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Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Sometimes, it all becomes so worthwhile :)

That's great - you might need to start collecting albums where you know it's Gurus. That should be a pleasure since Guru drummers all have excellent taste ;)

Crossed fingers for word-of-mouth...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Phil Rudd pleads guilty

It's a sad waste. Phil was set up for life and might not have had a worry in the world. Stuff up.
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Band leaders

Love to help, Larry, but I usually played in "democracies". We didn't get much done but it was fun.

For a while I was doing drum spots for a band leader who was collecting a stable of players and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,225
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: But What To Wear?

Street clothes. Shorts in summer, but I guess it's different for a woman to wear shorts on stage to a man. In hindsight, the only "professional" things I ever did when I played out was be on time, be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,153
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: On teaching

The older generation always thinks the last generation were pussies. That's probably been happening since tribal times. The gentrification of teaching is symptomatic of broader society.

It was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: How do you cue your live tempos at the gig?

I used to sing the most difficult or tongue twisting line of the song to myself and base the tempo on that.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Felt vs plastic

I've always used felt. I like the feeling of felt on the drum head. These days I play low volume so there's obviously no need to change. If I played metal I'd definitely use plastic or wood beaters,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,960
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

For me, it's because I'm not very good at playing other people's stuff and feel more comfortable playing things my own way on the fringes. Also, I'd much rather see a good original band than a good...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,022
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: My personal list of rock and roll's top cowbell moments

The studio version is cool enough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXTopchIrNY
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,576
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

Don't remember. It was the 70s and 80s. I do remember trying different brands to find plastic tips that wouldn't fly off. I used to hit hard back then.


Yes, in pop and rock you get more sparkle...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,576
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

I do too. It's softer and a little less defined. That suits me personally, and I imagine that versatile professionals find a use for that sound as part of their palette, along with plastic tips etc....
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,576
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Why the "hate" for nylon tips??

Ditto. Also, like Stapes, I had problems with flying tips. That's with a "p".
Forum: Drums 04-09-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Using a snare as a floortom

Awesome links, Tony!
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Equal Opportunity Hands?

That pretty well sums it up for me.



I can imagine that but the price is too high. Sitting and practicing. Like a disciplined adult. I never had the knack for it.



Maybe 60%? When I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Equal Opportunity Hands?

Hi Abe. Nice to see you spouting forth ...

About 50% but my left ghosts, drags and sweeps better. Matched grip with sticks, trad with brushes.
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
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: 514
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: 612
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: 1,023
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: 958
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: 28
Views: 714
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: 1,442
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: 1,740
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: 1,618
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: 1,913
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,...
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