Recent content by No Way Jose

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    Fired for COVID/ Age

    Deep-dive bars. First time I heard that term. Kinda sounds challenging. Like, "Hey wanna eat my cooking?" Ha nobody ever does.
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    Fired for COVID/ Age

    Stop being old!
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    Stupid things you have a hard time getting

    I practice 8 stroke rolls but don't actually use them much when playing along with recordings. I'm a little concerned about you using your wrists. The idea is to guide the stick. Let the stick bounce. Your hands and wrists shouldn't really do much work.
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    Band names?

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    Anyone do a permanent "mod" to their sticks (not just tape)?

    I write my name on them with a marker pen.
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    Drum teacher tells me to ignore metronome for now

    Sometimes I use a metronome, sometimes I don't. If I'm learning a new pattern then I practice it slowly without a metronome.
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    What's a piece of drum gear that you like the IDEA of having it, but you have reservations or simply no use for it?

    I have a cymbal that I don't connect with. But it's a good cymbal.
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    The Rolling Stones recorded "Scarlet" with Jimmy Page.
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    Beginner Drummer

    If you want to jam with bands then play along with recordings, or the radio. Audition for bands now because the gig situation can't get much worse, what do you have to lose?
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    I've played dive bars before. Probably will again.
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    Band names?

    Well they are going to be landing on Mars so maybe some Martian name. Mars Rocks Batteries Are Low We Like Plutonium Red Planet Something like that.
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    COVID and Creativity

    Kids in my neighborhood are jamming and writing songs. I don't think their creativity is stopping any time soon. They don't go to bars so the thought of the loss of gigs may not enter their minds.
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    Approaching the Instrument

    Actually I sneak up on my drum kit and when it's not looking I set down my beer, jump on it and start playing a groove before the dust rises.
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    Need help with relaxation!

    I think after 200 gigs the problem will go away.
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    So I'm working on something..

    Cowbells are cool, don't let women lead you away from your awesome cowbell destiny.