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  1. Hemant

    1st live show in 18 months - Tower of Power - "Soul Vaccination"

    Never fail to disappoint. Garibaldi is in my all-time top 5 - just a greasy, funky, ghost notin', synchopatin', bad mofo. Mask and vaxx requirements made for a half filled room -- which was fine by me. Very intimate show. I believe they said it was only their 4th show after being off for the...
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    TV Theme Songs

    I heard the WKRP theme the other day and never really took the time to appreciate what a fantastic drum groove it had. It got me thinking about some of my other favorites from the 80's - Night Court and Barney Miller (which we played in high school stage band).
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    Kiss Destroyer turns 45

    After bubble-gum 45s - Destroyer was my first official rock LP. I begged for it after seeing "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" on NBC. My parents finally gave in and it was under the holiday tree. The look of yuletide joy on their faces as "God of Thunder" pumped at 8:30am out of the...
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    How to make an AC/DC song in 30 seconds

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    Ludwig Classic Maple - Natural - 24/12/16 & 14 x 6.5 - $1200

    Posting for a friend. He is a guitar player and bought this for home rehearsals - and it was rarely used (we went with a Roland V-drum and in-ear monitor system for silent rehearsals). Very clean and in excellent condition. Great rock sizes. LMK if interested - I have boxes and can help him...
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    Melissa Etheridge & Tommy Lee Drumset Duet

    You find the oddest stuff surfing You Tube. They looked like they were having a lot of fun with this.
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    Ludwig Black Galaxy Acrolite - ("Blacrolite") with case - $225 shipped CONUS

    The quarantine clean-out continues. The Mapex Saturn and the 85 Yamaha Tour Customs SOLD and I'm going to start listing a couple of odds and ends. Let's start with the humble Acrolite in Black Galaxy finish (aka the "Blacrolite"). This classic aluminum shell drum outperforms drums twice its...
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    SOLD! - 1985 Yamaha Tour Custom Drum Set - Cobalt Blue - Six Piece - $1000

    1985 Yamaha Tour Custom – Cobalt Blue in standard sizes 22 x14, 10 x 8, 12 x 8, 13 x 9, 14 x 10 and 16 x 16 . VG condition. It has a scuff or scratch here and there but nothing major. Chrome is very nice – a few of the bass drum lugs have a very light spot of roughness but no pitting and the...
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    $1200 -- Stunning 8 piece Mapex Saturn Electric Purple/Berry Burst Sparkle Lacquer drum set. Excellent – 9.5/10 with unplayed original clear Remo Emperor heads. Shell bank set. 22 x 18, 10 x 8, 12 x 9, 13 x 10, 14 x 14, 15 x 14, 16 x 16 (yes 3 floor toms) and 14 x 5.5 snare. One owner (me)...
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    Hot Rodding an Acrolite

    I have an old 5 x 14 black acrolite with some cruddy hardware (shell is perfect). I am thinking of hot-rodding with som black chrome rims, black chrome tube lugs and throw off. Any idea on size of tube lugs I would need?
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    Best Noise Cancel/Isolating Headphones for playing along with an acoustic drum set.

    Will bluetooth from phone or straight from laptop. Not adverse to making investment for quality. Go.
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    Neil meets Charlie

    A short, older man stepped up to me, sticking out his hand and saying something I couldn't hear. Thinking "Now who's THIS?" I took out one of my ear monitors and said "Sorry, I couldn't hear you." He spoke again, smiling, "Hello, I'm Charlie Watts." "Oh!" I said, taken aback, "Hello." And I...
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    Replacing WHeels on Roc-n-Roller Cart

    Love my R12 R-n-R. After nearly a decade of use - replacing the wheels. Anyone have a good method of removing those bent pin doo-hickeys. I wrestled with one for about 20 minutes with a pair of needle nose pliers, regular pliers and a pair of wire cutters. I thought to myself there has got...
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    Mitch and Carmine

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    Austin, TX

    I have a day and 1/2 upcoming in Austin. Loaded questions: Best drum shop(s) to visit? Best recommendation for a live music bar in downtown area on a weekday evening? Best BBQ & Tex-Mex joints? I am staying downtown w/ no car - so everything should be a walk or local Uber if possible. Go.
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    Drum Stores in Las Vegas?

    Suggestions for robust stock & inventory?
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    Bryan Auger & The Trinity - Red Beans and Rice

    Bryan Auger and The Trinity I guarantee this is the grooviest thing you will see all day ("yeah baby yeah). I love the drum and cymbal sounds on this track. &list=RDnxF2K0TqRHk#t=21
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    Almost Famous/Almost Broke: How does a jazz musician make it in NYC now?

    Great article from Village Voice.
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    Scaggs, McDonald & Fagen/Dukes of September - Shannon Forrest

    I saw this show a few years ago - and Michael White was holding down the drum throne. This iteration of the band has Shannon Forrest in the drum chair and he is laying down some beautiful grooves on a tasty sounding Noble & Cooley kit with Paiste pies. Check out this version of "Lowdown" and the...