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bobdadruma 03-11-2010 03:53 AM

Bobdadruma's birthday this Fri March 12. Come celebrate
 
It's my 53 birthday this Friday March 12.
I'll be playing an early set with The String Band at Toads Place in New Haven Ct.
If anyone wants to come and help me celebrate please do!
It would be great to meet some of you face to face.
8:00 would be a good time to arrive.
I'm looking forward to meeting any DW members who are in the New Haven CT area and can attend.

yesdog 03-11-2010 04:11 AM

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Happy Birthday Bob. Sorry I can't make it. I live in Chicago and my jet's in the shop LOL.
Have A good show. Cheers Scott

GRUNTERSDAD 03-11-2010 04:22 AM

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Yesdog must have the same jet that I have. Happy birthday sir.

bobdadruma 03-11-2010 04:48 AM

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Thanks guys, Sorry that you live far away.
When I was a kid I dreamed of playing at the famous Toads Place. I would go and see national acts there almost weekly. Now I play there frequently! I finally did something that I set out to do!
Isn't life Grand!

Pocket-full-of-gold 03-11-2010 04:59 AM

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If I left now, I wouldn't make it in time Bob.......many happy returns for tomorrow. I'll be sure to buy you a cold one when I step out to the pub tomorrow.....alas, I'll have to take one for the team and drink it for you too I gues. It's a dirty job mate, but someone's gotta do it!!

All the very best for your 53rd!

Pollyanna 03-11-2010 08:34 AM

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Not quite as far away as PFOG, but not far off.

Happy 53rd, Bob, and have a good gig!

aydee 03-11-2010 08:37 AM

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Hey,fellow Piscean! Have a great 53rd! ( I'm close behind ya )

Pollyanna 03-11-2010 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by aydee (Post 674886)
Hey,fellow Piscean! Have a great 53rd! ( I'm close behind ya )

Come to think of it, my birthday's coming up soon too but I try not to think about it too much. I've already had too many of 'em, even if it beats the alternative.

Thaard 03-11-2010 03:29 PM

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Now is the time to buy a motorcycle with a side-wagon. And ride into the desert with a dwarf called Robert, who has a mustache.

Happy birthday anyway! :P

TFITTING942 03-11-2010 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 674809)
Thanks guys, Sorry that you live far away.
When I was a kid I dreamed of playing at the famous Toads Place. I would go and see national acts there almost weekly. Now I play there frequently! I finally did something that I set out to do!
Isn't life Grand!

HAha only a fellow Connecticut native could apreciate the dream of playing Toads! (my same dream) thats too funny. For you " out of towners" the Stones even played on that stage!!! Mabe I will see you there, if not, have a great one Bob.

Jeff Gordon #24 03-11-2010 08:27 PM

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Well Bob,


I won't be attending your celebratory jam session, but would like to extend my thanks to you for the invitation and announcement. I wish you nothing but the best for you and a fantastic time Friday night. And, of course, the best birthday ever. Have a great time!

Drums101 03-11-2010 11:54 PM

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I just might be there.

Doug Masters 03-12-2010 12:41 AM

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My jet's not in the shop but I'll be in Boston that night. How close are you to NYC?

caddywumpus 03-12-2010 12:45 AM

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Wish I could be there. Have a great one!

bobdadruma 03-12-2010 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Doug Masters (Post 675181)
My jet's not in the shop but I'll be in Boston that night. How close are you to NYC?

New Haven is about an hour and a half from NYC.

bobdadruma 03-12-2010 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by caddywumpus (Post 675183)
Wish I could be there. Have a great one!

Thanks caddy, My son is out west in Washington State at Fort Lewis. He is in the Army. He likes it there.
Thank you all for the best wishes. I hope to see some of you there.

bobdadruma 03-12-2010 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by TFITTING942 (Post 674985)
HAha only a fellow Connecticut native could apreciate the dream of playing Toads! (my same dream) thats too funny. For you " out of towners" the Stones even played on that stage!!! Mabe I will see you there, if not, have a great one Bob.

That's so true! Whenever I step onto the stage at Toads, I can't help thinking about the history of the club and the people that I have seen perform there. I always try to do them justice by my performance. The other members in my band feel the same way.
Toads is a part of musical history!
We love new Haven and the people that attend the shows at Toads.

slingerlandfreak 03-12-2010 01:52 AM

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Bob , happy birthday, all the best!

jim_gregory 03-12-2010 02:11 AM

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Music by old dead heads for old deadheads. Sounds like a must see. I'm gonna try hard but I gotta be up and on my way about 5 AM so if you see me having to much fun show me the door man. Old deadheads have to work too. Happy birthday Bob!
I like the way the music rambles. Sounds just right.
My favorite shows at Toads were Asleep at the Wheel and Johnny Winter. Frankly that's all I can remember.

bobdadruma 03-12-2010 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by jim_gregory (Post 675218)
Music by old dead heads for old deadheads. Sounds like a must see. I'm gonna try hard but I gotta be up and on my way about 5 AM so if you see me having to much fun show me the door man. Old deadheads have to work too. Happy birthday Bob!
I like the way the music rambles. Sounds just right.
My favorite shows at Toads were Asleep at the Wheel and Johnny Winter. Frankly that's all I can remember.

Yea Jim, Its all bits and pieces to me now also! Its those bits and pieces that I hold dearly in my heart. I also remember Johnny Winter at Toads. The Go Go's come to mind Too. There were so many!
I couldn't get close to the place the night that the Stones played, I tried!!
I also used to frequent the Agora Ball Room in New Haven. Remember that wonderful place?

SOGdrummer 03-12-2010 04:08 AM

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Happy Birthday Bob...wish I could get up to New Haven...sounds like a lot of fun.

Congrats on the BD and the gig at a place you always wanted to play!

jim_gregory 03-12-2010 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 675234)
Yea Jim, Its all bits and pieces to me now also! Its those bits and pieces that I hold dearly in my heart. I also remember Johnny Winter at Toads. The Go Go's come to mind Too. There were so many!
I couldn't get close to the place the night that the Stones played, I tried!!
I also used to frequent the Agora Ball Room in New Haven. Remember that wonderful place?

Ya know I actually never went there..unless I did and forgot. Hey were you around here during the Uncle Chick Band days? You may have missed it. They were some friends of mine. You must know Tbone though. Keys player? UCB played toads alot back in the day.
I was out of the area for about 25 years. Between being a kid and being an old guy.
Was the Agora the place with the busted glass and the John Valby shows? Maybe I did go if so.

keep it simple 03-12-2010 10:02 AM

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I'll be there Bob, but unfortunately, my body won't be accompanying me on this occasion. Have the time of your life, and then some more.

larryace 03-12-2010 09:10 PM

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!
WE ALL LOVE YOU MAN!
YOU MAKE THIS FORUM A BETTER PLACE!

Ian Williams 03-13-2010 01:20 AM

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Happy Birthday!.....Feliz Cumpleaņos!.....Bob.

God bless you, brother - thanks for sharing your experience and good sense of humour.

I have a drink on you,

Ian

jim_gregory 03-13-2010 01:58 PM

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Fun show! Nice to meet Mr. Dadrummer in person. I forgot how HUGE that stage was. There were 3 bands set up at once..mostly anyway. I can say Bob is a very talented drummer! Kool little bitty 5 piece kit too. You can almost tuck it under your arm and walk home.
Thanks for the invite Bob. We had fun!

bobdadruma 03-13-2010 04:16 PM

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Thanks for coming Jim. It was nice to meet you. I didn't get to talk to you much because when I met you it was only a few mins before show time and I was doing my have a quick beer and try to chill thing.
Friday gigs are always tough for me because I don't have time to decompress after work. I sometimes have trouble socializing because Im still tight from the weeks drudgery.
I guess that Im getting old! If I had it my way I would never play a Friday gig for that reason.
I was so tired last night that I was home in bed by midnight!

Let me know when you have a gig and I'll stop by. It will be nice to see you play.

Thanks for the compliments on my playing and my kit. I really like that Tama Stagestar. I was playing my new 13x5.5 inch Mapex Maple Black Panther snare for the first time. I just got it that morning. I unpacked it and I tuned it at lunch during work. I loved it!

drumhead61 03-13-2010 08:24 PM

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Bob, happy late birthday! Sounds like it was a good one.

bobdadruma 03-13-2010 10:34 PM

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Thanks Drumheads (Jim),
It was a dreary rainy night and still the place was packed.
There were many people there who slapped me on the back and wished me well.
I thank them all for being there. They really made me feel good inside.
I needed that!

Pollyanna 03-14-2010 01:04 AM

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Happy birthday, Bob :) The attached (1981) cover seems appropriate from ... hell! ... almost 30 years ago!

I can only dream of handling being 53 with the good grace that you've done. I'll be kicking and screaming to that landmark ...

jim_gregory 03-14-2010 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 675775)
Thanks for coming Jim. It was nice to meet you. I didn't get to talk to you much because when I met you it was only a few mins before show time and I was doing my have a quick beer and try to chill thing.
Friday gigs are always tough for me because I don't have time to decompress after work. I sometimes have trouble socializing because Im still tight from the weeks drudgery.
I guess that Im getting old! If I had it my way I would never play a Friday gig for that reason.
I was so tired last night that I was home in bed by midnight!

Let me know when you have a gig and I'll stop by. It will be nice to see you play.

Thanks for the compliments on my playing and my kit. I really like that Tama Stagestar. I was playing my new 13x5.5 inch Mapex Maple Black Panther snare for the first time. I just got it that morning. I unpacked it and I tuned it at lunch during work. I loved it!

I have a couple of more dates in Bridgeport in a nice little joint (St Patty's Day) but they are wednsday nights and I am canning that place. To much trouble on a work night for too little reward. Then a date at Petes in west haven which is a saturday night. Then it will be the occasional party and that's it for the summer. Shame we werent playing that night. Our Mr. Charlie would have fit in nice. Hey I found you gracious and friendly, and busy. Theres stuff to do! We all had fun.
Petes would the place to go but bring some sticks man cause I will put you to work! You can have Stormy Monday..if you don't mind of course.

jim_gregory 03-14-2010 03:09 AM

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Oh and by the way. You did seem to be having fun with the snare. It sounded great and you kept smiling at it during that tasty solo. Now I know why! Sweet birthday gift! The next guys little piccolo whatever it was sounded annoying till I got used to it. The Black Panther had a nice roar to it that I had to forget before I could enjoy his work.
I thought the last tune was going to turn into "Good Lovin". No?

bobdadruma 03-14-2010 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jim_gregory (Post 675911)
Oh and by the way. You did seem to be having fun with the snare. It sounded great and you kept smiling at it during that tasty solo. Now I know why! Sweet birthday gift! The next guys little piccolo whatever it was sounded annoying till I got used to it. The Black Panther had a nice roar to it that I had to forget before I could enjoy his work.
I thought the last tune was going to turn into "Good Lovin". No?

I was so happy with the sound of that drum that I was shaking with excitement after the first time that I hit it on stage!
I played the panther at a band practice the next day with another band.
I kept looking down and smiling at my snare all during the session!

Aside from a couple of cheap snares that I use for practice I only have one other good snare. It's an old chrome Gretsch 14x5.
I always wanted a good quality maple snare so I finally treated myself.
The Panther surpassed my expectations by a long shot!
Also, I got it for a good price. It was a demo from a music store. It was on an eBay auction.

It's the little things that make life worth living!

The last tune was a total mess. Rob, the acoustic player started to play "The Eleven". I think? Im not really sure! It wasn't on our planned set list. I picked up on it as The Eleven and I began to play the 11/8 time sig. Rob kept screwing it up. I want to forget about it! LOL! Just like it never happened! Perhaps it was Good Love that he was playing? I never asked him. I let it go.

You're right, The drummer that followed me had a nice kit but it didn't sound that good. I think that he has tuning issues. I remember thinking that I hoped that I sounded better than him.

jim_gregory 03-14-2010 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by bobdadruma (Post 676101)
I was so happy with the sound of that drum that I was shaking with excitement after the first time that I hit it on stage!
I played the panther at a band practice the next day with another band.
I kept looking down and smiling at my snare all during the session!

Aside from a couple of cheap snares that I use for practice I only have one other good snare. It's an old chrome Gretsch 14x5.
I always wanted a good quality maple snare so I finally treated myself.
The Panther surpassed my expectations by a long shot!
Also, I got it for a good price. It was a demo from a music store. It was on an eBay auction.

It's the little things that make life worth living!

The last tune was a total mess. Rob, the acoustic player started to play "The Eleven". I think? Im not really sure! It wasn't on our planned set list. I picked up on it as The Eleven and I began to play the 11/8 time sig. Rob kept screwing it up. I want to forget about it! LOL! Just like it never happened! Perhaps it was Good Love that he was playing? I never asked him. I let it go.

You're right, The drummer that followed me had a nice kit but it didn't sound that good. I think that he has tuning issues. I remember thinking that I hoped that I sounded better than him.

To be honest the sound guy had both kits kind of muddied. Both needed a little more edge but overall it was all good.

bobdadruma 03-15-2010 02:43 AM

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Here is a pic of the performance.

con struct 03-15-2010 03:06 AM

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Bob, my apologies for being late to this. But happy birthday and have a great year!

bobdadruma 03-16-2010 12:17 AM

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Thanks Conrad! Thanks to all once again!
I haven't felt this good in a long time and you guys are partially to thank for that!

bobdadruma 03-20-2010 04:46 PM

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Here is a clip from the drum break during the show.


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