I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
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02-07-2015, 10:50 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
Banjo - That kind of attitude, right there, is what will keep you alive and kicking until we're all old enough to tell you our cancer stories while you sit back and laugh at us. As you will be entitled to do.

Better have written that book by then, though. Tongue

And hopefully you can play that drum over my hospital bed 'till I'm annoyed enough to recover so I can get up and take it from you!

Still wishing you all the best, mate.

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02-07-2015, 10:53 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(02-07-2015 10:50 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Banjo - That kind of attitude, right there, is what will keep you alive and kicking until we're all old enough to tell you our cancer stories while you sit back and laugh at us. As you will be entitled to do.

Better have written that book by then, though. Tongue

And hopefully you can play that drum over my hospital bed 'till I'm annoyed enough to recover so I can get up and take it from you!

Still wishing you all the best, mate.

Cheers mate. Thanks a lot! Big Grin

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02-07-2015, 11:15 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(02-07-2015 08:48 PM)Banjo Wrote:  I have been thinking for a while about learning how to play this little Indian drum called kanjira. Here is a photo of a kanjira.

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Great little drum! I have similar skills from my playing the Brasilian tambourine, the pandeiro, and I think I could learn the kanjira. At least enough to get me by in any musical situation I may find myself in in Australia. I wont be asked to play Indian classical music. Big Grin

For about five seconds I thought "What is the point?" and then caught myself. If I remember Plato's Apology correctly, Socrates took a music lesson the night before he was executed.

No giving up, no surrender!

Plus learning the kanjira is one more thing I just have to do! Wink

What's the tone of that drum compared to other indigenous pats? Got a shot of the body?
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02-07-2015, 11:24 PM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2015 11:28 PM by Banjo.)
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(02-07-2015 11:15 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  What's the tone of that drum compared to other indigenous pats? Got a shot of the body?

Pete Lockett is a great guy and fine percussionist. (He has some amazing diarrhea stories from India Big Grin)This video is 14 min's long but you don't need that long to get the idea.




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02-07-2015, 11:28 PM
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For some reason I just now read this thread.... I'm not good with serious stuff... I'm speechless really... Just glad you are here and not not here.

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02-07-2015, 11:29 PM
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(02-07-2015 11:28 PM)TurkeyBurner Wrote:  For some reason I just now read this thread.... I'm not good with serious stuff... I'm speechless really... Just glad you are here and not not here.

Cheers mate. Big Grin

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03-07-2015, 12:01 AM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
(02-07-2015 11:24 PM)Banjo Wrote:  
(02-07-2015 11:15 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  What's the tone of that drum compared to other indigenous pats? Got a shot of the body?

Pete Lockett is a great guy and fine percussionist. (He has some amazing diarrhea stories from India Big Grin)This video is 14 min's long but you don't need that long to get the idea.



Hmmm I just wanted to hear how that drum sounded but ended up watching it all. It was somehow fascinating. And I laughed, as in out loud, not that Internet laughing, when he really picked up speed. That was just amazing. That. . . is it fingerwork or handwork? Well doesn't matter it was mesmerizing. Not I want one too. Though I'm not gonna get one it will just end up like my ocarina. Sitting somewhere not being played because I have negative musical talent. (^_^)
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03-07-2015, 12:20 AM
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(03-07-2015 12:01 AM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  Hmmm I just wanted to hear how that drum sounded but ended up watching it all. It was somehow fascinating. And I laughed, as in out loud, not that Internet laughing, when he really picked up speed. That was just amazing. That. . . is it fingerwork or handwork? Well doesn't matter it was mesmerizing. Not I want one too. Though I'm not gonna get one it will just end up like my ocarina. Sitting somewhere not being played because I have negative musical talent. (^_^)

Pete's awesome. Really nice bloke too.

One of the things I usually do is practice. I practice all the time. Lately I have not been doing much. I think the last thing I did was to transpose some wild funk grooves from drumset onto pandeiro. And earlier today while on a skype call to one of my best friends who runs a drum company in the US I represent, I showed him a technique he had been wondering about, on a practice pad.

I have really highly advanced drumset technique. People often ask me about various techniques. I estimate I put up to 90,000 hours into practice over my life. That works out to about ten years, night and day.

I tried to learn bass and guitar, but I just never practiced them. The only stringed instrument I play is called a berimbau. It is a Brasilian percussion instrument usually played in conjunction with a pandeiro.

I think that is why I ended up mainly being a teacher and performed less and less as I aged.

A student, Andru, called a few years ago about learning the African drum, the djembe. It is a commonly used drum in drum circles and relatively easy to play.

One day he said to me "You know I rang just to get djembe lessons. I never expected to be able to play congas, timbales, tan tans, frame drums etc etc and even learn how to read music like I can now!"

Andru is now working in two very fine bands and is loved by each.

I hate to toot my own horn but this is what I do. I share all the knowledge I have worked so hard to acquire. Andru currently is in possession of many of my percussion instruments in case something happens. I know they are in a good home.

This is why I miss working so much now. I usually work playing instruments seven days a week. Now I am on the thinking atheist forum sitting on my couch.

Oh well. Please forgive the long winded post.

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05-07-2015, 02:38 PM
RE: I have survived toughest year. Still in danger, but still alive.
Banjo, come out, come out where ever you are.

You okay dude?

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05-07-2015, 09:34 PM
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(05-07-2015 02:38 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Banjo, come out, come out where ever you are.

You okay dude?

Hi Anjele.
I just saw the message on my phone.

Sorry to have been away. I admit I am unwell. Very weak and am just lying down. My next bone marrow biopsy is Monday next week. Hopefully I will get on the clinical trial. Honestly, it seems like my only option. Have no idea what I will do if I fail.

My nephew came over on Saturday to take me out for brunch. It was very nice at a cafe in another inner western suburb, Marrickville. But I nearly fell down when he dropped me off and I have not ventured out since. Today being Monday.

I am having a bit of trouble eating and am just having bonox at the moment. My brain is very slow but I am keeping warm at home. Watching documentaries on Youtube.

My brother and his family came over yesterday and I had a little jam with my niece. She played on my practice pad, I played pandeiro.

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They wanted to take me out but I was unable to manage it. I would have liked to have gone. I have no idea where they went but my niece, in her Frozen dress, seems to have enjoyed it. Press a button on that dress and the theme to the movie Frozen plays. She loves it. Smile

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My brain is operating a bit slowly. Please forgive my not keeping you updated.

Thanks for thinking of me Anjele. A number of old students have been calling or texting. A bit of an effort to get back to them really. One student came over last night and I had him show me his technique on my pad. It has deteriorated since I stopped teaching him last September and I am angry with the new teacher. I alerted him to the problems and he has promised to practice what I told him to do. Each week when he comes over now I will give him a little lesson. 10 or 15 minutes or so to make up for not being there for him. He is a good student let down by a teacher who simply doesn't care, or is just not good enough.

I am doing my best and plan to eat something today. Smile

Cheers guys. Dale

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