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Forum: Drums 02-28-2011, 02:48 PM
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Views: 674
Posted By mikejames
Re: Moving, and selling some Radio Kings

I thought these would go right away, but they haven't yet. Still available, for Radio King lovers.
Forum: Drums 02-02-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By mikejames
Moving, and selling some Radio Kings

I'm about to move back to the "real world", from Alaska, and to raise some money for the trip, have decided to sell most of my Radio Kings. (I'm keeping the snare drum and Rogers pedal.) Excuse the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,145
Posted By mikejames
Moving - Selling some Slinigerland Radio Kings

I'm about to move back to the "real world", from Alaska, and to raise some money for the trip, have decided to sell most of my Radio Kings. (I'm keeping the snare drum and Rogers pedal.) Excuse the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,074
Posted By mikejames
Re: William F. Ludwig II passed away

Like many of us, I grew up with Ludwig being a household word. My father was a drummer, and played Ludwig his whole life. My very first drums were Ludwig. LOT's of memories, over MANY years.

My...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,816
Posted By mikejames
Re: More experience as a drummer, less muffling of the kit..what does that tell us?

I've been playing since 1964, and think it's fair to say that I've tried pretty much everything mentioned here. My dad was a drummer too, so he impressed upon me the idea of playing a decent...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,857
Posted By mikejames
Interesting (free) Podcast for drummers

Hi everybody,

I originally posted something about this in the "Drummers/Buddy Rich" thread. But, there are so many replies on other subjects that I think the announcement is getting buried. So......
Forum: Drummers 12-04-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Jon,

I couldn't agree more. Those of us who grew up listening to and watching Buddy have an "understanding" of the whole person. My comment was really intended for people who are new to Buddy, and...
Forum: Drummers 12-04-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

I've just launched a Podcast series for drummers, and it contains some great insight into the careers of both Buddy Rich and Stan Getz. Episode #01 includes interviews with Cathy Rich, (Buddy Rich's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,970
Posted By mikejames
Re: I wonder if anyone from Remo is reading these posts.

Yes, both heads on all drums. (Bottom head slightly tighter than top head)
Forum: Drummers 08-23-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Buddy's footwork (and everything else) was tremendous. If you listen to his recordings through good speakers, or with headphones, or heard him live, you know that his playing was totally evolved....
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,970
Posted By mikejames
Remo

Since about 1964, I've been buying Remo heads for all my drums.

Like any drummer, I've experimented and listened to various heads by various manufacturers, but always prefer Remo. I prefer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2007, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,165
Posted By mikejames
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

About ride cymbal playing...

The "pattern"
I think you have 3 choices here... First, you can listen to and repeat all the ones that you think sound good, from a variety of recordings. Or, you...
Forum: Drummers 04-02-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Buddy passed away April 2, 1987.
Forum: Drummers 04-02-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: Questions about BUDDY RICH

Basic stuff for fans of Buddy...

Caveat:
Like any drummer, Buddy occasionally used "other" equipment, for example when he flew in for an appearance on the "Tonight Show". So, the equipment I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 80,165
Posted By mikejames
Re: THE "BIG" JAZZ THREAD

On "the state of jazz", that was previously discussed here...

It's always been tough to make a living in jazz, even if you're one of the excessively-gifted people. Jazz "is what it is", meaning...
Forum: Drummers 11-06-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

My pleasure, guys...

In the aviation business, people say that "every generation rediscovers the P-51". In music, and related to drumming in particular. I'd say that every generation will...
Forum: Drummers 11-04-2006, 05:06 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Often, Buddy performed tunes with just the trio portion of his band, featuring his favorite players. And... Often Buddy would feature one or more soloists in long stretches, with the rest of the band...
Forum: Drummers 07-24-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

I'm (obviously, I suppose) a huge fan of Buddy's music. Buddy's playing,along with his "the show must go on" attitude, will be discussed forever, which is the proof of what he was. Of course, our...
Forum: Drummers 07-23-2006, 04:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 24,272
Posted By mikejames
Re: Dennis Chambers

I only have one thing to say to Dennis...

Don't stop!

I've just seen the Mike Stern 2005/Paris videos posted today... Damn! Outstanding work.
Forum: Drummers 07-17-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Previously-unheard concert clips of Buddy Rich

Hi everybody,

The page I've created at http://www.mikejamesjazz.com/br_clips.html continues to grow...

I've just gotten some materials out of storage, which enabled me to post 3 new concerts of...
Forum: Drummers 07-08-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: great buddy rich video

This one, coming out in September, should be a huge hit with BR fans. Buddy is obviously "in the zone" on this one... Can't wait to hear and see it! (The drum solo from "Channel One Suite" is already...
Forum: Drummers 06-21-2006, 11:33 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

Paraphrasing June Cleaver, from "Airplane!"...
Pardon me... I speak Jive...

He says that Buddy broke the pedal spring, and still played it "fast".
Forum: Drummers 06-18-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

No.

But Buddy was awarded an honorary Doctorate for his accomplishments in music, from Berklee Colege of Music.

Righltfully so.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2006, 02:22 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 92,825
Posted By mikejames
Re: Big kit = small Big kit = big ____

I suppose that since we all hear differently, each drummer has to decide if they need more or less equipment based on what THEY hear. It's subjective. I've always used a small kit, so naturally...
Forum: Drummers 06-04-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 93,933
Posted By mikejames
Re: The Grand Master Buddy Rich

ALL judgements about ANY art form, including music, are subjective. That is... If you like it, it's great. and if you don't, it's not. No amount of qualification can "prove" that one person is...
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