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Forum: Drums 01-24-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,385
Posted By Skitch
Re: PLS HELP,DW CRAVIOTTO WITHOUT JOHN CRAVIOTTO SIGNATURE(with pictures)

I relaize this is an older thread but I stumbled upon this there other day:
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Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,985
Posted By Skitch
Re: 17 Things Local Bands Don't understand .

I'm not sure that I agree with all of this whole heatedly (as will others here),

#10 - Facebook is dying - I'm not certain that it is dying but it is pretty well cluttered with noise which is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,985
Posted By Skitch
Re: 17 Things Local Bands Don't understand .

Yes, you are correct, sir!


Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,985
Posted By Skitch
Re: 17 Things Local Bands Don't understand .

This was so funny!

I wore a tux for a wedding in the summer time often. One such gig was on the roof of a building in 100 degree weather in late June.


Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,888
Posted By Skitch
Re: Career as a professional drummer, and backup plan?

I'm a professional drummer meaning that is what it states on my tax return as my occupation as well as my business cards. It is also my mindset, meaning that I do whatever it takes to bring in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,284
Posted By Skitch
Re: Another One (Retailer) Bites the Dust

EXACTLY!

GC drum departments have become very pedestrian.

Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By Skitch
Hey Bernhard.....YOU ROCK!!!

Thanks for uploading all of those Steve Gadd videos!

Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Skitch
Re: Scott K Fish: Creativity vs. Business

Sage advice, Scott! I printed this out this very article from my MD Archive ( a valuable resource which every drummer should have) some time ago and it is amazing how many people blame everything...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,695
Posted By Skitch
Re: Patrick McGoohan drum solo

I tend think that they were Sonor drums or an imitation thereof.


Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By Skitch
Re: Greg Bissonette Drum Clinic

I took a lesson from Gregg in 2008 and everything you said is spot on. He went form sounding authentic Latin to Tony Williams in an instant. I learned more than I could ever get to in that hour.
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Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,695
Posted By Skitch
Re: Patrick McGoohan drum solo

And he's Steinmetz, Nelson Brenner, the Warden of Alcatraz and King Edward Longshanks to boot! Thanks for sharing this!

Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,694
Posted By Skitch
Re: Universal Percussion and Ronn Dunnett

I guess that you mean this one?

"Dear Mr. Dunnett,

Thank you for your kind letter. Your apology is accepted with many thanks.

This means that today (March 26, 2017) we have ended our...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,694
Posted By Skitch
Re: Universal Percussion and Ronn Dunnett

Here is the letter from Ronn himself
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,295
Posted By Skitch
Spizz Cymbals and Ronn Dunnett

Apparently, this was true!
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By Skitch
Re: TAMA USA Contact

Two avenues here:


Dale's drum shop in Harrisburg, PA does quite a bit with Tama since Hoshino is right nexr door. Contact them and see what they say.
Contact Precision drum company in New...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,417
Posted By Skitch
Re: Songs whose cover version was more popular than the original

I prefer Johnny Rivers' version of Baby, I need your Lovin' over the original while I like both Johnny Rivers and Johnny A's versions of Poor Side of Town equally well. Johnny A's version of Wichita...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,417
Posted By Skitch
Re: Songs whose cover version was more popular than the original

Bruce wrote Blinded by the Light and did record it.

Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,417
Posted By Skitch
Re: Songs whose cover version was more popular than the original

I'm certain that we can rule out bananarama's cover of Shocking Blue's Venus on this topic.

However, I do like both versions of Baby, It's You by both Smith and the Shirelles, giving preference to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By Skitch
Retroplate website

In order to get more accurate information and have better service, the Retroplate website has been updated so that a user can now send a couple of photos of the throw-off in question from your smart...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By Skitch
Re: Time Signature

In my transcribing of drum parts on songs, I used to argue that a song, such as "Seven Days" by Sting was in 5/8 as opposed to 5/4. Looking back, it would have been better to use 5/4 than 5/8 so...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,376
Posted By Skitch
Re: Which DAW

Excellent thread, very informative!

Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,019
Posted By Skitch
Hey Bernhard

Man, I just want to throw out a quick note of appreciation for all of the videos you have been promoting on YouTube, especially the groove night videos which I would have never known existed, much...
Forum: Drum Technique 06-05-2016, 02:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,380
Posted By Skitch
Re: Heels down playing

This is what Ed Soph taught me; heels down is most often used by drummers who sit high because they use their heels for balance. Drummers who don't sit high tend to play heels up and balance...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,248
Posted By Skitch
Re: Laws regarding cover bands!

Thumbs up here, Bob!


Mike

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Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,248
Posted By Skitch
Re: Laws regarding cover bands!

Excellent post here! And believe it or not, there is already problems looming on the horizon for TV/Movie domain. Get ready for it! And some of the problem is that the way media (audio or visual)...
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