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Forum: Drummers 05-02-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,384
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

It isn't about being "best" but being productive, being respected by your peers, appreciating and contributing to the craft and longevity at it. Maybe gain some popularity and make some moolah in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,114
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

Alright I was worried you were't going to enter. Great job Madge-I love it too especially the interludes-they sound very musical. Kudos for your effort and contribution. Now you dominate your...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,114
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

The competition is awesome-some great videos. Yep I promised a third video and had been working on my organized effort, however last nite I said the hell with it and just figured I'd play what I want...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: WFD in Atlanta !!!

"World's Slowest right here. Instead of the drumometer we use a calendar. ;)"
ROFLMAO that's hilarious-good one. Maybe next 4 bpm for 20 minutes? You can play it at smoke outs LOL.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!

Oh yeah I start jones-ing bad when away from the kit. I've played about everyday the last twenty years (course you can't really tell but I digress) and this past Winter I quit public performing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,546
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Drumming with repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Never had drum related injuries but have gotten tendonitis from other injuries. But now at 60 my hands have developed arthritis. My wife hands me a jar to open now and I have to tell her I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,765
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Can you read sheet music?

Wow this is reassuring. That experience I mentioned earlier was humiliating-everyone had music and was reading it but me-I wasn't a "musician" I kind of went into deer in headlights mode so I was in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: An Englishman in New Orleans.

Glad you had a good trip overall Andy-bet it is nice to be home though. Back just in time to work on your contribution to the 2015 Guru Snare competition-I'm holding you to your promise LOL. That and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,765
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Can you read sheet music?

IMHO I don't consider myself a "real drummer" cause I can't read music. It's like you can still speak English (and function) but if you are illiterate where you can't read and write-it limits you. I...
Forum: Drummers 04-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,384
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Shoot it is like all of us-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm fortunate to have friends who just aren't bothered with the bad and ugly-as I with them. He who hasn't been a real dick before can cast...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,765
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Can you read sheet music?

Well I had a bad experience coming into a gig for a Sinatra impersonator who had a piano player but using local brass, bass, and drums who he gave a folder full of music and then gave me a folder...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,765
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Can you read sheet music?

I think being able to read music will open you to more orchestrated gigs with jazz, big band, or various entertainers coming to areas using local back up. You can be a fantastic drummer but if you...
Forum: Drummers 04-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,384
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Poll: Buddy Rich

Well I think his Momma beat up all our Daddy's. I bet when we are all dead no one will be having this conversation concerning our drumming efforts.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Playing Someone Else's Kit

I call that "Box of chocolates playing" cause you never know what you are going to get-it's an adventure LOL. I'm never as comfortable playing on someone else's kit -really it is just I can't close...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Only6 months left to drum!!

"it is the absolute best thing that will ever happen to you in your life.... cherish every minute". I completely agree. I was the last person I thought would marry as well as have kids ((all my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The Best Drummer in the World

I agree Mike Sir Isaac Newton supposedly had a higher IQ than Einstein. Knowledge has grown but true brilliance is still rare-fortunately we all benefit from the gifts of the few. Although I'd like...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The Best Drummer in the World

I thought the best drummer was Gil Gilbert=drummer extraordinaire.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-15-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: 15 for 30 challenge!

10 bpm for 40 minutes? That's even more "taxing"-yes definitely need an extension. LOL. How about 15 minutes-I can't hold my attention more than that due to my ADD. hee,hee,hee. Is this some kind of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,940
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: You won't believe what Andy did

Shrinkage? I've got that problem use to be six foot even and now I'm an inch shorter. Perhaps Andy can help with his trusty file and some wax. LOL. Glad Andy had a great time and you were a great...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,485
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

Number three-hobbyist now and forever. I use to play at church-no money I performed for an audience of One, orchestra-no money, and a jazz group (that I only accepted money a couple of times). I quit...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: the Art & Science of Groove

Dang Art, Science, Drums my three great loves. I'd like to check it out.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,114
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

OMG rabbit season. So are we talking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg
or we talking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17ocaZb-bGg
add in a duck for good measure?
Happy Easter to you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,114
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

Anthony time for you to "Tony-erize" it man. I'd like to hear that.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,114
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

Hey "so long as it grooves" I take offense to that-it can bop/swing if your crazy like me and play through it. Jeez even worms gotta eat so I wormed it a bit-throw a dog a bone. Just kidding-well...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,114
Posted By GetAgrippa
Re: The 2015 funky Guru snare competition starts now! Entry details :)

I knew Billy Ray wouldn't disappoint-fabulous. And I agree with him this is fun and had a great time trying to learn it and play it-just not as his skill level. This is starting to get exciting with...
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