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  • Introduction From TimeSpace&Drums

    Hi drummers and less evolved people, (well we have to fight back don't we - light bulbs indeed - Steve Gadd never changed a light bulb in his life),

    Hope things are well. I just thought I would quickly introduce myself in this forum as I am new here and have never really been much for idle chat... we drummers like to get things done, but you knew that already didn't you. Itís getting those guitarists away from the bar thatís the problem.

    Anyway, a bit about me. I call myself a drummer but I am actually just a pretender at present. I donít even have a kit, I switched to electronic some years ago after I had a bad car accident as the noise began to really bug me. No, I wasnít the drums that were bugged, they were just miked. oh no I am so bad, itís a good job I spent 35 years at the back of the stage cos I wouldnít be able to make it up front.

    I was saying, ah, but then I had to sell even the electronic kit as the neighbours just wouldnít shut up. Neighbours are so noise but you most likely knew that too.

    And so, I was working with Susan Maughan, the woman who did Bobbies Girl in the 60s, and people like Paul Daniels and Les Dennis etc, on the cabaret scene. I did a lot of UK tours and Pantomimes Shows etc as I preferred the reading gigs to the whole rock star thing. But that was most likely because I was never offered work in the band scene. You know the type that get deals. Original bands and so on. I was too busy chasing the reading gigs down.

    Since I got rid of my kit some years ago I have been writing books and developing websites etc and maybe one day will be ready to publish those, but I actually plan to get myself a drum kit and create some videos to go with the books , that is if I can still play.

    And so thatís me. Not that impressive for 35 years playing but hey I am just a beginner.
    So anyway hope your well and hope we get to chat over the coming weeks, months and years. I am still busy so will need to schedule time when I visit but I am usually around.
    All the best.

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum. Thatís quite a lot of experience. Good luck with your quest to find new drums and with your books and websites. Take your time and do your research before you spend a bunch of money on a new kit. Have fun!
    Equipment: TD-30KV, DW9000 hardware, ROC-N-SOC Throne, Behringer ULTRATONE K3000FX Amp, JBL EON 615 Powered Speaker, Yamaha MG06X. 1965 Ludwig Super Classic. Black diamond pearl. Zildjian K Custom Dark cymbals, DW 7000 hardware, DW 9000 kick pedal.


    • #3
      Yea sounds like you've been round the block a couple of times. I use to read and write scat if I needed to remember something but any one that reads I take my hat off to them. And the drummer or not a drummer thing I have always said that unless you can cut it playing live your not a drummer, just a drum player, but there ya go. Just my thoughts on it. Welcome to the asylum anyway. Sit back, put your feet up, take a beer and relax. You are in the chilled out club now.
      Last edited by John.b; 03-09-19, 11:38 AM.


      • #4
        Welcome to the Forum. A great place for knowledge.