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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,213
Posted By MikeM
Re: Irony?

I noticed that with the Geddy Lee signature bass. While it seems to be a very popular model among bass players, you can only get what he uses from the Fender Custom Shop for huge scratch. The MIJs...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 949
Posted By MikeM
Re: When you're in charge, which songs ...

I think I'd just ban the whole idea of playing covers.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,484
Posted By MikeM
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

I was doing some ruminating and soul-searching on this very thing.

The conclusion I came to was that it's similar to getting up and going to work. It's just one of those things you have to do to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,484
Posted By MikeM
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Agreed, and this is not atypical.

But - who's responsibility is it to make sure she has something fulfilling to do while he's off playing? If she's used to having him around as a constant...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By MikeM
Re: How our perspective changes

Ha! Funny, Bo, I was just having this conversation last night!

Like you, when I was in my teens I had no inkling that anyone else might find the racket I was making irritating. I figured they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,484
Posted By MikeM
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Define "happy"

........
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,484
Posted By MikeM
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

Oh man, the things I could say to this ...

What I can say is I feel you bro. I just went through this shit-show in a major way and it didn't end well.

Now that the dust has settled and new...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-27-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By MikeM
Re: I'm up to my butt in grooves.

Sounds like an amazing teacher!

There's so much value in learning other styles of music - you can't really overstate its impact.

For example, I've always been kind of a hybrid Beatles/Hard...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By MikeM
Re: I'm having trouble practicing

Huge +1 on this.

Personally speaking, I never quite understood the obsession with technique to the exclusion of context. It's all about the music. Like most, I'm a sucker for a great player but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By MikeM
Re: Pacific Northwest drummers' thread

Sounds like a blast, count me in.

-I'm in Seattle proper
-been playing 33 years
-mostly original rock stuff
-currently in a new start-up band with a couple really good guitar...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,316
Posted By MikeM
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I love the civilian / musician bit! Ha ha! But I have to point out that both have tastes that are all over the map.

I have one foot firmly planted in each grave (civilian and muso) so I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,515
Posted By MikeM
Re: NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne

Wait a sec ... pay to play? Ha! That's easy since I can't remember the last time an act actually PLAYED at that event.

Maybe this is the NFL's way of discouraging an act from wanting to plug...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,316
Posted By MikeM
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Just listened again and you're right - he did sneak in a tom hit (I found two more at about 2:30 and 4:-ish minutes in). Still no crash cymbals anywhere. Good call, Tony.

That rat-bastard!
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Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,316
Posted By MikeM
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

I'm not sure how this relates but I was listening to Jakob Dylan's One Headlight with Matt Chamberlain, and it's just kick, snare, and hi-hat. No toms, ride cymbal, or even a crash. I don't know if...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,316
Posted By MikeM
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

As I see it, this is the 'right' question. Haha.


I kind of like this idea since it is true (and often overlooked), but I have reservations about calling it "real" or "true" creativity since it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,316
Posted By MikeM
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Zactly! In the early '90s, my main kit was a 2 up 2 down 6 piece but I was also playing in another band, which was a two-drummer project and and I put together a little 4-piece frankenkit for it....
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,316
Posted By MikeM
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Ha, yeah I get what you're saying, and my rational side says the same thing, but there's another part of me that thinks there's likely to be more emphasis on playing from the fingers than playing...
Forum: Drums 08-15-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By MikeM
Re: The side snare

I couldn't ever get comfortable putting anything to the left of my hats with the lone exception of an EFX crash. I've tried running a side snare on at least two occasions, and once ran a gong drum in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,316
Posted By MikeM
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Funny how I'm disagreeing with you here again, Larry, but not to worry - I just think you should give yourself more credit :)

I think it's really hard not to be some measure of both art and craft,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,327
Posted By MikeM
Re: Drummers who don't use cymbal stoppers

Thanks for the tip Tony, I'm going to get some of those.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By MikeM
Re: Always sounding bad when practicing

You know, I never used to care when I was younger. I was happy to bash away at things I had no idea how to do for what seemed like forever. Poor siblings/parents/neighbors!

I wish I could get...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,283
Posted By MikeM
Re: So and so is a good drummer, but...

I think I'm getting at least the sentiment of where mikel's coming from. The issue that I see right off the bat with your rant, Larry, is that you're going for some universal "truth" that doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By MikeM
Re: Describing dynamic levels quantitatively?

Interesting - I've been giving this idea some thought lately.

Sometimes when I hear complaints that drums are too loud, I think it's because there's just too much drumming going on, and it seems...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By MikeM
Re: Self taught drummer.. how do I take my drumming to the next level

What a deep philosophical question!

Question: What made you decide to play drums? Who, or what, inspired you? Start there.

For me, it was The Beatles. I wanted to be in a band that made great...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By MikeM
Re: Biggest problem with a sub, or new band member?

What do you call the opposite of a California stop?

Only thing worse than not stopping when everyone else does is stopping before everyone else does. Gah! I hate that!
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