Scientology is a Good Word

Look, I know you’re going to have a knee jerk reaction to that word. I’m talking only about the word itself. Lets pretend that nobody ever used it for anything else. Like it’s brand new. Lets pretend it evolved. Its kind of a drag that it was taken and used to brand the thing it conjures up. My friend sent me this Tesla quote. “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress...

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Touring and Texting and Touring and Texting and Texting

When you tour, you get lonely. Its weird to play in front of 1000 people. To have people respond to you playing drums is pretty weird. I beat the fuck out of drums and people cheer. Its a thing I don’t thing has been very well understood. I don’t know of any studies on it. I read once that Keith Richards said his drug use was from when the tour stopped. While he was on tour, it never got out of control because he had the...

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Today On Tour. Fan Clutchs and Friends

Since my last entry into TheBestDrummerInTheWorld.com, a lot has changed. I started a tour bus /tour support company. It has completely consumed my every waking moment. The business has expanded super fast and has given me a massive pile of inspiration to write from. To simplify, for the purpose of just getting back into it. I drive bands around in a big tour bus. I have 5 buses, which means 5 guys plus who drive for me. Over the past...

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I Was A Teenage John Bonham
Aug05

I Was A Teenage John Bonham

The above photo is taken from the 1984 Riverside High School yearbook in sunny WIndsor Ontario Canada. My home town. The kid with the shit eating grin with John Bonham beside his photo is yours truly. The full story is this. You know when they do yearbook photos in school? They herd all the kids down to the gym or auditorium where they’ve got the local photographer set up to take the photos. So our class gets called down and my...

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Guided By The Mountain Goats
Dec02

Guided By The Mountain Goats

Alright, here’s a confession. Or 2. I saw Guided By Voices on the side stage of Lollapalloza in Chicago on the Bee Thousand tour. Thats not the confession. I was in awe and somewhat confused. I thought, “Who are these older than me guys in striped spandex rocking out like TheWho?” Next day I ran out and bought their latest at the time album, Bee Thousand and listened to it once. Thats part of the confession. Once....

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