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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 579
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: I'm at a loss. I can't tune a drum to save my life.

Something is happening here. Lugs should turn, maybe not easily but they should turn.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 984
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Silly branding things that shouldn't matter (but do!)

I don't care about brand names but somebody else might.

I care about performance, how it sounds, how easy it is to move.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,600
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Bought an e-kit (Yamaha DD65) - Lessons off YouTube, DVDs or teacher?

I don't think it matters what drum kit you use. You might watch some you tube videos and learn how to hold the sticks correctly. Then practice single stroke and double stroke rolls, slowly at first...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,003
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Drumming in the pre digital age.

People used to go out and see live music, maybe spend $ 100 / month. Now they spend $ 100 / month on internet and stay home.

I like internet, videos, forums, instructional stuff too but I prefer...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: One of those rooms......

Every room sounds different. I never know what I'm gonna sound like.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By No Way Jose
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 776
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: How do I knoou w if I will stick with drums? Advice please.

There is no way to know if you will stick with drums.

If you buy used drums then you probably won't lose much money if you end up selling them. You might even make a profit.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Unreliable band members

Right now I'm the unreliable guy. In the last month I've been offered so much work that I'm cancelling lower paying gigs in favor of higher paying ones. I don't know what changed. All of a sudden the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Should I Do It?

Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Singers and percussion

The singers might be distracted by shakers. Maybe if they worked at it they could get it working.

Madge, you might get a microphone and sing while playing drums. Maybe you have the ability.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Making $ playing drums

The article sounds familiar to me though. He plays a church that gives him money. Finds a few paying students. Plays a couple paying gigs on the weekends. Even if it doesn't add up to $ 500 it might...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Turning Pro

I think the difference between amateurs and professionals is not skill. There are some very good home players. But they stay home. That's the difference. The professionals are actually out there...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: My very first open mic

That looks like the typical open mic kit that I see.

I like open mics. I made some friends there.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Preparing for the first gig

A few hours before a show I warm up, practice the complex parts.

Maybe make a list for things that you want to take, make sure they are all loaded in the car before you leave.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Drumming Clown on Ed Sullivan

I can't figure it out. The Ed Sullivan TV show featured major national and international level acts of the era. Why they had a clown playing drums is beyond me. I could never understand the appeal of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Drummer- the only musician that can't mess up?

I am quite capable of making mistakes at any time.

In my view this is what a live show is all about. Mistakes happen, singers forget lyrics, guitar players buzz strings and bass players can find...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: First gig in 2.5 years!

When the gig is over you wonít want it to end.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Are you in shape

Iím in an odd kind of condition. Iím not a real muscular type football player guy, but I can play a gig for 4 hours at full energy in 90 degree heat no problem.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Some down time...

Lots of times I feel I've had enough with drums and gigs but then I get some rest and sleep and the next day I'm looking for gigs again. Maybe you just need a day off.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,200
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Achieving Greatness

I don't know. Playing big arenas perhaps. Signing autographs, getting requests for interviews.
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,680
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Popped in at Andy's for a cup of tea ...

Beautiful looking drum kit, Madge.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Improper use of drum equipment

Girls will be girls.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Band Pay Splits

I usually split the money evenly with all band members. Occasionally I might take a gig with someone for less than even split.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: Stage Banter

Sometimes I enjoy a little trivia contest. The front person asks the audience something like "What city was Elvis born in?" and the winner gets a free box of candy.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By No Way Jose
Re: tell me the truth

Make a recording and judge for yourself.

As a practical matter, if at the end of my gig the trash cans are overflowing with beer bottles then I sounded great.
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