Updated site

wholly shit. Ok, so I’ve had this site for about 8 years now. I’ve rebuilt it from a self promotion device to a site where I started doing interviews with some of my favorite drummers. I started off doing video interviews and realized quickly that I had zero video editing skills and things quickly log jammed. I updated the wordpress backend and lost the whole site. rebuilt it again but got overloaded with bullshit that I...

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Road Reality Check

This could be titled dreams vs reality. What is the yardstick of your life? What do you measure it by? I used to think I had a good grasp on this. The answer was basically “doing things I believe in” This meant drumming, playing in bands, helping others, making art, starting some business of my own. All things I’ve done too many times to count. Then reality hits. The phrase “You’ve got to face...

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Your Comfort Zone Sucks

One thing about this project that I didn’t fully anticipate was the consequences of pushing myself so far out of my comfort zone. In fact, I didn’t really consider I had a comfort zone. I tend to live by my own rules. Like, the idea of playing drums on the street as my sole source of income is something I am very passionate about. The idea of being 100% self sufficient and doing it 100% on my own terms cuts to the heart of...

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The Make Break Point And Free Parking

The term “viable” means basically, “able to support oneself”.┬áThis applies to any activity in life. Even street drumming. I worked out that it would take $66 a day to make street drumming “viable” at 20 days a month. Pay the bills, keep the lights on. Well, A couple of things didn’t get factored into this equation, like parking. Do you know it costs $5 an hour to park in San Francisco? So if I...

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Outside Outside Lands

Today I set up outside Outside Lands 2012 in Golden Gate Park SF. Played for 2 hours, made 18 bucks. I think its kind of a funny thing to have TheBEstDrummerInTHeWORld on my kick drum. Honestly, for the most part, the people walking by, heading to a major rock festival ignore you. I hate to say “kids these days” because I hate to sound or BE old. But, kids today are in their own world. I’m sure I was. I know many of...

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