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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Sloppy fills

I've fluffed more fills in my time that you can poke a stick at. Tons of them - maybe feeling a tad tight (or worse, you know another drummer is watching) and your limbs are set in position for the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 866
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Peart - would you hang out with him?

Yup, I doubt he's short of no-name drummers wanting to be his friend.

I'd like to talk philosophy with Neil in the impossible scenario of him bumming around in Sydney and I happened to run into...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: I'm going to see Billy Cobham live!

Sounds great, 8! Love to see Billy play close up.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,293
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: How to politely and professionally quit

People talk about quitting in person but it's not always possible. I quit my last band by email. I was planning to tell them on the Thursday at band practice but then an email came around to say that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,593
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: What's on your bass drum reso head?

For me, one BD reso says "Guru" and the other "Pearl".
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,501
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Before I just jump in & do this ------

Wicked track, Andy, but sounds great - a Herbie Hancock vibe going on there. Sounds like a drumming job for David :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,719
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Is live music dead?

I gave up seeing live bands and playing live myself. Every time my last band got the least bit arty audiences would switch off. All most seem to want is volume and danceable beats.

In Sydney,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: What Metaphors Do You Use in Your Playing?

When there's a thunderstorm I usually jam with it.


I used to tell my last band that keeping time was everyone's job, not just the drummer's. I said my role was to make the expected "drummy ...
Forum: Drum Technique 02-28-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Can't seem to play fast

I commend you and I wish more people were as humble as you.

It's bloody annoying when some little turd is trying to show off their "great chops" in a shop, making a racket that spoils it for staff...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,162
Posted By Anon La Ply
Forum: Drums 02-25-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 943
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: The legendary sweet spot

Being a slapdash tuner I've always found that good quality drums are more forgiving of my tuning "sins" than cheapos, in that there are more good sounds you can get from them.

The floor tom that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,571
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: S****y albums done by great bands..

True and well said, 8. It brings is back to what a few have been saying about The Beatles's weakest albums:



The Beatles grew apart and the creative tensions were so great they couldn't plough...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,571
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: S****y albums done by great bands..

No one can be at the top of their game all the time, eh?

Many bands start out brilliant but lose the magic through commercial pressure or aspirations. The Tubes. ELP (as mentioned). Genesis....
Forum: Drummers 02-18-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 172,274
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Neil Peart

8Mile will like this but I agree that Neil is a fantastic drummer. Absolutely brilliant. I would love to have a tenth of his skills. He also seems highly intelligent and in every interview I've seen...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Terri Lyne Carrington: The Spiritual Journey of Being Creative

Nice. Playing an instrument is surely character building!

Still, there's plenty who just want to party, seek status or pay the bills.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,343
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Do you own (or want to own) both acoustic and electric kits?

I'd like to have the latest Rolands or Yammies but I don't have the space to set them up, given that my acoustic kit already rules my lounge room.
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,159
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: So...where do you keep your spare sticks?

Back in the day I had a stick bag hanging from the floor tom lugs. I didn't have a floor tom with the Mabels and it was inconvenient. Usually I'd leave my hand bag next to the throne and have some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,509
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Knowing yourself - sometimes it's -------------

It's a funny old world when a mature and reasonable exchange between two intelligent adults is noteworthy.

Interesting decision, Andy. Maybe there was a touch of the gig not quite being your cuppa...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Chris Slade drumming for AC/DC again?

Sounds like a good idea. Chris is an excellent drummer. In my 20s I was a big fan of his playing with Manfred Mann. Here he is playing a five time with aplomb with MM:...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,291
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Business cards.

I made minimalist cards at home on Word for the band to take to gigs. I removed the cheesy graphics of the standard templates and just included basic information so it would have a crisp, no-nonsense...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Why do blues bands want "rock & roll" drummers?

Ha! I sure knew that feeling at the London Drum Show a couple of years ago. You wouldn't want to get up there because there was a bunch of people around you ripping around the kit as though their...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,501
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Before I just jump in & do this ------

I see your point. I was thinking that if we were singers you'd ask them to sing a song so I was thinking along those lines.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,501
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Before I just jump in & do this ------

It looks like Yolanda has some work to do (whether "all levels of player" can even try to keep up with Mme Maestro is another matter).

Another option would be "make up a 90 second snare drum...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: Eyup, chickens!

Obviously I've missed something. Glad you got over your dark night of the drumming soul, Madge. Stuff happens. Follow your passion and you can't go wrong.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By Anon La Ply
Re: A few recording questions

A few thoughts:

Focus on performance. If the spirit, vibe and sound of the music being played is good then it will shine through as per Billy Ray's comment.

This site has helped me with EQ and...
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