Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz here!

Joshua Johnson

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Thanks Joshua! I still have some Impact kits and they really do sound great. The main reason I switched to Ludwig was that Impact stopped making drums, and I knew that could be a problem in the future if I needed parts or new drums. Otherwise I might still be playing them today!
You're welcome Bermuda. The most funniest part of Weird Al Yankovic's Yoda is the Yoda chant that really makes me laugh so much. ???
 

toddy

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Hey Bermuda mate. I haven't been on this forum in a good 10 years or so but I still remember you well. I hope you are doing good these days!
 

bermuda

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Doing well thanks, apart from not playing with any of my bands in over a year! Otherwise, little has changed with me, which is good! :)
 

Joshua Johnson

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Hi Bermuda. If I had a chance to buy a impact drum kit from you, I may save all my money. But give me time. I like you very much Bermuda, you're a funny guy.????
 

bermuda

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Hi Bermuda. If I had a chance to buy a impact drum kit from you, I may save all my money. But give me time. I like you very much Bermuda, you're a funny guy.????

Thanks, it will; be a few years before I get into selling some kits, but I'll me sure I post them here for the locals. :)
 

Bozozoid

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What a job! Of having to get inside the minds of every drummer he's had to duplicate. He's under more pressure than you or I as his drumming is under scrutiny from drummers world wide.
 

Joshua Johnson

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Thanks, it will; be a few years before I get into selling some kits, but I'll me sure I post them here for the locals. :)
Ok. My mom tells me that i can only choose one. I think one Impact drum set for me is enough. Oh I email you from Gmail account and I finally got your reply. Thanks. I keep in touch with you. My favourite drummer. Give Weird Al Yankovic my regards because the Yoda chanting is very nice.
 

GetAgrippa

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So Bermuda since you have down time-you working on another photo journal or a book or something? I've really enjoyed your last effort. I was checking it out again this morning. Thanks!
 

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bermuda

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So Bermuda since you have down time-you working on another photo journal or a book or something? I've really enjoyed your last effort. I was checking it out again this morning. Thanks!

Thanks! :)

About a month ago I embarked on this year's project: scanning/archiving/cataloging all of the 35mm film that I shot from 1973 to 2007, totaling more than 350 rolls. It's a painstaking task, but satisfying to know that if I stay diligent, scanning two to three rolls per day, it will be complete by September. Having those images digitized also makes it simple to source them as needed (rather than grabbing a print and scanning it, which I've done a few thousand times in the last 25 years!) and they'll also be handy and prevent a LOT of scrambling and searching if there's another book in my future.

And of course it's fun and emotional and educational to revisit my life in chronological order from age 17 or so. Family, friends, bands, gear, girlfriends, vacations, places I've lived, old cars, hair, etc.

I've always been an archivist (read: meticulous hoarder) and was smart to keep the negatives cool, dry and safe, so they've survived well with a minimum of issues. And as the scanning progresses, I back-up the files on three hard drives (two of which will be permanently archived and replicated on an annual basis for multiple copies in the event that one or more get corrupted), a USB stick (more for convenience and speed when sourcing files) and on M-Discs, which are archival DVD/Blu-Ray discs that are written not in the typical dye layer, but in a 'hard' layer... kind of like etching. The discs and some of the drives are kept in a fire safe. And the negatives will remain stored in an adjacent safe, in case I need to source them again.

And I sit down at the drums now and then. :)
 

bermuda

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bermuda

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scanning/archiving/cataloging all of the 35mm film that I shot

In case anyone is wondering, I've also done the same for all of the audio recordings I had on tape. That was a massive venture that had to be processed in real-time (coming from analog sources.) That was project I had begun around 1992 (using Mini-Disc) and revisited a few times over the next few decades. I eventually wrapped it up in 2017, a year-off from touring.

Next: videos!
 

bermuda

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We're a little fuzzy there... I guess it was the wine!
 
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