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#1705125 The Hand-off

Posted by CSR on Yesterday, 05:15 PM

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of handing off my mid-70’s Slingerland 80N set to DFO member ParkerMike. We spent a couple of hours talking drums, tapping on cymbals, and sharing drum stories. It was easier and better for both of us for me to drive 2 hours to hand-deliver the set than going through the trouble of carefully packing them and then worrying about their safety in the shipper’s hands. It also saved him over $250 in shipping expenses. This is the ideal way to handle receipt after a sale. Many thanks to Socic for the purchase and fellowship.

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#1704785 Burned by DFO member

Posted by CSR on 18 August 2018 - 10:58 AM

“He reneged on a drum deal! Let’s get him.....!”

He didn't "reneg" on a drum deal, he didn't complete the trade. The OP sent his item but member...and not for long ...jshand did not
send his item, nor has he responded to the OP or me, after repeated attempts.

Renege means “to fail to keep a commitment or promise”. Did I misuse the word? Member in question failed to fulfill his commitment to send the paid-for item.
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#1700842 A little lunchtime music break

Posted by CSR on 05 August 2018 - 08:13 PM

I have peanuts envy.
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#1698789 Gigs: Do the math

Posted by CSR on 28 July 2018 - 12:47 PM

So, I’m a boomer who has played for 50 years. I get a call to play a 2-3 hour gig for free/$50/$100.

I can (1) turn it down, sit home, and play in my little room knowing that I’m helping another drummer who wants $250/500 for the gig.


(2) Play the gig, enjoy myself, get better by playing for and with others.

What’s the logical choice?

I know what I do. And I’m an AFM member. I’ve gotten only a handful of gigs called by the union over the years.Up to this point in late July, I’ve played slightly over 100 rehearsals and gigs, almost all of them non-union with non-union, excellent musicians.

Or I could be sitting home alone playing alone.
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#1696849 Buddy Solo: 1984, matched grip, no toupee

Posted by CSR on 21 July 2018 - 01:46 PM

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#1696699 Time for your Office Pics! It's been a while.

Posted by CSR on 20 July 2018 - 09:54 PM

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Set recently purchased from Idrum4fun. It was a great transaction in every detail.
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#1694817 Do you know what a cheese is?

Posted by CSR on 14 July 2018 - 02:05 PM

Sounds Gouda to me.

Wow, talk about cheesy comments...

Can we get back to the the topic at hand? In other words, CSR, will you please cut the cheese???

All rind.
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#1694710 A few drum pics from vacation

Posted by CSR on 14 July 2018 - 06:53 AM

Good Moeller technique! Imagine the implacable distant beat gradually coming closer and closer...it would make an opposing regiment think twice about confronting the Colonial Army.

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#1693158 I think something's wrong with me: I don't like Acrolites.

Posted by CSR on 09 July 2018 - 11:20 AM

I tried an Acro.
I just don’t know.
I bought the drum
Expecting a lot.
But sounding good
To me, it’s not.

I tuned it high.
I tuned in low.
I tightened wires.
I left them loose.
A Remo head.
An Evans, too.

My friends begin
To look askance.
I’ve given that drum
Every possible chance.
I’d like to keep it.
I really would.
(My forum friends
All think I should.)

I might have to
List this drum for sale.
Is this Acro your Holy Grail?
Would it please you?
Or would it fail?
I hate to pack it
For the mail.

So, even though
My ears are sore,
I guess I’ll try it
Just once more.

Thanks, folks. We’ll be here all week.
And don’t forget to try tonight’s special.
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#1691537 Gig mis-haps

Posted by CSR on 03 July 2018 - 06:38 AM

In a regional concert band performance a few years ago, we had one two-hour rehearsal the afternoon of the evening concert. I had to leave my timps, quickly cross the back part of the stage and do a few xylophone measures. At the same time, a percussionist near the xylophone had to cross to play something else.

On the full stage, things went fine. For the performance, though, the back curtain was closed, cutting a good five feet off the area just behind percussion.

The time came for the quick cross. I rapidly moved, counting measures in my head so as not to lose my place.

I collided with the other percussionist in the narrow space. One of us knocked the shaky gong stand, releasing and dropping the gong, which rolled on its edges like a spinning coin, right through a delicate flute passage. We both froze under the glare of the director for a few moments until the noise stopped, then completed our cross and the rest of the song. Nothing was ever said, but I avoided the director that night after the concert.
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#1690840 SOLD - Slingerland 1968 BR 80N WMP - Beautiful!

Posted by CSR on 30 June 2018 - 08:01 AM

I’m a happy man!
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#1685920 DW Buddy Rich kits

Posted by CSR on 14 June 2018 - 07:09 PM

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#1682490 Ringo Has Spilled The Beans. Paul Did Die

Posted by CSR on 02 June 2018 - 06:52 AM


In the black box at the end of the article, it states that the author likes a good April Fools joke and that the article was published on April 1. Now, there’s a clue for you...
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#1681537 Hip Buddy with Goatee 1975

Posted by CSR on 30 May 2018 - 10:54 AM

Buddy at a private party playing “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”. He’s sporting a hip goatee.

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#1679061 dampening gels

Posted by CSR on 21 May 2018 - 08:15 PM

Dollar store window clings will turn your coated heads colors if left on. Clear dots are the best IMHO.
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