originally posted by: JustMike
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
Enjoying your vids. On Dreamin' were you using just D - G - A or also Bm? It's late and I'm tired, so I couldn't be sure. Heard the liftoffs on top E
(if I heard that right?) and love your very smooth rhythm. You play much cleaner than I do.
Ramjett was fun to watch also (Ok, so was the Bolan Stones tribute band thang), but I was wondering about your kit. Is that a Pearl setup? (Not the
hats, obviously, just your basic kit.) Lead guitar/vocal there has wickedly good skills with both hands.
Pity I've only worked professionally as a vocalist. Love to gig with you guys, but I'm woeful on guitar and same on keyboards, much as I love playing
them. Just don't have little extra that's real talent.
Yeah - I'm not sure what chords the original Blondie song used (I worked it out from memory, then googled the lyrics!!)
I do indeed play D, G then D, A, Bm, G, A.... with the odd wee lift-off!
Ramjett/Bolan Stones etc were all the same band! Just different "incarnations" (for "tax" reasons!!! LOL J/K
The kit IS indeed a chrome Pearl Export series with a mix of Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. (It's a pretty basic (cheap) kit but has great (solid)
hardware on it, so it's good and robust for gigging with!)
The main band is no longer together - I left them a few years ago when the main-man (lead guitar/vocals) wanted to "adjust" the split of the money
after over 25 years of equal split!!! They did try to carry on with new drummers, but they couldn't make it work.
I set up my own acoustic duo playing guitar & singing and also drummed for another band for about 18 months too.
They did try to reform the original line-up (of the main band) about a year ago but I politely declined.
I haven't played the drums for over a year now. I just wasn't enjoying it as much as before, but am enjoying the acoustic duo thing now that I am more
used to being "out front"!
I'd love to hear you sing - if you have any links... hook us up!
I wasn't much of a natural singer or player, I was very clumsy and limited in my range etc but I really enjoyed it, so stuck with it and practiced and
practiced and.... you get it!
Eventually if you stick at it enough, you get to the stage where it's passable and if you're very lucky (like me) you find a great bunch of pals who
play music around the camp-fire and welcome you in then encourage,inspire and support you in getting better to the stage where you can do your own
I'm still not technically "good" on the guitar. I've never studied music, don't know "keys" or "scales" etc but I can play by ear and quickly join in
with stuff I've never heard before, and my voice seems to have improved over the years to the point where people seem to like it now!!! ROFL
ooops - my post has turned into a ramble!