DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussion forum for all drum related topics. Use this forum to exchange ideas and information with your fellow drummers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-10-2014, 10:11 PM
BillRayDrums's Avatar
BillRayDrums BillRayDrums is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lower California
Posts: 1,259
Default Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Wild Mick Brown is his drummer. What a super nice guy! And talk about a total pro- "just shut up and do the gig". And he does it so well.

The band sounded amazing, Mr Nugent sounded great too. I mean, when he was playing music. Otherwise it sounded like someone bitching out their significant other. I really didn't stay inside because that crowd wanted to see him skin something or other.

Anyhow, I still reek of gunpowder.
__________________
~

Best Regards,
13612
Bill Ray
http://billraydrums.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:09 PM
opentune's Avatar
opentune opentune is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 6,213
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

haha, your description of him and the gig is hilarious. See any racoon hats in the crowd? A lot of camo?

I went to see Ted Nigent in the 70s' and he was awesome. I alwasy liked his early stuff adn eh had a killer small tight band. Sadly I was too young to know politics or what he stood for, and now think he's a total bigoted megalomaniac.
__________________
Louis
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Arky's Avatar
Arky Arky is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 3,027
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

...and an animal abuser.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:16 PM
GruntersDad's Avatar
GruntersDad GruntersDad is offline
Administrator - Mayor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gulf Coast Seminole, Florida
Posts: 22,365
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

No politics Arky........
__________________
Johnny. Pictured left to right, Bermuda, Weird Al, Grunt.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-11-2014, 12:30 AM
JimFiore's Avatar
JimFiore JimFiore is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Omicron Persei 8
Posts: 738
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

I saw him in the late 70s at one of those big summer stadium concerts with a half dozen bands. I was singularly unimpressed with his music and his demeanor. Sorry, but if you use the same 4 letter words over and over, no matter how loud you shout them, it gets pretty boring. It seems he writes his songs the same way!
__________________
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear..."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-11-2014, 12:33 AM
mmulcahy1's Avatar
mmulcahy1 mmulcahy1 is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 2,043
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arky View Post
...and an animal abuser.
Ted isn't abusing animals. That implies that they suffer. Ted shoots them dead.

No fuss, no muss.
__________________
Gretsch Catalina Maple Drums / Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum / Paiste Giant Beat & 2oo2 Cymbals
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2014, 12:34 AM
keep it simple's Avatar
keep it simple keep it simple is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 20,836
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Nice snag on the gig Bill.

Last edited by keep it simple; 07-11-2014 at 02:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-11-2014, 01:12 AM
bobdadruma's Avatar
bobdadruma bobdadruma is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: second measure of a fill-in
Posts: 11,176
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

The biggest abusers of animals in the USA are law enforcement agencies who routinely kill dogs while serving No Knock warrants. Don't believe me, Google the data.
Ted is just a man who legally hunts for food and sport.
Congrats on the gig Bill!
__________________
I kind of like old drums:)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-11-2014, 01:42 AM
larryace's Avatar
larryace larryace is offline
"Uncle Larry"
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In beautiful Bucks County, PA
Posts: 21,247
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Awesome Bill. But then again, you really bring like, everything you could ever want, to the table.
__________________
Levis/Hanes/Timberlands/Custom made socks
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-11-2014, 01:54 AM
8Mile's Avatar
8Mile 8Mile is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 3,973
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Congrats, Bill!

I know the guy who engineered his new album and I'm still waiting to talk to him about the experience. I bet he has some stories!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-11-2014, 01:56 AM
lsits's Avatar
lsits lsits is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 1,150
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Is Derek St. Holmes (sp?) still in the band?
__________________
I started with nothing and still have most of it left.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-11-2014, 02:06 AM
DrumEatDrum's Avatar
DrumEatDrum DrumEatDrum is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,445
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillRayDrums View Post
Wild Mick Brown is his drummer. What a super nice guy! And talk about a total pro- "just shut up and do the gig". And he does it so well. .
Unless there is a golf cart around. lol.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-11-2014, 08:29 AM
lefty2's Avatar
lefty2 lefty2 is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: I live in near Wichita, Kansas U.S.A
Posts: 2,358
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Wow. That's great opening for the Motor City Madman. So cool. You guys probably impressed his band, in your on right. Congrats.
__________________
Tama SC performer 2003 5pc.
Yamaha PTC 1988 5pc.
Zildjian A, K
Sabian AA,AAX,HH,
Paiste Sig.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-11-2014, 08:31 AM
JustJames's Avatar
JustJames JustJames is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 3,169
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Funny.

I saw the thread title "Opened for Ted Nugent last night...." and thought (based on previous, slightly cryptic posts) "well, that won't be Bill Ray then".

How wrong was I?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-11-2014, 04:11 PM
tamadrm tamadrm is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,819
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobdadruma View Post
The biggest abusers of animals in the USA are law enforcement agencies who routinely kill dogs while serving No Knock warrants. Don't believe me, Google the data.
Ted is just a man who legally hunts for food and sport.
Congrats on the gig Bill!
While some of those killings are preventable,some are also justified.Speaking from experience,some of those dogs are bred to be mean and bite at the drop of a hat.There was, and still is, a trend for unscruplous vets to neutralize a dogs vocal chords so the animal can't bark or growl,so there's no warning,and the dog is on you in a heart beat..I myself was involved on several arrest warrant cases,where the suspects were not only heavily armed,but had pit bulls that were altered,as well as other booby traps(yes they're real folks) though out the residence.The NYPD at least has started to train officers in using less that deadly force in dealing with animals,and has also taken over animal rescue,and proscuting animal abuse from the ASPCA police,that have been disbanded.All future police response won't be so heavy handed in the future,especially since the current police comissioner and his wife are life long animal lovers,as am I

I can't answer for other departments,but some of them just don't have the money for extensive training in dealing with animals,but thats no excuse.Some departments think all problems are a nail,and all solutions are a hammer.That backwards thinking is slowly changing

Sorry for the OT response but that particular statement had to be addressed.Cops, as a general rule, don't hate dogs,but they just want to go home in one piece after a tour is over.

Steve B
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-11-2014, 05:24 PM
BillRayDrums's Avatar
BillRayDrums BillRayDrums is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lower California
Posts: 1,259
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustJames View Post
Funny.

I saw the thread title "Opened for Ted Nugent last night...." and thought (based on previous, slightly cryptic posts) "well, that won't be Bill Ray then".

How wrong was I?
LMAO, I was thinking the same thing! As for Nugent, he is a very polarizing person and I did not hang around. My friend was hired by TN's management to take photos; when he asked a person if he could occupy his space for 10 seconds to grab a good shot, this guy said "I don't move for anyone, motherfucker".... Well OK!! Nice crowd you draw there, Mister!

So I stayed outside for a while talking to some friends and while his band and songs were delivered with precision, in between songs it sounded like someone yelling at their teenager for being shiftless. Dude's got quite a pulpit...
__________________
~

Best Regards,
13612
Bill Ray
http://billraydrums.com
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-11-2014, 05:52 PM
2bsticks's Avatar
2bsticks 2bsticks is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Waltham Ma
Posts: 1,774
Default Re: Opened for Ted Nugent last night....

Congrats Bill, hope you had a great experience?
__________________
Yamaha, Slingerland, Zildjian, Sabian.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com