a good drummer good?

    A few years back, I played in a band with a really good guitarist/singer/songwriter.
    He also knew the fundamentals around the drum set.
    He taught his young son how to play the...
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    Re: What makes a good drummer good?

    Almost NONE of the above.........and my opinion is provided to me by a collection of percussion instructors from my college days, most notably, an older gentleman that was a master at teaching jazz...
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    Re: Small Crashes Anyone?

    I prefer the smaller crash cymbals 14, 15, and 16.
    I have a number of 16 inch crashes that are all a bit different and sound great.
    The K Zildjian thins and medium-thins are outstanding.
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    OT: Post Covid19 ?

    Hello DC Friends............

    Welcome to the fastest economic shock ever recorded; I've been tracking econ-data for 40 years and I've never seen numbers like this........the 1st qtr. GDP growth is...
  20. Thread: Waffling....

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    Re: Waffling....

    It was a hybrid kit:
    The acoustic snare and cymbals were heard thru good microphones.
    The toms and basses were the top-shelf Yammy triggers available at that time.
    We had a monster PA -- the...
  21. Thread: Waffling....

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    Re: Waffling....

    I bought and played a top-of-the-line Ekit at the peak of their popularity............'88 thru '98.
    I just can't go back there.
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    Re: You're too old to play gigs when.....

    For drummers, number one has always been true.

    The standout for me was number five.............funny.
  23. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    Re: RIP Lyle Mays

    Yes -- killer lab band too.
    Last I heard from Steve, he made Full Professor, School of Music @ Indiana University.
  24. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    RIP Lyle Mays

    Lyle Mays, jazz pianist extraordinaire, died yesterday at age 66 after a "long illness".

    My jazz set teacher in college, Steve Houghton, played in the One O'clock jazz band with Lyle Mays in the...
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    Re: My wife and I just returned from vacation.

    Mike..............I think this is that same door a few years back.
    The building and/or grounds were not marked or identified in any way.

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