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Drumz, Guest Friday Open From MacDuff

by coldwarrior ( 34 Comments › )
Filed under Guest Post, Music, Open thread at November 20th, 2015 - 5:04 pm
As a respite from the constant drumbeat of horrors surrounding us, I’d like to offer a bit more refreshing drumbeat.  A palate cleanser, as it were.

When I was a teenager, I played the drums (much to the dismay of my parents, and neighbors).  Alas, the Navy and life, in general, took hold and those wonderful hours on the drumstool became just wonderful memories.  My fascination with drummers, particularly those who could make the hairs stand up on my arms never waned.  To this day, whenever I attend a concert, my attention is focused on the drummer; the unsung hero of the band, in my eyes.  I’m also a rock guy, weened on music from the late 60s/early 70s.  Though my taste in music became more eclectic with time, I always go back to rock.
That said, at some point in my late teen years I heard the name “Buddy Rich”, they said he was the best.  I listened, I was impressed, but to truly understand the mastery of the drums, you have to SEE, and video just wasn’t available on demand back in the day.  At some point, I SAW Buddy Rich and the scales fell from my eyes while my skin became gooseflesh.  Rock has legendary drummers, but THIS MAN did things that were not only beyond my ability; they far exceeded my feeble COMPREHENSION!  Jazz drumming is infinitely more difficult than rock, but even among Jazz drummers, Buddy Rich stands alone at the pinnacle.  Truly, the best that ever lived.
Behold The Master and tremble before his greatness.


Happy Friday Open. (Halloween 2015)

by coldwarrior ( 113 Comments › )
Filed under Music, Open thread at October 30th, 2015 - 6:00 am

The Pirate Princesses went plundering last night and returned with much loot! Gramma and Mrs Coldwarrior took them out for a long walk in the town. Grampa and I had a few hand crafted ‘Barefoot Fia’s Left Coast APAs’ on the front porch and handed out loot to the parade of tricksters and treaters. So all sugared up, the twins went to Gramma’s for a week. The Puti has school (1st grade) so she has to stay with me. I am off sick with a great case of Bronchitis…hello steroids and albuterol and the good cough syrup…and sense my sleep is all effed up from working nights, I am up at 0300…


This gives me a chance to get caught up with some hi-fidelity. I have been rediscovering all of my vinyl; 5 ft of shelf with everything from Beethoven to Johny Lee Hooker to Miles Davis to The Clash to Iron Maiden. I got a really nice cartridge  for the turntable i bought in 1988 (damn am i old!), cleaned everything up, got  a decent in-line pre-amp, set up the table and the H/K amp to analog and Ah YES!  The sound of vinyl is so much better than CD’s. It really is amazing…and now the OCD starts…upgrade the cartridge to a Grado or Orotofon….upgrade the table to a Pro-Ject or Music Hall…it never ends!!!

One thing that I have noticed, the new LPs are heavier and thicker than the old ones. I got the latest Lone Bellow on vinyl. it weighs almost twice as much as most of the vinyl i have from the past 5 decades (no, i wasn’t buying vinyl in the 60’s or 70’s…it was GIVEN to me!).

Enjoy your weekend and Happy All Hallow’s Eve



Hey Guys. Cover me.

by coldwarrior ( 56 Comments › )
Filed under Music, Open thread at August 27th, 2015 - 8:00 pm

i have to go  back to work.

slakerz. see yinz in next week.


czek these cats out


The Lone Bellow







Jim Henson vs. Stan Lee OOT

by Macker ( 45 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Music, OOT, Open thread at August 17th, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Funny that several other folks mentioned Jim Henson in the CW Needs Some Time Off thread. Guess that’s as good a time as any to unleash the Season 4 Finale of Epic Rap Battles of History!

It’s CLOB-…er, I mean Overnight Open Thread Time!