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Stalwart_Pandora-Chris 06-25-2011 04:39 AM

Just back from Route 66
 
I've not been on this for 2 weeks and a bit. That's because I've been in America for 2 weeks travelling from Chicago to LA on the Route 66. It was great! Started in Chicago and stayed at the Hilton there where films like Home Alone and Little Fockers have been filmed then went across.
I love New Mexico, Las Vegas and LA. Got some drum heads and stuff while in the US because they're pretty cheap compared to here and tried out some kits we don't get here and I fell in love with DW9000 Pedals. If only I had the cash.

But it was a great experience :) any questions I will answer

Zickos 06-25-2011 06:09 AM

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Should have let us know you were coming. I am just a few miles off Rte 66 in Oklahoma City. We could have had a coupa and chatted. You passed by a great 5 star drum shop in Tulsa called Drum World. What made you traverse the Hartland from Merry Old England, anyway?

Stalwart_Pandora-Chris 06-25-2011 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Zickos (Post 858974)
Should have let us know you were coming. I am just a few miles off Rte 66 in Oklahoma City. We could have had a coupa and chatted. You passed by a great 5 star drum shop in Tulsa called Drum World. What made you traverse the Hartland from Merry Old England, anyway?

Not England, Scotland. Hahaha
My mum and dad have wanted to do the Route 66 for YEARS now and they finally had enough money to do it. I seen a few signs for Memphis and I was like "Must goto Memphis Drum Store" but my parents weren't willing to goto Memphis haha.
I never really had the time to post I was doing it either, it would've been awesome to know where more good drum stores were too. I was in Tulsa too and I didn't see any music stores sadly :/
It was great though :)

Stalwart_Pandora-Chris 06-26-2011 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Woz.275 (Post 859156)
Now that is a good way to confuse, our brothers across the pond, tell them you are from the UK, but come from Scotland not England, or Wales, or Northern Irland. LOL LOL.. Would love to do the Route 66 on a bike..

I guessed that. I said "Scotland" and they asked me if we had a queen, if we lived in caves and if we ate of peoples stomachs and wear kilts. So I just said "The UK" hahaha.

I'd love to do it on a Harley, sadly I can't drive either car or bike. Would like to learn how to drive a motorbike though, would be awesome and different/

jingscrivenshelpmaboab 06-26-2011 03:19 AM

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Sadly Chris, you cant even pull off a kilt in Scotland anymore. I was walking through central station after a gig one night and I was approached by two local girls wanting to take a picture because they had never seen someone in a kilt before......

Stalwart_Pandora-Chris 06-26-2011 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jingscrivenshelpmaboab (Post 859181)
Sadly Chris, you cant even pull off a kilt in Scotland anymore. I was walking through central station after a gig one night and I was approached by two local girls wanting to take a picture because they had never seen someone in a kilt before......

Hahaha! Central Station is nuts. And what's funny is theres a kilt shop a few shops down outside it and there's also those percussionists who look like God's who wear kilts up next to Buchannan Galleries. That's a funny story though.

DrumEatDrum 06-27-2011 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by jingscrivenshelpmaboab (Post 859181)
Sadly Chris, you cant even pull off a kilt in Scotland anymore. I was walking through central station after a gig one night and I was approached by two local girls wanting to take a picture because they had never seen someone in a kilt before......

Odd. I've seen many people in Kilts here in LA.

There is actually a restaurant chain now called the Tiled Kilt. It's has nothing to do with Scottish food, as much as it's about the waitress wearing small bits that resemble kilts. hahaha...

harryconway 06-27-2011 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 859529)
Odd. I've seen many people in Kilts here in LA.

There is actually a restaurant chain now called the Tiled Kilt. It's has nothing to do with Scottish food, as much as it's about the waitress wearing small bits that resemble kilts. hahaha...

You mean "Tilted Kilt", I think, and they are a pub/eatery ....

Stalwart_Pandora-Chris 06-27-2011 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by harryconway (Post 859617)
You mean "Tilted Kilt", I think, and they are a pub/eatery ....

More like tartan mini skirts hahaha!
Kilts look more like these
http://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=i...l118l347l0.3l3

mediocrefunkybeat 06-27-2011 08:01 PM

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This reminds me of the time a theatre director I was under turned up to press night in full Highland Dress. His first language is Gaelic, so I can forgive him!

jingscrivenshelpmaboab 06-27-2011 08:14 PM

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Those (lovely) garments arnt kilts. Kilts often get confused with skirts, usually with hilarious consequences.

mediocrefunkybeat 06-27-2011 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Woz.275 (Post 859757)
nothing to do with the tread, but Celtic or Rangers, and its not a polictal question.

Arsenal. Just Arsenal... and anybody playing Chelsea or Manchester United.

Pocket-full-of-gold 06-27-2011 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by harryconway (Post 859617)
You mean "Tilted Kilt", I think, and they are a pub/eatery ....

All of a sudden I'm feeling hungry.

Now that's my idea of service with a smile!! I hope an Australian franchise is in the not too distant future.

DrumEatDrum 06-28-2011 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by harryconway (Post 859617)
You mean "Tilted Kilt", I think, and they are a pub/eatery ....

Yes. Type-o on my part.

They are basically competing with Hooters. Beer, food, girls in skimpy outfits. Nothing really to do with traditional Scottish outfits. But it's a fun experience.

harryconway 06-28-2011 01:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Stalwart_Pandora-Chris (Post 859713)
More like tartan mini skirts hahaha!
Kilts look more like these

Oh, I'm well aware of what a real kilt looks like .... but girls wearing those ...??? I'm sure they sell a lot more beer, burgers, fish and chips with the "naughty school girl look" ... not to mention, the waitresses probably make way better tips ... Madison Avenue ... sex sells ...

latzanimal 06-28-2011 09:14 AM

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You went right by me. Wish you'd have mentioned the trip.....

Stalwart_Pandora-Chris 06-28-2011 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by latzanimal (Post 859921)
You went right by me. Wish you'd have mentioned the trip.....

I never had the time sadly :/
Tried to log in on a computer in the US but I forgot my password.


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