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Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,359
Posted By Spence
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

Just saw this. Awesome film.

From a drumming perspective there was a lot of miming and questionable technique but that didn't detract from the overall enjoyment for me.

I suppose the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By Spence
Re: Recurring dream - drum related

So good to see other drum related dreams!

I've come to the conclusion that my dream is about me constantly looking for the final piece to my life in order to feel complete - but I can't quite...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By Spence
Recurring dream - drum related

I have a recurring dream where I either:

(i) find an old splash cymbal in the street and can't believe my luck; or
(ii) am in a shop and want to try out the splashes.

In both cases they're 6...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Spence
Re: Should be a jazz fusion classic

Yep, it still exists. Sure, it's not contemporary at all but for what it is it's very good. In my opinion.

Something good and contemporary I'd be flying the flag for is this sort of stuff:...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Spence
Should be a jazz fusion classic

I've not been on here in ages. Nor have I listened to the Bert Ligon "Condor" album in ages. An absolute classic. Anyway, more people need to hear what is an absolute beauty of a track from said...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,025
Posted By Spence
Three Trapped Tigers

I can't find anything about them in the forums.

I think they're one of the more exciting live acts I've seen relatively recently.

They kind of remind me of Squarepusher's "Ultravisitor"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,739
Posted By Spence
Re: sell acoustic to go electric?

If it's a choice between no drums or electric drums you'd have to go electric. I got an electric kit to practice on (TD12) but would never get rid of my acoustic kit as it means a lot to me and I...
Forum: Drummers 03-18-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,198
Posted By Spence
Re: Joe Morello

One of my all time favourite drummers. I actually felt a sense of loss when I heard he died - probably because I've listened to him and enjoyed his playing for so long he'd become part of my life. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,793
Posted By Spence
Re: making faces when playing

I've been told the face I pull when playing is basically the same as when one is doing the no pants dance.

Unfortunately, this appears to be true and I assume it is the case for other drummers. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,388
Posted By Spence
Re: need a little help, hand cramp

Speaking from personal experience I'd make sure you have not got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or RSI before you start getting into stretching and stuff like that. The pain you describe is what happened to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,305
Posted By Spence
Re: What to practice without drums

Plenty o' good suggestions here.

Personally, when I was in your situation I just got a Real Feel pad and got stuck into some rudiments. That alone got me through almost a year without playing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 20,972
Posted By Spence
Re: Pirating, us and the future.

Firstly mate, I was born in the eighties. Secondly, you're right; we don't have direct proof that if labels had more money they'd invest in more new artists. However, as labels apparently have less...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 20,972
Posted By Spence
Re: Pirating, us and the future.

My ten cents:

Pirating music, in my opinion, has made it incredibly difficult for new acts to come through. Piracy has dented labels profits and therefore budgets. Labels just don't take risks...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,730
Posted By Spence
Re: What's your favorite sounding rock snare recording?

Agreed. One of best rock drum sounds I've heard.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,664
Posted By Spence
Re: Ginger Baker talking garbage....

I'm not surprised by this. Ginger Baker is far too arrogant for his own good.

He was never that good in my opinion; technically or musically. Plus, his playing nowadays is way below par. In...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,172
Posted By Spence
Re: How do you hide how much you've just spent on drum stuff?

As long as you can afford what you buy it diesn't make any difference. It's when you start buying stuff you can't afford it becomes a problem (I imagine).
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,158
Posted By Spence
Re: Do you have integrity?!? Cover band related...

Personally, I prefer to play original stuff but I'm not against playing covers. As long as you get something out of it - whether it's experience, enjoyment or just some needed money, then it's all...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,549
Posted By Spence
Re: Ginger Baker at the Jazz Cafe

Haha, what a coincidence. I sent a remarkably similar email to the management at the Jazz Cafe this morning. I've not received any sort or reply though.

Here's my letter:

I am a fan of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 115,356
Posted By Spence
Re: The Big Kits vs. Small Kits Debate

I used to be all about the big kit. Now I play 5 (2 snares, 2 toms, bass).

I find that it makes me play things I like to hear. Don't know why. Maybe my mind is more focused on the smaller kit...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,910
Posted By Spence
Re: In your opinion, what makes the difference between intermediate and advanced drum

Very good question.

I hesitate to use the words intermediate/advanced anyway - I think the words 'at an earlier/further stage in your overall musical development' are more fitting. Anyway, that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,549
Posted By Spence
Ginger Baker at the Jazz Cafe

I went to go and watch Ginger Baker last night; something I was very much looking forward to. Especially as the gig was billed to include "very special guests from throughout Ginger's career". So,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,023
Posted By Spence
Irreplaceable drumming items you own

Please forgive me if there’s already a post like this, but I couldn’t find one.

I read about that Kings of Leon chap smashing his Gibson 325 and how he thought it to be irreplaceable. That got...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,055
Posted By Spence
Re: My 'Less Drums' Enlightenment

I cut my 7 down to a 5 piece about 18 months ago (got two snares so it's a normal 4 piece setup plus and extra snare to the left of the hihats).

It's so nice to mix it up every now and then. ...
Forum: Drummers 11-13-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 24,164
Posted By Spence
Re: R.I.P.: Mitch Mitchell

What a great drummer and influence upon my playing. I used to emulate him all the time when I was younger. Truly memorable drum tracks!

A sad day, but at least he had a great life.

Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By Spence
Re: Goodbye to chops and hello cops!

Cool, cheers.

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