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Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By Skyking
Re: What's your favorite drumset category? Drums, cymbals or hardware

Mmmmmmm... hardware. Face it some of you guys gotta get a life. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,549
Posted By Skyking
Re: Drum fads: Past, present...and future?

Here's my take. Sorry if I'm covering someone (but I thought of these first ;)
1. Those 8 inch tom's...really?
2. Fusion/Hybrid sets. What's that mean?
3. Heavy weight hardware on mid level...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By Skyking
Re: Enjoy !

+1 Thanks Tony! After reading much of Ringo Starr...Good or Bad, I'd like to post this video over there. The guys on this video cut through the BS and said all that needs to be said.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-01-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Skyking
Re: Help! Can't keep time without a metronome

Sorry to be so dense but as a cynical, sarcastic, iconoclastic, SOB I don't get why you smell a rat here? The guy is asking for help, yes?
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By Skyking
Re: What Drum Moments Give You the Chills

+1 It's all excellent! I especially liked the ending starting at 11:30 and then at 12:15 ...wow, just pure excellence. Forgot to add it was my pleasure to see them perform this right after it was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,802
Posted By Skyking
Re: What Drum Moments Give You the Chills

Michael Shrieve, Woodstock 1969, Soul Sacrifice. It still gets to me.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqZceAQSJvc
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By Skyking
Re: Interesting minimalist style...

I think Boomka is spot on. The performance seemed very self (drummer) promoting and the music got lost in his shuffle. IMO the snare was too loud and way too busy. Kinda, like a mid western hailstorm...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Skyking
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By Skyking
Re: Who Here Loves Rock

Les, are you just screwing with me?
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By Skyking
Re: Who Here Loves Rock

I don't so much love drumming as much as I love drumming to great rock. If I couldn't drum I'd take up the guitar because I love the music that much. It's not high brow, it's not hard to play. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By Skyking
Who Here Loves Rock

Just sitting here listening to the radio and on comes Twisted Sister's, "Were not Gonna Take It". I crank the volume and within seconds my 13 year old son is doing James Brown like moves across the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Skyking
Re: Old School Drumming

Hollywood, your critique of the kids shows an excellent eye and ear. But what did you mean by saying "Very few regular songs played here." What's regular? My regular is Rock as played (stuck) in the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Skyking
Re: Seriously cool way to bend wood (SCIENCE. YEA!)

But that wood looked a bit black, spent and toasted. Kind of like a toenail fungus experiment gone wrong. I wonder if it would...
A. Take a stain?
B. Hold a screw?
C. Hold its shape?
D....
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Skyking
Re: I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!

I read your post and find my circumstances similar and it really is a personal risk-benefit kind of decision. However, I'd like to point out that hearing loss is not just a function of environment...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-21-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,866
Posted By Skyking
Re: Traditional grip for rock?

I play rock and find it much easier to play matched grip for many of the reasons already given. However, when I was contemplating my changeover I found an old interview with Buddy Rich. While he...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-11-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By Skyking
Re: 15 for 30 challenge!

Or maybe how my ex-lead guitarist wanted me to play Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". I kept going slower and he kept saying "That's not my tempo".
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,677
Posted By Skyking
Re: DW and Gretsch

BTW I saw an interview with Donald Trump a few days ago. He said Chinese labor rates average $10 an hour and Mexican rate are around $7.50. He predicted the Mexicans would eat all of our lunches. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,677
Posted By Skyking
Re: DW and Gretsch

All may look well from our vantage point, but if you are a Gretch employee... look out. IMO DW will soon be "consolidating" operations. I hope I'm wrong.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,938
Posted By Skyking
Re: Tricks for faster set up

I think less (and lighter) drums as previously mentioned is the real answer.

1. Play basic. Try a one up, one down tom setup. Then find a good crash ride. One to two less toms and less cymbals =...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,373
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

Well DMan I guess you have your answer. For some, it's every band for themselves. GIG at any cost and shame anyone who say's "hey, wait a minute".

And, due to the seemingly endless repetition of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,373
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

WOW, if only you could hear yourself.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,373
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

We'll the "pro's" win. No more attitude, foot stomping and petulance for me. I'm selling my kit and buying the finest North American cardboard, (none of those cheap Chinese boxes will do). Pity the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,373
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

While touring I've played some very good venues on hired kits that were very different from my own and sometimes with little soundcheck time to futz around with the set up. "Making the same mistakes"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,373
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

I think we get your points. Yes, the show must go on, but making the same mistakes over and over is only going to keep you in these crap venues. What some are calling commitment is starting to smell...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,373
Posted By Skyking
Re: The worst gig of my life

I'm with Drummingman. At some point it's time to stand up for yourselves and just say "sorry, that just won't work". Keep saying "ok" and pretty soon most of you will be playing for next to...
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