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  1. DamnSingerAlsoDrums

    This is what I do to make practice less boring

    For a long long time I was merciless with myself as well. After a while it got so darn hard and tiring to seem to never get anywhere, at anything (even when many signs pointed towards a relative success). Then I decided to cut me a bit of slack and start appreciating what I did OK. I love a...
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    OT-ish: changed my handle

    I would approve ;-)
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    This is what I do to make practice less boring

    Well the less stuff there is, the more glaringly obvious all the inconsistencies are. It's the same for all of us, maybe except for guys like Carter McLean etc.. I mean I wouldn't post the track I just did without the other instruments and the processing. there are a lot of snare hits that are...
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    This is what I do to make practice less boring

    That betty Davis stuff sure sounds/feels awesome... I play with a lot of records too. Lately I've been transitionning to tracks on wich I play everything mostly because, it makes me practice pretty much every aspect of the job (different instruments, writing, engineering, mixing etc.). And it...
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    This is what I do to make practice less boring

    It's probably lost in the mail.
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    This is what I do to make practice less boring

    I'm gonna steal that one, if you don't mind ;)
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    OT: Handles and Avatars

    I'm a damn singer. I also play drums. The avatar is me playing drums. And singin'.... I may not always be the sharpest knife in the drawer but my heart's usually in the right place.
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    This is what I do to make practice less boring

    I try and come up with song ideas that match somewhat the technique I want to dust off a bit. Today I had to do a bit of Motown style "snare on each quarter" beat (wich I almost never do with my current band) to refresh that type of pocket for an upcoming house-band assignement. I played a...
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    Every Once and a While.....

    Your craftsmanship seems top notch... I'd steal that third one!!
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    Time for your Office Pics! It's been a while.

    This is saturday's stage. Mere minutes before we had to tear most of it down due to a tornado warning. We were playing for the 350th anniversary of a small suburb town near Montreal. We had just finnished soundchecking when gusts started dangerously rocking the cymbals and guitar stands ...
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    Floor tom lost in mail!! Update

    I didn't think of that but yeah, about twice a year I receive letters that are wrongly adressed. But then all bets are off. There could be a sttreet named just like yours, 1 town over. It happens sometimes in metropolitan areas.
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    Floor tom lost in mail!! Update

    Aaaaw man! Andy, I'm sending good vibes through the aether for that shell to find its way to your doorstep.
  13. DamnSingerAlsoDrums

    Anyone one else playing this weekend

    Hard to tell, really when you play on a big outdoors festival stage with a bunch of subs right underneath... But I'll see when we get back to inside gigs.
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    Stick Wrap

    I've tried a few sticky wax/paste, and some non drums-specific tape. None was a cure all for my so-so grip.
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    That microscopic taste of fame as a drummer

    You seem to be humble and wise enough to welcome it in a state of gratefulness. Those first few moments with fans are often the most impactful. Enjoy it.
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    Stick Wrap

    Maybe I should try tape...
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    Anyone one else playing this weekend

    Today's the last gig that has been re-schedule from the very first run of cancelations in 2020. Gig was booked in early 2019 so 3 years ago... The venue is a cute little arts center but it's at a 4th story of a very old building and the elevator was too small to bring our brand new custom made...
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    Aquarian vintage medium question

    I have coated ambs as resos on my Broadkasters and they soften the timbre of the sustain, but not that much the legth of it. A little bit less high end frequencies content gives off the impression of shorter sustain. On my Broadkasters and my Rogers Holidays, wich both have coated ambs resos...
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    "That" snare sound.

    Ouch!!! I would have been livid!! I'm lucky I work in genres where and with people for whom "real tones" are still a point of pride. I have a few friends who delve more into pop, modern rock and/or country and yeah, I've heard such stories. Sad as it is, in those genres, the original snare...
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