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  1. KevinD

    Were you around for the Ludwig Blue/Olive logo change?

    Well just to add a bit of "color" to the conversation.. Long before I was aware of what a "Ludwig" was when I was in 1st-4th grade or so (early -mid 70s) each year we had a set of reading textbooks and workbooks and related posters for the walls etc.. and all the theme of all those books had...
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    Shopping in a "Real" Drum Shop

    That is pretty interesting, I always used to drive past that one but I always thought that it looked closed. Like you, I could never figure out the connection between that store, the main LIDC and the LIDC store in Nyack, Nice folks in the Nyack store though.
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    Keeping tempos from rushing when SUPER EXCITED

    Lots of good advice here in terms of various tech aids that will help out. I'm going to bet that the drummer is NOT the only one in the band that is getting pulled into the energy... BUT I'm afraid that in most case everyone will look at the drummer to "step up" and make sure that things are...
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    Window Soundproofing Project

    Nice job, good fit too. I think you could do something like this idea (lots of similar things out there) that would hold it in place.. may need 4 but it shouldn't be too hard to make work and they would make for a quick in & out of the insert...
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    "MISSING PERSONS" (Bozzio) Friday Five-Fer

    Prior to Spring Session M, I had just been getting into Zappa so I was aware of TB and the innovative playing he brought to Zappa. So when Spring Session M came out i was blown away by how he could still be really innovative but NOT overdo it and screw up by overplaying all over the songs... I...
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    "MISSING PERSONS" (Bozzio) Friday Five-Fer

    Hey! That's Oscar Goldman!!
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    Somebody gave me an accordion

    Well if you work hard enough you could end up on big time late night TV.
  8. KevinD

    knot in bass drum bearing edge

    Hard to see from that photo how badly it is off... While I understand the frustration of having paid good money with the expectations of receiving a perfect product, I don't see it impacting the sound of the kick. You can't see it, so it won't be a cosmetic issue. Some of the drums from what is...
  9. KevinD

    Bands you thought were USA and were not, AND the other way around...

    When I was a kid I thought Paul Revere and the Raiders were from Britain... But in thinking about the logic... Paul Revere not being British and all... I must have been a dumb kid.
  10. KevinD

    Anyone owns a vintage Pearl kit?

    This is my 1982 Pearl MX set in "Blue Flash." I got it new from a local drum shop and teacher ( who had played with Stan Kenton at one point) when I was 16. (I had The typical 80s "way too big" set up (not power toms thankfully) 10" through 15" toms, 22 BD. Shells all say "Made in Japan." I...
  11. KevinD

    Bucks County Drum co & Bernard Purdie

    I studied with Randy Ciarlante years ago (prior to his time with The Band) and reconnected with him when fb came around. Went and saw him a couple of times after he had gotten his Bucks County set. Really nice build quality, and they sounded great. He was really happy with the drums and as I...
  12. KevinD

    Please Direct Me To Obscure Classic Rock Instrumentals

    While one might not always associate Rick Derringer with instrumentals, I've always liked this one, "Time Warp" on All American Boy. Bobby Caldwell on drums, he really nails the drum break in the middle, great hands. Edgar Winter on organ...There is a cool 9/8 turnaround between some of the...
  13. KevinD

    OT: DVD vs VCD?

    VCD is an older Digital Technology from the early-mid 90s that expanded on the audio CD format. Holds a bit more info than an audio CD ~ 800MB, and can fit about an 80 minute movie. DVDs can hold 5-6 times more data so that equals longer playing time, and DVDs offer generally a great...
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    Paiste 2002 14”sound edge hihats

    I bought a pair of 1976 2002 black label 14 inch HHs with the sound edge on Ebay about 15 years ago. (that model seems to be hard to find now) They've been my goto gigging and recording HHs since then. I was doing a session using the studio's hats (14" Zildjians not sure what era) and for grins...
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    RIP, Killer

    Too bad, the other night I heard on the radio that he had passed.. .apparently TMZ prematurely acted on a bad tip... Now unfortunately it seems to be verified. 87... he had a good run.
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    Top Fired Drummers

    Cobham's words, not mine. https://balkanrock.com/english/interview-billy-cobham-the-past-never-leaves-you-its-a-cycle/ BR: Why did you leave Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1971? Billy Cobham: I did not leave them, I was fired. Big difference (laughs). I thought we were continuing and then I found...
  17. KevinD

    TV's Best Sitcom Cast Members on Drums

    WOW! I know this post is from January, but I just noticed I had that same toy drum set when I was a kid! Spring tension lugs and paper heads and all.
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    Top Fired Drummers

    Years ago I remember reading two different Jeff Porcaro interviews where he mentioned that he was "fired" from Steely Dan. The interviewer didn't follow up on those statements though. I think it has been discussed here in the past, but if I recall, the gist of it was that he wasn't actually...
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    Sharing practicing or gigging with another drummer

    So, are you going to the the ONLY drummer on the GIG? Is it possible the main drummer is only attending the rehearsal to help get you acclimated to things for the gig? Or is the main drummer doing the gig too? If you are now going to have to share drumming duties on the gig, (and be...
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    Prog Rock Weirdos Who Became Pop Stars

    I seem to recall that Split Enz from New Zedland had a lot of prog elements (musically, and live performance wise) prior to their MTV era hits with "I Got You" and "History Never Repeats" and some others.