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Re: “Famed drummer Ginger Baker talks about playing alongside legends, getting older, and his cantankerous reputation

Ginger still rocks, beware of Mr Baker really is a Great insight into his world, good or bad, he is a true Muscians muscian, Keep hittin em Ginger! 👍👏

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Posted by Martin Kilner on 06/21/2015 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Famed drummer Ginger Baker talks about playing alongside legends, getting older, and his cantankerous reputation

Also, Ginger plays rhythmic counterpoint. He can take a straight 4 stomp and make it swing (Badge).
You'll actually catch Ginger driving his beats with rudiments, and doing some very complex math between independent left/right hands and feet. Cream was so good because GB didn't just drum along with the music; he was fully one third of the music, at the very least. Like Jack Bruce's basslines, Ginger plays a new song within the song, greatly expanding the scope of what we hear. Bottom line is he makes it all sound so interesting!

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Posted by Brian B. Heir on 06/18/2015 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Crossing craters, canyons and clouds with Luke Borsten

I've seen this guy...great fun, and talented too.

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Posted by HikerJohn on 06/17/2015 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Famed drummer Ginger Baker talks about playing alongside legends, getting older, and his cantankerous reputation

"Listening"...yeah. Drummer Hal Blaine told me *that* is the key to *good* drumming, and too many interviewers and civilians overlook this word when its revealed as the bedrock of a good performance.

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Posted by surferpl on 06/17/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “On the heels of the band's 13th release, Wire's Colin Newman wants fans to look beyond Pink Flag

Wish I could have gone, if only to urge Colin Newman to implore his wife Malka Spigel to help figure out a way to finally get her legendary postpunk band Minimal Compact to the States once and for all (if not to Pittsburgh, then at least to a couple of the cities that have a lot of Israelis: LA, Miami, NYC, perhaps Chicago due to the Wax Trax connection). They were refused entry in the 80s during the whole Reagan-era INS paranoia about foreign musicians.

Wire show in Cleveland at the Beachland last year was good, though. I'm hoping the show last Sunday was, as well.

Posted by vadimfv on 06/10/2015 at 10:01 AM

Re: “On the heels of the band's 13th release, Wire's Colin Newman wants fans to look beyond Pink Flag

I have always felt that the guys from Wire would be able to school you about some academic subject and then be able to be the shit out of you. I'm glad they're still around and kicking ass.

Posted by Doobaruss on 06/07/2015 at 9:05 PM

Re: “The Mountain Goats' Jon Wurster talks about Beat The Champ, the Best Show, and the moments he'll remember on his deathbed

jon's drumming on MG's Foreign Onject is off the hook & takes the song to a whole different level! He's amazing. Young drummers listen up!

Posted by Billebob on 06/03/2015 at 8:41 AM

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