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  1. The fact that counter terrorism police are involved is surely significant; could be a convert. My guess though, would be that it will be it is a 'voices in the head' or forgotten/refused to take medication job.
  2. What numbers are you playing ? On guitar too ?
  3. How about Robbie Wiliams That takes us off music and musicians !!!
  4. Not sure you've got that right. Looks fairly standard to me; left hand snare drum, right hand playing ride cymbal or hi hat. There are that many rumours about who played on what, but the most unlikely I heard was Bernard Purdie (he of Steely Dan) claiming to have played on Beatles numbers. Very few Beatles numbers were complicated enough to warrant him.
  5. Agreed ; because I live in the past , I tend to think (wrongly) that anything not from the 60's or early 70's isn't worth bothering with. But another example of a rock drummer who can really play a bit is Neal Peart from Rush ! how wrong can I be !!
  6. First saw Peter ' Ginger ' Baker in about 1964/5 at a B/ham club called the Whiskey A gogo - later The Crazy E - upstairs corner of Navigation Street. He was with Graham Bond and I had never seen or heard anything like it. It is one thing to be a great drummer but it is another to have an instantly recognisable style - and he did (IMO). The nearest today would be Steve Gadd I think. Saw Cream every time they came to the West Mids/B/ham area. From reading about him , he had fairly outspoken opinions; I believe he was quoted as saying' John Bonham couldn't swing a bag of sh#t - possibly because Baker was essentially a jazz drummer - see him with Art Blakey on You Tube. Also a good cyclist (track pursuiter) so that's a bonus. another part of my youth gone. RIP
  7. My knowledge of athletics is virtually nil so feel free to correct this assertion. Doha doesn't seem a very sensible location for these events (climate not conducive to such things) but didn't the self effacing Lord Coe have something to do with selecting/approving this location? There are no open doors in his house - he can slide underneath them !
  8. I guess I am in the minority on this topic but that spike nosed Northerner Lloyd ruins the commentary for me. Did you hear his erudite comments when Luke Fletcher ran on ? Utterly puerile; Brian Johnson, Richie Benaud et. al. must be turning in their graves. A bit sorry for Notts, their year has been a disaster; but Warks up to THIRD from bottom now !!!!!!
  9. Indeed ! Very tasty drummer. Using original Premier drums too , by the look of it . Made in Leicester ! Along with Carlsboro amps (I think).
  10. I'm probably just ignorant, but I didn't realise Russia had musicians as good as this and in this genre. Whether you like Chicago or not, this is ace playing (IMO) and vocalist not singing in his native language. Opinions ?
  11. I think you misunderstand me; I was surprised he didn't want us to play Loudon stuff. Instead we played a couple of FK numbers, Groundhogs, couple of Cream numbers etc. I too listen to different genres , possibly with the proviso that they are percussive. I think Loudon had visited the UK about that time - but it is a long time ago. (Only knew one Eddie Money track - the one with Ronnie Spector)
  12. Hadn't heard mention of Loudon for years. Played with an ace guitarist in the early 70's who really rated him; it was odd I thought because when he joined the band he immediately introduced us to playing some Freddie King numbers - which were ace I thought. Couldn't see the similarity - it would be like me playing liking Sam Smith and playing Steely Dan numbers
  13. Aside from Test Cricket, am I right in thinking that there is a NORTHANTS supporter on here ? They look like coming up don't they? Good to have another Midland County up.(instead of bl**dy Southerners )
  14. Assuming that was an entirely serious comment, the Aussies have previous for this. I'm pretty sure that they played Gooch into the England team before he was really ready and then I think he got ducks . Someone might be able to confirm this. I think they did it in the 60's or early 70's too - but can't remember who it was.
  15. Following India's unsuccessful attempt to land on the Moon, the Irish have announced their plans for 2020. They plan to place a man on the Sun. When a leading Space expert pointed out that the rocket would burn up before in reached half way, a spokesman said, " We have thought of that , so we will go at night".
  16. Did I read that Farbrace still thinks Root is best bet for England Captain ? Well judging by the great job he has done at Warks (Knocked out of 50 overs almost straight away, knocked out of T20 very early and second from bottom of County Championship) I'm not sure his judgement is particularly good..
  17. So would you have put Mike Brearley in that bracket? I didn't rate him much as a batsman (but what do I know ) but he got the best out of his players IMO.
  18. Abdul Qadir gone. The best leg spinner I had seen, until the arrival of Shane Warne. The great Jack Bannister always pronounced his name "Carder ".
  19. Well I reckon there are only two possible outcomes now !!! I don't know which was more irritating; Archer's show of (mild) dissent at being told to bowl round the wicket or Leach overstepping. Both very poor.
  20. My nephew is a Scouser and his birthday is tomorrow. He said he didn't know what he wanted so said just give him money. Therefore I've put a £20 note in his Grandma's purse.
  21. Yep, step forward Gary Pratt
  22. I have a nasty feeling Chris Woakes might be dropped to allow Anderson to return - if fit. Thoughts ?
  23. Cheers ! Yep and someone pirated it onto YouTube but as I have lost touch with the others and the Keyboard player is now a big noise with Yamaha in America, we didn't do anything. I've got one vinyl copy .
  24. Good Lord !!! well it didn't make me a fortune (or indeed anything!!) and I did not attract hordes of screaming nymphomaniacs. So a bit of a failure really . (Premier Drums/Ludwig snare/ Zildjian cymbals.)
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