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Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,440
Posted By Hercules
Re: So who here thinks they are a good drummer?

Seeing I watched the Buddy Rich DVD last night I'll have to say "no..."
Forum: Drums 04-19-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,123
Posted By Hercules
Re: Big toms - How much more annoying is 16" and 18" floor toms compared to 14" and 16"?

They all have their place - it's good if you can choose a kit that lets you get ad-ons so whatever is "missing" can be added later ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,516
Posted By Hercules
Re: Bias against electronic drums

This discussion / argument has been around and around a few times.

In the end - if you hit them with sticks and pedals they're drums - it doesn't matter whether they're replacing or enhancing what...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,316
Posted By Hercules
Re: Speed: Moeller vs Standard Wrist Strokes vs Finger control

Ouch!!!

Think I'd go with "play it on your leg".....
Forum: Drum Technique 04-17-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,296
Posted By Hercules
Re: Is it late for me? (Drum starter)

It's too late for you to be Buddy Rich, but I could say that to anyone.

18? pah! My mum started piano at 87 - 4 years later and she's now at grade 4 - it's never too late.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,957
Posted By Hercules
Re: Bands with two drummers

Not much of a fan of 2 drummers, unless one is a percussionist as well:

Mike Oldfield had 2 drummers - though Pierre Moerlen was far more than just a drummer

Genesis with Phil and Chester
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,885
Posted By Hercules
Re: What brand of kit do you play?

Kit 1
Handmadedrums - New Guinea Rosewood Stave kit with diecast rims (custom)
why?
- Australian made stave kit
- these are the best drums I've ever heard or played - they stay in the studio
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,326
Posted By Hercules
Re: Top 3 Greatest Living Jazz Drummers

Clayton Cameron deserves a mention in any short list

Louis Burdett was the best freeform player I've ever seen

got no #3
Forum: Drum Technique 03-29-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By Hercules
Re: Right foot getting slower?

Bingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,212
Posted By Hercules
Re: Playin for free

I dub you Sir Zickos !! What a great thing to do.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By Hercules
Re: Pseudo-Drummers

Yeah - very entertaining!
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,009
Posted By Hercules
Re: Kick drum and bad knees

Ponting who? He's old now - be kind.....

I guess you didn't watch the 4 nations Rugby League then? Now I'm being a bad winner aren't I...... but there is nothing so joyous as beating the poms...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,275
Posted By Hercules
Re: How to deal with a day job?

Man, don't whine to your Mrs - that's selfish - treat her special like she deserves.

So here's the hard reality:
- if the job gives you enough benefits that you don't want to lose then grin and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,275
Posted By Hercules
Re: How to deal with a day job?

The day job sux - but the dole queue sux a lot more. Playing drums for a living and not making a good living doing it sux too. Empathy all round DD - I'm sure we're not the only 2 who have this...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-28-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,009
Posted By Hercules
Re: Kick drum and bad knees

I'll go with that if they change the round ball game to "take a dive and cryyyy" ..... and we already know pingpong is popular "down there" rofl


But more importantly - Pol - no good about the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,747
Posted By Hercules
Re: Good short film about a drummer

Many levels to this movie - I thought, rather, that he was thinking "what the f??? do you do with all that stuff?"

Great short movie
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,003
Posted By Hercules
Re: The birth of heavy metal

I always thought Johnny Depp used Keef as his model for Jack Sparrow - listen to the voice.... :-)
Forum: Drum Technique 11-25-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,532
Posted By Hercules
Re: Fills on a three piece?

Why are you playing grooves when there are endless fills available? rofl
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,516
Posted By Hercules
Re: Two Floor Toms

After you've played for a while with 3 floor toms getting to the second one is not such a problem......
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,591
Posted By Hercules
Re: Writing drum parts for a song

To put that in a more realistic perspective... I saw another interview with Simon Phillips (who happens to be one of my favourites drummers btw) where he was asked what it takes to get as good as he...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-15-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,785
Posted By Hercules
Re: A seemingly overlooked topic

1 tip - carry your sticks everywhere you can - until they feel like a part of you

1 practice philosophy - push harder than what you can do now

1 quote - if you're gonna play the drums, play 'em...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,780
Posted By Hercules
Re: WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO MOST OF YOU'LL LISTEN TO??

Sounds like another carbon tax - that'll be 10% per word please
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,780
Posted By Hercules
Re: WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO MOST OF YOU'LL LISTEN TO??

Mostly? prog

Sometimes? pretty much anything

Never? C&W - I've got Buddy's allergy ;-) ....
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,137
Posted By Hercules
Re: Sticks4Drums

Hold the presses!! Rumour has it that sticks, being embarrassed by all this attention, has SOLD his worn out old Mapexs and gone with a full new electronic kit!!!!
Forum: Drum Technique 11-04-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,548
Posted By Hercules
Re: The girl from ipanema notation :(

Do a search on youtube for the Stan Getz version - it's nice and smooth

ba-boomp chick ba-boomp chick ad nauseum with your feet / 3|2 clave rim click / basic eighth note ride will get you close
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