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Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,148
Posted By CavGator
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

There I was in Iraq, no shit! Iraqis to the Left of me! Iraquis to the Right of me! Scuds overhead! We are surrounded! Situation hopeless! We'll attack...

As for the snare and floor toms...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,148
Posted By CavGator
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

I tried to get around this by looking at the singer not as a SINGER, per se, but using the voice as another instrument. As a prog rock/jazz fusion guy, that is totally OK with me - in small doses. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,148
Posted By CavGator
Re: What are your Drumming Prejudices?

C'mon. Not all kids have daddies that can shell out the $$$$$ for a matched kit. If this was a professional's kit, I would also raise eyebrows -- until I hear him/her play. If the drummer is a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,191
Posted By CavGator
Re: Drummers who play too much!

I'll go with numbers one and two. No need to hit the drums very hard, IMO. That leads to loss of control. I'd replace "hard" with "confident." Make sure your strokes are confident and sure. They...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,788
Posted By CavGator
Re: Drummers and the stuff they popularized

LOL! Being that Bonzo and Palmer were close friends, let's just say they probably fed off each other for showmanship ideas, as they were direct contemporaries. They would probably laugh their asses...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By CavGator
Re: When everything you know is 'wrong'

I think that has much to do with the high culture attitude that formally trained musicians are better. The romantic ideal of the Keith Moon type, learning his chops through sheer dogged osmosis by...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,749
Posted By CavGator
Re: Sleep your way to better meter

Not sure. I probably couldn't sleep.

Once a week, I put on some acoustic jazz and play with an eyeshade. Not being able to SEE my kit forces me to concentrate more deeply to the flow of the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,191
Posted By CavGator
Re: Drummers who play too much!

Sounds to me like you are a great teacher! Jamie Muir of King Crimson gave a 23 year old Bill Bruford his greatest drum lesson when he told him, "You exist for the music. The music does not exist...
Forum: Drummers 04-08-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 158,235
Posted By CavGator
Re: Neil Peart

Well, if that was the case, then I am awaiting the induction of the Tony Williams Lifetime, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever, Weather Report, etc. Miles was a pioneer.



Matt, I was:
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Forum: Drummers 04-05-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 158,235
Posted By CavGator
Re: Neil Peart

I think Miles got in because of his pioneering efforts in the 1950s, as well as his influence. It was elected in SPITE of Bitches Brew and his foray into jazz fusion.



Actually, it was rather...
Forum: Drummers 04-05-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 158,235
Posted By CavGator
Re: Neil Peart

Zumba, the problem many of us prog rock lovers have against the R&R HoF is that they have a HUGE problem with us and our preferred genre. Rush is nothing more than the latest example of intentional...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,788
Posted By CavGator
Re: Drummers and the stuff they popularized

Great post. I think most of us here use their own conscious memory as the starting point for many of the "firsts."

When i was a kid, I thought Carl Palmer was the first to have a non-improvised...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,157
Posted By CavGator
Re: Gloves? Yey or Ney?

I've used fingerless motorcycle gloves from time to time. For me that is the best of both worlds, providing cushion at the palm and the areas where the fingers join the hands, but have the feel with...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,557
Posted By CavGator
Re: Is the Album Dead ?

I have over 2000 CDs and albums. Being that my taste is in progressive rock (lots of concept albums), I also listen to full albums. But being from the underground FM radio era that played entire...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 32,456
Posted By CavGator
Re: Drummers who have influenced you

As a kid, I loved (and largely still love):

1. Ringo: For the deceptively difficult fills. Less is more, but still creative.

2. Carl Palmer: Single stroke rolls, superb snare work,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,110
Posted By CavGator
Re: Job opportunities in New York for a year?

Zorlee, living in NYC (and especially Manhattan) is EXTREMELY expensive. Most middle class folks live either in Jersey, Connecticut, or in the less expensive (READ: dangerous) parts of the outer...
Forum: Drummers 03-29-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 68,718
Posted By CavGator
Re: Keith Moon

I even think Zeppelin would be replaceable. One could replace Bonzo with Cozy Powell or Alan White, and it would sound basically the same, but no one in their right mind could sound like Moon. His...
Forum: Drummers 03-29-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,762
Posted By CavGator
Re: Karen Carpenter

Agree. Dying in an untimely fashion is an extremely shrewd career move, particularly if you are a musician, an actor, a poet/writer, or a politician. It is GREAT for the legacy.

Jim Morrison is...
Forum: Drummers 03-29-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,605
Posted By CavGator
Re: Manu Katche

You beat me to it. Satch's self-titled album is , IMO, his best, and I am a huge Satriani fan. I believe it is the best because (a) he sticks to the basics, rather than shred with multiple pedals...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,209
Posted By CavGator
Re: YouTube video - Roy Haynes in Paris

Somebody needs to stick to him like glue for a year and record every word of his life history. The man played with the BEST for over 60 freaking YEARS. He knows EVERYONE!

It would take multiple...
Forum: Drummers 03-29-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 158,235
Posted By CavGator
Re: Neil Peart

Well, in the beginning, there was Gene, Louie and, of course Buddy. These were the drummers that made the drums the showcase of the band.

Carl Palmer was, with Mitch Mitchell, the first of the...
Forum: Drummers 03-28-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 158,235
Posted By CavGator
Re: Neil Peart

I am not really a Neil Peart fan, but this has much to do with the fact that I am not really a Rush fan. If they had a good singer and a keyboard player, they could be a lot better, and more varied....
Forum: Drummers 03-28-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,762
Posted By CavGator
Re: Karen Carpenter

This quote says it ALL!



"Karen Carpenter was a more accomplished player than most people realized. No less a figure than Buddy Rich considered her to be a superior player. "I remember one time...
Forum: Drum Technique 03-28-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,338
Posted By CavGator
Re: Hi-Hats

Great clip! Smith and Max Roach can do more with a high hat stand than most drummers can do with an 8-piece kit, a dozen cymbals and an array of gongs and splashes.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2009, 01:54 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 45,515
Posted By CavGator
Re: Best Drum Track Of All Time

I hear ya. ELP is not popular because they are the poster child for what the Powers That Be consider self-indulgent excess (i.e., they had loads of talent and loved to put on a show). All 1970s...
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