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Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Funk
Drummer Bum Stories

So anybody have any war stories about roughing it on the road? I remember when I first moved away from home, I joined a local country band, actually moved in with them in their house (rented the fold...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,910
Posted By Funk
The Wildest, Most Out There Kit I've Ever Seen!!!

http://www.wimp.com/weirdestdrum/

This was a trip to watch! I've heard of drummers that "dance" while they play, but a kit that accompanies you while you do it? Not so much… 'till now!!!
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,482
Posted By Funk
Re: 10 lesser known but oft heard drummers

I second that!!! Very underrated, he still makes a killing though i'm sure!

also, Roger Taylor from Queen… You just don't see a lot of press on him, but he's a giant for sure!
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,007
Posted By Funk
Re: How often do you break/drop your sticks?

i broke one, three years ago haha! i do a lot of cross sticking, so when the stick is too splintered to be gripped comfortably for cross stick work, then i toss them
Forum: Drummers 05-28-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By Funk
Re: Favorite Drummer?

Stanton Moore, Steve Gadd, Bernard Purdie, ?uestlove, David Garibaldi, Stewart Copeland, Zigaboo Modeliste, Billy Martin, Adam Dietch, Carlton Barrett, Sly Dunbar, Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Funk
Re: Back trouble

yeah man, both are great suggestions! also, try yoga or acupuncture… yoga has done marvels for my mental health… used to have a ton of self esteem and inner dialogue issues, drumming, yoga helped in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By Funk
Re: Mom and Pop vs the big box

lol… true, didn't think of that, i'll admit! one example… the assistant manager, after my training was completed, got mad at me for talking to the moms and wives who came in… he said they were to be...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By Funk
Re: Mom and Pop vs the big box

i worked for GC for two months when i moved back to houston from dallas and couldn't transfer my old job (the hotel biz)… super crappy company to work for, i'm back in with marriott now, once they...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,139
Posted By Funk
Re: Fave songs with half time shuffles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkIs37a2JE

oh, and this tune is soooo groovin'! the bass fills and bouncy drum groove really kick! "Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai… one of the best music vids of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,984
Posted By Funk
Re: Funkiest Drummers Ever?

zigaboo, david gairbaldi, chad sexton, ?uestlove, rick latham, steve gadd, brain, michael shreive, chad smith, stanton moore, jose pasillas, bernard purdie, jabo starks, clide stubblefield, curits...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 68,230
Posted By Funk
Re: Reggae Drumming

get bob marly and the wailers "babylon by bus"… their live album… so much taste and dynamic range… the energy they generate could move a mountain range! also, check out peter tosh, the police (even...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,139
Posted By Funk
Re: Fave songs with half time shuffles

"cornflake girl" by tori amos is a killer tune, so is "home at last" by steely dan! anything with jeff porcaro on it is great… "walking on the moon" by the police is my fave, hands down, especially...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,206
Posted By Funk
Re: Do you wear the drum brand?

i'm a gretsch player, one of my gretsch kits has the logo head, and the other one has a blank coated head (because i botched a port hole job and had to replace it)… i like the look of the logo, but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,204
Posted By Funk
Re: 5 drum items that changed music forever?

the shure SM 57… the swiss army knife of microphones!!! i had a set and we used them on everything! amps for guitar, bass, and keys, acoustic guitars, overheads, toms, snares, kick, trumpet, flute,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By Funk
Re: man… what the hell

true true. we've been through some rough water before and she held it together more so than i did on some occasions. it only made us closer. i got along with her friends up to this point, and my...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By Funk
man… what the hell

no one in my family sees this as a problem… but my fiancee used to like my playing, enjoyed my stories about playing shows, and talking about music… i didn't subject her to any of these on a regular...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By Funk
Re: Keeping the tempo

hey hey, the same thing happens to me, its the adrenaline playing tricks on ya! its not too big of a deal to play a tune a little faster than rehearsed, as long as you keep steady and aren't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,832
Posted By Funk
Re: Parents think drums are too loud

flattery and appreciation! thank her for giving you life, for your looks, for instilling you with artistic ability and a sense of rhythm. ask her if she listened to a lot of music when you were in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By Funk
Re: Is jazz listening to its listeners?

the record and media companies have turned music into a customer service based industry. they only distribute what sells fast and goes down easy, catering to a large group of people who believe that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Funk
Re: Good songs to jam to

"move on up" by curtis mayfield, "i am the slime" and "camarillo brillo" by frank zappa
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By Funk
Large setups w/ small drums

i had some spare time and was looking up portable drum kits. i really dig whitney's nesting penguin kit, plus the tone is to die for. yamaha made the hip gig collapsable kit a while back, which is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By Funk
Re: Issues with getting the right people

dude, all the time! i'm about ready to give up!
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By Funk
Re: optimum depth for 18" kick?

14'' definitely! you get sustain and presence if you want it, but you can get awesome rebound and quick response due to the 14'' depth. punch is not a problem either!
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By Funk
Re: Can completely off-time notes fit a song?

in an old band of mine, we'd do this thing called "synching up", where'd we do a wacky pattern, all locked in together, sometimes we'd do it to match a part of a line of lyrics, just to keep the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,850
Posted By Funk
Re: Survey: How many unused heads do you have laying around?

i've had a 16'' g2 coated laying around for years-lol. need to throw it away
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