Saturday, August 31, 2002

Goodbye, Lionel

Lionel Hampton died this morning. Lionel, the famous vibraphonist (or as he called it, vibraharpist), was famous for a few reasons. One, he was a great drummer and showman. He could use 3 pairs of sticks at the same time: 2 in his hands, 2 under his arms, and 2 in the air! He was the first to record the vibraphone on a Jazz record. He was playing drums for a Louis Armstrong session, when Louis asked him if he could play the vibes. Well, Lionel used to transcribe Louis's solos on the xylophone, so he said "Sure, I can play that." He walks over to it, and plays one of Louis's solos back to him! So, he put him on the record--the first vibraphone Jazz solo. Also, he was in the first intergrated Jazz band with Benny Goodman. He keep playing, even after a series of small strokes made it hard for him to walk and talk. He keep playing even after a fire destroyed everything in his New York apartment. And, he was a Republican!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Thursday, August 29, 2002

2 sets of Slingerlands

A complete set of Slingerland Rolling Bombers! Man, I love the look of WWII drums. And the Rolling Bombers are the nicest. Why? I'll tell you. Ludwig had their Victory drums, and Leedy had the Victorious line. The Victory's used some strange tuning mechanism on the inside of the drums. The Leedy's had tacked on bottom heads that you couldn't tune, as did Gretsch's. (I can't think of the Gretsch name right now.) So the Rolling Bombers were the most like real drums, and are the most playable in real-world conditions.

Here's a vintage Slingerland kit in pink satin flame! I remeber my first kit I saw in purple satin flame--also a Slingy. I've never seen pink before. I really like it!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Crazy day, new car?

Man, I've been so busy at work this week, you just cannot believe it. Monday, I had that glass of Booker's bourbon. Then last night, it was Knob Creek. Tonight? Draino!

I just got done talking to this guy. His computer was so old, it wouldn't run the CD rom. So, I had him do the old explore trick. IE 6 wouldn't load, 'cause it's Windows 95. I has him try Netscape. "I tried this," he said. "It only got to 40% or so, and it told me the disk was full."

Uh, sir, that means your hard drie is full.

So, I took the Car-O-Scope over at Car Talk the other day. It takes your personality, and dertimes what would be a good car for you. Here are my results:

"Boy oh boy, Bill, you picked a vehicle that just isn't quite right for you. You're compatible with your Ford F150 only in terms of how much you really care about your car. When compared to other people who drive a Ford F150, you're a little too much of a risk-taker, you're a bit too young to be driving this vehicle, you're, well--to be generous--a bit too frugal, you're just too educated to be driving a Ford F150, you are a little too much of a snob, other Ford F150 owners make more money than you, and you're a bit too 'touchy-feely'.

Their recomendations?
1. AMC Jeep
2. Peugeot 505
3. Volvo 244
4. Dodge Colt Vista
5. BMW 2002

Hmm. Can any of them carry drums? Certainly the Jeep can't. Probably not the foreign cars either. Maybe the Vista. My dad had one, and I really liked it.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Props to Jim

Oh, man! I forgot! Crazy wild mad overflowing buxom props to Jim. You see, when I was restoring the Gretsches, I decided not to put the original tom mounts back on. But that left a big oval hole in the side of the drums. It's very hard to cut an oval shape that's also bent! So Jim plugged the hole, and then used his drum sander (no pun intended) on it. It came out very smooth on the outside. The inside was harder, because the drum was digger than the curve of the drum, thus rubbing against the side of the drum before it could sand the plug. No problem! I used my Dremel that my folks got me for Christmas, and sanded it smooth. So the Gretsches not only look great, but they are more structuraly sound. Thanks Jim!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Food quiz and drums--what else!

Here's a very nice looking Trixon Speedfire kit. Dig that bass drum! Remo still makes a run of those heads every year, so replacements are available by special order. That's not going to be something your regular music store has in stock.

Food survey. Written by Spacemonk. Stolen from Michelle.

food survey:

favorite style of cooking: Italian
favorite junk food: chocolate
favorite snack food: potato chips
favorite fruit: blueberries
typical breakfast: coffee. Some kind of breakfast pastry. (Preferred breakfast: Huevos Rancheros. Or sausage hash.
favorite condiment: black pepper
favorite all-purpose food: pasta
favorite "healthy food": low sodium bacon. Pringles "Right Crisps."
favorite pasta: farfalle
favorite pasta sauce: carbonara. Or maybe putanesca. Or Bollognese. Or picatta. Maybe better would be worst pasta sauce. But I can't think of one of those right now.
favorite sandwich: chicken salad
favorite soup: Ma's beef stew
favorite fast food: KFC, original recipie
most despised food: boiled carrots
suprising exception to most despised food: carrots in Ma's stew
favorite dip: hummus or salsa
favorite quick meal substitute: Meal substitute?
favorite pizza topping: hamburger, roasted red peppers, and minced garlic. Or a Ricettas eponymous pie: fresh tomato slices, prosciutto, sauteed scallions with garlic, ricotta cheese, and a sprinkling of mozzarella.
food i love to order cause i love to say it: Bubinga! No, really. Maybe calamari.
oddest combination that worked: draging montery jack cheese through hot sausage drippings!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Monday, August 26, 2002

Juice's drummer, Kiwanis, and Bourbon

What must one do to receive crazy phat props from Billy Rhythm? Well, you have to something nice for me, and not run-of-the-mill nice. Selfish? Perhaps. It works like this. Harvey at Northern Kingdom (the best music store in the world) gives me a great deal on something. Not just a good deal, but a below cost deal. He gets props. Patrick gives me a $4 chocolate bar for no reason. Props. Jim gives me a really cool beer basket b-day present. Props get doled. Like here. (Technically not props, but a shout out. Same thing.)

A strange time was had by me while setting up for Juice's drummer. Let's just say he was probably not having a good night, and playing a rental kit didn't make him happy. He didn't like my tuning. He didn't like that there was no rug for the drums. (The contract rider didn't call for one...) He didn't like that I had them set up on a rack. He didn't like that the sound man couldn't put bass drum in his monitor. He was a little frustrated, shall we say. But, the gig itself went ok. At the end of the first tune, Juice turned around to talk to the drummer. It was then she noticed the drums, and said "Oh my God, they're yellow!"

I'm the P/R chair for the Rockland Kiwanis club. This weekend was the New England District meeting in Mass. Our club won a Governor's award for Outstanding P/R, a Governor's award for the web site (which I designed and manage), and a P/R award for outstanding use of television. This is my second year as P/R chair, and it's the second year we've been awarded the Governor's Award for outstanding P/R. I'm not the P/R chair next year. I've done it enough. All the other committees want you to hump their projects (as they should), but I've had a hard time getting my committee to work with me. Of course, most of my comittee members are inactive in the club. Next year, I'll be on the Board of Directors, the club notes bulliten editor, the webmaster, and I'll serve on the P/R and Spiritual Aims committee.

I've had a hard day. I will go home and enjoy a glass of bourbon.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, August 23, 2002

What kind of kid? A chocolate lover!

lucky you. you were what every child should be.
carefree. optimistic. and happy.
what kind of child were you?
(brought you by april)

Crazy wild phat chocolatey props to bass playin' fool Paddy Rowling. He bought me a bar of honest to goodness Scharffen Berger chocolate. I first heard about them on Follow That Food. A couple of weeks later, I heard about them again on the Wolfgang Puck show. Then, a couple of weeks after that, I found them in Market on Main. (In a twist of "Things that make you go "Hmmm," Paddy is the web designer for Market on Maine. Isn't it a good looking page?!) Well, today Paddy brought me a bittersweet Scharffenberger, which is 70% cocoa. Yowza! It's just one click up from eatin unsweetened chocolate. It's good!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Gretsch drums, Noah, and Drum Tech

I got a call from a friend in the music biz today. Juice Newton is playing the Union Fair Friday night. They need a drum set and a drum tech. So, I'm taking over the Gretches, setting them up, and making them sound good. In the contract, the drummer asked for good sets. Like DW good. I told them I would rent my Starclassics, with my time and delivery and so forth, for $200. That was over the budget. I don't get it. A DW kit is like $2000-$4000. I can't accept that these bands can rent a DW kit for less than $200 a night. And that, again, includes my set up, tear down, drums, and cymbals too.

Tony Williams played a yellow Gretsch set. Thus the color, "Tony Williams Yellow."

Stolen from the Usenet: God has Noah start a band

And so in the dark of night the Lord summoned Noah, and spoke to him.
"Noah, awake and heed my words!"

And Noah, did cry out, "Who goeth there?"

"It is the Lord of All Things." And the Lord did say, "Noah, build me A Band. For the earth will be visited by a plague of club dates followed by forty days of Bridal Expos and forty nights of Showcasing."

And Noah did say, "Command me, Lord."

And the Lord did say, "First, thou must find me a Leader."

And Noah did bow his head, saying, "Yes, my Lord. And what will this Leader play?"

And the Lord said, "It mattereth little, whether he play or not, or whether he be proficient or not. For his Job shall primarily be to talk to the Brides and their Mothers, and to count off Tempos wrong, and
to inquire as to whether Overtime will happen, and to try to segue tunes that should not be segued and delay payment to the musicians as long as possible. If he playeth any instrument, thou must always have another player of that instrument on the bandstand, just to be safe. The leader shall also remain forever befuddled by the P.A. system so it may produce horrendous feedback forever onto the end."

And Noah did shake his head in wonder, saying, "Lord, thy ways are Strange and Mysterious. What more shall I do?"

And the Lord said, "Next, find me a Drummer. This Drummer must have imperfect time, so that whenever he playeth a Fill --and he shall play many--, he must always emerge at a different place, sometimes early and sometimes late, but thou may not guess which. He must also be Supremely
Discontent, always hoping for the Big Break so that he despiseth Jobbing. Most importantly, he must always be convinced of his Righteousness, in all things, including Time, Volume, Tempo and Feel, so
that he argueth always with the Bass Player."

"And shall the drummer sing?" asked Noah.

"NO!" declared the Lord. "He shall remain silent even if he sings better than the others. Unless no one else knows "Hot Hot Hot" may he then utter a word."

And Noah did say, "As you command, Lord."

"Next shall be the Bass Player, but only if the job already has seven musicians booked before him. And he shall be Bored, for the limitations of his instrument and the music he must play will decree it."

And Noah did say, "Of course. And next, my Lord?"

"Next shall be the Keyboardist and he shall play as if he has twenty fingers, and he shall play Substitute upon Substitute, until no man may recognize the tonic. He must also play bass with his left hand at all
times and it shall be muddy and indescript."

And Noah asked,"What if there are more than seven and a bassist playeth?"

And the Lord cried out: "Then he of the keyboards must play louder and busier so that no man shall hear the real bassist."

And Noah did wonder aloud, "Lord, Great is thy Wisdom!"

"Next shall be the Guitar Player and he shall be Loudest of all. And he and only he shall sing 'Old Time Rock n' Roll' and "Johnny B Goode." Also his instrument will be designed so that he shall not know The Page, and so must rely upon his Ears, which have been damaged by exposure to High Sound Pressure Levels."

And Noah did say, "It shall be done."

And the Lord did say, "Next thou shall call upon the Saxophones. And they shall play Bop licks, often and many , yea, even on the Celine Dion ballads. And they will not need to understand rhythm, yet will read well therefore causing dissention between them and the guitarist."

"I understand," said Noah.

"Next shall be the Trumpeters. And of Changes they shall know nothing."

"Shall there be others, my Lord?" asked Noah.

And the Lord said; "There shall be the Trombone Players. On second thought, they aren't really necessary."

And Noah did say, "Mighty is the Lord!"

Then the Lord commanded; "Finally, find me the Singers. And they shall be Three, one a Male, and two Females. And the Male shall be filled with pride and swagger and know of little. And of the Females, one shall be Black and one shall be White. And the Black one shall always sing the R&B and the White one shall alwayssing the Pop, and Country Songs. And both shall be Late, and know not of Keys or Form. And they shall leave every gig having never touched a piece of Equipment. And they shall be paid much more than the Sidemen. Ask not why."

And Noah did say, "Lord, Thy will be done."

And so it was...

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Sunday, August 18, 2002

Pictures of the finished Gretschs.

Here's that promised shot of the Gretschs. I think they look pretty durn good. They sound pretty durn good, too. This is my first kit that has maple in it. (It's not all maple--it's 4 plies maple, 2 plies gumwood.) The sound of maple that every drools over is true. Warm, rich, round, and with lots of sustain. The toms sound really good for Jazz. The kick sound is perfect for rock.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Saturday, August 17, 2002

The Gretsches are done!

Well, the Gretsch kit is all done. I got them set up on the rack last night. They look pretty good. Much better than they were. The rack is nice too. Photos will come--I know you'll all wait with baited breath.

It's been a little slow in the office today. Yesterday afternoon was slow too. I was like, "Will this day ever end?!" It did.

After work, I made supper for Susan and myself. (The Flower of Loveliness was at Grampy and GrammyNan's.) Scallops and fries. They were much better than we thought they would be. The scallops have been frozen since March or so, and we thought the flavor might be a little off. Not so! Especially with Billy Rhythm's secret breading! They were fantastic!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, August 16, 2002

The Meals on Wheels Babe

I forgot to tell you this funny Meals-On-Wheels story. I delivered Meals for Kiwanis this week. I knocked on this woman's door. The door was open, but the screen was closed. "Come in," she said. It was locked. "I'll get it," she said. She ambled across the floor from the backside of the house to the front. She was moving s-l-o-w--l-y. "I know it takes awhile," she said "but I'm doing ok for 87." When I went in, I saw a picture of her son on the wall. I know him, and his last name matches hers. "You must be Charles' mom," I said. "You know Charles?" she asked. "Yes. I do some computer work for him. I'm up in the Washington area all the time. My wife's from up Sommerville way." "Oh, I see," she said. "You know," she went on "your a handsome fella!"

I guess her eyes aren't too good either. At least I know where to go if I ever need an 87 year-old date!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Big long post on drums, dreams, and the new calendar

Attention Ghost pedal lovers! Here's a great looking pre-Ludwig Ghost. It's the best shape I've seen one in--and I've seen a few!

Here's a little test I took to see how emotionally stable I am...

-- Click Here To Take The Test --

I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamt I won a contest put on by Dean of Textism. (It was because of some Internet problem in Massachussetes that I won. I wouldn't normally have gotten to his site to even enter the contest--it was drawing that much traffic.) Anyway, I got to go to France to meet Dean, where he put me up in a bed/breakfast/brothel. (There was this really cute, really small Asian woman who want some of the old Billy Rhythm, if you know what I mean. But I kept insiting that I was married. I did let her kiss me once. She was a bad kisser.) We had supper one night with the other winners. We were all supposed to sign a plate. You know, dinnerware? I don't know why a plate--my dreams are always a little crazy. Then, we were all supposed to have this jam session. I remember reading a press release that Dean sent out about the contest, and in it he made fun of my choice of drum size! It seems Dean fancied himself a bit of a drummer, and he liked 24" bass drums and really big toms. I prefer smaller (20") basses and small toms and snares. In my dream, we never did get to the jam session. But, I remember reading in the press release that we are going to do the same thing here in the US, just like we did in France. So, perhaps there will be a follow-up.

I went to The Drum Shop in Portland yesterday. I shop there on those rare times Northern Kingdom (aka The Best Music Store in the World) can't help me. Well Shane at the Drum Shop cut me a very good deal on a used rack for the Gretsh kit. On the way down, Jim and I were stuck on the Bath Bridge for about 45 minutes. There was some kind of accident. On the way home we saw CMP putting up a new pole.

As I was leaving to head for Portland, I heard the top of the hour ABC Radio News. They mentioned that today was the 25th anniversary of Elvis's "alleged" death. Alleged? ABC's not sure if he's dead? C'mon!

New page here at Billy Rhythm. It's the calendar. See where Billy Rhythm's playing on any given week.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Porn and Drums

My Porn Name is Corey Hardcore.

I've got two more toms recovered in yellow. All I have left to do is the floor tom. I need som hardware too. I'm taking a trip to the Drum Center in Portland. They've got a rack they want to move, so I'm going to see if it will suit my needs.

I also need to thank Barry. I did a recording session the other night, and he went with me. It was nice to have some company on the 2 hour round trip, not to mention having another drummer's ears in the studio. I recorded 3 songs for Mary Patrini, a Christian artist. I did 3 songs for her about 2 years ago. They're still making the same album! But, it should be done soon. I used my Pearl Masters Mahogany snare on all 3 tunes, and I used my Ludwig Jazz Combo as an auxillary snare on one track.

Something else interesting happened at that session. Engineer Sonny True had a Tension Watch drum tuning system. The way it works is thus: you put this little device on the drum head near each tuning lug. It measures the resistence of the snare head, and gives you a reading on a graduated watch-like face. You then tune each lug so that they are the same number. Then the head is the same tension all the way around. Sonny mentioned that whenever he had a good drummer in the studio, he could tell by how they tuned their drums--the drummers with the good ears all had their drums tuned fairly well. And then what happened? You guessed it--Frank Stallone! No, not really. What he did next was to measure my drum. How did I do? Of the 10 lugs, 8 were tuned the same (lets say 85 was the number on the dial); right on the money. One was down 1/2, to 84.5, and one was down one point to 84. I think that's pretty ok. I always have been pretty confident in my tuning. Too bad I don't play as well as I tune!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Michael Jackson, Drums, and funny searches

Michael Jackson's face through the years. Yikes! Props to Dave for the link.

I posted this to Disturbing Search Requests. Someone found me looking for harv and god and discussion forum. "Now, my friend Harvey is a Christian, so it seems only right to me to me that he should have discussions with the Man Upstairs every once in a while. I think, though, if he were to doccument those discussions on the web, I might start to worry about him. Unless, of course, he discussed it on my page."

This Gretsch Centenial drumkit has an outer layer of Carpathian Elm! Too bad the gold hardware is all bunged up.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Monday, August 12, 2002

Gretsch pictures

I finished the Gretsch bass drum this weekend. For those new readers (?), I'm recovering a 70s Gretsch kit. It was white, and will be yellow. I bought it from the greatest music store in the world, Northern Kindom Music. Here's a shot, and here's a close up of the badge. (The badge shot isn't real clear, but it show's I got the badge reinstalled with out butchering it.)

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Friday, August 9, 2002

Netscape, Doug, Purpleheart, and, of course, drums

On the Death of Netscape. Pretty funny. If you like geek humor. (Read: Mom and Dad--you won't get it.)

More info on the whole "Doug" thing. Resident script monkey Scott has also been called Doug twice in the last two days. I've been called Doug again today. Six times in three days.

Check this! Samples of fine, exotic woods. It makes me, well, woody.

All that talk about wood made me think about purpleheart. There's a snare drum maker out there who will make you a purpleheart snare. Would I like one? Have I ever not wanted a snare? But that me me think of the Purple Heart. Something about that medal from an aesthetic stand point, but I think it's the most beautiful medal that any country offers its vets. And you know what? You can buy them on ebay for $10. That's a little sad. Still, it is beautiful.

Yar, har, har! I like the plastic hand comming out of the bass drum. This guy needs a few less bong hits.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Thursday, August 8, 2002

Snares and Fire Trucks for Doug.

Yum! BUBINGA!!! This snare is going on the must own list. Down at the drum shop in Portland, they had one in Massacar Ebony. You could also get it in Rosewood. Rosewood, ebony, or BUBINGA. It's like a yummy drum wood smorgesboard. Any would be fine by me. They usually go about 5 bills, so it'll be awhile.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is auctioning off an Ahrens Fox fire pumper. Patrick, a former employee there, thinks it's the one that was just fully restored. He thinks they're asking a couple hundred thousand. (Read that: $200,000.) I hope the guy auctioning it doesn't mind hanging on to it! Especially, since I would be happy with one like this.

I've been called "Doug" twice today. And another customer spoke with Ron, and he said he spoke with "Doug" earlier. What is it?

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Julia's Sick, Michelle's new look, and Doug

Michelle has a new layout. CSS looks so darn good, I may just have to go buy a book. I must say, though, that I liked her last layout the best of the 3 I've seen. I must also say that her crap pages look like my best pages do on a good day. Maybe.

It's this curse that God has given me, sort of. (See the movie Amadaus for a better explanation.) I have enough ability to recognize great drumming, yet I am a mediocre player at best. Same with web design. I can tell what looks good, yet can't give great life to my own pages.

Julia's had a fever for the last 24 hours. She's also been complaining of a sore throat and headache. Today she said her neck hurt. The doctor wanted to see her right away. All those symptoms point towards strep throat--or cephalitis. Luckily, it was the former.

I answer the phone here at work the same way each time. "This is Bill, can I help you?" Why is it that so many people think I'm saying my name is Doug? It's uncanny really. Almost every week, someone thinks my name is Doug. They'll even call back and ask for Doug. Today alone, I've had two people think my name is Doug.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

A great big long post

Now this is a pretty neat bass. I'm not sure I wanna hear the sounds that come out of it, though.

Blind Al just mailed me the top 200 list from WMHB. They're the college station for Colby College in Waterville. The new Blind Albert live album is #1 on their list.

The Pocket Project. Take the stuff out of your pockets. Snap photo. Upload. Fun.


What's *Your* Sex Sign?

This blog is very attractive. I like the CSS mousover thingy for the navigation. I should probably look into this whole CSS thing a little deeper.

The Boobie Blog. Kinda similar to The Breast Chronicles. The Chronicles have gotten a little hi-brow, so to speak. The Boobie Blog still cares about the beauty of the breast, without being pornographic. There is, in my opinion, a sort of innate beauty to the breast. Perhaps I'm talking too much.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Monday, August 5, 2002

Sue made supper

Sue made supper, and MAN!!!! is it good. It's like a hamburger helper knock-off, but it is so way better. Way? Way!

We went for a swim after work. It was nice. In a little bit, I'll be playing Jazz on WRFR. Make sure you tune into your Windows Media Player to hear it. (Midcoast Internet subscribers only.)

I've had 3 gigs cancel in the last two weeks. That's not too cool for my wallet. You watch--now will be the time a Tama rosewood snare shows up on ebay! That's how it always happens. The cool stuff always comes up when I'm broke.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Sunday, August 4, 2002

One last try

Is this it? Dang! It's not!

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

No more.

That's it. I've blown an hour on this. I've missed Click and Clack. I was going to wash the dishes, and haven't yet. All play and no work makes Billy Rhythm's house yucky.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]


Check baby, check baby, 1-2-3-4

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Motorcycle, Testing, Testing!

In actuality, this is just a test. Some people who signed up for email post notification have not been getting them. Testing! Testing!

Also, my brother-in-law Dwane let me take his motorcycle for a little ride today. At 750cc, it's the bigest bike I've ever driven. No problems, though. Thanks Dwane!

Set this day by the hand of Billy Rhythm [Link] [Get More Here]

Friday, August 2, 2002


Jim has invited me to post over at Left Turn Denied. I'll be posting all kinds of good religious and political stuff over there. In fact, I just took an article to task for claiming the Devil invented the orgasm.

Also, do you like the divider line between posts? And, I've included the "One Nation under God" button.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Strange sexual thing and drums?

I had a shot at getting a WW II era snare drum. This one isn't in great shape, but it's restorable shape. Of course, some things cam up, and the Billy Rhythm drum fund had to be drained. I guess we weren't meant to be together. (Just a reminder--WW II era snare drums had to have no more than 10% metal, so lugs and hoops were made out of wood.)

There is way more porn on the Internet than drums. Somebody found me on Yahoo looking for "pee spanking." I waded through over 400 reults, and still didn't find myself. At 20 listed per page, that's 20 pages of search results. Apparently, this person wanted it really bad to search so long.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

Thursday, August 1, 2002

A somewhat long and rambling post about all kinds of stuff.

I am Snoopy

Which Peanuts Character Are You Quiz

Darth Vader
Tall, powerful, and the darkest of the dark. You've got armies, fleets, and the dark side of the Force wrapped around your little finger, but you still have a soft spot for that little wuss you call "son." How sweet.

Take the Imperial Test at Bucketheads!

Lang/Gladstone snare for sale on ebay. Billy Gladstone invented some neat snares, most notable for being able to tune both heads at the same time. One of his students, Arnie Lang, still makes drums the way Billy did long ago. Billy's snares were made by Gretsch from 1937-1941. After the war, he took back his patents, and made drums on his own. Only about 50 real Gladstones were made. He made 4 drum sets, 3 of which have survived.

Check this out! Someone made a mistake in the Buy It Now price. This is a snare very similar to the one I just bought! For about the same price! In pristine shape! The cat who bought this one got real lucky.

According to the prophecy of: Billy Rhythm [Link]

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