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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Secret Samurai

The Secret Samurai

Submitted by Ruhar on 17 November 2007.
This photo has been Photo of the Day 10 times.

At the Metaphor Cafe (Escondido, CA) on Nov. 10, 2007 with the mighty Duff Paulsen coming to the rescue on drums. Thanks Duff!

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This photo has 30 comments.

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cool drum kit

Boulder_Bob | 18-Nov-2007 10:24:35 | Flag
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That's the first thought I had. Nothing beats a set of WMP Slingerlands

drumuitar | 18-Nov-2007 13:31:59 | Flag
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That bass looks exactly like mine, a '62 AV series in Ocean Turquoise. I've never seen another one.

Richard | 18-Nov-2007 13:32:19 | Flag
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You gents rip! Yes

diceophonic | 18-Nov-2007 13:42:40 | Flag
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Thanks Kyle Big Grin

Actually, that bass was made from a kit by Rick "Rickshaw" Wilkinson back in our Surf Report days.

Ruhar | 18-Nov-2007 13:54:38 | Flag
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Secret substitute , ha ha ha.

bigtikidude | 18-Nov-2007 16:07:17 | Flag
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Yup! "Secret Substitute" is what my drum head says...it was fun indeed, sitting in with Ryan and Steve! Yes

surfbeatnik | 18-Nov-2007 18:23:00 | Flag
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The new CD is killer gentlemen! It's good to see a pic of Duff too!

Brian | 03-Mar-2008 08:12:23 | Flag
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What is the cafe a metaphor for?

Tuck | 03-Mar-2008 09:27:37 | Flag
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a bar? ha ha ha

bigtikidude | 03-Mar-2008 09:39:59 | Flag
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Interesting comment on the bass. I gave Rick Wilkinson (of Rickshaw Records and Surf Report fame) $100 and told him what color I liked and he made me that bass from an internet kit. I later replaced the substandard pickup but I feel that I get a pretty good sound (with flatwounds). Big Grin

Steve-O-San | 03-Mar-2008 09:54:54 | Flag
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Its 'like' a bar, oh wait, that's a simile... Confused

Ruhar | 03-Mar-2008 09:55:22 | Flag
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Thanks Brian! Glad you like it.

Ruhar | 03-Mar-2008 09:56:32 | Flag
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oops, Ru already answered that...sorry about being redundant Confused

Steve-O-San | 03-Mar-2008 09:57:43 | Flag
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Oh yeah! Now THAT'S a surf band drum kit! ed

eddiekatcher | 03-Mar-2008 12:19:52 | Flag
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I've heard Titus twice on XM radio... nice job guys!

Pyronauts | 03-Mar-2008 13:10:03 | Flag
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Ok, this is gonna be a really dumb question, but I've got to ask: who's who?

I know Duff came to the rescue on the kit... but is that Ruhar on guitar? And sorry, but who's the bassist?

Sorry to be so clue-less, really.

Anyway, I could live the rest of my life as a lie, or I could ask...

cheers,

Rio

Rio | 03-Mar-2008 17:47:06 | Flag
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Yes, it's Ryan on guitar and me, Steve, on bass. Vince Mack was my alias in Surf Report and Ryan was Ruhar. Embarassed

Steve-O-San | 03-Mar-2008 18:27:57 | Flag
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Very cool, it's good to put faces to names

think it's time to order a disc...

Rio | 03-Mar-2008 21:03:16 | Flag
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Nice pic guys.....Can't wait to hear the new CD. Wish I could have seen your guitar Ryan. Hope the CD is a big success.

Warm Regards,

Eddie

Eddie_Bertrand | 03-Mar-2008 21:13:13 | Flag
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Those guys can PLAY! Best surprise of the 101 Convention in my view!

ed

eddiekatcher | 12-Sep-2008 11:17:20 | Flag
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Thanks for the kind words Eddie!

Ruhar | 12-Sep-2008 16:41:22 | Flag
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Gotta love those Slingerlands!!

tonetti | 12-Sep-2008 21:06:02 | Flag
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I still love those Slingerlands (and so does my wife!)...I've said it before...it was fun getting up on stage without any rehearsal...and playing with Steve and Ryan!

surfbeatnik | 12-Sep-2008 22:48:49 | Flag
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thats my cousin!! u guys rocked at the utah by the way! really liked it

Mr_Reverb63 | 19-Nov-2009 14:48:47 | Flag
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Another interesting tidbit about that photo... In the crowd that night was Patrick from the Madeira. He was doing the sound at The Metaphor Cafe.

Ruhar | 03-Jan-2010 22:15:29 | Flag
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Another interesting tidbit, as much fun as it was to play music with Ryan and Steve, I think that was the last time I played in a live band situation....with the ability to hear in stereo.

Lost all hearing in my right ear in January, 2008. Cry

My message to you is....Protect, Preserve and Enjoy your Hearing.

surfbeatnik | 27-Jul-2012 10:10:43 | Flag
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Really sorry to hear that Duff! Very sage advice that I don't really follow as much as I should. We really enjoyed playing with you that night!! I'll add to the tidbits... I sent Duff our CD a couple of days before that show because we didn't/don't do a lot of cover songs. Duff showed up and played all our originals after just listening to them in the car a few times I believe. Really a testament to what caliber of musician Duff is!

Ruhar | 27-Jul-2012 10:19:00 | Flag
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Is that John Cassavetes on guitar?

WhorehayRFB | 27-Jul-2012 15:48:34 | Flag
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...isn't this image classified? i mean, TOP SECRET?

dp | 09-Jun-2015 12:52:17 | Flag

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