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by willyz
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: New Years Eve gigs anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 5343

Re: New Years Eve gigs anyone?

Well... my gig was, well interesting, but fun! We had some issues with the monitors and the PA, the band was using a snake that they apparently hadn't tested so we were missing a few things. We were also on the roof, so concrete floors, a brick wall to my right... the sound wasn't the greatest, but ...
by willyz
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Search for Portnoy's replacement continues...
Replies: 17
Views: 4491

Re: Search for Portnoy's replacement continues...

Could be coincidence of course, either guy would be an interesting choice. Though I couldn't see either of those guys making any long term commitment. Yeah, I'm fairly certain that the new cat will have some sort of contract with the band... he'll be a hired gun, but will be "in the band."...
by willyz
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Search for Portnoy's replacement continues...
Replies: 17
Views: 4491

Re: Search for Portnoy's replacement continues...

drum6282 wrote:hmmm...a former student of mine told me Mangini won't be at Berklee next semester...


And apparently he's cancelled all his private lessons for the year...
by willyz
Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: New Years Eve gigs anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 5343

New Years Eve gigs anyone?

I'll be playing tonight on the roof of the Blind Pig in downtown Austin with some great guys in a fun band, kind of a Dave Matthews pop/rock/jam band sort of vibe. Should be a lot of fun! The only thing left to figure out is how we're going to get everything OFF the stage, downstairs into our van. W...
by willyz
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Booking advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2904

Re: Booking advice

Great stuff, as always, gents! I don't think either of the groups I'm booking for are ready to bust out a contract/agreement. In fact, I think pulling that out trying to get booked at the venues in Austin will just get us laughed at and gigless. At the same time, the relationship between the artist/...
by willyz
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Sight reading
Replies: 19
Views: 6518

Re: Sight reading

I agree with Chris. I write charts for every gig I get called for. It really helps for rehearsals, and if you're lucky enough to be able to have some rehearsing with the band, by the time the gig rolls around you can be chartless!
by willyz
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Booking advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2904

Booking advice

Hey gang... So, I've started to do some booking for some the groups I play with, which I've never done before. Was wondering if anyone had anything to share on the matter (good/bad experiences, what to/what not to do, etc, etc). I'm very big on professionalism and I'm quite good at schmoozing (dare ...
by willyz
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Sight reading
Replies: 19
Views: 6518

Re: Sight reading

I'm guessing that since you're asking about sight reading you already have some basic reading skills. That being said, sight reading comes with practice, just like anything else. Put yourself in a situation where you're going to be forced to sight read WHILE playing with people. Community College bi...
by willyz
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Finally !! Modern Drummer...Greatest Drummer...Ever !
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: Finally !! Modern Drummer...Greatest Drummer...Ever !

... I mean, I love me some Moonie.

But still...


:| :-| :| :-| :| :-| :| :-| :| :|
by willyz
Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Vic Firth 'joins forces' with Zildjian
Replies: 35
Views: 7791

Re: Vic Firth 'joins forces' with Zildjian

when i worked at GC we did just that. when it was slow we used to do just that. firth, vater and promark 5b's. got it right every single time. other sizes also. it is quite obvious to me at least. Shame on you! You should have been working your card file.......... ...or not knowing anything about t...

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