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Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your favorite drum related thing?

My 24" Sabian APX Ride cymbal which I use all of the time. It's the most versatile cymbal I've ever had.

Closely followed by my Gretsch Catalina Mod kit which always draws compliments. It's not an...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,517
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

Band I'm in played a Punk Vs Metal night in Manchester a couple of years back.

Opening act were called The Upside Down Ladies....pole dancers.

They didn't strip but I'm convinced one of them...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 895
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Manchester Drum Show this Sunday - who's coming?

I just couldn't make it and really wanted to get there.

Did a long gig on Saturday night over in Whaley Bridge, then got drunk on Robinson's Trooper ale :-). Then had a late breakfast the Sunday....
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 710
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Lazy Guitarists...

Agree with you.

Our guitarist is short sighted but won't wear glasses. He has a tuner but at least once per gig he will call back to me to "lend him my glasses" so that he can fine tune his...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,455
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Stage Etiquette

A few things. Gripes sort of.

I wish when there were multiple bands during a show that the next band on would wait just a few minutes to allow the previous band to clear their stuff. The amount of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,037
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Comparing ones abilities with others

You ARE probably right. All's I'll say is that I've gone through adult life trying not to be judgemental as I think it is a very damaging human trait.

So when my 17 year old daughter told me that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 895
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Manchester Drum Show this Sunday - who's coming?

Sweet Jesus....drive safely GULP
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 895
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Manchester Drum Show this Sunday - who's coming?

If it's remotely logistically possible then I will pop over.

Good luck with the show.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 895
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Manchester Drum Show this Sunday - who's coming?

I would love to attend but have a gig the evening before in Whaley Bridge and I'm staying over with the Missus and getting drunk.

It's a tragedy, for various reasons I've never been able to attend...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,007
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Forum demographic

45 years old

Location: Heywood, Lancashire (near Manchester)

Play melodic punk rock

Semi pro in the sense that I play gigs which are mostly paid these days but in terms of level of expertise...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,037
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Comparing ones abilities with others

For me it's never about the drummer, it's about the band.

I have great admiration for a good band, and also someone who is a stand out good drummer. And I'll tell them so.

But what I've...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,517
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Rock Gigs Not Very Rock Anymore?

If a performing band cannot motivate an audience into listening, enjoying, and applauding the music then basically my view is that the band are not up to much really.

No different than a comedian....
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,506
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Rock and roll....over?

Yup. They make my ears wish my body was dead.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Any big name drummers ever do something to rub you the RIGHT way?

On my return to gigging with a band a couple of years back we got a support slot playing with the UK Subs.

Their drummer, Jamie Oliver (not the chef...the punk rock drummer) isn't particularly...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Getting Gigs - Price Quotes

Truth be told though she's an ignorant swine for not sending you a short email just confirming you're not required.

Basic common decency I'd say.
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 40,467
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Just purchased a vanilla, no name, 16" floor tom for my kit.

I currently have a one up one down setup. 12" rack tom. 14" floor tom.

I'm going to attempt to mount the floor tom on my ride cymbal...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,117
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Jazz Drumming, and its benefits for rock

I can use a jackhammer. But I can't play fast metal.

But I can play. A bit.

I must be abnormal.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,578
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Difficult band members

This is great.

The band I am in is not unlike this. What helps a lot in our case is that none of the four of us are actually particularly great musicians. We can all play. But we play fairly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,578
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Difficult band members

It's meant to be fun....unless you are being paid lots of money for playing in this band, what do you gain from it other than a load of mither?

There will always be frustrations....the guys I play...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Injury stories while drumming

I have a blister on my thumb which has simply never healed in like 35 years of messing around on drums.

It blisters, splits, pisses blood everywhere, then between gigs it heals, then blisters,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,473
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: The big debate: tribute bands - yay or nay!?

Thin Lizzy, and for punk officianados Sham69 sans-Jimmy Purcy.

I've seen both these bands in the last few years..they are supposedly 'the original band' but neither feature any original members.
...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Ya...

Still, we'd do it all again and in fact are talking of doing exactly that later in the year/2016

Just don't get down if the actual gig turns into a bands playing for other bands and their...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Oooo ya...even the politicians come up to the Northern Wastes these days.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Me neither. Not a fan of PBC (Paedophile Broadcasting Corporation) at all I'm afraid.

Things have changed slightly...they're now Headquartered at Media City in Manchester. So a lot of the focus is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By SquadLeader
Re: Tips on promoting a (charity) gig - Queens of Noise at the Crypt, London

Me and friends will like on facebook.

Been there, tried it, and done it. It's thankless. People at large really aren't interested in supporting small local charity endeavours. You will find a...
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