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You're asking Val?

Cocksucker.

You're Val and Dan's gimp now - like Myles, like Sham, and even like CG&P.

You cheap-assed sell-outs.

Your A-Team?

Arse Team - gimps, all four of you.

And you on your knees taking it in the hole from a manky farmer from Cavan?

Sad - how very fucking sad, and yet how real and true.
 


lovely dark and trippy jazz album here from Sun Ra. Enjoy. If anybody know anything similar point it out. Though not Miles Davis' Bitches Brew.. as I find it too 'screechy'
 

Mowl

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Spotted an ad on a social media sales site: drum set with cymbals, stool, stands, and all hardware, going nearby for just €150. Called the lady and went to see it: she's gorgeous - the lady, I mean. Anyway, I'm digging into the boxes and bags it's all stored in and while the drums/shells are cheap, they can be updated with a simple coat of varnish inside the shells to focus the tones a bit more. Easy job: take each drum apart removing all the parts and then roll on a coat of varnish and let it seal overnight.

The cymbal bag knocked me flying: she has a complete series of Medina hand-made Turkish cymbals in a professional carrier bag. As soon as I saw them I decided to play possum and tried them out: absolutely beautiful, really dark roaring tones that swell up and die off really fast. A jazz drummer's dream come true. The cymbals and bag alone are worth around the asking price, but I said I'd wait until I saw another kit for sale downtown (there wasn't one - I just needed her to think I had options) and last night said I'd take the (non existent) other kit at €110 unless she wanted to offer another price.

Nailed the entire rig for €100 cash and will collect it tomorrow coming home from college. The drums aren't super-special in their current condition, but they will be after I've worked on them over the winter months. No rush or hurry, I can take my time and I enjoy having a challenge during the winter evenings. New heads on top, and the resonant heads (the bottom ones) are in great condition as they are. Some new adapters and holders to mount the toms, the snare is in perfect condition and with ten lugs on either head can be tuned to concert very easily.

I can sell it on for several times the price, all I need to do is remove the brand badges and leave it as a 'mystery' brand and pretend I don't know what sort of brand they are. The cymbals will stay with me: were I to go and buy new versions of them, it'd cost me an arm and a leg.

So with the fees from that recent interior design contract we teamed up for (we won - we get the next contract and all subsequent contracts for interiors) I'm only spending a pittance that I can turn around into a nice big fat profit when the kit's ready and up for sale.

Or I might keep it.

That'll be five kits up here and four more in Dublin.

I've too much gear these days, but I love being surrounded by all these drums, guitars, horns, and whatnot. It's like living in a music store. But with added benefits.

These are the cymbals: the girl selling them isn't musical, they belonged to her deceased uncle. But once I saw the decals, I hopped on it.


 
Spotted an ad on a social media sales site: drum set with cymbals, stool, stands, and all hardware, going nearby for just €150. Called the lady and went to see it: she's gorgeous - the lady, I mean. Anyway, I'm digging into the boxes and bags it's all stored in and while the drums/shells are cheap, they can be updated with a simple coat of varnish inside the shells to focus the tones a bit more. Easy job: take each drum apart removing all the parts and then roll on a coat of varnish and let it seal overnight.

The cymbal bag knocked me flying: she has a complete series of Medina hand-made Turkish cymbals in a professional carrier bag. As soon as I saw them I decided to play possum and tried them out: absolutely beautiful, really dark roaring tones that swell up and die off really fast. A jazz drummer's dream come true. The cymbals and bag alone are worth around the asking price, but I said I'd wait until I saw another kit for sale downtown (there wasn't one - I just needed her to think I had options) and last night said I'd take the (non existent) other kit at €110 unless she wanted to offer another price.

Nailed the entire rig for €100 cash and will collect it tomorrow coming home from college. The drums aren't super-special in their current condition, but they will be after I've worked on them over the winter months. No rush or hurry, I can take my time and I enjoy having a challenge during the winter evenings. New heads on top, and the resonant heads (the bottom ones) are in great condition as they are. Some new adapters and holders to mount the toms, the snare is in perfect condition and with ten lugs on either head can be tuned to concert very easily.

I can sell it on for several times the price, all I need to do is remove the brand badges and leave it as a 'mystery' brand and pretend I don't know what sort of brand they are. The cymbals will stay with me: were I to go and buy new versions of them, it'd cost me an arm and a leg.

So with the fees from that recent interior design contract we teamed up for (we won - we get the next contract and all subsequent contracts for interiors) I'm only spending a pittance that I can turn around into a nice big fat profit when the kit's ready and up for sale.

Or I might keep it.

That'll be five kits up here and four more in Dublin.

I've too much gear these days, but I love being surrounded by all these drums, guitars, horns, and whatnot. It's like living in a music store. But with added benefits.

These are the cymbals: the girl selling them isn't musical, they belonged to her deceased uncle. But once I saw the decals, I hopped on it.


a great find.. the opposite of 'Buyer Beware'. The internet and ebay have destroyed the uniqueness of knowledge in these areas and too often people know exactly what they're selling. I keep searching the listings for someone not knowing what speakers they're selling or have never heard of Leica
 

Mowl

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Indeed, Leica lenses and camera units are diamonds.

I know a man who was killed for his, on the streets of Rome.

A sad, sad day in Mowl's life.
 

roc_abilly

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Very apt:

To those fucked up mindless people who haven't got the eyes to see...

... I'm the chairman of the bored, and I'm asking for some proof...
 

Mowl

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Many years ago I met these guys from South Africa and I fell in love with Heather's voice. Signed to Warners and after delivering an album of quality material were dropped after the A&R guy was promoted sideways. They binned the contract and kept the material and forbade the band from ever releasing any of the songs.

But someone posted this one, which was the opening track.

Back then, reverb was every musician's friend - and the nearer to God's reverb you ventured, the better.



Searing guitar work from Tim, a legend of electric guitar manipulation.

They moved back to SA a few years later and we've stayed in touch ever since. When I get my hands on the wax version of the album back in Dublin, I'll transfer it to digital and post the fucker myself. Fuck Warners.
 

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