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Wel two today first one on a island for a 13year old kid fighting cancer second is a bar gig tomorrow private party have a good Labor Day weekend may it be filled with drums!!!!
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Tonight we're playing in Gatineau (just outside Ottawa) at a big festival. Two days ago i did a "for tv" concert in Quebec City and since it was being captured on cam, I reinstated the Red Glass glitter Broadkasters as Kit #1. After the gig, I had both the BKs and my Stainless Asba kit wich I had used all summer to load. Bks were to go in the trailer to follow to Gatineau and the Stainless kit was to be loaded in the bed of the truck to be unloaded at my house. But the Quebec load out got rained out so we hurried and tossed most things in rapidly and a little carelessly.

Yesterday I unloaded the ASBA set in my locker at home and slept on it. Today I pinned the trailer, drove 1hr30 to Gatineau, only to open the floor tom case and see a stainless floor tom. I was dismayed at the prospect of playing a mismatched kit. On eof the local techs asked me were I lived and it turned out that his wife was passing by my house on the way over from her parents... I called my cousin who lives nearby and gave him the "trick" on how to open one of th ewindows at the back of the house. So he did break in, got the floor out and met the tech's wife who brought me the Gretsch floor. I gave her a Hoodiie with the band's logo for her trouble ..
. and I get to play a matching kit after all... View attachment 581071 ...
What sizes?
 

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My polka band, the Rusty Steins, played at a church picnic in the small Czech community of Nada, Texas today. Because of light rain it was held in the church parish hall and was packed even before we began. Tight stage for our group which had 15 members, plus we had two guest accordionists that played several tunes with us. Two hour set with 28 songs played. Tons of fun.

Because we were miked, I used my small set up, INDe kick, Sonor snare, 20“ Masterworks thin crash, 12” Dreambliss splash.

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My Polka Band, the Rusty Steins, played at a church picnic in the small Czech community of Nada, Texas today. Because of light rain it was held in the church parish hall and was packed even before we began. Tight stage for our group which had 15 members, plus we had two guest accordionists that played several tunes with us. Two hour set with 28 songs played. Tons of fun.

Because we were miked, I used my small set up, INDe kick, Sonor snare, 20“ Masterworks thin crash, 12” Dreambliss splash.

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So couple funny things. When I hear of polka I think of John stamos from
One of the full house episodes.

Second when people ask what our band plays while we are setting up I always say polka
 

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So couple funny things. When I hear of polka I think of John stamos from
One of the full house episodes.

Second when people ask what our band plays while we are setting up I always say polka
Texas was settled by the Spain which later became Mexico in the New World, but then immigrants from all over Europe including Germans, Polish and Czechs came into this area. Big tradition of polka music here which is south of Houston, north of Corpus Christi and southeast of Austin. You can see my music in the left hand corner of that photo; there are more than 200 songs in our songbook, most German and Czech; we also have some Spanish polkas and waltzes we play too. It’s fun to play with this group, there are some fine musicians in it.
 
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My Polka Band, the Rusty Steins, played at a church picnic in the small Czech community of Nada, Texas today. Because of light rain it was held in the church parish hall and was packed even before we began. Tight stage for our group which had 15 members, plus we had two guest accordionists that played several tunes with us. Two hour set with 28 songs played. Tons of fun.

Because we were miked, I used my small set up, INDe kick, Sonor snare, 20“ Masterworks thin crash, 12” Dreambliss splash.

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Two accordians!
 

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We played last night at a cigar lounge here in town. Had a great time. Decided to play my 80’s Gretsch that still has most of the original Permatone heads on it. Snare was an Odery Custom Shop. I had toyed with the idea of putting some newer heads on the kit but after playing them last night there is no need. They sounded fantastic and the bass is a cannon.
 


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