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Forum: Drums 02-28-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: My Ludwig Watts Project

What a shame that this thread briefly took a nasty turn.

On the subject at hand: WOW!

Absolutely beautiful drums! Absolutely the stuff of my dreams. Fully agree about the charm of the aged...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: The smell of drums

I'm sure that somewhere in this frivolous thread there's a serious lesson to be learnt.

For example, a nice, natural wood odour is a sign of a quality, artisanal wood instrument.

But seriously,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: "Support musicians" & "noodley BS"

This guy seems like he could be the creation of a collaborative effort by Steve Coogan and the makers of Red Dwarf.

Just the kind of persona of whom you could say "You couldn't make it up"!
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: "Support musicians" & "noodley BS"

Yes, it's like drum forum viagra.

Let's see how much new found, *cough*, "vigour" it can inject into the forum postings.
Forum: Drummers 01-25-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Dennis Wilson on Drums! (not Hal Blaine)

Sometimes one has to wonder if Dennis became the Beach Boys drummer simply by necessity. As in "someone had to do it".

An awful thing to say, I know. But Dennis was more than just a drummer as...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Sharing stuff here makes me forget...

I have seen posts pertaining to politics and religion in this thread. No problem... it's water off a duck's back.

But this I cannot accept.

If you are going to post links to Vodka, please let...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Sharing stuff here makes me forget...

I always knew that you were a Holy Man, dude.

There's something in your, uh, in your avatar's demeanour that just reeks of spirituality.

And of course, you have the divine respect of the gear. ...
Forum: Drums 01-19-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Densmore new Ludwigs tom sound

Can't stand single-headed drums.

Big Doors fan though.

And so, despite expecting to be horrified by the sound....

... strangely, I kind of like it. Must be the Densmore thing. He really made...
Forum: Drums 01-19-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,822
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: The difficult sub 1200 range

Stop being sensible you silly bozo.

Geez, there's always one that has to ruin it for the rest of us.

Conflict is a perfectly natural form of human interaction.

We want to know the answer to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: How do you know it's time to quit your 9-5?

Words of wisdom here from Bo.

Also, I'll add that even when one is unattached/without obligations, it's still sometimes really difficult to know what one really wants.

At 40 years old I would...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: How do YOU break down a Hi Hat stand?

This exactly the reason why I do the same. Plus, my hardware case is so small that none of my stands would fit in without fully collapsing them.

If I'm not wrong, my Yamaha stand has a nice...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Eric Clapton Hearing Woes

Unfortunately, as cheap in-ear "headphones" became the norm with the arrival of the Ipod and subsequently smart-phones, you see half the population now walking around with them in their ears. Not a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 947
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: I'm going deaf!! Some headphone advice please

Just goes to show how much people value the visual over the auditive.

And yet, maybe it should be the other way round. If you have mildly reduced visual capacity I don't think that it would be a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,633
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Breaking news : Simon Phillips' home burned down !!

I've had some wine, or a lot, and am in the mood for a good old lynch mob hanging! Let's get Simon!

But seriously, if SP has posted a gofundme page, has anyone verified this beyond a doubt?

Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,148
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Dark Classical Music, with lots o' percussion

DW forum members never cease to amaze me.

And what a wonderful idea for a thread it is indeed.

I'll be checking out all the suggested composers, pronto!
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,440
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Wow. Really?

Yes, indeed. Sanitized is the one word that sums it all up.

Faux excitement.

Standardised emotion.

Cliché riddled techniques.

Everything running on rails, without the slightest deviation...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Modern hip hop drumming?

Well, it certainly often is a stark departure from the kind of "established" drumming that people have been accustomed to for the last few decades.

Is it the contemporary example of "noodling",...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,440
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Wow. Really?

Fantastic post, man. Your own experience really underlines how these kind of players reach people on the deepest level.

Now, how's your book coming along? :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Describing bands in one word

[QUOTE=Infamous Beater;1535018]Like your ideas, but I also like mine.

I'll add:

The Beatles: Laddy

Sex Pistols: Bratty

Led Zeppelin: I wish there was a single word for Quiet-Loud....
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Describing bands in one word

Unecessary, perhaps.

But a it's light-hearted excericse at getting people to think about adjectives and how they're used.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 20,096
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Underrated Drummers

Anyone mention Mel Gaynor yet?

Perfect fit for Simple Minds.

I believe he actually got that job because he was already a recognised session player.

Solid beat for the electro-ish '80s music...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Europe/UK backline company with vintage/concert tom kit?

Not surprised that Amsterdam should have this kind of company.

Fairly central location in (western) Europe. Big airport hub and hence typical focal point for people arriving/departing Europe.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Being impressed vs being moved

I'm sure that drums can be amongst the most moving of instruments.

Just imagine a toddler or an elderly person standing on the edge of the stage in front of a 40" ported bassdrum, John Bonham...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,440
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Wow. Really?

Of course the musical heritage will differ from culture to culture, region to region. But let's not be naive here. The reach and influence of western popular culture has been extensive, gaining a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,440
Posted By Mike Stand
Re: Wow. Really?

Well, I'm glad someone has given some wider perspective and found reason to be positive.

I agree, the musical world goes far beyond any national or continental or cultural borders and we'd be...
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