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    Arena gigs

    I usually feel a lot more detached, actually, and as such much less nervous. It seems like the bigger the venue & the more people, the more disconnected I feel from them. Hell, in an indoor venue, you can't even see them. The big downside is the disconnection you feel from your bandmates on...
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    Swingtown

    That's what I've always heard too - kind of swung 16ths on the hat, etc. It's not a complicated beat; just really hard to play.
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    Swingtown

    That's a beautiful drum track. Some nice technical stuff and totally relaxed. And yes, that BD part in the intro is tough for me too!
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    Very Interesting and Different - relaxed -solo.

    LOVE it - thanks for posting. Really nice.
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    Cracked my Fibes Floor Tom

    Shoot, I can't remember off hand which one I bought. I'll look when I get home. The applicator is like one of these bottles w/the needle on top: http://www.tapplastics.com/product/repair_products/plastic_adhesives/hypo_type_solvent_cement_applicator/409
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    OT: Auto mechanics: Alternator, Battery or what?

    Hahaha - good one! Anyway, that's very consistent with all alternator problems I've had in the past. Good luck!
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    Cracked my Fibes Floor Tom

    There is a cheap applicator - simply a plastic container with a needle-point tip. You fill it w/the Weld-on, and guide the needle point along the crack. The liquid seeps right into the crack - it's pretty neat, actually. I'd think that in a case like yours, it'd be really easy. You won't...
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    Cracked my Fibes Floor Tom

    Weldon works great - at least, for me it did. I have a set of old Sonor Acryls that arrived with a split on the seam of the bass drum and some pretty ugly spiderwebbing on the floor tom. The weld-on did the trick, and fast. It's a very low-viscosity solution that seems to suck itself right...
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    Gretsch Kit on Ebay - Ohh my...

    Haha! That's hilarious; I didn't get to that part - 4 or 5 sentences in, I had to stop reading. It made my brain hurt - but that is funny.
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    Way OT Craigslist ad

    It's kind of too creepy not to be. They've got 5 or 6 listings; motorcycle helmets, a viacom system, lots of clothing, etc.
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    Way OT Craigslist ad

    Yeah - here's another one from his 'wife'. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/clo/3037608351.html Several ads up with that same phone number.
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    My favorite month of the year begins tonight...

    Hmm, no I haven't seen a recent version of Spartacus, only the 1981/1982 Spartacus programs (which were dark as hell and totally killer).
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    My favorite month of the year begins tonight...

    +1 on those. What year did phantom win DCI Finals - 1996? That was a freaking BONE-chillingly intense show. They had a dead-serious, pared down, all business air about them that I just loved. I really like the huge ending followed by the slow, almost languid, horns down. Awesome, awesome...
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    Stick Control Variations

    I saw a vid somewhere (youtube, probably) that I liked. It's like the usual 'alternate hand and foot against a swing ride pattern' exercise but: Alternating left hand and right foot (for ex), swing ride w/right hand, - the first time you play swung 8ths - the second time you play quarter-note...
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    My favorite month of the year begins tonight...

    I was touring in 1985, Star's first year, and there indeed was a lot of negative talk about them. "The best staff money can buy.." etc. I personally didn't like them on a basic aesthetic level, notwithstanding their corporate sponsorship. That Disney show was disgustingly vanilla to me, and...
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