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  1. Chomp, Chomp

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    Lonny, It seems like the Dodgers are one of the few teams that the Marlins can beat these days, and the Marlins are in last place in the NLE. Jeter played great ball, but I’m not impressed with some of his managerial decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksticks View Post
    Lonny, It seems like the Dodgers are one of the few teams that the Marlins can beat these days, and the Marlins are in last place in the NLE. Jeter played great ball, but Im not impressed with some of his managerial decisions.
    And we naturally thought the Dodgers would be the West Champions again. They did beat the Marlins yesterday 7-0. The season is still new and there is time to turn it around.
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    To be honest I’m not much of a MLB fan but the Brewers are doing well 27-18 atop the central div. It’s a long season Lonny . We finally have nice weather up here and the B Side Band will be back in action on June 7th. We have 5 gigs in June along with 2 in my other band Four Wheel Drive.

    Also the band Billy Lethal I used to be in will be in is playing with me behind the kit for a memorial tribute for the Bassman Fred Christensen. The leader Billy asked me and my Bass player Bill to play . 2 years ago I was let go or (fired) and at the time I took it very personal. I had decided to let it go some time ago and to my surprise he wants me back along with my Bassman bud. I don’t know how far it will go but I look forward to playing the Original heavy blues rock along with Trower, Bonamassa,Chris Duarte,Satriani,Deep Purple ,Kings X and many others. Good luck Lonny with the new Band and most of all have fun!
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    It's Jam Day!




    I live for this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    It's Jam Day! I live for this!
    Have a nice time Lonny!

    Also, I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We're hosting tonight, then bringing the party to my mother-in-law's house tomorrow. Lots of eating and drinking going on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    It's Jam Day!

    Enjoy yourself!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Have a nice time Lonny!

    Also, I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We're hosting tonight, then bringing the party to my mother-in-law's house tomorrow. Lots of eating and drinking going on!
    Sounds like a fun weekend. It’s rained here every day since Mothers’ Day and is supposed to continue through Monday. Liquid sunshine
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksticks View Post
    Sounds like a fun weekend. It’s rained here every day since Mothers’ Day and is supposed to continue through Monday. Liquid sunshine

    we've been blessed by 2 weeks of blue sky and shiny sun in row. normally, may and june is damped a to z.

    started my garden and already have 1000km of bicycling under the belt.haven't touched my drums in the last 2 months. browsing the ads for a band,anything would cut it. tired of only practicing my game,need to put those drums at work lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollracer View Post
    we've been blessed by 2 weeks of blue sky and shiny sun in row. normally, may and june is damped a to z.

    started my garden and already have 1000km of bicycling under the belt.haven't touched my drums in the last 2 months. browsing the ads for a band,anything would cut it. tired of only practicing my game,need to put those drums at work lol.
    Nelson, It’s great to hear from you. Your garden can’t have a very long growing season. Doesn’t biking hurt your back? I found it uncomfortable. My son has a recumbent bike that I’m thinking of using. Posture has become my friend.
    As for drumming, I think we’ve all been in the position that you’re in now. I used to gig regularly and then one day it just stopped. For me, it was because of the DJ’s. I think the problem today is that so many people don’t appreciate live musicians. They’re content with piped in music. As you know, my wife and I cruise a lot. There used to be three or four bands on a ship. (Show band, rock band, Caribbean band, jazz band) I went on a cruise a few weeks ago and there was one rock/contemporary band. The music for the show, Jersey Boys, was recorded. There was no show band. I haven’t seen a show band on a ship in years. I guess a lot of people don’t care. I was fortunate to grow up with the British Invasion. So many youngsters became interested in playing and listening to live music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksticks View Post
    Nelson, It’s great to hear from you. Your garden can’t have a very long growing season. Doesn’t biking hurt your back? I found it uncomfortable. My son has a recumbent bike that I’m thinking of using. Posture has become my friend.
    As for drumming, I think we’ve all been in the position that you’re in now. I used to gig regularly and then one day it just stopped. For me, it was because of the DJ’s. I think the problem today is that so many people don’t appreciate live musicians. They’re content with piped in music. As you know, my wife and I cruise a lot. There used to be three or four bands on a ship. (Show band, rock band, Caribbean band, jazz band) I went on a cruise a few weeks ago and there was one rock/contemporary band. The music for the show, Jersey Boys, was recorded. There was no show band. I haven’t seen a show band on a ship in years. I guess a lot of people don’t care. I was fortunate to grow up with the British Invasion. So many youngsters became interested in playing and listening to live music.
    i'm only 5 months away from having my back completely fix'ed for good....what scares me the most is the desintox to oxycodon i might have to go through after the surgery. the pills is of tremendous help to not feel the pain through out my regular activities -sports i like ; while for some reasons drumming has never induced any pain,maybe becaause i've learned to sit straight on my throne . my very close kit set up helps quite some in that regard.

    one of my long time friend is still a drummer on a cruise ship line,after i think 15 years. of course he suffers from alcoholism (occasions to drink are not scarce on a cruise ship lol) . he extracts good money out of it since he's paid in USD which translate into +25% in CDN money (monopoly currency lol). it make sens for him because he learned music through out school, and of course he master ALL the american standards, he's more of a jazz drummer ,strong sight reading. i see him couple times every years, it's a job where you're quite isolated from the rest of the world ; myself wouldn't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollracer View Post
    i'm only 5 months away from having my back completely fix'ed for good....what scares me the most is the desintox to oxycodon i might have to go through after the surgery. the pills is of tremendous help to not feel the pain through out my regular activities -sports i like ; while for some reasons drumming has never induced any pain,maybe becaause i've learned to sit straight on my throne . my very close kit set up helps quite some in that regard.

    one of my long time friend is still a drummer on a cruise ship line,after i think 15 years. of course he suffers from alcoholism (occasions to drink are not scarce on a cruise ship lol) . he extracts good money out of it since he's paid in USD which translate into +25% in CDN money (monopoly currency lol). it make sens for him because he learned music through out school, and of course he master ALL the american standards, he's more of a jazz drummer ,strong sight reading. i see him couple times every years, it's a job where you're quite isolated from the rest of the world ; myself wouldn't do it.
    I hope your surgery works out. You’re young and should recover quickly. I was 54 when I had my cervical laminectomy and fusion. I was playing golf with a full swing five months post op. This time around was different. The pain down my leg is improved, but not perfect. It might never be perfect. My doc told me that after my surgery that I was about 6 weeks away from paralysis. Nerves heal slowly. I was taking 5-6 Percocets a day before surgery. Now I’m taking about three a week.
    Getting off the oxy is tough. Two weeks post op you shouldn’t require the oxy for the pain, but you’re going to feel crappy if you stop. Don’t try cold turkey. Wean yourself off. Take a half of a pill and see if it takes the edge off. It took me five days to get off. I was determined.
    I have a friend that plays sax on a cruise ship. These days he gets 4-6 week gigs on a ship, but when he first started, he was on a ship for three months at a time. Evidently name acts might get decent rooms, but the regular ship musicians are in the same rooms as the waiters and cabin stewards. You don’t get a private room and the accommodations aren’t spacious.
    Sight reading is a must for a job like that. When I first moved to Florida, i met a neighbor of my parents who was a band leader. He had two wedding bands and was putting a third together. I told him I was a drummer, but he wasn’t impressed. Then he asked if I could read music and the rest is history. The charts were basic and he was cool with me deviating as long as it was tasteful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollracer View Post
    i'm only 5 months away from having my back completely fix'ed for good....what scares me the most is the desintox to oxycodon i might have to go through after the surgery. the pills is of tremendous help to not feel the pain through out my regular activities -sports i like ; while for some reasons drumming has never induced any pain,maybe becaause i've learned to sit straight on my throne . my very close kit set up helps quite some in that regard. one of my long time friend is still a drummer on a cruise ship line,after i think 15 years. of course he suffers from alcoholism (occasions to drink are not scarce on a cruise ship lol) . he extracts good money out of it since he's paid in USD which translate into +25% in CDN money (monopoly currency lol). it make sens for him because he learned music through out school, and of course he master ALL the american standards, he's more of a jazz drummer ,strong sight reading. i see him couple times every years, it's a job where you're quite isolated from the rest of the world ; myself wouldn't do it.

    That's sounds like the worst and greatest gig combined. I could never, physically play the type of music he's playing. Not to cruise ship standards any way.

    The isolation would not sit well withe either.

    Adding to the bad back column, my mom just went through her surgery. She's 82 and I believe I mentioned it here before that she had a nerves compressed or pinched and was told " surgery or a wheel chair in 6 months.

    Her surgery was fine and she had a day and a half recovery all great. Then she totally changed.

    Blood pressure mega highs and lows. Blood sugar ( diabetic ) the same. Bouncing back an forth out of control.

    It was scary! She had dead zombie eyes and stared around like she was sleep walking. If you guys haven't experienced a sleep walker, it's creepy funny . This wasn't funny!

    Anyway it came down to they changed her pained a day and a 1/2 in and she flipped.

    Then they kept giving her more doses. Had one of my many family members not been there, non stop and all of my sisters and nieces in the medical field know what's what.

    She seriously could've went into a diabetic coma, at any moment and stayed there til death.

    " well, call in hospice! " they seriously could've killed her. And to think how many people are in there alone or with someone who doesn't know what to ask.

    We insisted direct line to the Dr. and told him it has to be her pain meds

    Even after he cancelled the med order, they kept giving it to her. A double dose once!

    She had a nursing home recovery of two weeks and just got back in her own home yesterday.

    Long winded, I know. Anyway hope all is well with the great Nova thread attendees, and Lonny " Its Jam Day : I Live For This " is still my favorite thing on the forum!

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