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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 542
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Annoyed and disappointed with myself

I think your 'not being heard' by the audience (or some members of it at least) could be more a function of the venue/sound system than your playing... if your bandmates heard you OK - you obviously...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,119
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Rant: Who's in charge at Gibraltar??

I agree, I've never had a good experience with any Gibraltar gear I've come across over the years and I try to avoid their stuff whenever possible.

Their stuff strikes me as cheap, disposable,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 836
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: played (maybe joined) in blues band

Per at least one request:

Here's a pretty good examples of what I've always called a west side/coast shuffle:
Magic Slim - Early Every Morning

Jimmy Reed - Baby...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 836
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: played (maybe joined) in blues band

Well, I'll try to differentiate - as I understand them at least... I think the term(s) mean different things to different people - which makes it all the more interesting!

West side(coast)...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 836
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: played (maybe joined) in blues band

I came from a rock background and now play almost exclusively blues... all good suggestions from Larry and Jon and others - I agree 100%

a problem I encountered when starting out playing blues,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Snare drum Olympics - help needed - opportunity!

gorgeous... absolutely a stunning beauty. I only wish I could swing it... sigh!
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Questions about kick drum heads

www.drumart.com and a host of others are already doing it
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,588
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

I experienced much the same thing with my first two wives - they acted like they supported what I was doing but passive-aggressively let it be known that they didn't approve or thought it was a silly...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,597
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

Yea, we know Mikey Jr. very well -- we did a few gigs with him and his guys for the Bucks Co. blues society - wish I could remember the name of the joint.

The TT load in truly IS horrible -...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,597
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

We were doing the Twisted Tail off of south st. every so often but I don't think we've got anything coming up out that way the rest of the year... We used to hit a joint in Exton pretty regularly, I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,597
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in?
One - Nate Myers & The Aces

plus I'll sub with some other local blues, americana, classic rock acts locally as time permits...

2. What...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 924
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Not doing a gig because of the venue

I've only ever balked at playing in one local venue -- simply because the mgmt tried to short us at the end of the night one time. We had a weekly residency and always worked w/the venue during...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 987
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Tell me if this is a stupid idea

just wanted to pile on with 'Yea, it's a stupid idea'

just have a spare stick (or two) within easy reach - much less stupid ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Strange gigs.....

as long as the check cashes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Drummers who don't use cymbal stoppers

I've been using these 'grombals' for the last year or so and really dig them... cymbals sound great, no felts/wing nuts to fool with.


I have no...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

Well deserved Bermuda!! I checked out the videos each day and they were all killer... I can't imagine the work that goes into nailing all those grooves/sounds so authentically.

Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,048
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Trusting others with your kit?

I've got a couple beater kits and some extra cymbals for just such occasions... and outdoor gigs when the weather is questionable and any other situation where I don't want to risk anything 'decent'...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: The "I wish I hadn't opened my big mouth" thread ;)

Don't sweat it -- She obviously knows you can play and wouldn't have set it up if she didn't think you could hang... Have fun and put your 'big ears' on!!! Good Luck, can't wait to hear all...
Forum: Drums 07-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: YAMAHA QC fail! ☹

ummm, how do they sound? Nobody's going to notice that unless you point it out to them
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Here's an idea

I did some teaching about 4-5 years ago -- I did it for about a year, just not my thing... lack of patience/time etc... my bad.

The one thing that struck me was the "Show me how to do this NOW"...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: I feel like I'm in a bit of a pickle.

That IS a crap heap -- but for a practice, who cares? Make the best of it and revel in the fact that you don't have to haul anything around for once.

I've made use of worse (not MUCH...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 34,802
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Ringo Starr... Good or bad?

I'm biased -- I LOVE Ringo and Charlie (probably my #1 and 2 in that order)...

depends on what you like: a chops monster OR a drummer that simply makes the music 'feel' good..

One thing you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: How to light up my kit

Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Taking back your gigs

I would never ask to 'take a gig back' no matter what the circumstances...

BUT, if I was in your shoes subbing for a band and their regular guy (for whatever reason) was available and wanted to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mikeyboyeee
Re: Where do you draw the line with Frankenstein?

yea... just short of there is where my line would be!
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