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Old 10-08-2010, 11:29 PM
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Thanks for your previous reply to me Gavin.

Two more questions for you if I may.

I appreciate this might be hard diplomatically to answer, but knowing your love of tones, I assume you have tried UFIP cymbals? What did you think?

These days, do you always wear IEM or headphones when play or do you still play without sometimes?
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:47 PM
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Greetings-

I have been a great admirer of your work in the past couple of years, I'm sure we can expect the same high quality work in the future. I'm not trying to sound like a gearhead, but I noticed in one of the pictures on your facebook page from your European tour this year what appeared to be an A-Custom Rezo Crash and K-Custom Hybrid Crash as your two "main" crashes in front of your kit. The sizes I can't tell from the picture, but how do you like them? I played a couple of each series and found them to be too insensitive when played softly, which is why you may have used them live. I saw PT when you came through Cleveland with Coheed and Cambria and it didn't appear to be the same ones in the picture. Thanks!

Regards,

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Old 10-09-2010, 02:00 PM
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Hi Gavin,

Everytime I see you guys (Porcupine Tree) live I was asking myself how you manage to get the right entry to let your music be accurate with the live projections.... Do you hear a count or a click when you started a song to get into the right postion?

Cheers

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:54 PM
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Hoy there Gavin,

You might remember the last time you played in Dublin, you might remember it was Temple bar-Music center March 2003..(or was it 2004?? can't remember the year...getting bloody older)...you might even remember this eejit air drumming along to you at the front row....but wheither you remember these things or not...I'll never forget that nite .....and meeting you and the Tree after..magical memory.....unforgettable...unrepeatable

I'm looking forward to seeing you again on Monday nite Oct 11th...year of our Lord 2010..in the Tripod. Its been a while but..........

Great to see you and the boys back in Ireland again....
God bless...and knock us out!!!
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:13 AM
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hey gavin

the opening about 8 seconds of 'slippen away' - i want to learn this bit, is there a particular technique this is called so i could ask my teacher how to play it? any books or dvd's that focus on this?

cheers

Matt
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:52 AM
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is there a particular technique this is called so i could ask my teacher how to play it?
Why not play it to your teacher :)?
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:57 PM
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hey gavin

the opening about 8 seconds of 'slippen away' - i want to learn this bit, is there a particular technique this is called so i could ask my teacher how to play it? any books or dvd's that focus on this?

cheers

Matt
And HERE's a very clear transcription you can show him for better reference.


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Old 10-10-2010, 09:39 PM
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Gavin,

I used a program called "Fruity Loops" to put together the following one-bar audio samples.
It's a 5/4 beat @ 108bpm. There's a slider you can use with the program to "add swing".

My question is, what did that do to the placement/phrasing of the notes? It seems to sound like it changes the beat altogether, even though the notes are in the exact same spots.

Could anyone explain this audio phenomenon to me?

Thanks in advance

Eric
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:00 AM
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Gavin,

I used a program called "Fruity Loops" to put together the following one-bar audio samples.
It's a 5/4 beat @ 108bpm. There's a slider you can use with the program to "add swing".

My question is, what did that do to the placement/phrasing of the notes? It seems to sound like it changes the beat altogether, even though the notes are in the exact same spots.

Could anyone explain this audio phenomenon to me?

Thanks in advance

Eric
I hear it pretty much the same (but swinged, of course XD). The "swing" slider simply sets the notes to their triplet-based counterparts. It's the way jazz or "syncopation" charts are usually read.
As a notated example, the first is normal, and the second is how you play EXACTLY THE SAME first notation, but swang (meaning, you don't actually write it like that, that's just how you play it). But anyway, it's more of a feel thing, and the tripelt-based notation is just a guideline to give you an idea of how the feel should be.


Hope that helps, Fox.

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Old 10-11-2010, 02:46 AM
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I hear it pretty much the same (but swinged, of course XD). The "swing" slider simply sets the notes to their triplet-based counterparts. It's the way jazz or "syncopation" charts are usually read.
As a notated example, the first is normal, and the second is how you play EXACTLY THE SAME first notation, but swanged (meaning, you don't actually write it like that, that's just how you play it). But anyway, it's more of a feel thing, and the tripelt-based notation is just a guideline to give you an idea of how the feel should be.


Hope that helps, Fox.
that's an excellent explanation, clear , direct, and easy to understand. thanks so much fox
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:29 AM
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that's an excellent explanation, clear , direct, and easy to understand. thanks so much fox
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:01 AM
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Hey Gavin,

I was looking at the back of my "Nil Recurring" CD and it says you tapped guitar on the first track. Which part is this?
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:20 AM
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And HERE's a very clear transcription you can show him for better reference.


Fox.
thanks that was what i was looking for lol :)
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:30 PM
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Hoy Gav,

Magical Dublin gig last nite- magical hankerchief trick- a musician and magician.
Try rabbits out of the bass drum next.

Damo

ps. pay no heed to the ignorant ass who wrote that sorry excuse of a preview in 'The Metro'-ne hasn't a clue. That paper is a rag, thats why it's free.
It's even shunned by the homeless of Dublin as bed sheets.
Great turn out-much better than last time. PT rocked and so did u!
Loved the grooves, loved the tempo-and tanx a big mill for playing 'The Sky Move Sideways'. It moved this old pt fan eejit to tears.
Slan leat and best wishes for London.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:01 AM
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Dear Gavin,

I asked a friend of mine - who is a 21 year old very talented drummer - if your sound in the Bochum Show was as good as in all the videos. He said, it was even better. So thank you for being an inspiration and kind of "idol" to me and him.

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Old 10-13-2010, 09:20 AM
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Hi Gavin,

do you know where the differne between the Puresound 14" 12 Strands snare wires and the Concert Series 14" 12 Strands snarewires is?


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Old 10-13-2010, 05:17 PM
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Hi!
I have some questions about your drum pedal, I'm looking forward to buy one and I'm very interested in Axis. My scepticism is in heel of this pedal (I'm thinking about longboards - A series) because it doesn't look very heavily and I think that it isn't as endurance as e.g. Giant Step's pedals. I heard somewhere that it's easy to whip off scrolls (talking about Axis) even you manipulate it sparingly. Will be great if you will share some oppinions about that (and if you can answer how often you're changing your double pedals? experiences with those pedals mentioned above? etc.)
All the best!
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:34 PM
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Hi szokematyi

In your Visions Dvd, there is a section about subdivisions. You demonstrated it with a work-out applied for the hands. If I remember correctly, you stated: This is the fundamental building block of everything that you'll ever play. I'm thinking about applying that concept for the feet as well for better timing and pedal control. Would you recommend it?

Absolutely - why not. Remember control is FAR MORE useful than speed!!!

Hi Deathtoll

Of all the songs you've performed on, what song really sticks out to you the most? Could you explain why too?

That's a hard question - I've played on a lot of songs. The songs on the last two albums that I made with 05Ric are the most challenging things I've ever done. Very rhythmically satisfying.

Hi Cuban

I appreciate this might be hard diplomatically to answer, but knowing your love of tones, I assume you have tried UFIP cymbals? What did you think?

Yes they are very good cymbals indeed. I was lucky enough to have a tour of the factory about three years ago.

These days, do you always wear IEM or headphones when play or do you still play without sometimes?


I almost never play without the IEMs or headphones. My tinnitus is getting worse - and one day it might stop me playing altogether - so I have to be VERY cautious these days.

Hi Heck99

I noticed in one of the pictures on your facebook page from your European tour this year what appeared to be an A-Custom Rezo Crash and K-Custom Hybrid Crash as your two "main" crashes in front of your kit. The sizes I can't tell from the picture, but how do you like them?


Yes I sometimes use those cymbals. The Reso crash is 15" and the Hybrid crash is 19". Sometimes I swap out cymbals during the tour just to try them out and see if they fit. I like them.

Hi mpdrums

Everytime I see you guys (Porcupine Tree) live I was asking myself how you manage to get the right entry to let your music be accurate with the live projections.... Do you hear a count or a click when you started a song to get into the right postion?

Of course for the projections to be in sync we need to play to a click. There is also a count in.

Hi pixelbreaker

I was looking at the back of my "Nil Recurring" CD and it says you tapped guitar on the first track. Which part is this?

Everything you hear in the first 33 seconds is just me. Two tapped guitar parts.

Hi Kalma

do you know where the differne between the Puresound 14" 12 Strands snare wires and the Concert Series 14" 12 Strands snarewires is?

They have different types of coiled wire.

Hi TKIE

My scepticism is in heel of this pedal (I'm thinking about longboards - A series) because it doesn't look very heavily and I think that it isn't as endurance as e.g. Giant Step's pedals.

Don't worry - they are very heavy duty.

I heard somewhere that it's easy to whip off scrolls (talking about Axis) even you manipulate it sparingly.

sorry but i don't understand what "whip off scrolls" means.

Cheers
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:45 PM
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Hi Gavin,

A question about notation. I noticed that the ">" symbol is used for accents. The Rhythmic Designs book uses those for the main snare hits and notes without the accent mark for the ghost notes. Why did you choose for this approach over using smaller notes for the ghost notes? Is this the proper way to score out drumparts?

Cheers and enjoy the RAH show!
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:09 PM
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Sorry,
I thought to strip screws (hope it's understandable now...). I heard that it happens often and that an owner of this pedal have to screw it frequently. How often do you care about this stuff? (meaning screwing) And what is a lifetime of your pedal?
Thanks in front.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:41 AM
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Gavin,

A question about your work with 05Ric. Which song(s) on the 2 albums did you have the most difficulty with (ie- time signature, tempo change).

Also, while I love Ric's fresh and melodramatic style of singing, have you ever considered releasing an instrumental version of the albums? I only ask because I think it would be easier to study the musical complexity without having to ignore the brilliant singing.

I've started practicing 6/8 time. Which I find quite easy to grasp, however, I'm always accenting the 'one' of every group of 3 (ONE two three, ONE two three), either with a stomp of the bass drum or a crack of the snare. Could you suggest an alternative way of counting 6/8 so I could play it without it sounding so monotonous or predictable?

Thanks so much
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:20 PM
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@ euphoric_anomaly: Odd question. Everything is possible:

ONE two three, one TWO three,
one two three, ONE TWO three,
one two THREE, one two THREE,
ONE TWO three, one TWO three .................................................. .................................................. ...

and so on ... There are countless opportunities if you divide it not only in eighth notes but also in 16s or 32s ....

So try to find the accents that fit the best with a song. ;-)
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:35 PM
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@ euphoric_anomaly: Odd question. Everything is possible:

ONE two three, one TWO three,
one two three, ONE TWO three,
one two THREE, one two THREE,
ONE TWO three, one TWO three .................................................. .................................................. ...

and so on ... There are countless opportunities if you divide it not only in eighth notes but also in 16s or 32s ....

So try to find the accents that fit the best with a song. ;-)
I appreciate your input Tobias :) Thank you for your examples :)
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:10 PM
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Hey Gavin, you probably won't remember me, I spoke to you briefly after the RAH concert last night. My dad introduced us and he was kind of joking about giving lessons by the way... :D I've still got Rhythmic Illusions to get through first!

Absolutely fantastic concert last night, loved every second of it and you're a true inspiration to younger drummers like myself and I really hope to be able to play with such emotion and feel as you do one day. Best birthday gift I've ever had, and it's going to be hard to top that!

However, in the acoustic part of the set you played last night, I noticed you were doing a certain brush pattern on the snare during Black Dahlia I think, it looked like you were doing circles with your left hand, while hitting and then sliding with your right. Is that correct? I've recently been getting into a lot of jazz/experimental trio music (such as Esbjorn Svensson Trio and Kieth Jarrett) and so would love to get some good ideas about brushes...

Cheers!
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:54 PM
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I noticed you were doing a certain brush pattern on the snare during Black Dahlia I think, it looked like you were doing circles with your left hand, while hitting and then sliding with your right. Is that correct? I've recently been getting into a lot of jazz/experimental trio music (such as Esbjorn Svensson Trio and Kieth Jarrett) and so would love to get some good ideas about brushes...

Cheers!
THIS might help you, it's quite decent, and he explains a lot in very little time. You might find yourself going back and forth. I'm sure what you saw Gavin playing is similar to some of the sweeping patterns Peter explains there.


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Old 10-16-2010, 01:14 PM
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There are some wicked tips there, thanks Fox, I can learn a bunch of cool stuff from this. But the reason I asked was because I haven't seen anyone do this sort of pattern before (out of the few I've seen) and sounded so awesome and looked so fluid.

I loved the Jungle version of your Sonor kit as well Gavin, nice touch.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:41 PM
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Hi Gavin,

Wish I could have seen you in Dublin but I was at Benny Greb and just couldn't make it to both. Do a clinic in Dublin soon!

I know that you play Axis now. But I've seen photos of your kit set up with a Sonor Giant Step double pedal. I'm thinking of getting one because my friend just snapped the footboard on my DW 9000s. They were too heavy if I'm honest. I was actually thinking of selling them so I could buy another pedal.

I play a Sonor S Classix and know they make great stuff. But the Giant steps aren't stocked here so if I go for one I'll have to do it without a test run to see if I like them.

Could you share any thoughts on them? Do they hold up? I'm not a crazy double bass player. I like to work them into fills...that's about it. Are light or heavy pedals? How smooth would they be?

Any info would be great.

Thanks,

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Old 10-18-2010, 02:30 AM
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now that the porcupine tour is over can we look forward to an 05ric-gavin harrison tour maybe next year?
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:35 PM
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I know you listen to more jazz then any other genre around it would seem, what modern jazz artists do you listen to when your not listening to your back catalog?
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:13 AM
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Hey Gavin,

Curious if you'll be lending your talents again on the next Steven Wilson solo album?

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:44 AM
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Hi SantiBanks

A question about notation. I noticed that the ">" symbol is used for accents. The Rhythmic Designs book uses those for the main snare hits and notes without the accent mark for the ghost notes. Why did you choose for this approach over using smaller notes for the ghost notes? Is this the proper way to score out drumparts?

It's really hard to read the smaller notes and something that you could only really reliably do with a computer. I have read hand written parts where the size of the dots have not been that consistent to start with. I prefer the accent system and it is the proper way to score drum parts.

Hi TKIE

I thought to strip screws (hope it's understandable now...). I heard that it happens often and that an owner of this pedal have to screw it frequently. How often do you care about this stuff? (meaning screwing) And what is a lifetime of your pedal?


I've had my original Axis pedal for 8 years and the screws have never stripped out.

Hi euphoric_anomaly

A question about your work with 05Ric. Which song(s) on the 2 albums did you have the most difficulty with (ie- time signature, tempo change).

The song "Scar" is quite a hard one - but once you memorise the 11/8 part it's not too bad. As with all odd time signatures there's always a key to them. You never have to count to 11 - you need to work out a way to feel the pattern in a collection of smaller groupings. Like 3/4 + 5/8.

Also, while I love Ric's fresh and melodramatic style of singing, have you ever considered releasing an instrumental version of the albums? I only ask because I think it would be easier to study the musical complexity without having to ignore the brilliant singing.

No absolutely not. His vocals are an essential and integral part of the music. It wouldn't sound right without them.

I've started practicing 6/8 time. Which I find quite easy to grasp, however, I'm always accenting the 'one' of every group of 3 (ONE two three, ONE two three), either with a stomp of the bass drum or a crack of the snare. Could you suggest an alternative way of counting 6/8 so I could play it without it sounding so monotonous or predictable?

There are of course many variations - you could put the snare on beat 5 for instance - but depending on the music you're playing it might not be appropriate. You could anticipate the normal place for the snare beat by a 16th. That's what I do in the verse of "Break" on the album Circles.

Hi EJWest

I noticed you were doing a certain brush pattern on the snare during Black Dahlia I think, it looked like you were doing circles with your left hand, while hitting and then sliding with your right. Is that correct?

Yes that's correct.

Hi sonorplayer

Could you share any thoughts on Giant Step? Do they hold up? I'm not a crazy double bass player. I like to work them into fills...that's about it. Are light or heavy pedals? How smooth would they be?

Yes they are great pedals - and feel really smooth. They can feel heavy or light depending on how you set them up with the springs and various adjustments.

Hi dtl

now that the porcupine tour is over can we look forward to an 05ric-gavin harrison tour maybe next year?

That would be great fun - but at the moment we're just concentrating on the next record.

Hi gibeachhead

Curious if you'll be lending your talents again on the next Steven Wilson solo album?

Right now - I've no idea.

Hi jojojojojo

i heard Thomas Lang did an audition with Dream Theater.
Is there any chance you might join Dream Theater?
Or is it just PT and your studio stuff at the moment?


What? Mike Portnoy has left Dream Theater? Are you sure?

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:13 PM
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Gavin,

Yes it's true, Portnoy did leave Dream Theater.
http://www.metalunderground.com/news...m?newsid=59646

I recently fell in love with your work on OSI's album "Blood".

I noticed in Radiologue, you do the same fancy offbeat footwork that you did in Futile -- where the double bass roll seems displaced by a 16th note, something like that. I think the name for the type of fill was Herta???

Also, if I'm not mistaken, the title track to the album is (at least the intro) 10/8.

Thanks
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:42 AM
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Hi Gavin,

Don't you just love the endless questions? :) Hey I know you have heard this a million times but your knowledge is very appreciated. You obviously take a lot of time to answer the constant bombardment of query's about your drumming prowess and recording techniques. Once again many thanks for taking the time to answer everyone.

On that note I have a question ...

I know you like to use Space Designer when mixing but how many subgroups do you use? Or do you just get a good mix of everything and then send it to one aux bus and then apply reverb, etc ... ?

Thanks again,

Charles
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:38 AM
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HA!!! Did Portnoy leave DT!!! You guys are funny. By the time you asked that I believe, I say I believe, that Gavin has already auditioned for DT.. Now of course this is a guess and I am NOT speaking for Gavin. I know the auditions were beginning this past week. As a matter of fact I had HEARD Gavin was auditioning, but that means nothing and is just a rumor unless Gavin confirms. Once again, I HEARD, that there were some heavy hitters audtioning, Harrison, Minnemen, Morgenstein to name the three I heard specifically.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:09 PM
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Hey Gavin

What about the physical aspect of your drumming. How do you keep fit on the road and do you smoke or drink?
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:00 AM
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Greetings, Gavin.

You gave me so much inspiration.
I have recorded an album with a band.
And I really want you to listen to this record.

What is the easiest way to send it directly to you?

Hopefully waiting for your answer.

ARE YOU SURE?
Gavin is very very busy, so nice he answers all these questions - but checking out recordings (would be 500 a week) is for sure much too much - so please!!!!
Bernhard

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:44 PM
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Hi
for anynone whos interested,I just uploaded a video about the factory tour at the Sonor Days this year.
http://vimeo.com/16118178

Enjoy,
Chris
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:16 PM
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hi gavin,

i would like to know a few things about the "in absentia" sessions.

1) how much time did you have to prepare for the session? were there any drums on the tracks, when you got them?
2) what were your thoughts and feelings, when you first heard the music?
3) why did you use dw-drums on this album? how did they feel/sound compared to your sonor-kit? did you like them?

thanks again,
all the best,
daniel
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:36 AM
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HA!!! Did Portnoy leave DT!!! You guys are funny. By the time you asked that I believe, I say I believe, that Gavin has already auditioned for DT.. Now of course this is a guess and I am NOT speaking for Gavin. I know the auditions were beginning this past week. As a matter of fact I had HEARD Gavin was auditioning, but that means nothing and is just a rumor unless Gavin confirms. Once again, I HEARD, that there were some heavy hitters audtioning, Harrison, Minnemen, Morgenstein to name the three I heard specifically.
Sounds like you believe everyone wants to play in that "fantastic" band !?
I wouldnt want to play there....
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:50 AM
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Hi Gavin,

I just finished a cover of Wonderful Slippery Thing from Guthrie Govan and Pete Riley and I was looking to cover Quite Firm from Laurence Cottle but, I can only find a live recording from 1995. You said it was only done for you and your DVD, but is there anyway for the public to get their hands on it? And if not, would you ever consider releasing it? (with Lawrence's permission obviously)

It's sugar for the ears. Any feedback would be great.

Thank you,
Jay Dickson
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