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  1. baz

    Show Us Your Beard

    Seeing a lot of really cool face fuzz on here. Show off your Mandrake, grizzley Adams, Santa Clause, ZZ Top mutton chop, and tell its story. For 35 years in the petroleum industry, l was always subject to a facial hair policy so a beard was out of the question. After retirement there was...
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    Rabbit Holes and the K T Boundary

    Hola dot comrades from the “you know you are getting old“ thread, l see that l am not alone When it comes to the day my music died. Somewhere between the late eighties to mid nineties ish my interest in music began to wane. Not too crazy about what was being pushed, or maybe l just did not get...
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    La Bicycletta

    Hola dot comrades Now and again when l am surfing kijiji, which is Canadian for craigslist, l will check out other adds from people selling drum gear. I have noticed that there seem to be a lot of drummers selling hockey goalie gear, and bicycles. Bikers, drummers, and goalies (oh my). l can...
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    Hola dot Comrades

    Hola dot comrades It’s good to be back after what seems to be an eternity. I dropped out a few years ago, mainly because l did not feel that l had anything of value to contribute. Time will tell if that has changed. Anyway, as l hunker in the bunker living covida loco, l am really looking...
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    My First Drum Lesson.

    Hola dot comrades. Long time no post. A little over a year ago l was looking for some kind of spark to add a little levitra to my playing, and I found it through PA gear. I picked up an assortment of mikes, mixers, an effects module, assorted stands, cables etc. I am no where near proficient...
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    An Oddservation.

    I don't know why but the more that I am getting into recording, the better my drumming has become. Thing is I have yet to digitize my first quarter note. Since I started jammin with the work folk, I have been working on putting together and learning how to use the gear required to mix and...
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    Something Odd.

    Last night I went to practice a couple of songs that me and my jam buddies have been working on. Something did not feel quite right with my sticks. I have been playing with a pro mark rock knocker in my left hand, and a 737 in my right. I started using this combo some years ago, as I thought a...
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    Something Positive for a Change.

    ...So, I have been jamming on a weekly basis with a bunch of guys from work. We jam at a buddies house. I have a history with this guy, as we went to high school together about a half a million years ago. There are a few other guys from his department that play and sing with various degrees of...
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    Do you know what day it is today?

    ...It's beer day. My Dearly Beloved has arrived home from her annual cross border shopping foray, and with her came my allotment of 24 bottles of Miller High Life. It was back in April of 1978, my older brother and l were spring skiing at Marmot Basin In Jasper Alberta. We had just finished...
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    DW Jazz Series questions.

    ...hola dot comrades. I traded off my collector kit for these. The sizes are 18x16, 12x8, and 14x14. I did not bother picking up the snare as I have a couple of spares to choose from. For these photos, I am using a 13x5.5" Craviotto. Since I picked these up, I have been tinkering with...
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    Tommy Aldridge Clinic Lon&McQuade South,Edmonton Alberta.

    ...In the absence of hockey, the Tommy Aldridge clinic had plenty of great stickhandling, back and forth action, and plenty of great hits. To see this guy up close left me with the question, how can a guy this size hit with such power? Maybe it's the hair that gives him that Sampson...
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    DW Classic Snare Questions.

    ...hola dot comrades. I was at my favourite drum shop the other day, and the topic of DW classic series drums came up. I was under the impression, judging from the DW website that the classic snare selection was limited to the 14x5.5 8 lug model, such as the one that I have. According to the...
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    18" Sabian Ed Thigpen Crystal ride.

    ...Years ago I found an Ed Thigpen Crystal ride at a drum shop in Edmonton. I was living in Northern BC at the time, but every time I would drive to the big "E", I would stop in at this shop, and agonize over wheather or not to pull the trigger on the deal. Fate decided for me as the cymbal...
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    Rebound

    ...sorry to disapoint those of you who thought this might be a post on sticking technique. However, in keeping with my long established band/girlfriend analogy, last night I jammed for the first time since my former band went splitto. There are a couple of guys that I work with who all have...
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    Speaking of clinics...

    ...Tod Sucherman is coming back to Edmonton in September. Looking forward to another "WoW" evening. This will be clinic number eight for me. The clinics that I have attended in the past can be catagorized as ones that make me want to play my drums, or ones that make me want to sell my...
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    Rich Redmond Clinic.

    ...Inspiration. That one word sums up the Rich Redmond clinic at the South Edmonton Long&McQuade that my brother and I attended last night. I almost did not go, as to be honest with you, I did not know who this guy was. I sure know who he is now though. This was the seventh clinic that I have...
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    AC with DC

    ...Went to a Dennis Chambers clinic on Tuesday. The man is simply amazing. I don't know what more I can say. Barry
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    My Brief Fking With Pearl...

    ...has come to an end. Some of you may remember last winter where I was about to consumate a deal on a five piece DW classic one up two down 22,12,14,16,14 that fell through when my darling wife put her foot down. They looked like this. I traded my Pearls and the DW tiger ash kit for these...
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    ...it's raining Pearls

    ...a little Pearl Porn. Itraded my DW four piece black oyster dubs straight across for a six piece Pearl masters custom in a creepy flesh colered finish. Here they are. These are what they cost me. I kept my DW black oyster snare drum. It is the only remnant from the very first DW kit I...
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    Dear Diary.

    ...Hola Dot Comrades. Last week I got a call out of the blue from a guitar player whose band is looking for a drummer. I don't know any of these guys, but was told that they got my number from a mutual friend, who owns a local music store, and runs a weekend warrior program. This group has been...
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