I happened to be at a community day festival in Pender Harbor BC Canada in June of 2011. Although I had heard about these spring suspended drums, I had never seen them before, even in pictures. Seeing them in action was unexpected, but I could not resist the opportunity to take a video and immediately posting it to my account on youtube.
Since then it has received more than 117,000 views. Amazing!
I have never seen anything like this before or since!
“In June of 2011, I happened to be at a community day festival in a park in Pender Harbour. I had heard a rumour that these drums were in existence but had never seen them in pictures or in action up until that time.
When I saw them I was laughing so hard that I had to video tape it and post it up on YouTube asap for the world to see this…”
Since posting that video, it has gone viral, over 400,000 views at the time of this writing.
I have since learned that these drums were created by Canadian drummer and inventor Charlie Rose. Rumor has it that the first kit cost him about $4000.00 in beer and pizza, and an old car. In any event, he has a site called boingyboingy.ca that he started up shortly before I shot this video. So I am giving him a shout out link here. Hope it does him some good.
Apparently he was on “Dragons Den” in Canada (that is the Canadian version of “Shark Tank” for any Americans reading this), but unfortunately he got no backers. In any event, if you want a set for yourself, then visit his site. boingyboingy.ca. There are more demonstration videos to be seen there.
I asked Marc LaFrance, the drummer for Randy Bachman if he wanted a set for Christmas, but he was not interested. I have no idea why.
It took me a long time to get around to talking about this, but it has been a very busy year. Last February, the Bachman and Turner Band participated in the Second Rock Legends Cruise. It was a fun time for all, and the feedback from our fans on board was great. Randy, Fred, Marc, Brent and Myself all enjoyed the warm weather and scenery. The following groups participated:
Kansas Bachman and Turner
The Marshall Tucker Band
Blue Oyster Cult
Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Pat Travers Band
Melvin Seals and JGB
The Artimus Pyle Band
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Citizens Band Radio
The Blue Lords
Here are a few shots taken during that cruise:
What great way to start 2013 this was….
Randy Bachman And Fred Turner, with Brent Howard Knudsen On Rock Legends Cruise 2
Randy Bachman of Bachman and Turner Playing With Mick Dalla-Vee During The Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows
With Bachman and Turner – 2013 Legends of Rock Boat Cruise
Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows Featuring Bachman And Turner – Mick Dalla-Vee, Randy Bachman, Marc LaFrance, CF Fred Turner, Brent Howard Knudsen
With Bachman and Turner – Legends of Rock Boat Cruise 2013
Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows – Here Is A Picture of Marc LaFrance on Drums for Bachman and Turner
Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows by Bachman and Turner – This Shot Features Mick Dalla-Vee
Rock Legends Cruise 2 Showing Brent Howard Knudsen Playing for Bachman and Turner
Mick Dalla-Vee Playing with Bachman and Turner During the Rock Legends Cruise 2
Brent Howard Knudsen Playing with Bachman and Turner on Rock Legends Cruise 2 Series of Shows
Mick Dalla-Vee Playing During the Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows – Back Stage Shot
Marc LaFrance Playing During The Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows
Mick Dalla-Vee During The Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows – Cameo Shot
Bachman And Turner Playing on the Rock Legends Cruise 2 Series of Shows – Back Stage Shot
Mick Dalla-Vee Playing 8 String Guitar with Bachman and Turner During Rock Legends Cruise 2
Marc Lafrance, Randy Bachman, CF Fred Turner, Brent Howard Knudsen on Rock Legends Cruise 2
With Bachman and Turner – Legends of Rock Boat Cruise – 2013
CF Fred Turner and Randy Bachman Playing During the Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows
CF Fred Turner Singing During The Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows
Mick Dallavee, Randy Bachman, CF Fred Turner and Brent Howard Knudsen Playing with B&T Duing The Rock Legends Cruise 2 Shows
End of Show During Rock Legends Cruise 2 – Mick Dalla-Vee, Randy Bachman, Brent Howard Knudsen, CF Fred Turner, Marc LaFrance