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Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Your personal record for most songs learned in the shortest time?

Subbing for a Tina Turner tribute show. About 25 songs to learn in a week, but what made it particularly nerve-wracking was that the whole thing was on click because there were some pre-recorded...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,347
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Musicians who don't listen to music.

When I was a full-time musician, I went through long periods where I found that I couldn't switch off my work brain and just listen to a piece of music without analyzing and dissecting it in some way...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Drumming Karma

Not such a direct connection, but a few years ago I played a wedding gig at the request of a friend - it was very short notice and the band was just a hasty assemblage of whoever was in town, not...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Cover version permission for a CD - anyone in the UK done it?

This page is quite good too, as it covers the different legal aspects of releasing cover songs on CD, on YouTube, on iTunes etc. including the differences between the US and other countries:
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Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Cover version permission for a CD - anyone in the UK done it?

To manufacture CDs in the UK, you need to apply for an AP2 licence from the MCPS - CD manufacturers will ask you to provide it (you still need to do do this even if it's all your own music, but then...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By hollowcreature
Any good deals in Canada?

Hi all,

Does anyone have any suggestions for good places to buy drums within Canada? I'm primarily looking for online ordering; I live in Vancouver and am well aware of what's on offer here, i.e....
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Memory Lane......

First snare (far left) added to first kit, 1983, age 10. Interesting snare placement. My style hasn't changed much, though.
Forum: Drummers 09-21-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,372
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Steve Jansen

I totally agree, Mikey!

You might be interested in an upcoming album called 'In Chances of Light' by i'Anson, which is basically a Scottish singer-songwriter called Hugh Carswell with a few guest...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: What drum/cymbal/piece of gear have you owned the longest?

Paiste Signature 13" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats. Had my current pair for about 15 years - would have been even longer, but the first pair I owned were stolen!
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 397,697
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

Hi everyone, I'm selling two Paiste cymbals - I love them both, but need to downsize my collection. They are:

1. A 20" Paiste Signature Series Full Ride - a fantastic general-purpose ride with the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Biggest Cajon in the World

But presumably, without some sort of arm extenders, you'd be limited to slapping the corners? Size isn't everything...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,210
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Djembe vs Congas?

Just adding another vote for the cajon as an alternative to either. I have played many kinds of hand drums over the years, but coming from a drumkit background, I find that there is something...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,515
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Musical artists who's death saddened you.

In recent times, I was very saddened by the death of Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse, who took his own life in 2010. He was someone who projected a great deal of emotional fragility in his music, and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Two rides?

For my current project, I have been using a Paiste Dry Dark 20" on the left and a 1960s Zildjian 20" with three rivets on the right, more or less opposites in terms of sound. Both are crashable...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: I'm in love with this thing!!!!

I played one of these at a store here in Vancouver. Fun and very compelling for sure!
Forum: Drums 06-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Schlagwerk cajon - purchasing advice

Sure! I ended up purchasing a cajon not from the local store but from another store whose owner was able to give me a lot of helpful advice on the different models - the store is SHOPercussion...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,930
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: how many mics do you use?

I've done some recent recordings (somebody else engineering) combining a traditional close-mic arrangement on kick, snare and hi-hat with a ribbon mic placed slightly above (but below usual overhead...
Forum: Drums 06-01-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By hollowcreature
Schlagwerk cajon - purchasing advice

I'm thinking of purchasing a Schlagwerk 'La Peru' cajon after demoing one at a store recently and being pretty impressed. This cajon is offered in a variety of models using different materials, and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Anyone tried taking cymbal bag and snare on a plane (Ryan Air)?

Just to second mikel on the importance of not trying to take your bass pedal in your hand luggage! I did this once by accident in Italy and it took so long to deal with that I missed the flight.
Forum: Drums 06-30-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Tama Starclassic Questions

Just a note on this, I have a set of the original all-birch Performers which I picked up very cheaply and still sound great.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,627
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: A Useless Bit Of Trivia

As mentioned above, Richard Carpenter changed the original 'sleep with you again' to 'be with you again', and this was adopted in subsequent versions of the song. I don't know if that's unique,...
Forum: Drummers 11-19-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,372
Posted By hollowcreature
Steve Jansen

I thought I would create a thread about the British drummer Steve Jansen, who is one of my biggest musical influences. In particular, I am curious as to whether many of those outside the UK are...
Forum: Drums 11-05-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,371
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Which13 inch snare would you also use as a main snare?

Some time ago, I had a 12 x 7 Pearl 'Maple Soprano' which was pretty good in terms of 'crack with depth' (as it were). Was often used as a main snare.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,374
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Worst gig thread 2010

So...

Some years ago, when I still lived in Birmingham, UK, a keyboard player friend of mine asked if I was available to play a wedding gig at short notice. He was part of a regular...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,436
Posted By hollowcreature
Re: Ghost Drummer for Kiss, Jimi, Alice Cooper etc

It's hard to play when your head's on fire...
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