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Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By philrudd
Re: Last piece of gear you forgot?

Does forgetting stuff AT the gig count for this thread?...I'm not proud of this one.

Just two weeks ago I played a gig, and in the course of packing up my stuff I was talking to this drunk girl...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By philrudd
Re: Toms on the Backbeat

Stole? I looked at it as a 'tribute'. (Better not say anymore about that or this could turn into another 'Blurred Lines' thread...)

But I've long been a fan of Steven Wright, and appreciate your...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,475
Posted By philrudd
Re: Other songs that sound like other songs

As far as I know, Sting and the Police never took action against Stevie Nicks for ripping off 'Bring on the Night' with 'Edge of Seventeen'. Not sure why; it's basically a note-for-note cover of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,384
Posted By philrudd
Re: Blurred lines ripped off the "feel"

Strange...I didn't realize I was in such an decided minority.

First time I heard 'Blurred Lines', I was at work, and a co-worker mentioned how she liked the song. I immediately recognized the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By philrudd
Re: Toms on the Backbeat

Same guy that built the pyramids, eh?

https://speakerdata.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/image/10101/Steven-Wright.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,207
Posted By philrudd
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

EXCELLENT point.

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Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,207
Posted By philrudd
Re: Over exuberance - a time & a place?

Just sounded like some damn good drumming to me.

Live context is always a little more, well, 'lively'. You were right there with the rest of the band - that's all that really matters.

And the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By philrudd
Re: Ever shown up to play with a new musician and realized it was a bad fit immediately?

I absolutely love these war stories. Keep 'em coming, everyone! I can relate to so many of these tales...

Truth to tell, they entertain me a lot more than the technique and gear threads. (Probably...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,758
Posted By philrudd
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By philrudd
Re: How many of you are playing for tips?

This. I've always just figured that if enough people are coming out to see you play, the money's going to come - that's how it's always worked for me. If you can't draw, I don't see why there should...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By philrudd
Re: It Happened Again!!

Exactly this! I remember an early studio experience I had - when I brought home the initial recording roughs, I was so disappointed that I didn't sound like Copeland or Cameron or Mac Macneilly, and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By philrudd
Re: do i need a hi hat mic?

Wow, that's exactly the setup I used when I recorded an album with my old band - we did it ourselves on an old Tascam. We scored a few good mikes, but not many, so we had to be judicious. After some...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By philrudd
Re: Drummer Terry Williams playing with Dire Straits - nice drumming!

Here's a pretty comprehensive explanation from the co-producer that I hadn't seen before:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may06/articles/classictracks_0506.htm

And this is from another site:
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,165
Posted By philrudd
Re: Letting go vs focusing

Tell him/her/them to fuck off. Find other people to play with. And get back behind the kit.

Don't get me wrong...there were times when I questioned whether or not I wanted to keep drumming; I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By philrudd
Re: Drummer Terry Williams playing with Dire Straits - nice drumming!

Love Terry Williams' drumming - I saw the 'Brothers in Arms' tour with him playing, and he was a powerhouse.

Having said that...I still prefer Pick Withers' original drumming on this song. It's so...
Forum: Drummers 01-05-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 172,663
Posted By philrudd
Re: Neil Peart

I'm not a real big Rush fan - when the songs come on the radio I don't change the station, but I don't have any Rush albums in my collection. (There may be a cassette of 'Moving Pictures' around here...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By philrudd
Re: Jason Bonham: The Last Time I Remember My Father Showing Me Anything

Say it again!

Absolutely agree. Abacab, too, has some excellent drumming on it. Bonham knew a great drummer when he saw one.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,165
Posted By philrudd
Re: Letting go vs focusing

How long have you been playing? I think that the longer you play - the more experience you have - the closer those two frames of mind come to merging. I remember very well feeling almost exactly as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,900
Posted By philrudd
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

But how else is a band supposed to get started? Every band I've played in that had any degree of success started out playing any and every gig available, and almost always for free. Pretty much every...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,900
Posted By philrudd
Re: Another *&^%$# Bar Owner

Nah. It's just called supply and demand. Why should a club owner pay a band anything unless their product makes them money? Nobody starts a club without the prime motivation being profit. And paying...
Forum: Drummers 12-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By philrudd
Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

That's part of the reason that 'Abacab' is the latest I can go in the Genesis catalog. On that album, you can hear the beginnings of the slick 80's sound you describe, but the drums still sound like...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,092
Posted By philrudd
Re: The being fired or quitting thread

Been fired twice.

The first one kind of caught me by surprise...but it was a doomed alliance from the start (the other three members wore makeup and tight pants; I was a jeans and wife-beater...
Forum: Drummers 12-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By philrudd
Re: Thoughts On Phil Collins??

Thoughts on Phil Collins:

Don't particularly like his voice, and his songwriting on pretty much everything after 'Abacab' is utter crap.

But the man is absolutely one of the finest drummers who...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By philrudd
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,486
Posted By philrudd
Re: How to handle this situation

This is good stuff! I'm getting that book (which did indeed put me off with its title - my mistake).
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