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Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By Otto
Re: Leave Me Alone Please

...and don't get me wrong...I suffer the same...my ego is not properly shaved and im pushing 50!
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,124
Posted By Otto
Re: Leave Me Alone, rant 2

Picturing the person as physically aged to what my assessment of their mental age indicates always helps me avoid annoyance.

Pundit: "You use to many cymbals".

Me: "Who's a cute little fella? ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By Otto
Re: Leave Me Alone Please

Sounds like a great opportunity to grow from...allowing yourself to just 'be' regardless of external expectations and your perception of 'their' perception.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Otto
Re: Karma - how i love thee!!

WOW! When it rains it pours!

have fun with it all!
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,344
Posted By Otto
Re: Contrats To Bermuda!

Well deserved! I am enjoying the work.

Send all our congrats to your fellow workers.

The above word crime is intended.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By Otto
Re: Have i lost it?

Part of getting to be 'great' at anything is learning to endure boredom.

The self discipline that results is as important as the skills developed.

I wish I could say there is a magic...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 820
Posted By Otto
Re: Played my first Gig last night.

Hey Mitch, that sounds great!

Keep us informed....and have a great time!
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By Otto
Re: Female Drummer Project/Questionnaire

I say its bad.

Unlike an activity like dead lifting where male/female differences are central, drumming is not dominated by physical strength limits....but by dedication and imagination.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Otto
Re: How to make music!

Something worth considering is making your own.

Cross training on different instruments will improve your drumming.

...expect rough results at first...but keep at it and you'll be writing your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By Otto
Re: Do you think it's time for your favorite drummer to retire?

I'll Do It!!


Oh Ohh...ME!! ME!! ; )

I'll even write some hits to go along with the experience...that is, if they'll make me a real member of the band...

Can you imagine working with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By Otto
Re: hi hat dis-assembly

I use a DW Remote Hat as my main hat...so its is very compact. no need to remove the HH Rod for space concerns in transport.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Otto
Re: Anyone ever try to poach your seat?

Anyone biting on such bait deserves what they get.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,236
Posted By Otto
Re: Another Band Drama Thread

+1

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Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By Otto
Re: Important question from the new guy.

195,000 years ago Grog got up on a rock and began hitting 2 sticks together...soon followed by turning upside down when the rock began rolling down a hill much to the amusement of lookers-on.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,057
Posted By Otto
Re: East Coast get together, 8/9/14 planning stages

well so much for living vicariously!

will hoist a brew to the effort Larry...good show!
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By Otto
Re: Female Drummer Project/Questionnaire

Great topic.

I am struck by the politically correct avenue the conversation tends to take when talking about genetics and some form of endeavor...a sad take on our cultures when we cannot openly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,057
Posted By Otto
Re: East Coast get together, 8/9/14 planning stages

I'm there is spirit Larry!...just can do the west coast to east coast travel....looking forward to the posts...be sure to set up a pc dedicated to letting everyone post while they are there!
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,650
Posted By Otto
Re: The "I wish I hadn't opened my big mouth" thread ;)

She's lucky to get to jam with you!

Be sure to record it...we wanna see how it goes!
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,121
Posted By Otto
Re: Making Ends Meet Between Tours?

I don't see the ability to play 'chops' as an indication that a musician cannot play 'music'.

In fact, some of the best music(imho) comes from the folks that are proficient on their...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,650
Posted By Otto
Re: The "I wish I hadn't opened my big mouth" thread ;)

What a great opportunity!

I don't see that as "big mouth"...but as a great call to up your playing!


have a great time Andy!
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,121
Posted By Otto
Re: Making Ends Meet Between Tours?

ugh! That's truly sad!

No wonder things sound like they do coming out of that region....(sterile and non-descript - all the same)

One myth busted out of my thought clouds....

I certainly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 17,994
Posted By Otto
Re: Unpopular Drumming Opinion Thread

Cream sucked...


...hey...stop making me hit myself!
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By Otto
Re: Former Modern Drummer Managing Editor Scott K Fish Says Hello

I'm another drummer influenced by early '80s MD Articles!

Great to have you here!!
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,121
Posted By Otto
Re: Making Ends Meet Between Tours?

Hey Devin,

You can increase your odds of being selected by getting some form of recognition.

Competitions can be a good form of recognition if you win.

Check out the various national...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Otto
Re: Band doesn't understand timing (wat do)

Song structure is not led by any instrument....except when talking about jazz and the current soloist...but even that frequently has a bar count reserved for the current noodle-ist.

Sit down and...
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