Sorry to hear about the sudden passing of drummer Ben Graves. We worked together in the early 2000's when he was a member of Murderdolls... always pleasant and laser focused on his craft. R.I.P.
We only had a 'phone relationship' until finally meeting in person at the Winter NAMM Show mid-2000's. First thing I noticed was he seemed shorter on the phone :) Ben's 6'7" frame ensured his presence filled whenever room he was in... even the massive Pearl booth we had that particular year. We talked drums, music, and what was going on with him at the time... such a nice guy. Here's a clip of him at Big Day Out 2003 playing (I think) the most loved Murderdolls song.
How the heck did I not know this about Procol Harum drummer, BJ Wilson?!?
Forget coffee... listening to those Michael Cartellone beats is how you start a morning!☀️
Look for our Pearl On Location segment with my fellow-Batman brother coming soon...🥁
So let me tell ya’ about yesterday’s session with Lester Estelle at Pearl Drums HQ... this was my first time seeing him play in person and man oh man what a powerhouse! It was a tremendous pleasure working throughout the day with him and hearing his stories during lunch... you gotta check him out while he's on the road with Kelly Clarkson!
The 'Justice League' and 'Justice League Unlimited' animated series got it right way back in 2001-2006.
I mentioned something similar in my previous post, The REAL Batman Superman Movie, and felt the need to post an alternative after watching the 2017 Justice League release. The two animated series were from the team of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini who had already created a successful shows each for Batman and Superman.
The movie juggles multiple heroes and villains while still pushing pushing the story along. You actually care about the characters and believe that there is some logic what motivates them.
So if you're feeling bummed after watching the recent Justice League movie, then sit back and full screen this far superior version of the JLA.
Just learned about the passing of Keith Wilder of Heatwave... thanks to him, Johnnie, & Rod for all of the music they created but especially this song.