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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 14,475
Posted By The Modernist
Re: What's your latest purchase?

14" HHX Click Hats. Looking forward to gigging them this weekend.
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 828
Posted By The Modernist
Re: The Clave Police

I always had that down as a bossa nova.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Did Ringo Scream About Blisters On His Fingers???

Scousers always say me rather than my.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 14,475
Posted By The Modernist
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Roc n Soc throne in blue, with backrest.
Gibraltar base for said stool.
10" HHX Spash
8" HH Splash
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Upcoming Concerts You Will Be Attending

Roger McGuinn
Half Man Half Biscuit
The Who
Buena Vista Social Club
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Ain't no more fun...

And this is why I ignored my parents and played footy on Sunday mornings, rather than be dragged to church.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,462
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Ringo's Drumming: Harder Than It Looks

He, really, really isn't. Something that pretty much any Scouser will attest to.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,120
Posted By The Modernist
Re: When you're in charge, which songs ...

I'd ban You'll Never Walk Alone three times.

Then have Gerry Marsden shot, just to make sure.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,647
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

This wife..............would we?
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,806
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in?

Two that I actively gig with, plus occasional sub slots when I have time.

2. What kind of music does each band play? Instrumentation?

Band 1 - 24hr Motown...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,403
Posted By The Modernist
Re: More creative drumming with a cape on?

Nobody seems to have gone into the cape/wizard's hat combo.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 971
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Not doing a gig because of the venue

The Water Rats, I would presume.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Is it just me?

It is much easier said than done to be carrying more than one batch of cymbals. These things are bloody expensive, especially when you're talking the HH/HHX/A Custom/K Custom end of the market. I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Moody Blues’s Graeme Edge: A Responsibility to Play the Hits

I do like the story of Neil Young playing a gig, and playing solely his new album in its entirety. At that point the album hadn't even been released. At the end of it he announced "And now I'm...
Forum: Drummers 06-25-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,348
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Ginger Baker

He's an egotistical bellend.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,944
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Anyone Use Ear Muffs? (Peltor)

I use Peltor to rehearse in, although at times it can sound like I'm playing under water. Ise use plugs on stage though - Peltor's just don't quite have the aesthetics for wedding gigs.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,474
Posted By The Modernist
Re: (How to cope with) Drums at University

Find a rehearsal room with storage facilities. I know here in Liverpool most rehearsal space have places to store equipment for around £10 a week, and will hire rooms out fairly cheaply to solo...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,164
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Mic'ing a kit in a small venue

We obviously had crossed wires. For a small bar, I'd only mic the bass drum for a bit of extra oomph.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,164
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Mic'ing a kit in a small venue

Not at all in the over powering stakes - I'm not a hard hitter, at all, and tend to get lost in the mix. The venues we play are generally 200-300 people, so kit micing is right for us.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,164
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Mic'ing a kit in a small venue

I do it, because it means I can concentrate on the groovem rather than hitting harder to cut through the mix. Its a seven piece band, with brass section, so finding a voice unmiced can be difficult....
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,109
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Drummer Sweat

I carry a small fan with me to gigs, especially during the summer, which I set up behind me and have on while I'm playing.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Getting Control Over Your Left Foot?

Same as what I posted earlier, but you have put it in a much more readable way.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 49,446
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Best Way To Get Sponsored?

Cheers Bermuda. I might give it a go. I just don't want to end up with some exec sat in his office using me for his comedy material
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,418
Posted By The Modernist
Re: If you could Have Lessons Fron Any Professional Drummer Who Would It Be?

Pete Burns used to work in a local record shop here. He would look at the record you were buying and mock it and you with the sneering sarcasm.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,484
Posted By The Modernist
Re: Sharing Your Own Drums At Gigs

Snare, cymbals, pedals, stool, sticks - all of these should be brought by each drummer. The only thing any other drummer should be using is your toms and bass drum.

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