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Forum: Drummers 02-19-2006, 05:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,282
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Jon Theodore

yeah - i can deal with that though. at least there you get the sort of surprise attack of the first chorus, which i can at least see has a musical purpose.

but the three minutes of inexplicable...
Forum: Drummers 02-19-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,282
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Jon Theodore

i do. it definitely detracts from their songs.

nothing irks me as much as the three minutes of near-silence in the middle of cicatriz ESP - if it weren't for the search function, that song would...
Forum: Drummers 02-15-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,282
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Jon Theodore

they have a live album out (scabdates) but i was personally unimpressed by what i heard of it. probably better to see them in person.
Forum: Drummers 02-14-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,282
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Jon Theodore

Covering Mars Volta songs is a serious challenge. I've been working on Son et Lumiere and Inertiatic ESP with a couple of friends - to be honest, drummers (and bassists too) have one of the easier...
Forum: Drummers 02-04-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 52,725
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Chad Smith

well, to be sure weckl can play any pattern at all that you would use in a pop context, there's no doubt about that. but he doesn't have the feel for the style as well as some other guys out there....
Forum: Drummers 02-04-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 52,725
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Chad Smith

well, for session drummers, it's just a different thing altogether. how many top 40 albums has abe laboriel jr been on? vinnie? matt chamberlain? gadd? etc. etc.

chad smith is a solid drummer,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2006, 11:43 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 100,188
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: A misunderstanding, or just me ?

yes - this is the fundamental purpose of limiting yourself. a true artists understands and appreciates every aspect of his craft. for us, that means understanding the potential of every instrument we...
Forum: Drummers 01-20-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 50,142
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Dave Grohl

the foo fighters website doesn't say anything about this. i imagine this is something they'd announce, but i could be wrong.
Forum: Drummers 01-20-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 50,142
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Dave Grohl

er... what the heck are you talking about? foo fighters are alive and well. they just put out a new album, a third single now has a video coming out, and they are touring in europe.
Forum: Drummers 01-16-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,282
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Jon Theodore

ah man he's nuts. everyone in that band are just out of their minds. i've been listening to both cds nonstop since i got them a couple of weeks ago. i've honestly never heard anything like it.
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Forum: Drummers 01-15-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 118,395
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: The legendary Steve Gadd.

but gadd does not just "play his licks." does he have licks? yes. does he play them? yes he does. but that is perhaps the least important part of what he has done as an innovator on the drum set.
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Forum: Drummers 01-01-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 50,142
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Dave Grohl

woaaaaaah.

where did you ever get that impression about drumming?


as different as they are stylistically, the dave grohl / ringo starr comparison that has already been made is a very fair...
Forum: Drummers 12-27-2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 135,029
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Vinnie Colauita

exactly. that's the insanity of vinnie. hahahahaha i love it. just like gadd, he can be so loose and easy while doing the weirdest thing in the world. music never suffers even when he's pushing the...
Forum: Drummers 12-26-2005, 09:48 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 44,640
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Stewart Copeland

i'm not sure it was claypool fronting it, i think all three of them brought a fair bit of the crowd in. copeland, claypool, and trey anastasio.

that was a great cd - a little strange, but...
Forum: Drummers 12-26-2005, 06:43 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 135,029
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Vinnie Colauita

hmm... i could have sworn that song was in 5/8?

but yes, his playing on that is monstrous. not only does he make it feel like a normal time signature, but he also is so comfortable in it that he...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-13-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 43,035
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Matched Grip vs. Traditional Grip: Pro's and Con's?

i've always been a matched grip player, but i tried learning traditional grip for kicks a couple years ago. i never was too serious about it after the first month or two, but i've continued messing...
Forum: Drummers 10-06-2005, 12:28 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 135,029
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: Colaiuta on megadeth???

he was thinking how awesome the money would be from a gig like that, and how he's the only drummer cool enough to do backstreet boys, megadeth, faith hill, sting, chick corea, and all the other...
Forum: Drummers 08-16-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 22,852
Posted By OceanDirt
Re: The Almighty Elvin Jones

words cannot begin to describe the amazingness of elvin jones (especially at 3 AM). i saw him play just a few months before he passed away, and it was the greatest gift i could have ever asked for. i...
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