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    OT-Cocktails

    Dark and Stormy (ginger beer, spiced rum, lime juice.) Summertime, fresh margarita's from scratch. Wife loves Moscow Mule's (same as dark and stormy but with vodka) I love Long Island Iced Teas Dessert drink, Key Lime Pie Martini Beer, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat Wine, a nice Pinot, or Cab Sauv, I...
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    Anyone planning/dreaming about a move?

    What an interesting thread, I just read all 8 pages!!! I am in North Jersey (but really I'm not one of the scumbags ShilohJim! And I agree with what you said about "Slower Delaware.") Amazingly our taxes are ridiculously low for our modest house and yard, so we're really happy here. Our little...
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    My drums on Seth Meyers all week...

    I am really proud of Raghav (I did create a thread about him, and I don't create many threads.) I've been meaning to watch his drumeo stuff, but I just haven't had the chance. A few of my other students follow him, and say Raghav's drumeo series is very good. But I am proud of ALL of my guys...
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    New for 2021 Black Beauty....

    If you are serious Joe? I'd hold out for a Slingerland Artist or Professional, I think they are the best one piece NOB's. But that one for $350, maybe 400, no more. New strainer, extra holes, dents... And remember that is a one piece NOB shell, not the same as a two piece, but pretty close, and...
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    My drums on Seth Meyers all week...

    No, they aren't being played by me. But even better, they are being played by a longtime student of mine named Raghav Mehrotra. His new Ludwig's hadn't come in yet, so he asked if he could use my Gretsch's. This is his second week on Seth Meyers, and he has a class on Drumeo, and has tons of...
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    A Little Pick Me Up (featuring the late great Richie Hayward)

    I did too Scott, (right near the end of his life,) one of my BIG regrets too! I always thought it was really cool that Sam Clayton occasionally used a little three piece kit (bd, sd, hh) with them back in the day. It really freed Ritchie up at times. Because of this, some of the parts from...
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    Milford Graves has passed away.

    In an amazing confluence of events. Milford and Chick were born the same year, played together, made significant and joyful contributions to music, and died days apart. Here is Chick at the piano, and Milford playing timbales. This world will miss them both! MSG
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    Speaking of unorthodox setups, Cold Blood's Sandy McKee

    Yes!!!! I have been listening to Sandy a bunch for the last few years. Mike Clarke and Garibaldi have mentioned him to me a lot, James Levi too! Sandy was a "legendary" Bay Area cat, and Cold Blood was a legendary Bay Area band. It doesn't seem like they made much of an impact outside of that...
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    Chick Corea has passed away

    Yes it is amazing. Chick was a GREAT friend to drummers and the drum world in general. Off the top of my head, the drummers (and percussionists) that he recorded with and-or hired (in no specific order,) and many of which he hired when they were very young and coming up through the ranks: Al...
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    Chick Corea has passed away

    Man this has saddened me profoundly. I had many interactions with Chick throughout the years (mostly through interviewing his drummers for various drum magazines) and some mutual musician friends. He even grew to recognize me with that great Boston accent (“Maaaaaark right?) I even got to play...
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    What's your favorite snare drum?

    Too busy to decide... So... This one! Truthfully, I don't buy or keep anything that I would not call (in the right musical circumstances,) a FAVORITE! MSG
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    Weight of Crash/Rides

    After years of playing, I have come to the conclusion that a 19" is the best size for a crash-ride or ride-crash. In fact I think a 19" C-R or R-C is probably the most versatile cymbal that can be made. The "right" one can be a nice main ride, a nice (louder) darker (edge) rock-ish crash, a or a...
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    OT - Marilyn Manson dropped by record label over abuse allegations

    Most big contracts in "entertainment" (and many other fields) have morality clauses. Most of them are worded so if you are ACCUSED of a felony, the contract can be nullified (employers option.) You don't have to be convicted, it has nothing to do with your constitutional rights. If you don't...
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    Chester Thompson on Decade-Long Rift with Crab Apple Phil Collins

    First, a great interview. I interviewed Chester years ago for Percussive Notes, and he's a great guy, we actually spent an entire day together. I really admire his career, and his commitment to his FAMILY. Great career: McDuff, WR, FZ, Genesis, Carlos, PC, BG's... The guy's a pro, and he plays...
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    keplinger players - what batter heads?

    Hey Dr. D, I have a 7" Keplinger steel and I have to say that in my opinion they aren't as "loud" as people might think. I think they are a little misunderstood. I really like it, it's a great drum and have used it on many gigs. Including small (all brush) jazz gigs and I have not found it to...
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