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#1 TommyMack

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 02:59 PM

Many years ago when we brought drums to LARS, we did it with a very strategic vision of how to use them effectively by LIMITING their use to only help the chants/songs. This was in stark contrast to other supporter groups that just tended to drum all the damn time for no reason.

I think it's been a great success and a testament to the LARS ethos.

Unfortunately, they are literally falling apart. This is ETZ last night with a shredded drumhead:
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In the past, Christian and myself have footed the bill for all things percussion: the drums, the heads, the mallets, the transport... and even though we're out hundreds of dollars each, it was a pleasure for us because we knew it added to the Squad.

Now I'm an older bastard and this season has seen some younger, more energetic LARSers step up to replace us... it's time we update the hardware.

So here's what I'm asking: can you help us get new drums that will last another 5 years?

I know the economy is tough, but look at that picture above and think to yourself, "I WANT to see Eddie The Zombie release the Kraken on the skins!"

$10 here, $20 there will make the difference.

Thanks in advance to all those that can help.

Cheers,
Tommy Mack

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:03 PM

We can do some sort of show or fundraiser. Get all the LARS bands and play a night. Make a night of it and have a good time while doing it for a good(ish) cause.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:25 PM

Many years ago when we brought drums to LARS, we did it with a very strategic vision of how to use them effectively by LIMITING their use to only help the chants/songs. This was in stark contrast to other supporter groups that just tended to drum all the damn time for no reason.

I think it's been a great success and a testament to the LARS ethos.

Unfortunately, they are literally falling apart. This is ETZ last night with a shredded drumhead:
Posted Image

In the past, Christian and myself have footed the bill for all things percussion: the drums, the heads, the mallets, the transport... and even though we're out hundreds of dollars each, it was a pleasure for us because we knew it added to the Squad.

Now I'm an older bastard and this season has seen some younger, more energetic LARSers step up to replace us... it's time we update the hardware.

So here's what I'm asking: can you help us get new drums that will last another 5 years?

I know the economy is tough, but look at that picture above and think to yourself, "I WANT to see Eddie The Zombie release the Kraken on the skins!"

$10 here, $20 there will make the difference.

Thanks in advance to all those that can help.

Cheers,
Tommy Mack

So where does one send money?

#4 LuvKeane

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 03:56 PM

Im going to send a message to my old college buddies (which 95% of them are band directors now) to see if they MAY (probably not with school budgeting) have one or two to spare and purchase or if they can get a discount.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:05 AM

Many years ago when we brought drums to LARS, we did it with a very strategic vision of how to use them effectively by LIMITING their use to only help the chants/songs. This was in stark contrast to other supporter groups that just tended to drum all the damn time for no reason.

I think it's been a great success and a testament to the LARS ethos.

Unfortunately, they are literally falling apart. This is ETZ last night with a shredded drumhead:
Posted Image

In the past, Christian and myself have footed the bill for all things percussion: the drums, the heads, the mallets, the transport... and even though we're out hundreds of dollars each, it was a pleasure for us because we knew it added to the Squad.

Now I'm an older bastard and this season has seen some younger, more energetic LARSers step up to replace us... it's time we update the hardware.

So here's what I'm asking: can you help us get new drums that will last another 5 years?

I know the economy is tough, but look at that picture above and think to yourself, "I WANT to see Eddie The Zombie release the Kraken on the skins!"

$10 here, $20 there will make the difference.

Thanks in advance to all those that can help.

Cheers,
Tommy Mack

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#6 LOBO 13

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:06 AM

This needs to get done.

Being a part-time drum basher, I'm well aware of the current decrepit state of the drums first hand...

Count me in for a donation. Whoever is collecting, PM me with your paypal address.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:18 PM

Count me in for a donation. Whoever is collecting, PM me with your paypal address.



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Posted 30 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

This.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:15 PM

I want to donate as well. To whom?
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:17 AM

Well everyone can pay pal donations to eddiethezombie13@hotmail.com
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

Thank you Red for your donation. Please people we need you to step up in your own way by donating anything you can. I know times are tough with the economy, so your donations will not be taken for granted. I will set up something with Tommy and Skinner to see if all the people who donate can get a lil somethin' somethin'.


List of donators:
1)Hiroko
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:21 PM

Is there a thread to donate to stop the drumming?
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:33 PM

Is there a thread to donate to stop the drumming?


Its the "kiss my ass" thread
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:37 PM

Thank you Red for your donation. Please people we need you to step up in your own way by donating anything you can. I know times are tough with the economy, so your donations will not be taken for granted. I will set up something with Tommy and Skinner to see if all the people who donate can get a lil somethin' somethin'.


List of donators:
1)Hiroko


2)Michael Stover
3)Paul Reid
4)Kyle Butler
5)

Many thanks to those who have donated so far. If you can send me a PM with your address, I am trying to come up with a lil something for you all.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 08:41 PM

Its the "kiss my ass" thread

Thanks. As you know, I travel to the beat of a different drummer.
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