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by littlegrooves
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Perfect metronomic time
Replies: 45
Views: 6934

Re: Perfect metronomic time

And someone was just saying in another thread that HOD is dead. All is takes is a good topic (as opposed to a plethora of YouTube links) to awake the beasts. I used to record myself playing to clicks at various tempos and run it through recording software so I could watch how my time (i.e. waveform)...
by littlegrooves
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Messing around wit this fill idea
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: Messing around wit this fill idea

Loved both of those vids!
by littlegrooves
Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Some Live Tony Williams
Replies: 14
Views: 5108

Re: Some Live Tony Williams

[youtube_https:tewfbgc9]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkJoTY0GE8M[/youtube_https:tewfbgc9] Must have watched this concert a billion times. This stuff is gold. Classy as it gets. Old school stuff that breaths music. 1986: Civilization (Blue Note) 1986, 1988: Angel Street (Blue Note) 1989: Native H...
by littlegrooves
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gary Novak Three Nighter at the SPUD
Replies: 16
Views: 4727

Re: Gary Novak Three Nighter at the SPUD

I've never been able to pinpoint why Gary never "hit" in the 90s, in terms of getting a huge name like Weckl or Chambers or _________. I've wondered if it was because he followed Weckl with Chick and people couldn't get adjusted to it and stigmatized him because he "wasn't Dave"...
by littlegrooves
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gary Novak Three Nighter at the SPUD
Replies: 16
Views: 4727

Re: Gary Novak Three Nighter at the SPUD

On top of being completely tasteful and a great accompanist, Gary can do a "wall of drums" sound like nobody I've ever heard when he lets loose. A-men! I love it when people remind me of someone that's fallen off my radar-- jeez, what a monster. It's against the Law to say it, but his sin...
by littlegrooves
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gregg Bissonette
Replies: 71
Views: 13505

Re: Gregg Bissonette

I've also heard that Tony could be pretty vicious to techs...In Tony's Memorial MD issue, Tony's tech told about how Tony had flipped out that he had brought the wrong Zildjian cymbals...It sounded like he didn't care that it was the last time he saw him alive, IMO. :-) And the rest of the story (t...
by littlegrooves
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gregg Bissonette
Replies: 71
Views: 13505

Re: Gregg Bissonette

It's kind of funny how people treat the subject of musicians being cool to work with on the pro level as some kind of mystery, like it's different than "real world work". If everyone gets the job done and proficiency is the price of admission, then who you have on the team and their person...
by littlegrooves
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gregg Bissonette
Replies: 71
Views: 13505

Re: Gregg Bissonette

Pocketplayer wrote:Who wouldn't want to hang with this guy? This part
of the biz overlooked...the hang factor!


+1,000

What I've heard about GB from people who've played with him is that he's a "sweetheart". Sweetheart = gigs.
by littlegrooves
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gregg Bissonette
Replies: 71
Views: 13505

Re: Gregg Bissonette

gretsch-o-rama wrote:To deny the competitive nature of what we do, would be not to understand the heritage and tradition of drums and percussion...


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by littlegrooves
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Gregg Bissonette
Replies: 71
Views: 13505

Re: Gregg Bissonette

Tony Williams' sole criterion for whether a person could critique another person was talent - not age, not experience, just talent. One time, when someone told Tony he was a great drummer, Tony replied, "You're not good enough to make that judgment." Then the person said "Well, I enj...

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