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The Beast 11-29-2012 07:14 PM

New old guy from Boston
Took a decade and a half off after having kids. Now that they're grown up and I'm divorced I'm back to playing semi-regularly, gig 2 -3 times a month, once a week rehearsal - gee, just what we always wanted!
Got back into a "regular" playing gig about 3-4 yrs ago, before that in '04 I started a yearly reunion of my old southern rock band from about 1980 which has now grown into a multi-band reunion. It's a blast to see old friends and still be able to rock out before we all croak.

Looks like a great site - nice job.

thunderstruck 11-29-2012 10:12 PM

Re: New old guy from Boston
Welcome to the forum!! There is plenty to learn here, and lots of fun to be had.

2bsticks 11-30-2012 05:48 PM

Re: New old guy from Boston
Hi Beast, welcome to the forum and glad to hear your back into drumming. I too am from the Boston area and I am also old. (59) Still enjoy playing the drums.

MisterZero 11-30-2012 10:14 PM

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Welcome. Great to hear that your able to get back into drums. Sorry to hear of the divorce. I have also taken a slight break from drumming, but am now in a classic rock band myself, gigging in WNY with friends from high school. Ya, this site is great, you're gonna love it.....

The Beast 12-06-2012 04:36 PM

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Looking forward to making an attempt at getting better at drumming.
I'm a hard hitter, grew up on Zep, Sabbath, Aerosmith, Grand Funk etc but also enjoy all kinds of styles. Just wish my chops were better instead of still drumming like a cave man, not that that's a bad thing. Still being told I play LOUD.

The Beast 12-06-2012 05:13 PM

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Oh yeah - my kits: an old 70's Slingerland Chrome Set-o-matic 6 pc w/tri-mount bass - I changed that goofy look, added 8 and 10 concert toms back in about '80 or '81

Played that util I could finally afford a new kit; Tama Starclassic Bubinga/Birch 5 pc in Dark Cherry Fade. HUGE difference. Love this kit.

The Beast 12-06-2012 06:02 PM

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Only shot I could find of my old kit


New (actually 2 years old now)


MaryO 12-06-2012 07:54 PM

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Welcome Beast. Loving that dark cherry fade...beautiful kit! You'll like it here, most of us are a little insane but then that's about to be expected :)

The Beast 11-11-2013 05:45 PM

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Band I was in split up back in April after a good 5 1/2 yr run. Found a guitar player shortly after that, added a bass player and singer and we're just about ready to play out. Takes what seems like forever when rehearsal is once a week at best. Life keeps getting in the way.

CreeplyTuna 11-12-2013 12:52 AM

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Love the hoop earring in the first pic! Welcome to the forum Beast, this is one of greatest little corners of the internet.

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