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by Gaddabout
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Quarter life crisis, anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 4209

Re: Quarter life crisis, anyone?

My point was more about highlighting the fact that simply telling someone to figure out what they love, and then focus on that, isn't very helpful. It is more important to figure out which skills you lack in order to do what you want, and then develop or learn those skills. Also, find out which ski...
by Gaddabout
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Quarter life crisis, anyone?
Replies: 21
Views: 4209

Re: Quarter life crisis, anyone?

See, I think you're looking at this all wrong. This is not as awful as it feels. This is an opportunity to figure out what you REALLY want to do and invent who you will become. I'm not pandering because I was in a somewhat similar situation at your age, and I know now how and why I got there. I also...
by Gaddabout
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: The word of God
Replies: 78
Views: 19660

Re: The word of God

I will listen Mike Clark talk about anything, but especially drums. It's so nice to have a statesman with no filter. I'm not always sure his stories are 100 percent true, but I want them to be.
by Gaddabout
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Grip and Fulcrum
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

Re: Grip and Fulcrum

Make sure you don't spend 20 years obsessing over grip and technique and ignore the reality it's better to pick the ones you understand and push on through with time in the shed. I hit multi-year plateaus chasing this stuff. I probably stopped just short of really hitting major strides because I was...
by Gaddabout
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: I need your input
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: I need your input

I would consider looking in konnakol as a counting system. It's high math and extremely efficient. Everyone I know who's done it ... it has raised their whole game. Some of the best musicians in the world rely on it.
by Gaddabout
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VINNIE - The thread about Colaiuta
Replies: 1686
Views: 395482

Re: VINNIE - Vintage videos...OK or not vintage.

Oct. 1996 ... wouldn't that be around the time Sting and Vinnie had their mythical fallout? He does seem very bored, even though it's still Vinnie being VInnie. Maybe a little too much Vinnie at times.
by Gaddabout
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: I need your input
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: I need your input

Jeff, I've watched a few and I see a lot of conceit in all of this. You seem like you have a lot of facility, but so what? I don't see much about making music or, really, learning how to play drums. I see a lot of, "I've been locked away in my shed for years and these are the maniacal ramblings...
by Gaddabout
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Omar Hakim interview
Replies: 54
Views: 12736

Re: Omar Hakim interview

So glad to see Omar returning to the spotlight. One of my favorites. He is unlike most drummers that come out of NY from the era of which he was around there. I don't think he comes from the Elvin school of thought. There's nothing laid back about the way he plays. He's sort of out front and very ro...
by Gaddabout
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Jojo Mayer
Replies: 132
Views: 43908

Re: Jojo Mayer

Some killer stuff here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma04Nady1nk You get the sense this is a guy pushing new ideas, not resting on laurels. For me he's pushing new ideas into a very much old ideas musical format... The playing and technique is insane but the musical platform via which it is expre...
by Gaddabout
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Jojo Mayer
Replies: 132
Views: 43908

Re: Jojo Mayer

Some killer stuff here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma04Nady1nk You get the sense this is a guy pushing new ideas, not resting on laurels. I've never really thought about the connection before, but this is some DeJohnette-flavored stuff. It's interesting to look at this at think back to some old...

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