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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,125
Posted By JustJames
Re: A New Journey

This saddens me .
Forum: Drums 09-08-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 672
Posted By JustJames
Re: Mother (nature) knows best :)

Seems such a shame to hide all that work under a wrap, but purple glitter wins every time!
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 4,298
Posted By JustJames
Re: Why Modern Pop Music Is So Awful To Some!!!

Buy that man a beer!

So many people miss the difference between criticising something for being poor as opposed to something being part of a genre that they don't like, or don't "get".

It's a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,202
Posted By JustJames
Re: Can you be a good drummer with bad math skills?

Not so much.

I preferred it when she used to be a hot blonde Asian girl with a fondness for German beer and the guitar stylings of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,202
Posted By JustJames
Re: Can you be a good drummer with bad math skills?

You've left out the all important detail:

Was she hot?
Forum: Drum Technique 09-05-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By JustJames
Re: Getting things up to speed


Take the groove to its basics. When you can play a simplified version comfortably it's time to start adding the complexity back in.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,202
Posted By JustJames
Re: Can you be a good drummer with bad math skills?

And 10 out of 3 people don't understand fractions.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,202
Posted By JustJames
Re: Can you be a good drummer with bad math skills?

Erm, you've used 'X' where I think you meant to use '/'.

It's a math(s) thing.
Forum: Drums 08-29-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 226
Posted By JustJames
Re: Buying new drum kit

Not sure if serious...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By JustJames

Get a band.


Not necessarily in that order.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By JustJames
Re: Light hearted Tuesday nonsense :)

Look, he may not be the messiah, but he is a bit of a guru.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By JustJames
Re: Hopefully a new gig!

So no tight dresses then...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By JustJames
Re: If Jazz was as popular as Rock ?

More black turtle neck sweaters and berets would be sold.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By JustJames
Re: Soloing in time, issues

Isn't the first element of chops having good time?

I don't see how a drummer can claim to have chops while saying that they lack time.
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By JustJames
Re: Keep playing off beat

Play along with a song that uses a groove you can play easily.

When a fill comes up in the song,play a really simple fill, such as quarter notes on the snare.

When that is working well, start...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,146
Posted By JustJames
Re: Worst song ever

I had never heard of Pere Ubu, so I headed off to YouTube and found this...


Sure, I can see how it might not be too everybody's tastes. But to me it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By JustJames
Re: advise with advice

Somebody on here, who knows a great deal about drum building, and is actually something of a guru once told me that G2 clears over G1 clears is an excellent starting point for any drum.
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,620
Posted By JustJames
Re: The gig that you turned down, and it's a good thing you did!

One of the very many guitarists to have been through my band went on to a similar (classic rock) band. He's a guy who I know socially, and he asked me if I would sit in with their band "and don't...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,620
Posted By JustJames
Re: The gig that you turned down, and it's a good thing you did!

That's an interesting hierarchy

1. Rock Star
2. Porn Star
3. Canadian, eh?
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 960
Posted By JustJames
Re: Advice on kickstarting a drumming career

Like this guy, f'rinstance...

Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,093
Posted By JustJames
Re: Drum/music Terminology: Downbeat

We're all entitled to our own opinions.

We're not all entitled to our own facts.

Downbeat is a musical term. It has a meaning...just the one meaning.

Just like shuffle, quarter note, snare...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 744
Posted By JustJames
Re: Estimating Drum Sizes from a Photo

Do not contact the seller and ask him to confirm sizes.

Pretty sure that's a 23" bass drum.
Forum: Drummers 07-27-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By JustJames
Re: Charlie Watts ,does he Swing.??,or doesn 't so well..!?.

Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,197
Posted By JustJames
Re: What do I buy and do?

Depending on when and how long and how often you intend practising, you may be able to have acoustic drums and good relations with your neighbours.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By JustJames
Re: IEMs

The Shures come with a number of different rubbery bits (olives?), in different sizes and textures of material. I was able to find a less isolating one amongs the several supplied which lets me hear...
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