Sad, but the greatest drummer of the 20th century, Ginger Baker, has died. He died 'peacefully' in hospital aged 80, somehow not the way I would have thought he'd go. I loved Cream, three musicians at the top of their game all playing solo at the same time.
When someone asked Eric Clapton what it was like to be considered the best guitarist ever, his reply "I don't know, ask David Gilmour"
I remember seeing Ginger Baker's Air Force in Plymouth in 1970 ish. He had the biggest (and loudest) drum kit I'd ever seen. A great player who introduced jazz rhythms into rock. I still love Cream's album Disraeli Gears.
When I was the drummer with "Blues Etc", we opened for the Graham Bond Organisation when Ging and Earache Claptout were in the band.
Our lead guitarists was getting into a tiswas about playing before Eric. I told him to cool it as I was to be playing drums before Ginger B.
Of course when we went on Eric was nowhere to be seen, but Ginger stood in the wings and watched me closely though our set, then called me over and told me that I was "alright" and gave me an armful of sticks. (They were awful!)
He was an irascible character, but he was very nice to me.
I used to see him playing at Eel Pie Island in the early sixties but can't remember who he was playing with but I think that Jack Bruce was playing double bass as well.
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May 19, 2020 7:31:45 GMT
walkingdecay: Dolby Atmos is snake oil even if you don't bash your leg up on the stepladder.
May 19, 2020 7:44:47 GMT
walkingdecay: Surround AI is surprisingly good though, so it turns out.
May 23, 2020 7:23:28 GMT
walkingdecay: No rain, fever and fire in the trees.
May 28, 2020 7:20:18 GMT
walkingdecay: Explanation for last. Two fires over the local common, probably resulting from arson, have ensured that self-isolating neighbours have had to keep their windows closed in hot weather. Would also be a good song title, if anyone wants it.
May 28, 2020 14:03:08 GMT
andrewjw: I'm struggling to find words that rhyme with common...
May 30, 2020 14:45:15 GMT
robmc: Make it an Irish jig and you can have Roscommon... My mother's home county to boot
May 30, 2020 18:47:32 GMT
martinrowe: arson - has to be, or sash windows rotten
May 30, 2020 19:21:59 GMT
walkingdecay: You have a point, Andrew. None of the online rhyming dictionaries can find a convincing rhyme.
Jun 1, 2020 6:43:41 GMT
walkingdecay: I'd cheat and modify it to "commonland."
Jun 1, 2020 6:48:32 GMT
walkingdecay: Sergeant Pepper was released on this day in 1967. Everything seemed to be rushing forward then. Now...
Jun 1, 2020 6:51:06 GMT
davewhite: Move on almost rhymes with common
Jun 1, 2020 7:43:48 GMT
walkingdecay: True. One of the advantages for lyric writers is that the tune can cover bad rhymes anyway. Well, not "He made a vow while in state's prison/ Vowed it would be my life or his 'n'..." Tex Ritter couldn't see anything wrong with that.
Jun 1, 2020 7:49:00 GMT
robmc: I thought for a moment Tex Ritter was the name of a rhyming app, a play on Text Writer
Jun 3, 2020 6:16:15 GMT
walkingdecay: Ha! Tex would have loved the idea he could spiel in rhyming print as well. Ye gods, that man could talk - always entertainingly, mind, and he never seemed to repeat himself.
Jun 3, 2020 6:58:03 GMT
jangarrack: ...words that rhyme with common... If I remember rightly, the French policeman in 'Allo 'Allo! once asked for a slice of "lomon" for his gin and tonic. Just a thought
Jun 4, 2020 13:57:11 GMT
ocarolan: "I never thought it would happen With me and the girl from Clapham Out on the windy common That night I ain't forgotten…."... it did OK for Difford and Tillbrook.
Jun 4, 2020 22:02:43 GMT
walkingdecay: Finding a rhyme for that has been prodding the part of my subconscious that used to do the writing. I hoped that bear stewed was dead. Anyway, the best it's spewed up is, "Come on someone, kneel on down, be common on the common like a heat bound hound."
Jun 5, 2020 7:46:04 GMT
walkingdecay: I do apologise. Does remind me that my Dirty Old Man licence needs renewing.
Jun 5, 2020 7:48:12 GMT