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Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2008, 05:34 PM
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Views: 1,742
Posted By royspeed
Re: Got a gig coming up

Update on this - we are doing an Internet radio interview and playing a few numbers on Friday evening, it is on Aculco Radio (www.aculcoradio.com), starting at 7.00 pm.
It is a Spanish radio...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,742
Posted By royspeed
Got a gig coming up

Well, we seem to have found a new bass player, he is from France, adding to the multi-cultural nature of Before Time, and we have a gig coming up next week.
We are headlining at a Latin festival...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,211
Posted By royspeed
Re: Why do People Think They Can Touch My Drumset?

The guys in my band know full well that if they touch my kit, they start losing fingers! LOL

Seriously, I do not go around demanding to play guitars and keyboards, so why should they demand to hit...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,571
Posted By royspeed
Re: Why are drummers considered "peeons"?

I know that in my band, I am appreciated as a drummer and as a musician, after all, a drum machine cannot put in specific drum cues for the guitarist to change chord, or the singer to start singing!...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,791
Posted By royspeed
Re: MindfooD's first gig!

Well, the gigs are flying in thick and fast now! since posting this, I have had gigs confirmed for April 11th and 12th with Aftershock, one in Wimbledon and the other here in Harlesden, and before...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,791
Posted By royspeed
MindfooD's first gig!

Well, at last we have our debut gig sorted. We will be on the bill at the Dry Bar, Long Lane, EC1, London, at 9.00pm on Saturday April 19th. It is a 30-minute slot, but we all have to start...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,480
Posted By royspeed
Re: Broken bones - ouch

"Push bike" is English slang for a bicycle.

Forum: Drum Technique 03-01-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,258
Posted By royspeed
Re: Being Creative

You could try going to this site I found;-


There are videos on there for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players, and you could pick up a few good tips from watching...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-25-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,350
Posted By royspeed
Re: If you ever have been asked to play WIPEOUT in a club

Acrtually, the Original Version of this number was performed by The Surfaris back in the Sixties. I know this, cos I bought the single!

Forum: Drums 01-14-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,657
Posted By royspeed
Re: the useless-est tom?

When I play with my primary band, MindfooD, I use all of my kit (see the thread 'My Monster'), but if I play with the pub band, I strip it down to a standard 5-piece set, as there is not usually...
Forum: Drum Technique 01-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,132
Posted By royspeed
Re: Practicing for band practice

For the past few months, I have been subbing for the regular drummer in a local covers band, as he was away on business in LA. The guys gig fairly regularly, and it is no surprise for them to throw a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By royspeed
Re: Learning multiple instruments - Your opinions

In some respects I am lucky, having taken piano lessons at school well before taking up the sticks. I find that this gives me an insight into the music being played by the rest of the band, and I...
Forum: Drums 01-06-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,735
Posted By royspeed
Re: Ludwig Bassdrum Front Head Logo

When I bought my first Ebay kit, in the process of constructing the Monster, it was an LE Hohner kit, but it came with a 'Ludwig USA' sticker on the bass drum, as pictured.
Are these stickers...
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