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Hey sstrams... band gig tomorrow, Saturday....

March 09, 2018 08:59AM
The Clovis Rodeo. First gig we've had since, I think, Oct of 2017? We have 4 more gigs booked before June. So here's what's interesting about this gig tomorrow...

I have not set up my drum kit, played them, since our last gig. Usually I practice a little... but after October came the Holidays, then I left for England for a month. HOWEVER... I did something I have never 'regularly' done before.... since that last gig I have pretty much carried a pair of drumsticks around with me tapping on everything I come in contact with. laughing smiley So I'm curious... did all that tapping on objects keep me somewhat ready to go? I don't know. I noticed that on the rudiments I practiced on tables, pillows, my desk, my lap, etc. I got a little better... but will that transfer to an actual drum? I kind of doubt it. You don't get the same response from a coffee can as you do from a drum. One good thing, however... since I've had a pair of drumsticks in my hands almost non-stop since Oct. I don't have to worry about blisters.

Today I have to tune my drums. I HATE tuning my drums because I'm TERRIBLE at it. It's an art I never mastered. Of course, since I mic my drums, we can use the equalizer to somewhat correct my lack of tuning talent but still... if I don't get it close the equalizer ain't a'gonna work that well.

I'm figuring this will be one LONG gig. Western crowds, in my experience, party harder than any other group 'genre', at least as far as 'duration'. Until they see the sun rising it's pedal to the metal.

One thing great about gigs after a long time off... the anticipation! I'm really looking forward to playing again after so long. - JamesJM

  Hey sstrams... band gig tomorrow, Saturday....

JamesJM77March 09, 2018 08:59AM

  And another topic, Jet Fly-Overs...

JamesJM22March 09, 2018 09:29AM

  Same thing here near NAS Jax about 2 weeks ago.

Ramgator18March 09, 2018 10:59AM

  Just out of curiosity. . . .

RAMbeau24March 10, 2018 06:34AM

  For the most part, yes...

JamesJM15March 10, 2018 07:22AM

  I'd like to weigh in on that one... Attachments

sstrams18March 10, 2018 01:31PM

  Awesome! Have a great show...

sstrams15March 10, 2018 09:43AM

  Gig Report....

JamesJM18March 11, 2018 08:08AM


sstrams12March 11, 2018 01:25PM

  Just between you and I.....

JamesJM19March 11, 2018 01:56PM

  Totally understand..

sstrams15March 12, 2018 10:22AM

  Know what I miss, Steve?

JamesJM16March 12, 2018 11:10AM

  Just jam, Jimmy.. just jam...

sstrams14March 13, 2018 02:43AM