Wednesday, March 17, 2010

drums for sale

hey guys, got a few drum items for sale. check em out.

set of 14" new beat hi hats. these are excellent hi hats for rock. very crisp and dark. no keyholing. good condition. I'm asking $75 for the pair.








22" ride. i love this ride, i'm just ready to move to a darker sound. very crisp and heavy. i really hate to part with it. 1 year old. no keyholing. just a little wear.
asking $150





snare. this is a 1966 ludwig supra-phonic 5"x14"(date stamped on inside). rough shape. lots of pitting as you can see, and a little rust. matches my 1966 kit, but no match for my black beauty! still sturdy and sounds great!
asking $100


1970's ludwig 6.5"x14" vistalite (smoke) supersensitive snare drum. super rare. there is a small bb-sized chip on the resonant side bearing edge. other than that, great condition and beautiful drum.
asking $400









don't like the prices? make me an offer
d.s.hopkins@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beach House

I can't express to you the measure of my excitement about the new Beach House record Teen Dream! When the album comes out next week, it will be accompanied by a DVD with a music video for each song. Each day this week, the guys over at Gorilla vs Bear are premiering a different one of these videos.

I wouldn't recommend this if you get weirded out easily, because some of these videos have been pretty out there!

Check it out!!

Daniel

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Adventures in Radiant

My favorite Radiant adventure (to date) happened during New York's CMJ festival in October, 2006. We drove down from Boston, parked our van at The Hero Factor's hotel in New Jersey and, through a series of events involving a busload of Haitians and a man urinating on the subway, we found our way to Greenwich Village at about 10pm.

We met our friends in a bar smaller than your average elevator, and crammed the entire band, The Bear (road manager) and Lance (good times coordinator), in the door. Lance did his job well as the good times rolled until about 4am.

The next day, seeing as it was our first time in NYC, we helped ourselves to a tour of Manhattan. At 10pm, we took the subway back to New Jersey, and got back in the bus full of Haitians. Only this was the wrong Haitian bus. We appealed to the driver to turn around, but instead he kicked us out.

So there we were, stranded in New Jersey in the middle of the night. Thanks to The Bear's inner GPS, we could at least walk in the right direction. After a few miles, we realized we had entered a freeway's on-ramp. We then realized that the freeway had a large wall in place of a shoulder. The night had reached rock bottom. At least that's what we thought until we stared into the flashing lights of the police car that was pulling us over.

After a brief explanation, the officer ruled out what I thought were the obvious solutions: offer better directions or offer a ride. In a stroke of genius he shouted "I'm gonna turn on my lights and you guys walk in front of my car!"

The six of us walked single file in the slow lane of a 6-lane Freeway for about a mile, until we reached the safety of our beloved van. That was one of the craziest adventures we ever had.

NEXT TIME ON ADVENTURES IN RADIANT: how the Chicago police thought we were attempting to blow up the Sears Tower.