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Title: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on February 28, 2011, 09:26:43 PM
with a local primary school for this year's entry in the Eistedddfod, so I splashed some cash out on a new kit ;)
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6250/img6779edited640x480.jpg) (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/img6779edited640x480.jpg/)

Cost me a whoppin 40  ;D, I learned a hard lesson last year.................children/expensive gear = do not mix ::) The sound on the kit is "different" :-\ ;D I drilled the cymbal and put loose rivets into the holes to get some sort of recognisable sound :o but the smallest tom has a Remo pinstripe skin which is the best part of the kit ;D

Tuned the drums as all were loose and have managed to get a reasonable sound out of it now......................

well that was until I played my other kit earlier :o ;D.

As for what the entry is, I haven't a clue ???, mind you we have until the 17th of March to get it right ::) :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Pete T on February 28, 2011, 09:31:01 PM
..don't normally see them from THAT side..!!
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Jules on February 28, 2011, 10:40:30 PM
At last, a drum kit that doesn't have too many cymbals. Just a spare tom or two.  ;)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Alan Davies on February 28, 2011, 11:07:24 PM
That drum stool wouldn't last long under most of the drummers I'm aquainted with :)

Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Pete T on March 01, 2011, 12:41:41 AM
..tom or two..
Yes. Mine are coming up in the greenhouse..

(cryptic clue time again!!)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 01, 2011, 07:41:17 PM
All went well and it all stayed together..................even the stool ;D Round 2 next Tuesday :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Trevor Barstow on March 01, 2011, 08:13:39 PM
All went well and it all stayed together..................even the stool ;D Round 2 next Tuesday :)
Be careful, check beforehand. You don't want a loose stool.
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 01, 2011, 08:58:25 PM
All went well and it all stayed together..................even the stool ;D Round 2 next Tuesday :)
Be careful, check beforehand. You don't want a loose stool.

now there's a thought!!!!!! :o :D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Arjayay on March 01, 2011, 11:43:25 PM
All went well and it all stayed together..................even the stool ;D Round 2 next Tuesday :)
Be careful, check beforehand. You don't want a loose stool.
On a scale of 1-7 I think thats a 6
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Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Arjayay on March 01, 2011, 11:46:05 PM
All went well and it all stayed together..................even the stool ;D Round 2 next Tuesday :)
Be careful, check beforehand. You don't want a loose stool.
On a scale of 1-7 I think thats a 6
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Mmmm can't get the hang of the attachment thing - sorry
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on March 02, 2011, 01:01:00 AM
On a scale of 1-7 I think thats a 6

Thaaat's roight, boy. What Oi wanna know is....whoy do all them townies turn their noses up at moi manure?
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 16, 2011, 12:30:52 PM
final rehearsal yesterday, went great apart from me parting company with one stick!!!!!

The real deal is tomorrow..........wish us luck and all that :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Pete T on March 16, 2011, 06:03:19 PM
..good luck and all that..
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Rob W on March 17, 2011, 03:22:25 PM
And I'd like to wish you good luck and all that.

Mind you, topic of "1st practice tomorrow", I thought you were entering the next F1 Grand Prix. The new Tom Pryce!
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Trevor Barstow on March 17, 2011, 05:06:39 PM
Is Tom Pryce a drummer? Never heard of him.
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 18, 2011, 09:05:42 PM
 ;D cheers folks......it went really well, the other entrants in our category did a "no show" ???.

but hey that means we won and we now go thru to the County round 8)

so I guess the kids are alright :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 18, 2011, 10:14:23 PM
so I guess the kids are alright

Who?
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 18, 2011, 10:19:26 PM
so I guess the kids are alright

Who?

the doctor without the medics ;D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 18, 2011, 10:22:04 PM
forgot to say......

Alf, our daughter also scored a 1st place with her piano playing 8), this was one of 8 1st overall placings by her primary school ;)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Rob W on March 18, 2011, 11:05:36 PM
forgot to say......

Alf, our daughter also scored a 1st place with her piano playing 8), this was one of 8 1st overall placings by her primary school ;)

Well played welshgit. Must be proud.

Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 18, 2011, 11:48:44 PM
forgot to say......

Alf, our daughter also scored a 1st place with her piano playing 8), this was one of 8 1st overall placings by her primary school ;)

Well played welshgit. Must be proud.

thank you Rob, it was our wedding anniversary yesterday and Alf wanted that as a present for us :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Rob W on March 18, 2011, 11:53:22 PM


thank you Rob, it was our wedding anniversary yesterday and Alf wanted that as a present for us :)

To be honest, as pleased as I am for you.............................I'd have asked for cash    ;D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 19, 2011, 11:17:22 AM


thank you Rob, it was our wedding anniversary yesterday and Alf wanted that as a present for us :)

To be honest, as pleased as I am for you.............................I'd have asked for cash    ;D

 ;D ;D ;D aye,  you can't cash a certificate ;D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 19, 2011, 09:45:23 PM
aye,  you can't cash a certificate

At least she gave it to you in notes.
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 28, 2011, 11:36:23 AM
results time then, competition went well for us and we finished 2nd which is great for the school. Friday April 1st will see us perform for the parents at the school, so should be a good night.

Alf came 3rd in her piano section, her best result to date. Her school had three 1st places so they now go through in these categories to the National round at Swansea later this year.

Saturday was a long day for all the children, from about eight in the morning, we left before the end and got home about half nine that night but it was worth it :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on March 31, 2011, 10:41:50 PM
Back up yesterday for Alf's school to compete in the dancing competition and.......................................they WON!!!!!!!

Another entry in the National Eisteddfod then 8)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Pete T on April 01, 2011, 12:05:33 AM
Congrats Alf..

One of mine won a medal in Inverness last weekend for chess with 4 wins and a draw from 6. Another one wasn't far off with 2 wins and 2 draws..
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 02, 2011, 05:17:40 PM
Nice one Pete, concert last night with the school I drum for and the children had bought me a bottle of wine for helping them this year :-[

Highlight for both the children and me was after we finished and everybody was leaving......................POWERCUT!!!!!!! = bedlam ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Lynsey Fookin Buckenham on April 02, 2011, 05:34:26 PM
I'd have asked for cash....

Arrrrrrr, Boy.

...Because yer MOYNE....Oi wark the LOYNE....

So good it shuda been on 'Kingdom Of Boys'.
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 02, 2011, 06:24:51 PM
Nice one Pete, concert last night with the school I drum for and the children had bought me a bottle of wine for helping them this year

Classic West Wales - old enough to walk & talk, old enough to buy booze.
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 03, 2011, 10:02:38 PM
Nice one Pete, concert last night with the school I drum for and the children had bought me a bottle of wine for helping them this year

Classic West Wales - old enough to walk & talk, old enough to buy booze.

shoulda said "via the headmistress" ;D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Rob W on April 03, 2011, 10:12:04 PM
Welshgit - great to read about your daughter. Don't let her give up. My daughter suddenly dropped everything she was doing. Acting, singing, piano & guitar. Appeared on tv, loads of local productions etc. Difficult to know when a parent should interfere or not interfere. No win situation.  I didn't interfere ( not too much anyway ) but should have!  She regrets it.

My lad didn't give up his sport. Finally didn't make it as a pro, but coaches junior football teams most nights of the week, and recently approached by Barnsley FC to coach their academy keepers. Earns a packet whilst still a student, and more importantly, loves it.

Far be it from me to advise you, no way, but if I may say, take heed, if she does show signs of giving up (young kids and all that), maybe do interfere!!!     

 
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 03, 2011, 11:24:12 PM
Welshgit - great to read about your daughter. Don't let her give up. My daughter suddenly dropped everything she was doing. Acting, singing, piano & guitar. Appeared on tv, loads of local productions etc. Difficult to know when a parent should interfere or not interfere. No win situation.  I didn't interfere ( not too much anyway ) but should have!  She regrets it.

My lad didn't give up his sport. Finally didn't make it as a pro, but coaches junior football teams most nights of the week, and recently approached by Barnsley FC to coach their academy keepers. Earns a packet whilst still a student, and more importantly, loves it.

Far be it from me to advise you, no way, but if I may say, take heed, if she does show signs of giving up (young kids and all that), maybe do interfere!!!     

 
thanks Rob much appreciated :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Pete T on April 04, 2011, 01:01:45 AM
..if I quoted that, I'd say "ditto". Mine did violin to grade two and gave up, piano to grade 2 and gave up.. Rather than say "gave up", perhaps better to say "lost interest, felt he'd gone far enough..". Perhaps thats the exam system..?..

Taught himself to play drums after.. http://www.myspace.com/firegardensheffield/music/songs/the-circle-26618278 (http://www.myspace.com/firegardensheffield/music/songs/the-circle-26618278)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 04, 2011, 11:06:38 AM
..if I quoted that, I'd say "ditto". Mine did violin to grade two and gave up, piano to grade 2 and gave up.. Rather than say "gave up", perhaps better to say "lost interest, felt he'd gone far enough..". Perhaps thats the exam system..?..

Taught himself to play drums after.. http://www.myspace.com/firegardensheffield/music/songs/the-circle-26618278 (http://www.myspace.com/firegardensheffield/music/songs/the-circle-26618278)

right choice too :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 11, 2011, 08:06:10 PM
Found out that not only have we been invited to compete at the National Eisteddfod, but as there are no pre-lims  it's straight on the main stage for a televised performance!!!!!! :)

Better practice I guess then ;D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Alan Davies on April 11, 2011, 08:16:50 PM
You wouldn't expect them to be thrown in at the shallow end would you? (Am I right in recalling that as a quote from Deke?)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Rob W on April 11, 2011, 08:20:15 PM
Found out that not only have we been invited to compete at the National Eisteddfod, but as there are no pre-lims  it's straight on the main stage for a televised performance!!!!!! :)

Better practice I guess then ;D

Will you be on C4 ? 
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 11, 2011, 08:41:33 PM
S4C Rob ;)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 11, 2011, 08:42:42 PM
You wouldn't expect them to be thrown in at the shallow end would you? (Am I right in recalling that as a quote from Deke?)

na that'd be cheatin ;D
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: Rob W on April 11, 2011, 08:51:29 PM
S4C Rob ;)

That's what I meant. Think you'd better post day and time, which by incredible coincidence, is very nearly a song title on Slow Motion. I wonder how Youngy is these days.    :)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 11, 2011, 09:03:15 PM
S4C Rob ;)

That's what I meant. Think you'd better post day and time, which by incredible coincidence, is very nearly a song title on Slow Motion. I wonder how Youngy is these days.    :)

will do ;)
Title: Re: 1st practice tomorrow
Post by: welshgit on April 12, 2011, 09:56:16 AM
just realised that we're off to see Rod Stewart @ the Liberty Stadium Swansea on the same day (June 1st) , so if it's an evening slot........................sorry Rodders but you'll be coming 2nd!!! ;)