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Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,104
Posted By Skyking
Re: Favorite Song to Rock out To?

From one of the best rock drummers ever (and I am so unworthy of attempting to play along with this but) ...Santana's Soul Sacrifice from 1969's "Woodstock" Live. When I hear it I go all animal.
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,027
Posted By Skyking
Re: Paiste 2002, B8 but why do they sound so good?

A possible reason why is that there are so many of them sitting around out there and pricing power is diminished. Although IMO they change slightly (not for the better or worse, just change) they 're...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,935
Posted By Skyking
Re: Do you feel sorry for today's kids?

Not looking for an argument but I agree with coolnames. My daughter makes me CD's of "todays" music every father's day. IMO her stuff (today's stuff) is nowhere close to the awesome 60's and 70's...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,122
Posted By Skyking
Re: What Haven't You Played Yet but Really Want To?

I wanna play Ringo's Ludwigs, 1963 ish? I want to slosh on his high hats and ride "his" ride whatever it was. (Not too much to ask, is it?) Next, give em up Dave... I wanna play your red sparkled...
Forum: Drums 03-16-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Skyking
Re: Musikmesse 2014

I could look at drum sets like some women look at beautiful jewelry :) Thanks for posting them.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,109
Posted By Skyking
Re: My humble take on good drummers and OK drummers

Well if he is trolling it looks like somebody took the bait, hook line and sinker! " MAN-O-MAN, WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?" It's not like he insulted Ringo. (LOL) Angry ones... that's just a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By Skyking
Re: stick in the eye anyone? not for the meek!

"Anyone else get hurt playing?" ...Just my pride when I dropped my stick while playing "Wipeout". (Sorry for your pain.)
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 18,032
Posted By Skyking
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

MY MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS

Tuning differences aside “most” snare drums sound about the same to me.(GASP!)

Tuning and head differences aside, expensive drum sets do not sound better to me. (WTF,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,374
Posted By Skyking
Re: The BeaTles

Skyking to SquadLeader..."Please lower your shields."

My friend, no trolling here. Of course you have the right to your opinion. But perhaps you might at least consider what I and others have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,155
Posted By Skyking
Re: Should I start out with electronic drums?

After restarting my career with an E kit as a hobby drummer I think an e kit is a great idea especially if noise is a factor and you can afford it. But if I were to do it again I'd start with an...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,374
Posted By Skyking
Re: The BeaTles

Where to begin, ah yes, any and all Beatles haters...please take a chill pill. The "Really Big Show" was a celebration of "THE" most influential group in rock history. I think it was entertaining...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,758
Posted By Skyking
Re: "Nobody cares about the drummer, except for the Rush guy."

I went to see the Musical "Rock of Ages" a couple of days ago. The set was staged to look like an old 80's Rock Club on the Sunset strip. The bandstand held 3-4 Guitar playing guitards but incredibly...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Skyking
Re: Covers that you would like to play, already play or currently learning.

Daz, I love your Top Picks. I think you'd like mine. Jimmy I love the songs you listed however I agree with some of the other posts, for an average cover band I think your list is too hard, too heavy...
Forum: Drums 12-09-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,566
Posted By Skyking
Re: Thinking about downsizing

Portability and big sound... Why not mic a small set? (That's a question and not a statement as I have no experience in either.)
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Skyking
Re: 4 Star General- Walk Don't Run

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed it and it put a big smile on my face. I too dropped the drums somewhere in my teens and went on to other things but there is always that little bit of regret.
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,865
Posted By Skyking
Re: What were you doing at half your age?

Half a lifetime ago I was working for Uncle Sam's Air Force, flying jets and sitting on Nuclear Alert (it's where I get my paranoia from :) I Finished my Master's Degree at Indiana University, and ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,540
Posted By Skyking
Re: Can you tell the difference?

To me the real question about choice of wood is ... does it make a difference (not is there a difference). IMHO, I don't think so. Tuning, head and stick selection, playing style, miking,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Skyking
Re: Buddy Rich-The Last Interview

Great thread. It got me deeper into arguably one of the greatest drummers ever. It's easy to see why he was succesful, he absolutely did what he loved. I'm going to lift a glass to Buddy tonight.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By Skyking
Re: Question about threads being closed?

[QUOTE=Skyking;1096183] This is a great forum and the mods do a fine job. I trust them. QUOTE]
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By Skyking
Re: Question about threads being closed?

Thread closing censorship make no sense to me. New things appear all the time on You-tube and elsewhere and it takes a lot of eyes to point them out. If you start closing threads, even those that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By Skyking
Re: What is your focus, Chops or Groove

As a regular lurker and "fun" time poster I got to say that I admire those with the moxie to put it out there. Good job Jay. So IMHO groove sells. For most songs it's groove that counts most (let the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,379
Posted By Skyking
Re: What's your opinion on 20" Kick Drums?

And, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? I love learning from you guys, but perhaps after going through this thread I'm going to go out and do something less painful, like shoveling snow....
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By Skyking
Re: Anyone ever tried anything similar to this?

I'm asking for a left hand like that for next Christmas, but I don't think a year is enough time. NICE JOB! Where did you learn to use your left hand like that?
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By Skyking
Re: Electronic DTX Kit Appraisal

What did this system cost new? A good quality Yamaha kit is not cheap. I'm just guessing but I'd start around half of what I paid for it. Which would be far more than a couple of hundred dollars. The...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
Posted By Skyking
Re: Sonorchina!? Clouding The Issue

Keep it simple; IMHO there is a massive distinction between building a plant in China and licensing products to be built there and stealing a companies name and reputation.This website is nothing...
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