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  1. nomsgmusic

    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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    14" 10 hole, triple flange, raw brass, snare hoops

    After seeing some in another thread (picture below,) I would like to find a set of triple flange raw brass snare hoops. They don't have to look great, I am going to strip and patina them (or something.) They are going on a 1920's Black Beauty. I am sick of the straight hoops chewing up brushes...
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    Great Boston Drummer, Bobby Ward RIP

    Bobby was a GREAT drummer from Boston who unfortunately never got his "due." Bobby, Clifford Jarvis, and Tony Williams studied with Alan Dawson at the same time. They ALL had the same edge to their playing. I used to see Bobby occasionally in Boston when I was going through town for gigs. Tony...
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    1920's NOB "Heavy" vs. "Light" Shells

    I introduced a question over in the seamless and spun shell thread, and I don't want to further derail that good thread. You can look at it there (mid to end of page 2.) But here are my questions. The two piece Ludwig (Black Beauty) snare shell is often referred to as a "heavy brass" shell...
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    Nick D' Virgilio dissects Phil Collins

    And does a FANTASTIC job!!!!!! So I have liked this young man's playing ever since I heard him on his amazing tribute to "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway." On "Re-Wiring Genesis," he sings, and just devours the music and drumming on one of my all time favorites pieces of music...
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    REALLY cool Jazz Blue Note Shirts

    This is NOT my endeavor, but I have ordered from him twice, and his shirts are TOP notch, so I figured that I would try and help him out and post his site, and vouch for him. He is taking classic Blue Note (and others) record covers and making T shirts with their cover art. And he is not just...
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    1920's Black Beauty

    OK, I know this is a long shot but what the heck... I would like to trade my 5.5 1920's BB for a 1920's 6.5 BB. Here's the deal. I have a 1920's 5.5x14 10 lug Black Beauty it is a classic "players condition" (or maybe a small upgrade from that.) No extra holes or modifications, I did have to...
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    NEW Philly Joe Jones Footage

    OK, so there is tons of wonderful footage of almost all of the greats. But there has never been enough of Philly Joe Jones. Yes, I have seen the Bill Evans, and the Monk (one tune?) Don't worry after the first few mins the cameraman gets to the other side of the stage and focuses on Philly Joe...
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    Wallace Roney has died

    I just heard this from a mutual friend of ours. It comes with great sadness to share that Wallace Roney has died from this awful virus. His children must be in our prayers, they just lost their mother recently as well. As well as being a great musician, friend, family member, and (most...
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    Online teaching. The new norm? I hope not. But...

    I have a pretty hefty teaching practice. And have taken this time to temporarily shift my students to online teaching (I'm still a little torn, but it's not as weird as I thought it would be.) So far, it's interesting to teach while watching a student on their iPhone. But it's weird to be...
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    DFO Book Club

    Books... remember what they are???? I love an insightful book about music. I also love a good autobiography about a musician. I lent a few books out to a few students last week before we all got "quarantined" (so a few of my faves are not here.) But I figured before I put them back on the...
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    Where you are spending your time

    So most of us are quarantined in our homes. I spent most of yesterday cleaning up the spaces that I spend most of my time in. But aside from the wife and I (and the cat...) WHO will appreciate my hard work in creating a nice clean library and studio. So then I figured, why not start a thread...
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    The GREAT Phil Seamen

    So years ago Steve Smith and I were talking about stuff, and I asked him if he had heard the Papa Jo record "The Drums." He told me that he had never been able to find it, so I loaned it to him. In kind, he made me a copy of Phil Seamen's "Talking" record which was sort of the same type of...
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    Bob Gullotti 1949-2020

    Another punch to the gut. I just received the news that legendary teacher and drummer Bob Gullotti has died. For those who have never been around Boston, he was a legend in town (and should have been MUCH better known outside of town.) He has taught privately at Berklee and (I think New England...
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    Hens Teeth DO Exist!

    There is so much negativity in the world right now, I figured that I would try to brighten someone's day with a (semi) short drum story, that has a HAPPY ending! I was inspired by Scott's wonderful story of his new NOB gold snare and Mike Curotto's work. Although my story isn't as involved, it...
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    Magnesium Snares

    I am thinking of getting a Tim Mckenzie Magnesium snare, they have always intrigued me. But I have not played one in person. It is a thin shell (not cast,) welded with a seam, with straight (no flanged) edges. My questions are as follows... Who of the DFO crew has played a Magnesium snare...
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    MSG in Philly this weekend Oct. 14

    I'll be making a rare hometown appearance in Philadelphia this Sat 10-14-17. I am playing with Philly guitarist Curtis Weaver at: La Champignon 124-126 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147 Society Hill 215-922-2515 Sets start at 9. Thanks, Mark Phone number(215) 922-2515
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    Favorite Authorized-Official Bootlegs

    Ok we have done the fave "Live" records a few times, and anyone that has read my response, knows that I am a music NUT!!!! I am NOT looking to publicize bootlegs, nor am I looking to draw attention to any of the shady "companies" that "find" live recordings (and radio broadcasts) and release...
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    6.5 Unix Walnut Stave Snare for Trade

    The snare self is getting full, and I need more room. I am not playing this as much as I used to. It's a GREAT drum, and as many of you know, Unix makes fantastic drums!!! Their quality is second to NONE! Check 'em out... http://www.unixdrums.com This drum is in VERY good shape! I can't find...
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    10" Wood Hoops (Yamaha Style)

    Looking to buy a PAIR of 10" (6 Lug) Wood Tom Hoops (Yamaha Style.) I am looking for a pair of natural finished hoops. They don't have to be "perfect," normal used condition, scratches or scuffs are all FINE, abuse (or extreme wear) is NOT. Please PM me with what you have! Thanks, MSG
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