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    Last weekend I played what very well could be my last public gig - a class reunion for the class of 1968. Not my class, but a number of people there that I know well. Also a chance to reunite with a couple of members from my very first band from 1968. Odd that around the same time I ran across some pictures of various gigs from years past, and a picture of the Christmas night that my parents presented me with my very first drum set - around 1964. Thought I would share some of those pics here.

    This is my first drum set - 1964 WMP Apollos new in the big box! I was in heaven that night. My parents . . . not so much.
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    This is my first band: Chrome Blue. By this time I'd managed to pick up a matching floor tom and a couple of Zildjian A cymbals. We were so poor that we had to wear short, hi-water pants.
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    Many years and a number of bands down the road, I'd bought a set of Yamaha Recording Customs and started playing with first-class musicians in a semi-pro setting - four nights a week in a stinky redneck beer joint along with working full time in a music store. I was constantly exhausted but having great fun.
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    Even had a chance to open the RiverFest performance of Mary Chapin Carpenter. Cool lady.
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    The last two pics are of my last band. Excellent, pro-level musicians with a good, untypical play list. By this time I'd settled on my current WMP Pacific CX Maple Six-Piece kit. I love the kit, so it will be my last.

    Wanted to post more, but it looks like five photos is all I'm allowed in one post. Thanks for looking.

    GeeDeeEmm
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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing the trip down memory lane.
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    what a ride! nice pics!
    Cut it large and kick it into place!

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    so awesome to have all those photos still!
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    Wow loved the picture of your first kit. Very cool!

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    Very cool pics!

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    Thanks for your comments, guys! I wish I had pictures of all the bands I've been in, but taking pics just doesn't seem a priority at the time you are actually playing. It's only years later that I get to thinking about past bands and friends - then I wish I had taken more!

    Just a lesson for all of us - take those pictures and make those recordings while you're actually playing. Once it's too late, it's too late.

    GeeDeeEmm

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