Found a mystery video from last year... here's CM&TC on a dark and stormy night playing some songs in a downtown club.
The kit was a Pearl 20x10 bass drum, 14x12 floor, 14x6.5 UltraCast snare, Bala Bell, and Pearl Primero Bongos. Cymbals are a Zildjian K 18" Crash Ride and 12" Sound Recording hi-hats.
This is a throooowback!
Posing with Terry Bozzio on November 16th, 1991 after his clinic at The Drum/Keyboard/Guitar Shop in Houston, TX.
Included in the pic is the autographed Modern Drummer Magazine and Terry's handout.
It was such a mind-altering clinic that all of my hair fell out the next day! :)
Had the pleasure of clunking some percussion on this one.
Thanks to Dan Frizsell and Phil O’Donnell for not throwin' me out when I play Sugar Hill Gang's "Apache" for mic check. :)
Here's the first of several videos I recently shot with long time Allman Brothers percussionist, Marc Quinones.
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I posted this picture as a Throwback Thursday but Will Calhoun was much more than a post on my Twitter feed. I was heavily into Will's playing at that time and Living Colour and absorbed everything about them.
I don't believe any rock band could touch them at that point. Yeah, I said it!
I had a lot of pre-internet bootlegs of the band and read everything about Will from Modern Drummer to the drum issue of Musician Magazine. A friend and I would drive 2 hours to Houston (sometimes getting REALLY lost) to visit a number of record conventions. That's where I would find the wild and weird recordings that are now just a click away.
Originally, the Influences posts would talk about one drummer and the particular albums that made an impact on me. In Will's case, I was only going to talk about the first three CD's and some supplemental tracks but there's so much to say just about their debut release. So now... Influences will differ from drummer to drummer and jump around in order of how I discovered them.
To get the most out of the rest of the blog, you should have the Vivid tracks pulled up.
Todd Sucherman is one of my absolute favorites so I'm happy to bring you my short interview with him regarding his new Masterworks Series kit... click here to check it out!
I just watched the debut of the new CG animated series, Beware The Batman, on Cartoon Network.
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Just Summer NAMM'd it up at the new convention center...
There wasn't much exciting on the drum side but I also go to see outboard gear and friends that I only see at NAMM Shows or drum clinics.
Go to the Pearl website to read my interview with Michael Baroody (Beat Squad) and Chad Sexton (311) about integrating marching percussion with a rock band.