|By Caleb (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 01:08 am:|
George,where are you?Has anyone been in contact with George "The Kat" Katsakis?How's he doin'?
|By David Meikle (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 03:48 am:|
I was in touch by e-mail not too long ago and he was doing great.
Within the last two months.
|By Lynn Bruce (126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 08:56 am:|
Hey George,start punching those keys!!You've got to much knowlege of the Detroit music scene to be laying back.We need your comments!!
|By Horse (188.8.131.52) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:02 am:|
I saw George about 3 weeks ago at his gig at the Clawson. He seemed to be doing quite well. You may want to post a note on the Clawson thread as we sometimes use it to update anybody when we're going to drop into the club. It would be great to hear from George on the site. Millie or Dennis may be able to give an update.
|By Lynn Bruce (184.108.40.206) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:27 am:|
Horse, kef halak- I never copped a watermelon out of the cobblestone crick at Camp Dearborn,but if anyone left any beer or wine in the crick it was history!(was that water cold or what!)
Did you ever get in a circle there and start kicking out the jams with the cool Arabic drums that someone would always bring. As a teen-ager it seemed when ever you'd hear the drums start,you could count on it being a babe-magnet.
George, I know you've been to the "Camp" a few times in your day,playing music on the tennis courts.
|By Horse (220.127.116.11) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:45 am:|
Actually, My mother used to jam big time on the Durbeki (arabic drum) and finger cymbals. That must be where the my drumming started. I still have her drum from Lebanon which is ancient. It's made of nickle and has intense scrolling engraved throughout the drum. It has "Made In Syria" engraved in it. I have to have it reheaded, but am very cautious as to the value of the drum. I could probably do it myself but would like it to be done authentically. Years ago I played a gig where the Beach Boys went on before us. There drummer just distroyed the house snare drum and when he got off the set he turned and gave me a grin as if to say "let's see you make magic with my left overs". As he sat in the wings watching, I quickly pulled a a cigarette and lit up, blew a puff of smoke at him, then picked up the snare and turned it upside down and re-tuned the head with my 50 cent Bic lighter. That was something I learned from my Mother. Price of the Bic lighter...50 cents. Price of the other drummers' humiliation....Priceless. Thanks Ma..!
|By Lynn Bruce (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 11:51 am:|
Horse,that drum sounds priceless.After the humans and pets that would be the first thing I'd grab in a fire.
I like the way you handled the Beachboy drummer.
When I first went on the road,we played down in St.Pete Fl. playing outside in Aug. after record-breaking rains that month. At the time I had Calf-skins. I felt like a guitar player that can't keep his strings tuned.After so much tightening I got a lighter and solved the problem better. I just had to remember to loosen those babys back up or pop goes the weasle.
|By Horse (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 11:58 am:|
Ah..the good old days Lynn. Hey if your. ever going to make it up to the Clawson let me know. I look forward to finally meeting you.
|By Millie (126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 09:08 pm:|
George is doing fine! I saw him and 3's Company Friday night and they sounded great as usual. Dennis and I and a few others are getting together at the Clawson Saturday night (3/8) and welcome anyone one who wants to join us! Count & Countess (hi Barb), Lynn & Sandy, Pam & Dave, Ed & Sue come on down!
By the way, DeAnne and Eddie will be back in town Memorial Day weekend, just in time for David Miekle's party at the Cass Cafe, and our second annual get together at the Clawson. David, I'll be sure and have Armen there!
|By David Meikle (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 04:17 am:|
That will be fantastic Millie!
Anyone in doubt about coming along? Hope to see as many of you as possible.