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Friday, September 1, 2017

Have You Sina? Tell Me, Have You Sina? Hells Bells, She's Back in Black, and I Gotta Whole Lotta Love For Her Music!


I'm Chris Griffin.

You already met my sister Meg.


If you watch Family Guy you know that
I am just an average, ordinary teenager.
Like most teens I have a rebellious streak.


Sometimes I go through phases.


Don't ask. I won't tell.


Right now I'm into classic rock big time,
and here's my new best friend Mr. Knight
to tell you about my favorite new artist!


 SINA 


A German teenager by the name of Sina (SEE-nuh)
is flamadiddling her way to fame and fortune doing
killer drum covers of classic rock nuggets. Here's
Sina at age 14 covering the Van Halen hit "Jump."

"Jump" Van Halen drum cover
by 14 year old Sina (Dec. 2013)




A drum prodigy, Sina also plays several other
instruments. Her talents were developed at an
early age thanks to her father, a professional
musician who toured with a Beatles Tribute
Show. Here's another amazing drum cover
by Sina, this time playing along to
Metallica's "Enter Sandman."

"Enter Sandman" - Metallica
drum cover by Sina (Nov. 2014)




Now listen as Sina and her drum kit tackle
Mötley Crüe's "Kickstart My Heart."

"Kickstart My Heart" - Mötley Crüe
drum cover by Sina (Nov. 2016)




In 2016 Sina plowed her way through
the AC/DC song "Whole Lotta Rosie."

"Whole Lotta Rosie" - AC/DC
drum cover by Sina (July 2016)




Now age 17, Sina describes herself as "a girl on
a mission." With much of the mainstream music
these days coming from producers, remix artists
and DJs, Sina has assembled an international
coalition of artists. Together they play classic
rock.  Imagine, real musicians playing real
instruments - what a concept! Here now
are Sina and friends performing the
Zeppelin hit "Whole Lotta Love."

"Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin cover by
Sina, Andrei Cerbu & Friends (May 2017)




Sina and her cohorts also do a fine job with
their cover of the Heart classic "Barracuda."

"Barracuda" - Heart cover by Sina
feat. Victoria K and friends (July 2017)




In addition to covering the classics,
Sina is performing and recording
original songs like this one - "Fire."

"Fire (Original song) - Sina (April 2017)




Now Sina and company shake the foundation
with another AC/DC cover, "Back In Black."

"Back In Black" - AC/DC cover by
Victoria K, Lucy Gowen, Sina (Apr. 2017)




Hells bells, this phenomenal fraulein knows her
classic rock and interesting ways to perform it!

"AC/DC Goes Glockenspiel" ("Hells Bells")
AC/DC cover by Sina (October 2016)




I don't know about you...


...but I think Sina and her
killer covers are the bitchin' best!

Thank you, Mr. Knight, for running this
cool post about my favorite new artist,
Sina, the German drummer girl.


This is gonna be the best birthday ever.
Mom and dad are buying me Sina's CD...


...and my neighbor Mr. Herbert is
giving me his Buick and a pony!

34 comments:

  1. What can I say-- this girl rocks! I remember you telling me that you played drums in your youth. Discovering the prodigious German drummer Sina must have been very exciting. You got it right when you concluded that Sina knows her way around classic rock. She does a fantastic job on all of her drum covers— and I like the ones she picks to cover. Right from the start— her drumming on Jump was exceptional— and her talent came through in each and every one of these performances. You know that I am a Metallica fan— Enter Sandman is one of my favorites by the band. It was a delight to hear Sina’s drums added to the mix. The AC/DC covers were exceptionally well done— including the one in which she played glockenspiel to Hells Bells. The girl who sang Whole Lotta Love won me over— made me believe— and so did the young guitar player. They also nailed Barracuda. Those kids are filled with rock spirit! I also enjoyed Sina’s original song. I admire Sina and her young colleagues for keeping classic rock alive.

    Family Guy’s Chris Griffin was a clever choice to host this tribute— and the script you wrote for him is as usual right in character and hilarious. Sina is an awesome young musician who will surely go far!

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    1. Hi, Kathryn!

      Thank you very much for weighing in on Sina, the drum prodigy from Germany who has become a YouTube sensation cranking out superb drum covers of classic rock nuggets. At age 14 I was still learning to wave bye-bye and I was not a great drummer, but 14 year old Sina KILLED on her drum cover of Van Halen’s “Jump.” How can anyone sit still while watching that video and listening to Sina’s performance? Experiencing Sina’s drum playing is “100% pure adrenaline” on “Jump,” “Enter Sandman,” “Kickstart My Heart” and all the rest of her covers.

      As somebody noted in a comment I read on another site, Sina doesn’t play to overwhelm a song with drums. She is there to enhance the music and that she surely does. Sina covers various types of music, not just rock, and the selection in this post is merely the tip of the iceberg.

      Yessum, it is exciting and refreshing to discover young people like Sina and her coterie of vocalists and musicians performing classic rock of the 70s, 80s and 90s and doing it authentically. I admit that I cringed a little when that female vocalist, Andreea, stepped up to the mic and began to sing “Whole Lotta Love.” I was worried that she would make the mistake some young people do and “update” the song in a modern pop style. Those fears soon evaporated when I realized that she was giving us a female vocal version that does justice to the Led Zeppelin original. Andreea was accompanied there by rock guitarist Andrei Cerbu, Miruna on bass and, of course, Sina on drums.

      Did you notice how Sina and her gang dressed the part on those AC/DC covers? I also dug Sina's glow in the dark drum kit and the “lightning” sticks she used on her original song “Fire.”

      Hey, I have a treat for you, Kathryn. I know that you are a tremendous Kurt Cobain fan. Listen to Sina in one of her earliest YouTube videos, playing along to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpuoletTuJ0

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed meeting the amazing Sina and her friends and that you also got a kick out of host Chris Griffin making his second appearance on SDMM. Thanks again and have a great Friday and weekend, Kathryn!

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  2. HO-LY MO-LY, I have sina the light! Right from the Jump! Wowsa, I am blown away by this girl. What a talent!
    I was mesmerized watching her kill that Jump drum cover. And then it just got more and more impressive. She kicked ass on Metallica's Enter Sandman, a definite favorite of mine. She really has mastered the bass drum pedal too. I like that the videos provided coverage of that aspect of the drumming. Sometimes, even though you are hearing that bass drum, you forget that there is a whole other coordination going on with the foot. My Mom plays organ and it always fascinates me to watch her pedal.

    I enjoyed the AC/DC cover of Whole Lotta Rosie. AC/DC is one of my favorite bands.

    Sina and her friends all do a "take notice" performance: I wasn't sure about the female vocals in Led Zep's Whole Lotta Love at first, but I think that's because I'm just so used to hearing the song with male vocals.

    The Barracuda cover was fantastic too. These kids are really talented. The singer Victoria from Australia, did a great job covering Ann Wilson's voice. Although, Back in Black, being one of my favorite AC/DC songs, I don't know that I care for her vocals in that particular song. The musicianship rocked for sure.

    I checked out Sina's cover of Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water - there was a different singer, 12-year old Emma Marie from Colorado. She was good with vocals on that cover.

    As if Sina's talent isn't showcased enough in covers, she shines in her original. Fire: what an awesome song. And so enhanced by the lighted drum kit. Love the sticks! So fun!

    This girl is going to go far! I'll be keeping an eye out for her star to rise...

    Shady, you rocked it this morning! I LOVE starting my mornings off with such a great collection of classic rock. And when you throw in a talent like Sina, it makes for a spectacular early morning experience!
    Thanks so much for the introduction to this amazing artist!

    Hope you and Kathryn have a fabulous Labor Day weekend. I'll be hanging with 12 furry ones... :)
    Six arrived this morning to join Picasso & Luca for a fun-filled weekend and before the others arrive, I have to run out and get gas. Couldn't find gas anywhere around here yesterday! All the gas stations were out. People are panicking and I don't know why: there's not a shortage but the panic is causing a shortage because everyone is flocking to the gas stations and filling up their tanks and then filling up extra cans of gas. One of my customers just told me about some guy filling up a trash can full of gas?! WTF?? Seriously?
    Anyway, my local station just got in a truck delivery this morning so I'm going to go fill up while I'm out buying a birthday present...while there's still some gas in this town! Crazy times.

    Talk soon.
    Excellent post! LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!! :)

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hi, Michele!

      Thank you ever so much for making time for a visit this morning and for leaving such a superb comment, dear friend! Mrs. S and I just arrived back home after being on the road this morning. Everything went well and I thank you for sending positive vibes to her.

      I am delighted to know that you enjoyed Sina's drum covers as much as I do, and that you also appreciate the group of talented young singers and musicians she assembled to join in her mission to keep the spirit of rock alive and well in this modern age of "music created in a lab." To me it is thrilling enough to discover modern young people taking an interest in classic rock of the 20th century. It is even more exciting when they are inspired to perform it and do so authentically. I actually get tears in my eyes watching and listening as Sina embraces the music of yesteryear, the sounds that we hold dear, music produced long before she was born, and enhances it with her drum artistry. I was a drummer of sorts when I was Sina's age, and I believe she possesses not only the technical skill but the soul and spirit of rock. That's important. Isn't that "Fire" performance awesome with the lights dimmed, the drums lit from within and her sticks "on fire"?

      It seems like residents of flood stricken Texas are becoming desperate and going into survival mode. It is hard to prevent panic when the death toll mounts and commodities like food and safe drinking water become scarce. Maybe somebody started a rumor that a gas shortage is imminent and it spread like wildfire. I do hope you stay safe in your travels around the area and I hope your dogs are continuing to adjust to this new normal. I hope you have a great weekend with your 12 furry ones and that you find your mother in good health and good spirits when you visit.

      It was very kind of you to come over bright and early to experience these sensational performances by Sina, a sweet, modest, enormously gifted teenager from Germany who deserves all kinds of success.

      Thank you again, dear friend Michele, and have a great weekend!

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  3. I'm not normally a big fan of covers, especially by "unknowns"... but this girl has talent! I was very impressed with her (youthful) drums on Jump! The group did quite well on the Heart cover (another of my favorite bands) as well as the AC/DC (though I find female vocals on that a bit off-putting).

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Shady. You've got me in the mood for some classic hard rock!

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    1. Hi, Kelly!

      Thank you very much for popping in to experience the virtuosity of German drummer girl Sina.

      I'll bet you are wondering if this post was inspired by your recent musical interlude in which you posted "Jump" and other rock classics. I assure you that it was merely a coincidence because I had this post finished and scheduled three weeks ago. I'm glad we are on the same wavelength about rock and that we both appreciate what Sina and her cohorts were able to do with these great rock songs.

      I am excited to know that the musicianship in this post got your blood pumping and put you in the mood for a classic rock fest. Check out Sina's YouTube channel and you will find her covering another Van Halen biggie discussed on your site - "Panama" - the Kiss song "I Was Made For Loving You" and many more.

      Thanks again for your visit and comment, dear friend Kelly, and have a super weekend in Arkansas!

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  4. So, you're Chris Griffin's new Bestie, eh? Well, he sure found a wonder woman in Sina! Isn't she a doll? And, what a drummer she is! Her covers of ACDC, Heart and Led Zeppelin are just, I don't know the right words, but, outstanding! I really like "Whole Lotta Love", and she nails it! Her cohorts are very good also, and, I hope they can make a great future with their talents-love the bass player! I am impressed with Sina's neon drum kit and the original number "Fire". Bravo to this little girl who jumps right out there to do her thing! I am so impressed, and jealous (in a happy way). I admire her father for encouraging Sina to pursue her God-given talent...thanks Dad! Just think of Charlie Watts, the Stones' drummer! It takes a lot of stamina to sit through sets of songs, some of which can be seven minutes long! I believe Sina is quite capable of attaining that same feat! Do you think she played "Wipe Out" as a child?

    This was a great idea, Shady, thanks to Chris Griffin! I used to watch Family Guy, but in the past couple of years, I have wandered away from the show! The family does crack me up though!

    I hope you are doing well, Shady. We've had a bit of a cool down in North Texas. It is still at least climbing to 90 degrees, but we now have a northerly breeze. I guess we have Hurricane Harvey to thank for that. I wish there was more we can do to help, but, I believe there will be plenty of days to come that aid will be needed. The best thing for now is to stay out of the way, and continue to pray for the people. The gas crisis is insane, even in my town. Thank goodness I got gas on Wednesday, because it was a war zone yesterday! Have a safe a happy weekend Shady! ♫

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    1. Hi, Suzanne!

      I am overjoyed to see you, dear friend! How are you doing? Thanks a lot for coming to see and hear the young German wonder woman Sina, a girl who can play the drum to beat the band. :)

      I know that you are a veteran musician, and I'm delighted that Sina's talent measured up in your estimation.

      Points I would like to make about Sina (to add to yours) are as follows. In my previous post we were discussing today's youth and how so many of them have become brazen exhibitionists. I am sure you know the young people to which I was referring, the ones preoccupied with posting selfies that show off their bikini bodies, the ones who talk trash and spread gossip around the social media network. On the opposite end of the spectrum are young people like Sina who have genuine talent and aren't afraid to put themselves out there for public scrutiny. From all indications, Sina is a sweet, humble, polite young lady and her musical colleagues seem to share her attitude and her reverence and respect for the music of the past.

      My next point is that Sina and her collaborators aren't trying to "fix" the music of our generation by giving it the dance club remix treatment. They perform pure, authentic rock, not the discofied version.

      A third point I would like to make is that Sina's musician father is obviously determined to do a great job of showcasing his daughter's talents. The sets and lighting are professional and the audio pick-up is clean and strong. The problem with many YouTube cover performances, good as they might be, is poor sound quality and poor lighting. Not so with Sina's videos. Each one is a gem and the sound is clear and powerful.

      You were wondering if Sina ever tackled the surf rock staple "Wipeout," the instrumental tune of the 60s that's the test of every good drummer. Ask and ye shall receive:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQeC_6bOFqs

      I am also glad to know you are familiar with Family Guy, one of our favorite TV programs in this household. Family Guy characters have appeared on SDMM many times before and they will be hosting many of my future posts as well.

      You are the second Texas friend to mention the huge run on gasoline. (See Michele's comment above. She lives in Austin.) I hope and pray the crisis soon subsides so that the long process of recovery and rebuilding can begin. Please stay safe in all you do, Suzanne.

      Thank you again for letting me know what you think of this exciting musician I recently discovered on YouTube. The likes and favorable comments Sina receives vastly outnumber the dislikes and that's as it should be. Sina richly deserves the success and recognition she is already getting and I know her future as a drummer is bright.

      God bless, Suzanne!

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    2. Well, ShadeMaster! I did visit Youtube and listened to Sina's "Wipe Out"! I'm telling you, she can rap those drums, and I was very pleased to see a few smiles on her face as she played! This has been a real treat, and, you're right-no add ons, mixed in dance club stuff. They play the real, raw deal!

      I always liked Brian in the Family Guy! It cracked me up how he would have a crush on Lois! What a show.

      Well, have a safe holiday, Shady! I let Scootie go spend the weekend with his younger half brothers, and I will pick him up on Sunday. I don't know how to act without him and he's only been gone a few hours, lol! But, I really appreciate the break for a couple of days! Have a great weekend! See you next time! ♫

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    3. Hi again, Suzanne!

      I am pleased knowing that you enjoyed Sina's drum workout on "Wipeout." Did you notice in the credits that the guitar and bass parts were performed by her father?

      You are one of the few friends I have that has actually watched Family Guy. Brian is another great character on the show and I was shocked and dismayed when he was hit by a truck and killed a couple of seasons ago. I'm so glad he was brought back to life. The series wasn't the same w/o him.

      I hope Scootie is liking school this year. I know you will miss him this weekend but you deserve a break so enjoy your free time. I hope all goes well while he visits his half brothers and that he is all smiles when you pick him up on Sunday.

      Please have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend Suzanne, and thanks again for your wonderful comments!

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  5. You find the best, different, interesting and fun music ever. Do not know how you find time to look for everyone.

    Have a nice weekend.
    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Hi, Gayle!

      Welcome back, dear Arizona friend! I'm pleased to see you this week. Thanks for making time to come see and hear the Eighth Wonder of the World - Sina - the German drum sensation who is winning tons of fans on YouTube with her virtuosity.

      Thanks again and have a great weekend, Gayle!

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  6. OMG. This girl is legend. She can do things I still can't in my age and I'm old enough to be her mother. LOL. What a gem.

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    1. Hi, Lux!

      How have you been, dear Philippine phriend? I'm happy to see you!

      Hells bells, I'm so glad your eyes and ears match mine and that you appreciate Sina's flair for playing rock music on her drums. I still can't get over her amazing talent.

      Thank you again for joining the fun this week, dear friend Lux!

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  7. Hi Shady,

    Thanks for the chuckle - I love when you open your posts with Chris Griffin... he tends to put a smile on my face.

    Sina sounds amazing! I'm impressed and her covers are on par with the originals! It makes me wish I could play that well...

    I hope you have a great Labor Day, dear friend!

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    1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

      Thanks for stopping by as you begin your week, dear friend!

      Yessum, just looking at those Chris Griffin illustrations gets me primed for laughter. He is a great character on the series and he will be back in black in future posts.

      I'm thrilled that you recognize the talent of German drummer girl Sina. I played drums in elementary school and junior high, but my flams, flamadiddles, paradiddles and flam double paradiddles were nothing compared to Sina's rockin' rudiments.

      Thanks again for your visit and comment and have a great week, dear friend JM!

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  8. Wow! Well, Sina blew me away. I'll have to share at least one of these videos with some musical people I know. They're going to as impressed as I am.

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    1. Hi, Cheryl!

      Thank you very much for making time for a visit before you go winging it over to Europe. I appreciate it, dear friend!

      Maybe while you're over there you can swing by Germany, meet Sina, and ask for a command performance. Tell her Shady sent you. :) I'm pleased to know she knocks you out, the same effect she has on me, and I hope you will share her YouTube channel with your rock oriented friends. I'd like to see this young lady get as much exposure as possible.

      Thanks again, Cheryl-Lee. Take good care of yourself and I'll see you when you return from your travels!

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  9. Tom,

    Something happened! That's right the weekend sorta gotta way from me and I missed coming by. I really, really wanted to get over before now But here I am at last. There's nothing like a grand entrance, huh?

    The one thing Sina isn't short on is talent! This young gal really has the beat and knows how to roll the drums. Van Halen's "Jump" cover might be my favorite of these videos. I might be slightly influenced because it's one of my favorite heavier rock songs. I think it's great to see that she and her friends came together to form a classic rock band instead of being a reproduction of what we already hear way too much of these days. So bravo! I hope to share this with DH later this evening if my brain doesn't go into overload causing me to forget. I hate when that happens. Anywho, thank you for sharing the amazing talents of Sina! Have a great week, my friend!

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    1. Hi, Cathy!

      Thank you very much for making it over here this week, dear friend! I can tell that you've been "up to your ears in alligators" as we say here in Florida, and I appreciate you coming by.

      I'm excited and delighted to know that you enjoyed these drum performances by Sina along with the guitars and vocals supplied by her young colleagues on covers of rock classics. I got goose bumps the first time I watched the video of Sina covering "Jump." Imagine, she was only 14 at the time! I immediately said to myself, "She's the real deal," and her other fine performances offered additional proof of it. With so many young people around the globe heavily into synthetic music these days (not that there's anything wrong with that) it is indeed refreshing to find millennials embracing and authentically performing classic rock of the 20th century.

      I hope you remember to show the post to DH. Drummers appreciate the skill and artistry of other drummers, and young Sina is truly a great one.

      Thanks again for your kind visit and comment, dear friend Cathy, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  10. Now here is a real gal with talent...and from Germany no less! I am so bored with all the crap that gets all the airplay because it sounds the same and the young men all sound like they have had their balls removed. The girls all vamp in front of the camera and don't do much else..I sound jaded. Her pals are great at their homage to Zeppelin and AC/DC. The young boy with the guitar is impressive. Her original song is really good with rock and jazz...so talented

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    1. Hi, Birgit!

      Thank you very much for swinging by, my dear Canadian friend. I am very happy to see you!

      Ain't Sina something? Your comment has me laughing, BB, but you speakum truth. Too much of today's music sounds the same and too many male artists sound like they have been spayed or neutered (I forget which is which. I need to ask Bob Barker :) In addition, as you pointed out, some of today's young female artists are mostly style with little substance. In refreshing contrast we have Sina, a sweet, somewhat shy, humble German girl who is "quietly" cranking out quality drum covers like nobody's business - no hype - no gimmicks - no nonsense - just pure classic rock done right. She and her cohorts understand the material and are performing it in a manner that I think pleases the vast majority of older rock fans. They aren't trying to modernize the sound with a club/house beat. They are bringing it back alive - performing the songs the way they were meant to be experienced. I applaud them and I'm glad you do, too.

      Thank you very much for your kind visit and splendid comment, dear friend BB!

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    2. You explained it so well...better than I could ever do. Now, I'm watching the evening news and they are talking about Irma. I do t know where you live in Florida but please, you and your wife stay safe!

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    3. Thank you very much for the well wishes regarding Irma, dear Birgit. It looks bad for us at this point in time and we are set to evacuate if necessary. We actually have family members in several different Florida towns. We are all prepared to hunker down. We haven't been hit by a hurricane in the last 12 years so I suppose we are due.

      I might need to close shop and suspend blogging for a few days to ride out the storm and deal with the aftermath. If that happens I am sure you will understand if I miss a post or two of yours.

      Take care, dear BB, and thanks again for your friendship and support!

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  11. This dainty-looking young woman really ROCKS! As do the other girls playing with her.

    Like the nod to Angus Young in that one video.

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    1. Hi, Kirk!

      It's great to see you, good buddy. Thanks a lot for coming to see and hear the amazing young German musician Sina and her talented friends.

      Hells Bells, I like how they dressed the part to perform those AC/DC covers. Sina posts at least one or two new videos every week and I am happily subscribed to her channel. Her latest, a collab with guitarist Andrei, is a sensational Hendrix cover:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzUoRVtrKzM

      Thanks again for coming by, Kirk, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  12. That girl has talent! She knows how to rock! So glad to see something like this! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi, Sherry!

      My goodness, dear friend, it's great to see you back here at SDMM. I hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for coming!

      Yessum, I was very excited to discover Sina on YouTube. I can't even remember what I was hunting for in the first place when I found her channel. There are numerous European bands paying tribute to the classic rock of the 80s and 90s and Sina, still in her teens, has assembled some fine young musicians to support her in her mission to keep the sound alive.

      Thank you again for your visit and comment, dear friend Sherry!

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  13. Hi Shady!
    Wow! This was sweeet. Sina is sensational, as are her friends. She totally rocked every single song. I'm sharing this with my dad and youngest brother (both drummers) just to watch them swoon ;-)
    I thoroughly enjoyed this post!
    You and Mrs. Shady stay safe. Okay, my friend?

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    1. Hi, diedre!

      I am very happy to see you, dear friend! Thank you so much for coming by to experience one of my most exciting YouTube discoveries, Sina the German drummer girl.

      I was a drummer, too, and that makes it even more of a thrill to observe Sina's talents. They are far superior to mine. I am sure your father and brother will give Sina props when they listen to her assortment of drum covers along with her original songs and collaborations with other musicians and vocalists on full blow covers of rock classics.

      Thank you again for joining the fun and especially for the well wishes as Irma approaches the Florida peninsula. Looks like we are in for a rough weekend.

      Take care, dear friend diedre!

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  14. Back from vacation and so glad I didn't miss this post! What a talented young lady and I'm betting she has one proud papa! So nice to see pure talent, no skanky clothes, or wild dance scenes...just a group of super talented kids rocking it out. She's great with no shoes or converse...wow! Sure hope you and Mrs. Shady are safe from this storm or atleast going someplace safe. Take care friend!

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    1. Hi, YaYa!

      Welcome back to Ohio and to SDMM, dear friend! I'm very happy to know you had a good time in Oregon. I was delighted to see the latest pictures of your west coast family members.

      I'm so glad our eyes and ears agree on Sina, the drum prodigy living in Germany, a savior of classic rock music. You're right. No hype, no flash and no gimmicks with this young woman. Clearly Sina and the other young musicians and singers she has assembled have genuine respect for the original artists and songs. They aren't trying to "correct" the original by making it more palatable for the dance club crowd. I appreciate their sincerity!

      Thank you for the well wishes as Irma approaches. It is going to be a nasty weekend down here for sure.

      Thank you again for your kind visit and comment, dear friend YaYa!

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  15. Hi Tom
    I've heard on tv about hurricane Irma, hope things are going well in your area and you and your family are fine

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    1. Thank you, dear Katia!

      Your message means a lot. In a few minutes I will be shutting down my computer and evacuating my city for higher ground. At this point it looks really bad for us and most other Floridians.

      I need to halt all blogging until after the crisis has passed and I have assisted family members in getting back on their feet.

      Thank you again for your kind words of caring, dear friend Katia!

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