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Forum: Drums 03-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By spleen
Re: Maple kit alternative to yamaha MCA? Jazz/funk

What the hell Neal? You're not helping bro! ;-)

2Bsticks also posted an Ebay (they're now listed there as well) link to them in the classifieds section. So, you can guess how I've been telling...
Forum: Drums 03-25-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 441
Posted By spleen
Re: Gong-tastic!

If you're renting the gong, are you still allowed set it on fire?
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By spleen
Re: An article about Pro Drum Shop in Los Angeles Magazine

Very cool, thanks Bo.

I also checked out the embedded video of Hal Blaine recording "Good Vibrations." I just heard and interview with him last week where he talked about that. I'm looking forward...
Forum: Drums 03-24-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By spleen
Re: Maple kit alternative to yamaha MCA? Jazz/funk

Dammit Neal, why'd ya have to go and post that link??? ;-)

Must...resist...temptation....
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By spleen
Re: "So What" .... dig this

Holy crap, that is just crazy sick. Hadn't seen that one before--thanks Ants.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By spleen
Re: Mounting a Personal Mixer behind the Kit

Very nice!

Tell us about your drums.
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By spleen
Re: Killer bodhran solo .... check it

Wow! Very freaking cool!
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By spleen
Re: I'm going to see Billy Cobham live!

Yeah man, with the Walkman, I could listen to it while mowing lawns (which is how I earned the money to buy the Walkman, BTW). Portable tunes! Amazing technology, eh? ;-)

And....I could play along...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By spleen
Re: I'm going to see Billy Cobham live!

Alright guys, I'm in.

Sunday, April 19th @ SPACE in Evanston, IL. Probably the best listening room in Chicago.

I'll be seeing Robben Ford there the previous week on April 16th.

I bought...
Forum: Drums 03-17-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By spleen
Re: Why do the wooden hoops on this snare have flat straight sections?

I think it's made that way so, in addition to being pissed that those plied & glued hoops are sucking all the life out of your drum, you can also be angry that the appearance of said hoops is all...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,428
Posted By spleen
Re: Other songs that sound like other songs

Sweet Home Alabama & Werewolves of London.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-15-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By spleen
Re: Yet another practice thread

Some great ideas here from Hollywood. You can also work on developing your inner clock while you're away from the instrument. Get Mac Santiago's book, Beyond the Metronome: Becoming and Inchronous...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By spleen
Re: This is a great interview with Jeff Pocaro

Me too, but the guy was so self-deprecating (in a modest way). My sense is that, as with his ability to play amazing shuffles, he maybe downplayed his ability to read charts.

On another note,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By spleen
Re: American Revolution: Everything Was Bad if the Drummers Were

Thanks for this Scott--I really dig this stuff. I like to think of how all of us here are connected to this legacy. When we talk of "standing on the shoulders of giants," some of those giants were...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,215
Posted By spleen
Re: Bands and tempo arguments

So I heard this Hal Blaine interview today and he said that the iconic drum intro to The Ronettes' "Be My Baby" was a result of his flubbing the backbeat on "2" and only landing the one on "4." He...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By spleen
Re: Roy Haynes: I'm Not a Metronome

Just turned 90 today.
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By spleen
Hal Blaine Interview

Happened to catch this on my way into the office today and thought some of you might dig it:

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/13/392780627/drummer-hal-blaine-talks-about-making-music-over-the-years
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By spleen
Study: Errors in Rhythm Follow A Pattern

This is a few years old but I found it interesting in light of recent threads discussing the "human element" of timekeeping.

The discovery that human errors in musical rhythm follow a pattern...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By spleen
Re: This is a great interview with Jeff Pocaro

This cat couldn't not groove, even in the way he conversed. Crap, you listen to him talk and he makes that feel good.

Love this video and wish we still had him.
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,443
Posted By spleen
Re: The power of smiling

https://blog.bufferapp.com/the-science-of-smiling-a-guide-to-humans-most-powerful-gesture
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By spleen
Re: Last Minute Gig Fees

Yep, one sure way to stop getting called is to develop a reputation as someone who demands more than the usual cut.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By spleen
Re: Give Bermuda Some!

So back in 1980, did you audition on a Samsonite kit or American Tourister? ;-)


Congratulations! I look forward to checking out the interview.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By spleen
Re: Vibes playing vid

Awwwwwww...I want one!!!!

And just so you know, I tripped over the ottoman when you played the Dick Van Dyke theme.
Forum: Drums 03-03-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 580,785
Posted By spleen
Re: Yamaha Drums

Wow, that's a whole lotta rich, oaky bottom end right there. How about a sound file of that bad boy?
Forum: Drums 03-03-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By spleen
Re: Well, I did it. (incoming NKD)

Congrats on the new drums!

The Probeats look awesome. Nice to see an unported head! How many sound guys did you have to fight to make that happen? ;-)
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