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  1. Kevin OConnor

    OT: Just 43 years ago today

    Woodstock music festival was actually held in Bethel, NY. The Daily News in NY has some good pictures. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/woodstock-43rd-anniversary-gallery-1.1136936 John Fogerty quote concerning the concert: "We were ready to rock out and we waited and waited and...
  2. Kevin OConnor

    OT: "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"

    After forty or so years the music is still relevant. Gary Brooker's voice remains intact Then: http://www.youtube.c...feature=related More recently: http://www.youtube.c...feature=related Two extra verses: &feature=related http://www.procolharum.com/w/w9901.htm Some interesting...
  3. Kevin OConnor

    OT Chris Difford

    Some Squeeze fans may appreciate Chris Difford's CD "South East Side Story" As a longtime Squeeze fan , I like it , but I really prefer the full band. http://www.last.fm/music/Chris+Difford/South+East+Side+Story
  4. Kevin OConnor

    OT Ernest Borgnine RIP

    Ernest Borgnine passes. I remember him from "McHale's Navy" and more recently "Red" He was a sailor who'd been in the USN and re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor. He won an Oscar for "Marty" http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/celebrities/ernest-borgnine-dead-at-95-1.3825862
  5. Kevin OConnor

    Wishbone Ash

    For me the album, the sound , given the years since production are still relevant. Who are the pioneers of twin guitar lead?
  6. Kevin OConnor

    OT: Victor Spinetti

    Victor Spinetti was in the early Beatles movie as well as "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", the child catcher. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18148017#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
  7. Kevin OConnor

    DRUM MUFFLING IN THE 70's

    I used gaffers tape, duct tape etc... in order to muffle toms, but I had never seen this technique...
  8. Kevin OConnor

    Kenny Clare

    While I was researching Premier Resonator drums I came across Kenny Clare , an English drummer who helped promote the resonator series. He was known for his snare sound which based on the video is very good. Has anyone used his several tension rod detensioning method? If you look at the...
  9. Kevin OConnor

    JIMMY SMITH BAND: CIRCA 1962

    Some may find this youtube video interesting: When I listened to this trio I wondered if their music contributed to the development of the Allman Brothers song "Hot Lanta as well as the music of Argent, Steve Winwood, Booker T, and Jon Lord et al. "Do You Know What I Mean"? Lee Micheals
  10. Kevin OConnor

    DOES ANYONE NEED A PREMIER TOM?

    The seller may be unfamiliar with drums. BTW the flowbeam tension is too tight. Those springs are likely spent. The rims are triple flanged. When did Premier transition from the aluminum lathed rims? http://www.ebay.com/...639483613081117
  11. Kevin OConnor

    BUDDY RICH

    Buddy Rich performs a portion of West Side Story: &feature=related
  12. Kevin OConnor

    JAZZ BAND ON LENNY BRUCE SHOW

    Lenny Bruce show 1959. Harry " Sweets " Edison on trumpet. Nat Pierce on piano, and Buddy Rich on drums. Does anyone recognize the bassist?
  13. Kevin OConnor

    RIP PETER JONES

    Former Crowded House drummer Peter Jones dies at 45. More recently Jones was a school teacher at Roxburgh College, Victoria, Australia. He passed due to a brain tumor. Way too young. http://www.crowdedhouse.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-18137221 http://www.metro.co....tle-with-cancer...
  14. Kevin OConnor

    Buddy Rich interview 1984

    Interesting Buddy Rich interview from Regis Philbin Show 1984 RP,' Buddy are you really mean?' BR, "I'm not mean, I just want perfection' &feature=related
  15. Kevin OConnor

    PREMIER SALESMAN FINISH

    I must admit that I did not find any finishes that appealing http://www.ebay.com/itm/PREMIER-SNARE-RARE-SALESMAN-SAMPLE-EVERY-FINISH-ON-THERE-/230786578541?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bbf3b86d
  16. Kevin OConnor

    OT:TWO WORLD CLASS GUITARISTS

    Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel performing on the defunct TNN. Very sonorous. &feature=related
  17. Kevin OConnor

    Premier Resonator drums

    According to the seller," the inner shell Resonators have been removed so these are now normal shells that resonate beautifully." Has anyone here done an A/B comparison of the drums with and without the resonator shells...
  18. Kevin OConnor

    VINTAGE DRUMS

    Does anyone collect vintage Frankensteen sets? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bop-Drums-Ludwig-Rogers-Hardware-with-Maple-Premier-Shells-12-14-18-/150806838512?pt=Vintgae_Drums_Percussion&hash=item231cc9bcf0
  19. Kevin OConnor

    OT FOR SLADE FANS

    Slade fans may find this BBC documentary of the band interesting. They never made it big in this country. "Oh my my", Here's the link :blink:
  20. Kevin OConnor

    TAPE ON CYMBALS

    I haven't put tape on cymbals for a long time. It appears the Ron Bushy had quite a bit on his ride cymbal for "taping" of "In A Gadda Da Vida" &feature=related
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