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Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,543
Posted By specgrade
Re: Have you ever met a famous drummer?

I've met Billy Ward and Tommy Aldridge. Awesome guys, both in playing and personalities.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 44,280
Posted By specgrade
Re: Great drummers - quotes

When asked about doing drum clinics Tommy Aldridge said "It beats a jab in the ass with a frozen carrot!"

Funny stuff!
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,071
Posted By specgrade
Re: Larry heaven!

Wow that looks like fun. It's a shame that I'm "across the pond"!
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,249
Posted By specgrade
Re: Trained VS self taught?

Self taught = I used to bang on my drums.

Trained = I play my drums now.

At least that's how I see my progression.
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By specgrade
Re: talk about 'mr. cool'...

He's the epitome of cool. I love that song.
Forum: Drum Technique 06-16-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,405
Posted By specgrade
Re: Grip Too Tight?

Yep, you are gripping the sticks way too tight. Lighten up some.
Forum: Drum Technique 04-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,914
Posted By specgrade
Re: Are there still alot of single pedaller's out there?

Count me in! I still haven't mastered the single so I see no reason to move to a double. At least that's my reasoning. Someday maybe?
Forum: Drums 04-06-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,527
Posted By specgrade
Re: Totally new drum concept, the build journey.

That is some beautiful wood! Good luck with the project! I can't wait to see and hear the finished product.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,453
Posted By specgrade
Re: Broken Rib Cartilage...

If you are a drinker, couple of shots of booze may help as well. Of course don't go overboard.

I'm with Polly...what does you doctor say about the situation?

Autism is a great cause to play...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,622
Posted By specgrade
Re: Other uses for drum gear/parts

I used a couple of old Remo cymbal stands for the 10" speakers that came with my PA system. Works Great!
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By specgrade
Re: Rehearsed On New Medication - Not Cool At All

Could it be that you are thinking more about not having the cigarette and it is keeping you from thinking about playing? I quit smoking back in 2000. I just didn't buy the next pack. It was very hard...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-01-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,438
Posted By specgrade
Re: Falling forwards when playing heel up?

It sounds like you are leaning forward. Straighten your back and maybe adjust your throne up a little. I'd really like to see a picture of you playing to understand what is going on better.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,591
Posted By specgrade
Re: Playing exactly...

I understand the whole "make it your own" deal. I really do, but, when I hear a cover band playing I song I know and like and I don't hear a crash when I know there was one in the original, I feel...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,166
Posted By specgrade
Re: Ludwig Accent or Rockers for a 12 pack

The two splashes alone are worth $50. Nice score indeed!
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,337
Posted By specgrade
Re: Why did you start drumming?

When I was 11yrs old I hated playing the trombone and thought drumming would be easier (it's not, btw) and my goal is to start a band or join one.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,224
Posted By specgrade
Re: I don't think this is a rant but....

When I see some really good drumming, I tell myself that if I practiced that song I too could play it. If I practiced that piece of music, I too could play it. I'm just either not interested or too...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,166
Posted By specgrade
Re: Ludwig Accent or Rockers for a 12 pack

I'd give him the $50 and the 12 pack. I'd also help him drink it!
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,730
Posted By specgrade
Re: Scot Halpin (1954-2008)

What a lucky guy! Rest In Peace Scot.
Forum: Drum Technique 03-16-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,556
Posted By specgrade
Re: Playing with records to develop great feel.

It's the only way I will ever get to jam with Randy Rhoads or have my butt handed to me by John Bonham.

Although I did find myself telling band mates "That's not how that part of the song goes"....
Forum: Drum Technique 03-16-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,556
Posted By specgrade
Re: Playing with records to develop great feel.

Yep, I thought I was cooking until I hit the playback button and found all kinds of trouble. Recording yourself will open your eyes.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,772
Posted By specgrade
Re: ...so it looks like I`m a better drummer when I`m drunk

I wish I could play after I had been drinking. I would get a lot more playing done.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,934
Posted By specgrade
Re: INJURED! And being a wimp about it!

That really sucks Bo. Speedy recovery! Have a drink or three...
Forum: Drummers 03-14-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,127
Posted By specgrade
Re: Joe Morello

Rest In Peace Mr. Morello
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 106,684
Posted By specgrade
Re: Most Under-rated Drummers

Lee Kirslake ----- Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By specgrade
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