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||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 07:14:57
Drum roll please bzzzzzzzzzz
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||Posted - 23/05/2012 : 12:45:46
Great article. Very moving. I hope you outlive your prognosis by many more years to come!
||Posted - 21/05/2012 : 23:31:29
Oh it was great thanks. My wife commented for the first time ever that the kit looked and sounded really good. The hardware (rail mount and fold out spurs) stood up to it as well. Just excellent.
||Posted - 21/05/2012 : 21:15:05
How was it mate
||Posted - 18/05/2012 : 12:06:42
||Posted - 18/05/2012 : 11:52:01
Have a great time and enjoy your Luddies!
||Posted - 18/05/2012 : 11:13:48
First outing for the Luddy kit tonight!
||Posted - 18/05/2012 : 00:32:37
A great great,read,Nigel,insightful,and equally inspirational.Thanks for the candour,and give them Luddys a whack for me!
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 23:39:56
Blimey guys. At least 3 of my 4 wives didn't rate me at all! :)
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 20:42:55
An Inspirational read on so many levels Nigel. Great piece
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 19:57:25
Terrific read, Nigel. I thought you were a tremendously nice bloke when I bought those Super Zyn 5 Star hats from you....and I was right
||Posted - 16/05/2012 : 22:45:38
Humbling. Good work chum and all th best for the future.
4 wives? S'funny, you didn't mention you were deaf....
||Posted - 16/05/2012 : 20:18:40
Excellent write up Nigel, touching and inspiring! Reading that it's obvious how much those 'new' Luddys mean to you. Get them done up and enjoy!! Best wishes to you healthwise, and good luck to your drummer daughter aswell!
||Posted - 16/05/2012 : 18:32:44
Thank you to everyone for the amazingly supportive and positive comments. It means a lot to me. I have bought an old Super Classic kit since the article was written and am in the process of doing it up, pictures will appear in this thread: http://www.mikedolbear.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=106035
||Posted - 16/05/2012 : 13:40:45
Thanks for that Nigel, thought provoking stuff indeed. I had picked up on some of this on the "should I get them Luddies?" thread. Thanks for sharing with us. All the best, Martin.
||Posted - 16/05/2012 : 12:25:15
How inspiring and moving. Thanks for your candid and brilliantly written portrait Nigel.
||Posted - 16/05/2012 : 11:57:25
Thats why we do this feature because you guys and girls all have great stories to tell.
95% of drummers are hobbyist and keep the industry going and I always feel are the real success stories as you do it because you love it which is what music is all about.
If you would like to be part of this feature contact jeremy Peake
||Posted - 16/05/2012 : 10:38:04
Hi Nigel, Great read mate, I never knew any drummer that had one more wife than I have had??
You are an inspiration and I wish you well mate.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 22:45:53
Thanks Nigel for being so open and honest. You're an inspiration.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 20:10:55
Great read Nigel
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 19:49:21
Thanks Nigel - great read.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 18:55:42
Awesome and I love this bit especially: "(I blame a Rhythm article that described a DW snare as sounding like a birthday cake hit by a baseball bat)" hilarious because I can absolutely imagine such a profound statement.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 18:06:34
Great read, puts a lot of things into perspective. Respect to you sir.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 16:42:58
What fantastic writing ability you have, Nigel, and what an uplifting story, despite your health. Sincerely, my best wishes and thanks for sharing your experiences with such honesty and humour.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 15:48:04
^^^^^^What more can I say? Nothing that's not already been said! You're a true star Nigel
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 13:56:53
Hi Nigel, (as I hope you'll read this)
I hadn't joined up the dots before reading this, stopped short when you matter of factly discussed your prostate cancer, then realised I'd read your thread about wanting to buy a Ludwig. I hope you can turn one up ASAP and I wish you well as you give it a good seeing to for as long as possible.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 12:56:27
A moving story Nigel all the best to you and your family.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 12:37:20
Enthralling ! A great read. Keep on keeping on, Nigel.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 12:25:17
Agree with all of the above, Life's for living. Great read that Nigel.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 12:00:25
What a great read Nigel. Good luck with everything.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 11:57:46
Excellent, just excellent!
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 11:35:19
I always enjoy reading these articles as I have not had the pleasure of meeting any Dolbearians as yet but something really resonated in this one, aside from the frank and unselfconcious way Nigel speaks of his health problems the way he maps out his early experiences with bands venues and equipment just remind me of how it felt to be at an age when not making it in the pro music world seemed immpossible.
Like Nigel and I suspect a good few more on this forum I never did hit the big time and spent a lifetime playing in pubs and clubs and anywhere they would have me, but it was all a lot more fun than I appreciated at the time.
I wish you well Nigel, you write with refreshing honesty, I hope you find that elusive Luddy kit and enjoy it to the full.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 10:55:04
Blimey - what an amazing read. Quite inspiring....and it makes me look at my IT job with even more contempt!
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 10:05:28
I think most of us on here can relate at least to some parts to Nigels story. However, if, like me, you're an older drummer and find yourself worried about arthritis, weight gain, chloresterol etc it makes one realize just how lucky most of us are compared to others like Nigel.Rivetting read, and inspiring and hearwarming in equal measures. Keep playing as much as you can Nigel cos' as you realize, drumming and music are a life-force all of their own.
Living not far away I remember George Clay's well, and The Railway. I also remember Buddy Rich at the old Talk of the Midlands c. '78.
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||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 09:43:49
Got me a bit caught up there, Nige. Great reading; keep playing!
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 09:35:15
Excellent, inspiring, moving.
Nice one Nigel.
It never ceases to amaze me the folk on here.
Best of luck dude.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 09:34:38
Great read all the above have said it
|Keith the Beat
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 09:20:41
Very enjoyable and thought provoking read.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 09:19:39
Terrific read, and a timely reminder of what's important.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 09:07:19
I can only echo what others have said; a good read.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 09:02:22
Great read and very inspiring to us all. Keep on Rockin' Nigel!
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 08:35:23
Wow! Great read, and massive respect to you.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 08:29:27
Having met Nige, I can confirm he is indeed a legend, lovely Man, as are most of us shed builders.Top top Bloke!!
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 08:22:22
A terrific interview and a great story Nigel. I too saw Joe Morello at Birmingham Town Hall, but it was about 1967. I had just purchased my first drum kit and I considered myself to being one of the world's top drummers. Oh dear, what a shock! I was very close to JM and seeing someone at close quarters that could really play like that was a sobering experience. I went home and considered buying a Strat. After all, in the space of two hours I went from World's best drummer to a complete drumming idiot. Nigel, we must meet up again and go and watch some bands like we said we would.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 08:02:01
Indeed - well done that man!
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 07:59:26
Great interview! Yup, it's all too easy to take things for granted.
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 07:51:28
moving and fascinating
|Dan Bear Taylor
||Posted - 15/05/2012 : 07:30:34
I've just read this wonderful piece. Boy does it give you a new perspective on who the real drumming heros are.