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by nomsgmusic
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: John Riley bustin'
Replies: 16
Views: 5038

Re: John Riley bustin'

Rodge, Terry, Clint, etc... Thank you, and, you are very welcome! I'm sorry that I don't have more time to chime in here, but I'm pretty busy (writing, playing, some teaching, etc...) Glad you guys still remember that MD stuff, I spent a lot of time researching and had a ball writing those. I have b...
by nomsgmusic
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: John Riley bustin'
Replies: 16
Views: 5038

Re: John Riley bustin'

Dave, That’s a good question, and a tough one to answer. First let me offer some background that will help my answer. I know this isn’t a question about “me.” But I think I have to qualify my answer. I am 40 years old. When I was a student of John’s I was a student at William Paterson, and it was al...
by nomsgmusic
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: John Riley bustin'
Replies: 16
Views: 5038

Re: John Riley bustin'

Terry, There was nothing "basically" about it. He LANDED the Zappa gig! I haven't seen the article but I remember John telling me about this in lessons, I always wondered when he would let the cat out of the bag. For anyone who (incorrectly) is surprised by John's versatility. I will sugge...
by nomsgmusic
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Vinnie's ride on 'Secrets'
Replies: 13
Views: 6042

Re: Vinnie's ride on 'Secrets'

"Secrets" was waaay before A Customs. And if I remember correctly, right around the time of the original K Custom Rides. BUT.... Vinnie has a killer old A 22" that he records with a lot. The old Platinums, and some of the original buffed out Brilliants, came close to that old aged A s...
by nomsgmusic
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Jeff Porcaro: isolated "Beat It" track
Replies: 21
Views: 8810

Re: Jeff Porcaro: isolated "Beat It" track

I hear ya' Rodge. When I PLAY or PERFORM, I HAVE TO (and prefer to) think in a MUCH less analystic way (more "animal" as I think you put it.) However, when I REALLY want to learn about something, or when I really want to convey (teach about) an idea or concept, I have found that that "...
by nomsgmusic
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Jeff Porcaro: isolated "Beat It" track
Replies: 21
Views: 8810

Re: Jeff Porcaro: isolated "Beat It" track

There is A LOT to be learned from this track, firstly thanks for the person who posted it. Listen to how low the drum track is mixed on the recording (you could almost not realize it's there,) and how high the machine is mixed, interesting. Yet, Jeff's part still has so strong of an affect on the to...
by nomsgmusic
Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Name changes!!
Replies: 28
Views: 9994

Re: Name changes!!

The new site looks great Steve!!! I can't even imagine how much time this stuff must take, damn, and thanks. My real name is Mark Griffith, there is (or maybe was) a link to my Vic Firth, and my Paiste endorser pages (as well as to a page for the label that I have recorded for) that all have my name...

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