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#101 MikeyDee

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:14 PM


In our heart you live on here. we miss you already now


Kiss and hug



CHLOE & FELI


Awww love ya both too 😘
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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:37 PM

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:17 PM

Come talk to me please!!



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:06 PM

Come talk to me please!!


Ooops, just saw but sent you a PM as you saw. Good to know I have my finger on the pulse huh 🤪
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 12:49 AM

Well hello there :)

It’s a been a while and there has been a lot of change, upheaval and lesssons leaned by yours truly. I won’t go into details but demons are being faced, kicked in the bollocks and sent on their merry way.

So erm yeah I’m back for the time being. Seems I got my sums wrong with my leaving date and it’s actually something like 120 days left. Being a tight arse and hating seeing things go to waste I’ll hang around if that’s okay :D

You may have noticed I pullled the drum clip of me playing. I reviewed it and picked up on several mistakes. I’ll re record and re post. I might even include a tour of my studio and a whizz around the kits I play and all the bits involved. I might even do a Q+A session for shits and giggles

So here’s something that happened to me recently.

I got talking to a bass player (yeah they can do that you know lead singers and guitarists!) and I was asked who I thought was the best player of all time.

He says “Mcartney all the way. He changed the way bass was played in modern music and was a pioneer as far as making the bass a lead instrument. Not to Mention lead vocals on top.”

I thought about it and I recalled the bass line from Lou Reeds “Walk on he wild side” a tune that’s been referenced to describe 3dx a few times and for me is timeless work of art.

The guy in question is a chap by the name of Herbie Flowers. He was one of the unsung heroes of the U.K. session musicians bass playing world. When he recorded the track he played a double bass initially and it just wasn’t right so he took an electric bass, went 10 notes higher with an overlay and the rest is history. To come up with that bass line, perfect it so quickly and have it described by Lou Reed as “beautiful” ? Herbie was a true genius.

Want to know how much he got paid for it in total, bearing in mind he composed and performed it and then, have it sampled in songs like A tribe called quest’s “can I kick it” ?
In today’s money it’s about 200 GBP. That’s all he got. .

And I used to complain when I got paid with Beer.... lol

I’m also gonna shout out for Tina Weymouth from Talking heads and the undisputed underdog of the bass world, the guy that came up with bass line in “Blue Monday” Peter Hook.

I had a thing for Tina. I saw her with TH on a show called the old grey whistle test and they played “psycho killer” that bass hook is just magnificent. A true genius like her will just lock into song but make sure the passion of her playing can be heard.

maybe it’s a kink or a fetish but female bass players...... hubba hubba!

Now hookey is an overlooked genius and I don’t care what anyone says. The melodic sound of his playing, almost replacing lead guitar! Genius! Just listen to Joy Divisions “Love will tear us apart” and of course New Orders “Blue Monday”

Hookey will confess and will tell you that the bass line from Blue Monday is nicked or “borrowed”.from an Ennio Morricone sound track to a Clint Eastwood western film .
But what a bass line! A bass hook to a track that defined EDM to this day.

Okay It’s late I’m wiped out but I’m happy. What was going to be a weekend of me just chilling out and socialising in game in the evenings recovering from illness (I work an on call shift pattern so I can’t go anywhere for the duration) has turned out to be spectacular.

If you’re reading this, yes, I’m talking about you and how you totally rock my world. 😘

Tootles for now.

M 🙂
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:45 AM

Did you see the TV program with Tina Weymouth on BBC4? It was very interesting. I do not usually watch that sort of program but the drum one the week before caught my interest.



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:51 PM

Did you see the TV program with Tina Weymouth on BBC4? It was very interesting. I do not usually watch that sort of program but the drum one the week before caught my interest.


I did indeed, and the episode with Stewart Copeland on drums. Great series that keeps on educating me and introducing me to fantastic artists old and new :)

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

Shameless plug for an event I’ve been asked to spin at.
I’m DJing again folks ! Woo hoooooo! lol

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I hope you can make it. I’ve played the bunker before and had a great time! I’m blown away by the love these 2 show me. Couldn’t wish for better friends :)

Yup I’m back behind the wheels of steel. My decks are dust free and ready for action!

I’d like to offer thanks to some people if I may.

I’ve been humbled by what was said and I had forgotten the faith some had in me. I’m blown away to hear you like my work and it only serves to make me want to play at my very best and entertain to give something back.

So, last week.

I spun for SkylarJstar but had some technical issues. Settings don’t always stay set it seems ;). Happy to report it’s all fixed. If you read this, thankyou for your support and encouragement. It makes me appreciate a lot of what I took for granted.

Then, after a veiled threat to deploy the “neeps and tatties” song Maureeen graciously let me spin at her wonderful Pub “where every hour is happy hour!” I was more than happy to spin!
Mau, thank you. You don’t have to but you did and Despite the sheep jokes, lol (we all know the Scots have a sheep fetish too ya know ;) ) I had a fantastic time. I almost shouted out for last orders, that last how much I got into it!

Its just great to broadcasting again. I’d forgotten how much I missed it and how much fun it is! It’s a true labour of love and I can’t get enough!

I’ve had offers to play other rooms too and every time Im asked, I’m humbled by the generosity and graciousness.

I won’t go on because there’s a thread just for that but I wanted to convey thanks to those who’ve been so very helpful over the last 2 weeks. I can’t ever be thankful enough you guys have faith in me.

All going to plan I’ll host a few nights and if that goes well I’ll host and invite guest DJs in to my place to weave their magic.

Thank you again! You’re amazing!

If not before I hope to see at the bunker on the 1st of Feb!

Tootles for now,

Mikey 🙂
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:34 AM

This just in.......
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For dramatic purposes imagine there’s a telex machine typing its tits off in the background, usually a daisywheel making a “chakkachakkachakkachakka” noise, or possibly dot matrix that made that “eeeeuuuuurrp eeuuuurp wooooeeeeee” noise.

What’s a telex machine?

There’s a pic on this post and a typed impersonation of 2 variants right there! I’m not doing all the work here okay? Sheeesh! :D

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I’ve been invited to play for the guys n gals of BDSMetal, the people that gave me my first break in 3DX DJing.

I’m just totally stoked to be asked and Id said yes before the question was finished !

I’ll be spinning for them for an hour on the 10th of Feb and I think some nostalgia in my set will be fitting.

I can’t believe it’s almost 2 years since that first gig and just over 2 since I signed my life away to 3dx.....

Blimey, time flies when you’re trying to have fun huh ;)

Right, as you were.

Have a great day and I’ll catch up with you all soon :)
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 05:31 PM

Ha!

That moment when someone looks you up and down with that “lookin gooooooood” nod and you bust them doing it with a smile and a wink.

I seldom see or maybe just don’t want to see it. I don’t look down at my feet when I walk anymore. It’s true what they, go easy on yourself and the rest will follow”

Oh and for anyone who’s interested and even reading this, yeah I checked her out too, curves to die for and eyes you could dive into. Magnificent derrière by the way ;)

Where the hell did this come from ? lol!
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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:25 PM

Heya.

Well it’s lunchtime here and I’m taking time to chill, catch up here and do a little window shopping, mostly for drum porn.

(Yeah I know, I’m a filthy boy but I just can’t help it!)

So,

I’m looking to perform some double kick / bass drum stuff, for a covers band who want to play some of the faster stuff Motörhead have written and the song they’ve decided on is “Overkill”

Try as you may you can’t play it with a single kick unless you’re the Flash. He’s busy flashing....
(yeah I know I have the same image in my head too. Sorry about that!)

The issue at hand is this. I’m left handed so my kit traverses in the opposite direction to right handed players. Consequently my right foot operates the hi hat and will therefore operate the secondary pedal on a double kick drum set up.

Look at any double bass drum set up.
(Here’s my name sakes as an example)
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This is why, when god gave us rock n roll he subsequently created roadies. (He May have copied and pasted from Satan lol)

On my own that’s too much to carry and too much time taken in setting up. Nor do I have the storage space. Mostly, I don’t play at Mach 3 all the time so I don’t need 2 kick drums.

Then some clever person came up with the double kick pedal. Fantastic invention. Great stuff! A single pedal with 2 beaters, one operated by the “main” pedal and the other operated by secondary pedal with a connecting arm.

2 flavours:
Right footed:
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Left footed
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Now for right handed / footed players. You’re inundated with options and typically you pay just under double the cost of a single pedal.

With lefties like me, your options are limited and the prices are premium.

A typical price for a pro level pedal is 550 gbp for a right handed model for the same model in a left handed set up its 700 gbp.

I could ask why but I know why. I just think it’s unfair I have to pay more because of my genetics.

They couldn’t just make a universal pedal you get some tools with to set up either way?

Pipe dreams I know but as a lefty I kinda feel like its my fault I’m not right handed and I don’t matter as much.

Anyway, mild rant over. Back to work.
Once more unto the breech.....
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:08 AM

Ello you lovely people.

I’ve been struggling to think of something to add here that isn’t drum or music related. I don’t usually talk about someone in particular but I thought I’d open up a bit and tell you about someone very dear to me.

Some of you will know her but she’s very reserved so I won’t go into detail.

She’s my best friend and is someone who’s been in my life in 3dx and real since I joined way back in December 2016.

We dated for a while and had an amazing time. It didn’t last but it taught me a great deal. It taught me how to truly love someone, it taught me a lot about my sexuality and I can honestly say I’m not the same guy I was back then. She’s shown me my inner beauty, just like holding up a mirror to my soul and showing me that despite what I or others may think I’m a good man.

What’s amazed me is that even when it was bad between us, we kept in touch and have since become best friends in game and I’m happy to say in RL too. She’s since met a fantastic guy who she’s madly in love with and when we talk and she tells me I beam with happiness. She met him in game after me and it turned out they lived close together and have since moved in together. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am for them because everyone says you can’t find love in 3dx and okay, it’s not in the design to find love but it happens. She’s living proof.

If you ever read this, thankyou.
Thankyou for never judging me.
Thankyou for showing me the good in me.
Thankyou for always believing in me
Thankyou for listening to me when I was in some very dark places
Thankyou for loving me unreservedly.
Thankyou for helping me grow spiritually.
Thankyou for being my best friend.

I love you.

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:35 AM

Ello you lovely people.

I’ve been struggling to think of something to add here that isn’t drum or music related. I don’t usually talk about someone in particular but I thought I’d open up a bit and tell you about someone very dear to me.

Some of you will know her but she’s very reserved so I won’t go into detail.

She’s my best friend and is someone who’s been in my life in 3dx and real since I joined way back in December 2016.

We dated for a while and had an amazing time. It didn’t last but it taught me a great deal. It taught me how to truly love someone, it taught me a lot about my sexuality and I can honestly say I’m not the same guy I was back then. She’s shown me my inner beauty, just like holding up a mirror to my soul and showing me that despite what I or others may think I’m a good man.

What’s amazed me is that even when it was bad between us, we kept in touch and have since become best friends in game and I’m happy to say in RL too. She’s since met a fantastic guy who she’s madly in love with and when we talk and she tells me I beam with happiness. She met him in game after me and it turned out they lived close together and have since moved in together. I can’t tell you enough how happy I am for them because everyone says you can’t find love in 3dx and okay, it’s not in the design to find love but it happens. She’s living proof.

If you ever read this, thankyou.
Thankyou for never judging me.
Thankyou for showing me the good in me.
Thankyou for always believing in me
Thankyou for listening to me when I was in some very dark places
Thankyou for loving me unreservedly.
Thankyou for helping me grow spiritually.
Thankyou for being my best friend.

I love you.


Good to read something normal in here. Thanks for sharing this with us Mikey hugggs
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 02:28 PM

Thankyou Chloe and you are most welcome :)
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 02:45 PM

Never doubt the impossible. Just because it is rare does not mean it never happens.  Thank you for sharing the positive.  Seems that is a rare event lately as well, but like you I have seen the impossible happen!!  Love you my friend.  Have a fantastic day!


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 02:58 PM

That was beautiful, Mikey. Inspiring. Some of us have found love in that place even if we have lost it. It's all part of the journey. Those days spent feeling that love even through a screen.... can say my own failed 3dx love stories are some of my favorite... including between you and I :P It strengthens us and sometimes earns us a great friendship ;)
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

That was beautiful, Mikey. Inspiring. Some of us have found love in that place even if we have lost it. It's all part of the journey. Those days spent feeling that love even through a screen.... can say my own failed 3dx love stories are some of my favorite... including between you and I :P It strengthens us and sometimes earns us a great friendship ;)


You got that right Xandipants ❤️

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:48 AM

Well again I haven’t got a lot to report back for this week so far.

A nice quiet relaxing weekend over a friends house for the traditional post Christmas gathering to try and consume what wasn’t consumed over the holiday.

Sadly, no Gin bought for Xmas 2018 made it through to 2019 but we bought some more and drank to its memory.

2018 Bombay Sapphire..... We Salute you! Huzah!!

So erm yeah.
Still fighting off a chest infection. Trying as best as one can to “get in with it” but it’s caused my voice to sound like a very bad 50s/60s robot impersonation but I’m on the mend.

If however I sound a bit “off key” when I spin on Friday then you’ll know why. I’d happily just paste song details into local but that’s not my style. Besides, me fucking it up on mic is way funnier than a typo and luvvies, the show MUST go on! :D

I’m really looking forward to it and I’m slightly nervous. I’m told that this is a good thing because it keep you on your toes.

Is that a good thing?

Well I have to say yes because of you read about artists or performers who don’t get nervous, chances are they’re no longer at the top of their game or have fallen from grace. They are now participants in a documentary about their former lives or one of those “Sheesh, how fucked up were the 80s anyway?” shows. You know, where they reminisce about obsolete technology and candy that is now banned under the Geneva convention.

I still get nervous even when the audience is outnumbered by the band and the bar staff and the guide dog is charged the entry fee so that the bar owner can break even.

Even when I’m dating in game or in RL, I still get nervous and almost regress to a late teenage mindset. Guess that’s the excitement and anticipation of an encounter for you. Another performance in the theatre of life. I’m just thankful that there’s no feedback system in 3DX like imgur lol.

Okay enough from me for now.
Love you crazy kids.
Have a great week, stay frosty and take care.

Mike 🙂

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:32 AM

And so another week passes and we can finally bid January, “The month we’d all wish would fuck off” farewell.

Thanks January, Id normally say you were shit as ever but in the midst of a storm you brought me light, reckoning, attonment and enlightenment. You gave me new friends, new horizons and new “experiences” (yeah those kind, the naughty kind...😘)

You also brought me tonsillitis and a very nasty chest infection and the biggest amount of horse bollocks this forum has ever seen....Happy new year fuckface! 😁

So,

What’s been happening?

Well I’ve been out and about meeting new folks in game an irl, I have some unadulterated fun and last night, I got back to doing what I do best in 3dx. I DJ’d an event for 2 hours and had a fantastic time.

(Sex with me is average at best according to feedback forms left at the door lol)

Anyway, I digress.

It was a signal honour to play in the bunker and get the party started for the delightful Chloe and Felia. Some technical hitches to test my mettle but I carried on and everyone seemed to enjoy my set. I’d picked the tunes carefully.

Some tracks to get everyone pumped, covers of well known classics, a song about the current state of the world comparing it to political upheaval in 1933, some to mellow the mood and for me 2 to reflect on love gained and lost in a short time and come to terms with my grief.

I don’t think I let on but when “Dangerous night” by 30 seconds to Mars played, I had a little man cry. Yeah I did.

I won’t go into details here but it’s always going to remind me of something that happened in game 2 weeks ago today.

I won’t say I fell in love but it was kinda dangerous and I felt so fucking sexy, so desirable..... I was asked if that had ever happened to me irl and it hadn’t, however I can see why in such a moment, why falling in love can be dangerous.

It’s thanks to that same wonder of a human being that once again I’ve matured and become a stronger man emotionally. You were honest and showed me my honesty. You my sweet friend are to be treasured always. Im blessed to have you in my life albeit for 2 weeks ;)

I know I’m not ready. I was about to go RL with someone and it fell through. Still, I won’t be a monk and chastise myself. Life’s too short and precious to waste on sadness and lonliness. I’m having some fun and exciorcising demons but it’s fun and I get to have (steady....) new freinds.

No doubt the 3dx gossips have had a field day. I’ll let Oscar Wilde’s “There’s only one thing worse than being talked about, and that’s not being talked about” rule play here. Can’t stop it so I’ll go with it.

As another great man wrote:
“If all the people in the world camped out in your back garden, would you write and tell the king or would you grab a tent and join them?”

Okay I’m waffling, it’s almost lunchtime and I have stuff to do.

Enjoy your weekend, take care and I’ll see you all soon.

Mike. X

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