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    Ramping up to the EmptyNestival again

    It's the time of year for my favorite gig: the EmptyNestival is next Saturday. It's an outdoor private party, where some well-to-do local folks book a number of mostly blues bands to come in and tear it up for a Saturday from noon to midnight, for a crowd of a few hundred of their closest...
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    Saw Vinnie Colaiuta at Red Rocks last night

    along with some guy named Sting- on his "Back to Bass" tour, of course. (;-) Very pared-down, and absolutely wonderful show: sound was great, although (astonishingly) they had Sting's bass pulled way back in the mix. Vocal intelligibility was superb, among the best I've ever heard there. The...
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    The Grand Master Buddy Rich

    Um- Ed Shaughnessy, maybe?
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    Bass drum pedal lubrication

    Just a cautionary tale here... In a fit of nostalgia I just bought a nice older strap-drive DW5000 double pedal on eBay, and it was listed in excellent condition. It certainly *looked* brand-new, with essentially no visible wear on the footboards or baseplates. But when I set the pedals out on...
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    Show off your mongrel kits!

    I have seen some of the most beautiful kits I have ever imagined since joining the site. I congratulate all you folks for your fine taste in equipment! What a visual treat... I started this thread for any other folks like me who have kits that only a mother could love. This is my newly-restored...