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 Post subject: Calling all drummers
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 10:19 pm 
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Hello all,

I'm looking for a drummer to lay down tracks on some or all of my original material. I've gone through the exercise of looking for a local drummer with the same goals as myself....that is the problem. Most of the applicants have been either highly unqualified, looking for a steady paying gig or simply "flaked out". The folks on this forum seem to have goals that are much more aligned with mine or at least close.

Like most of you, I do this mostly for fun. I have a solid day job. I don't want to gig extensively. I don't have delusions of getting "signed" like I did when I was in my early 20's. I simply want to write, perform, record and produce music with other quality and cool musicians. If the material turns out to be incredible....I'd invest effort into peddling it to publishing houses. Make sense?

Right now I have approximately 25 original tunes, about 15 are complete, the balance are in various stages of completion. I'm providing a link to four songs, two of which were recorded with members of my old band when I first bought the G. The recording quality and mixes are admittedly not very good compared to the sounds I'm getting now (new mics, new external pre, compressor, a bit more experience from me). Some of the individual performances are not very good (really closer to scratch tracks) in fact the drumming on the two songs with live drums make me want to vomit.

For me, a song starts with a beat...everything else rides on the rhythm. Lifeless drums = lifeless song.

I'm stuck with some decent compositions that are in dire need of a "pulse".

The songs are:

Plastic- I posted this one last year. Recently remixed the original tracks. The song needs to be completely retracked ecept for the vocals and maybe the bass part. The song is dying for a Neil Peart-esque backbeat complete with self indulgent tom runs. Any takers. I played all the guitars and sang harmony vox.

Falling Into You- Recently remixed the original tracks. Again, the entire song needs to be retracked over a proper drum part. I like what the drummer was "trying" to do conceptually, but he simply couldn't technically execute what his mind was thinking. I played one of the clean guitar parts and all of the crunch parts.

Cool Breeze- Just a sketch. I'm in the process of writing lyrics. The drum machine is there to keep time only. I'm open to all forms of percussive creativity. I played everything on this one.

Marianne- I wrote this song for my mom as a tribute to her cousin who died from brain cancer 2 years ago after courageously braving some of the worst life has to offer. I played all the instruments and sang all the vocal parts. The drum machine part needs to go. Help!

Please PM me if you are interested in starting a virtual collaboration. The outstanding work of Capp, Tudan, Sleep & company has inspired me to redo this material in a proper manner.

It all starts with the drums. Here's a link to the sample tunes:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/zutemanmusic.htm

Regards,

Gary


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 Post subject: Bump: Drummer needed
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 11:32 pm 
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I apologize if this is an forum etiquette breach, but I just gotta' bump this post.

No drummers out there interested?

There are now 4 songs posted, soon to be a few more sketches.

Gary


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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 8:09 am 
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We want to help out, Bart, but we're up to our butts in work trying to finish the band's CD. We're on that annoying last 10%.

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 8:36 am 
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I'd love to help ya, Gary... but my kit is currently set-up where we practice... and I can't record there, while taking it home is one hell of an ordeal... :?

Hope you'll find someone!

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 Post subject: My whining
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:02 pm 
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OK, ya'll.

Thanks for your support and tolerance of my whining.

I've been in sales my whole life so I never stop selling and giving up has never been an option for me with anything I enjoy.

Like most things in life....good things do happen for those with patience.

"Calling all semi-old fart wanna-be, never-wuz, ain't gonna be tub thumpers!"

One thing is for sure....you don't want to hear me sitting behind the drum kit on anything beyond straight 4/4 with no fills or breaks. Anthing I play beyond that sounds like I'm taking out the trash!

Peace be with you and yours and a Happy Memorial Day weekend to all who recognize the holiday!

Gary


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Gary, you might want to consider contacting Loren from the old site although he might be in play-for-pay mode now.

http://www.lorenscott.net/


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Gary , do you have wav versions of the tracks you want done without drums and a solid in time click with the track?


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 Post subject: Can do it
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:41 am 
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Tudan,

Yes, I can do that.

Think you might give it a whirl?

Your playin' on the recording with Capp & Co kicks major booty.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Can do it
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:03 am 
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Bartman wrote:
Your playin' on the recording with Capp & Co kicks major booty.



You outa see and hear him live!

:D

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thanks Geno, gonna do some work with Bart man and give him the TuDaN groove.


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Gary,

I play Roland TD-5 electronic drums (a snare, 3 toms and a kick), and use Sabian and Paiste cymbals. I can pitch in if you're okay with a half-electronic set. And time permitting.

Let me know if you're interested.

I also noticed you mentioned Neil Peart w/r/t one of your songs. Although I tend to play with the same kind of tight style he does, I'm not going to say I'm as technical or creative as he is. I haven't dedicated myself to drumming to reach that level.

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tudan wrote:
thanks Geno, gonna do some work with Bart man and give him the TuDaN groove.


Like ya said months ago.........I'm gonna show them how them drums are played.


One of those things I'll never forget.........SUHWEET!

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