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Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Not doing a gig because of the venue

I'll play almost anywhere, but there is one venue in town we won't play and that is because the company who handles all their booking has jerked us around so much we can't take it anymore.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,107
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Does anyone actually like big finales?

We do a big "train wreck" ending after one of our songs and the audience loves it, so that makes it worthwhile. If we did it after every song, that'd be another story.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,045
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Too much time between songs during a gig

I generally agree that things need to move along in a professional manner, but I kind of like a short break between songs now and then to give the crowd a chance to relax and us a chance to chat them...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,506
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Thoughts on YouTube Covers?

If you put up some good quality videos showing clearly how you play songs, I promise I'll watch them. I'm always scouring YouTube for drum covers when I'm trying to figure out a good way to play a...
Forum: Drum Technique 09-29-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By dairyairman
Re: I have these playing hiccups. What can I do?

are you just talking about one bass drum hit slightly out of time? i wouldn't worry too much about that. i do that sometimes and i'll bet a lot of other people do too. i doubt if anyone in the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,975
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Help out with a survey for a project?

about 25 years, after taking out the breaks.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By dairyairman
Re: im kind of a noobie, so i am here to ask questions

by the way, that link to audacity isn't correct. here's a good one:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,998
Posted By dairyairman
Re: What is the most hilarious question someone has asked you about drums/drumming?

i get that! once a guy at the bar asked our lead singer if she would "turn the drummer down", as if i had a volume dial on me or something.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By dairyairman
Re: THE PRICE..

sometimes i think i'd be a lot better off now if i spent as much time improving my daytime career as i spend improving my drumming. i take drum lessons and i practice every night and go to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Keeping beats in your head

i have an iphone app called "iDrum" that is basically a drum machine. if i think of a really cool beat, i'll just program it in there on the spot.
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Energetic Jazz Artists

what about tony williams? that guy was more than energetic. he was explosive! here's a frequently posted video:

http://youtu.be/x_whk6m67VE
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,823
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Ever get bored of a repetitive gig?

i've definitely been in that situation. my current band was the "house band" at a british pub for several months, and then at fancy restaurant for a few more months after the pub gig fizzled. we...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Adding to the Setlist....

i think the best thing would be to find songs that you like *and* are reasonably within your reach. A common rookie mistake is to insist on playing songs that are way out of reach, but playing songs...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Cover Songs.

that's a hilarious version!
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Cover Songs.

how about "down with the sickness" by disturbed?
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Drum repair specialist - help!!

did you talk to shane and michelle at drums2go? i'm going there today. i could ask for you.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,365
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Wood vs other materials

were you thinking of Brady drums? i've always admired them. they make solid block drums, as well as ply shell drums.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Honey Don't by the Beatles

i agree that the other instruments are giving it the swingy, shuffle feel. it sounds like the tambourine might also be contributing to the feel.

if i were playing this, i might try playing with...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,028
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Trying heel down - opened a can of worms!

i think so. i was so used to playing heel down it kept me from raising my heel too high, which i think is a common mistake.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,028
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Trying heel down - opened a can of worms!

i was a heel down player for a long, long time but several years ago i decided to learn heel up. it was very weird and difficult at first, and i would always fall back to heel down when i needed...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Useing drums for "working out"?

i don't know how much of a workout actual drumming is, but last night i had a hell of workout at the club we were playing. i had to haul all my gear up a full flight of stairs to get to the stage,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,365
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Wood vs other materials

like i was saying in your other thread, my biggest impression of the Trick kit i heard is that it was incredibly loud! it sounded bright too, like an acrylic kit, if you know what they sound like.
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,775
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Drummer and Musician apps for Iphone or Android

my favorite app is izotope's "idrum" drum machine and beat maker.

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/idrum/iphone/

i use it as a fancy, ultra-programmable metronome. i also use it to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By dairyairman
Re: How do you find time !?

that's a good point about mentally practicing. i bet that helps.

i try to practice on my kit every day (if possible) but also when i'm at work i very quietly tap out beats on my desk with my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,041
Posted By dairyairman
Re: Noob question about floor tom

the pedal doesn't have to strike upward. i have a rig that turns my 16" floor tom into a bass drum so i can use a regular pedal with it. it works great! mine is made by pearl.
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