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by robhaerr
Fri May 25, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: The Best & Worst Things Of Being An Older Drummer
Replies: 45
Views: 13937

Re: The Best & Worst Things Of Being An Older Drummer

Being a self-taught garage-band-graduate...I just don't have the musical apptitude I wish I had learned earlier. I was an athlete thru school. I am more of an "athletic drummer" than a musician. It was fun working in the musical instrument business with Paiste and Pearl in my 20s, 30s...so...
by robhaerr
Thu May 24, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: GAVIN HARRISON - The topic about The Creative Man
Replies: 152
Views: 79345

Re: GAVIN HARRISON - Showing some NEW material.

Nice....wonder if the neighbors dig this?

Gavin's home studio or another place?
by robhaerr
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Mr. Gadd
Replies: 125
Views: 96602

Re: Mr. Gadd

Well now....that's a nice way to set the tone for the day!

Nice.
by robhaerr
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Vinnie signs deal with Paiste.
Replies: 194
Views: 52652

Re: Vinnie signs deal with Paiste.

In that video...Vinnie touched on nearly every "talking point" we learned before giving Paiste cymbal clinics back in the 80s. I guess it takes some a while before they really "hear it". It's all true, by the way...the musicality across the different lines when you mix them, the ...
by robhaerr
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Vinnie signs deal with Paiste.
Replies: 194
Views: 52652

Re: Vinnie signs deal with Paiste.

Had some great times doing clinics with Chester Thompson during my time with Paiste in the 80s. I confused him with the keyboard player Chester, too, when I put on a poster that drummer Chester played for Santana to promote a clinic we had at a music store I worked at before Paiste. He laughed, corr...
by robhaerr
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Vinnie signs deal with Paiste.
Replies: 194
Views: 52652

Re: Vinnie signs deal with Paiste.

One of my inside contacts report that Vinnie is now a "Paiste Artist".

The Swiss craftsmen deserve this.
by robhaerr
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: SKB Drum bags?
Replies: 5
Views: 2098

Re: SKB Drum bags?

I had other SKB products...rack case, and gun cases for rifles and pistols...nice stuff.

I did just get a Protection Racket snare bag...nicely lined with sheepskin-type padding.
by robhaerr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Buddy Rich Memorial: Who was there?
Replies: 51
Views: 14676

Re: Buddy Rich Memorial: Who was there?

+1 from "The Beatles on Ed Sullivan" generation.
by robhaerr
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Buddy Rich Memorial: Who was there?
Replies: 51
Views: 14676

Re: Buddy Rich Memorial: Who was there?

When I worked at The Guitar Store in Pomona, CA I ran the drum dept....early 80s. In 1983-84 we did a Vinnie C clinic sponsored by Yamaha since we bought x-number of drumsets...place was packed. Vinnie was the buzz then...5-6 years before this BRMC in 89. I have no photos or video...it was before an...
by robhaerr
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Buddy Rich Memorial: Who was there?
Replies: 51
Views: 14676

Re: Buddy Rich Memorial: Who was there?

I was at the first one at the Wiltern. A great night! It really was magical to have these guys playing together, having fun...with the hall full of drummers staring at them. I cut the hole in Dennis Chamber's front BD head...I was working for Pearl at the time, managing the West Coast Dist Ctr just ...

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