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Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 574
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Hating your playing, sometimes or always.

Could it be that you're looking for American style groove and swing? I've read that European jazzers have traditionally admired and aspired to those things found in American jazz. Still, you bring...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 443
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Congratulations Jules

Nup, PFOG strikes me as an old school Aussie rock drummer.

Jules, you are now officially a citizen of the virtual world and eligible for penis enlargement pills, pornography featuring fruit,...
Forum: Drums 03-29-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 533
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Gong-tastic!

When I saw this thread title I though it might be a tribute to the brilliant and recently departed Daevid Allen of the band Gong.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 893
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Sloppy fills

I've fluffed more fills in my time that you can poke a stick at. Tons of them - maybe feeling a tad tight (or worse, you know another drummer is watching) and your limbs are set in position for the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 894
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Peart - would you hang out with him?

Yup, I doubt he's short of no-name drummers wanting to be his friend.

I'd like to talk philosophy with Neil in the impossible scenario of him bumming around in Sydney and I happened to run into...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: I'm going to see Billy Cobham live!

Sounds great, 8! Love to see Billy play close up.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: How to politely and professionally quit

People talk about quitting in person but it's not always possible. I quit my last band by email. I was planning to tell them on the Thursday at band practice but then an email came around to say that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,628
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: What's on your bass drum reso head?

For me, one BD reso says "Guru" and the other "Pearl".
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,521
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Before I just jump in & do this ------

Wicked track, Andy, but sounds great - a Herbie Hancock vibe going on there. Sounds like a drumming job for David :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,737
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Is live music dead?

I gave up seeing live bands and playing live myself. Every time my last band got the least bit arty audiences would switch off. All most seem to want is volume and danceable beats.

In Sydney,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: What Metaphors Do You Use in Your Playing?

When there's a thunderstorm I usually jam with it.


I used to tell my last band that keeping time was everyone's job, not just the drummer's. I said my role was to make the expected "drummy ...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-28-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Can't seem to play fast

I commend you and I wish more people were as humble as you.

It's bloody annoying when some little turd is trying to show off their "great chops" in a shop, making a racket that spoils it for staff...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By Anon La Ply
Forum: Drums 02-25-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 947
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: The legendary sweet spot

Being a slapdash tuner I've always found that good quality drums are more forgiving of my tuning "sins" than cheapos, in that there are more good sounds you can get from them.

The floor tom that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,590
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: S****y albums done by great bands..

True and well said, 8. It brings is back to what a few have been saying about The Beatles's weakest albums:



The Beatles grew apart and the creative tensions were so great they couldn't plough...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,590
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: S****y albums done by great bands..

No one can be at the top of their game all the time, eh?

Many bands start out brilliant but lose the magic through commercial pressure or aspirations. The Tubes. ELP (as mentioned). Genesis....
Forum: Drummers 02-18-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 172,879
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Neil Peart

8Mile will like this but I agree that Neil is a fantastic drummer. Absolutely brilliant. I would love to have a tenth of his skills. He also seems highly intelligent and in every interview I've seen...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Terri Lyne Carrington: The Spiritual Journey of Being Creative

Nice. Playing an instrument is surely character building!

Still, there's plenty who just want to party, seek status or pay the bills.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,363
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

I'd like to have the latest Rolands or Yammies but I don't have the space to set them up, given that my acoustic kit already rules my lounge room.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,177
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: So...where do you keep your spare sticks?

Back in the day I had a stick bag hanging from the floor tom lugs. I didn't have a floor tom with the Mabels and it was inconvenient. Usually I'd leave my hand bag next to the throne and have some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,538
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Knowing yourself - sometimes it's -------------

It's a funny old world when a mature and reasonable exchange between two intelligent adults is noteworthy.

Interesting decision, Andy. Maybe there was a touch of the gig not quite being your cuppa...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Chris Slade drumming for AC/DC again?

Sounds like a good idea. Chris is an excellent drummer. In my 20s I was a big fan of his playing with Manfred Mann. Here he is playing a five time with aplomb with MM:...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,306
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Business cards.

I made minimalist cards at home on Word for the band to take to gigs. I removed the cheesy graphics of the standard templates and just included basic information so it would have a crisp, no-nonsense...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Why do blues bands want "rock & roll" drummers?

Ha! I sure knew that feeling at the London Drum Show a couple of years ago. You wouldn't want to get up there because there was a bunch of people around you ripping around the kit as though their...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,521
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Before I just jump in & do this ------

I see your point. I was thinking that if we were singers you'd ask them to sing a song so I was thinking along those lines.
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