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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A Review Of Reviewing Drums And Drummer

Ok, I hate to paint myself into a corner with a generality. For example, I don’t really like a double bass pedal. Or double bass. This is a generality. I love Slayer. I love Metallica. I love all kinds of metal. There’s lots of double bass in metal. See A generality closes the doors on observation and experience. A generality is an easy way to set something aside and not confront it. It is the end of logic and...

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Update On The Updates

Now that I’ve imported all my busking/street drumming posts from the other site all the interviews have been bumped down. So, to see sweet and graphically satisfying (meaning the type is inside the lines and stuff) interviews of Band of Horses¬†, El Ten Eleven, The New Pornograhers, Buke and Gass, Sloan, Local H, ¬†Nada Surf, Broken Social Scene, Cheap Trick, Why?, Bear In Heaven, Sonny And The Sunsets, St Vincent, White Mystery,...

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