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Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 716
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: The drummers who just go for it

Exactly! There's some unnecessary stoking of conflict where there was none.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 716
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: The drummers who just go for it

It's a different time. I see videos of little kids playing today whose skills easily outdo many of my old drum heroes.

The skill bar has been raised and there's not so much happening now for...
Forum: Drummers 05-28-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: people that look like drummers

Tommy Lee looks like a drummer.

People are always surprised to find I play drums. They always assume I'm a keyboardist because I wear glasses and probably come across like a feral nerd version of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Guru snare competition results!

You did a fine job with it, Mark, even if played on a *&%$ ekit ;)
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: tell me the truth

I found that, usually, the worse I played the more the audience liked it - that's when I'd get compliments. I used to figure that they liked to watch the struggle, like Romans liked to see gladiators...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Guru snare competition results!

I liked his backbeat, was a bit surprised at the decision to play open hats but it sounded good to me, not your standard funk approach.

Mostly I just dug his take on it in the first half, where I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Guru snare competition results!

A big thumbs up from me to all who competed - just for getting through that wicked arrangement. I'm impressed by you all - you too Madge! To do what you did with your limited experience showed...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,310
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Forum demographic

Jon, you're a statistician's dream :)



Well done, OT! Hope you're still updating :)

I expect that 46 wouldn't be far from the average age of people who use web forums.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Lazy Guitarists...

Thing is, I've seen great gigs where the guitarist stops and tunes. The audience understands that tuning happens in music, they talk amongst themselves for a while and then the music starts again.
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Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,693
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Stage Etiquette

Don't be judgemental if somebody in the band makes a breach of stage etiquette. They are human. Smile, play on, and if the music is good then most people won't care (usually most in the audience...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,065
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Comparing ones abilities with others

Same here, Larry. It's a compulsion. If we were dogs and most bands had one dog member, that's who'd we'd be looking at on stage.

Instead of sniffing their arses we check out the way they play....
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Lazy Guitarists...

It wasn't so long ago that tuning on stage and being a bit out of tune was no great drama. Dropped sticks. Long shredding solos. Singer babbling between songs. Noodling between songs. It was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 740
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Lazy Guitarists...

I could criticise all the guitarists I've played with and I expect they'd have reasonable criticisms of me. I guess we were at similar levels.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Interesting minimalist style...

RS is a classy hip hop/funk drummer - beautiful player. I first saw him play on this clip with Jose James: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLm5IVeip0c
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,310
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Forum demographic

Sydneysider who did most of her gigging in the 80s and early 90s, restarted playing in 2007 and occasionally gigged after that before hanging up the sticks late 2014.

These days I focus on home...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,065
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Comparing ones abilities with others

If you're competing with other people for gigs then being competitive makes sense.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,539
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Rock and roll....over?

True, there was that exceptional circumstance with the meeting of cultures. One reason black music might have caught on with whites was a that matter of attainability. It's always easier for and more...
Forum: Drum Technique 05-13-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Matt Smith in Under 2 Minutes.

All the best to you, Tom, and Matt. His intelligence, knowledge and insight and surely missed here. Even if Nashville turned out to be a bummer, the experience will probably turn out to provide...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,539
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Rock and roll....over?

Well articulated. That's how I see it. Personally, I'm just fascinated to see what comes up next - whether it will be something new or a revival. I'm out of touch these days (being stuck somewhere...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,539
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Rock and roll....over?

I'm sure it is. My tastes are much lighter. I used to like it loud and intense but when you get old you lose that robustness. I did anyway. I got more sensitive and the music I once loved now feels...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,136
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: 2015 Guru Snare Competition Entry Details - ENDS SOON!

Andy, I was surprised at what a tough ask it was. Not whingeing because I'm happy with my snare and need no other, but it reminded me of Tower of Power with those wicked accents and runs coming at...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,539
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Rock and roll....over?

I like that quote! That's why I got into rock n roll! I didn't know how to play but it was okay because the others were beginners too.

So I can understand where rappers were coming from and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,136
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: 2015 Guru Snare Competition Entry Details - ENDS SOON!

Thanks Andy, when I had a go it didn't sound too good lol.

Keeping it Simple is what I do. I play either dead simple or go batshit crazy. I have two modes. This song lies between those modes and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,583
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: All-Consuming Hate Kills the Artistís Creativity

We call it realism. It is what it is. As I said before, "I acknowledge it like I acknowledge other entropic forces like disease and natural disasters", which I would not have thought such a ringing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,136
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: 2015 Guru Snare Competition Entry Details - ENDS SOON!

LOL! I just wanted to try it out. It's too complex and syncopated for me. Little Wing and My Baby Just Cares for Me are more my speed :)
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