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by BennyAndTheSkins
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: My new CD is finally finished
Replies: 34
Views: 9247

Re: My new CD is finally finished!!!

Great album, bought the mp3 off of Amazon....

Great cover of Havona..... don't think I've ever heard anyone try that one.

Best of Luck with it, and let us know if you guys ever come out East.
by BennyAndTheSkins
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: VC on the cover of next month MD.
Replies: 112
Views: 26089

Re: VC on the cover of next month MD.

You get older, it doesn't make sense. You have to be more efficient. I feel myself crossing the line and I play maybe 3-4 hours a week? Try this: Rise your right arm so it's playing the ride in a high position. With your other hand, touch your right shoulder. Notice the muscles are a bit tense beca...
by BennyAndTheSkins
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Official Virgil Donati thread
Replies: 674
Views: 217509

Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Noticed them playing "Fred", as well...... Virg does great with the feel, but when he goes into his beat-displacment stuff, it just totally takes the wind out of the groove, until he starts up the groove again. This wasn't such a problem with "Letters Of Marque", since the time i...
by BennyAndTheSkins
Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Official Virgil Donati thread
Replies: 674
Views: 217509

Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Ran across this...... Virgil with Holdsworth, and Jimmy Haslip..... very cool...

http://vimeo.com/44366486
by BennyAndTheSkins
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Song for a summer's day
Replies: 14
Views: 4558

Re: Song for a summer's day

Todd: Sounds great, and your box playing was very tasteful! By chance is he related to Bruce Brucato, who played guitar with local Buffalo fusion juggernaut "Gamalon" in the late 80's/early 90's? I used to love to watch that band..... Ted Reinhardt is a great drummer, and it was only after...
by BennyAndTheSkins
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: New drum lesson vid: 16th note triplet phrasing.
Replies: 38
Views: 7851

Re: New drum lesson vid: 16th note triplet phrasing.

"Playing with dynamics is a big part of being musical..... it's a big part of gelling with the music.... it separates the boys from the men..." Gospel Truth, right up there with Billy Ward's comment from MD2000, "You've got to love the space between the notes more than you love the no...
by BennyAndTheSkins
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Smith & Journey...almost
Replies: 38
Views: 7651

Re: Smith & Journey...almost

wow... great playing, DSOP.....

Ya know, I wonder if Steve's playing would be very close to where it is today, had he taken the Freddie Hubbard gig, instead of detouring through Montrose & Journey.
I also miss the style from Players, Vital Info Orion/Global Beat/Fiafiaga periods.
by BennyAndTheSkins
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Smith & Journey...almost
Replies: 38
Views: 7651

Re: Smith & Journey...almost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQBM1QfoJxw&feature=youtu.be This might be as close as Steve gets to playing in Journey again. Drums sound very much what you would think when recorded w/a video recorder. Smith playing 70-80's rock again in his new era. Also realize that since they're in a hotel ...
by BennyAndTheSkins
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)
Replies: 22
Views: 7678

Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

It's great to see Dave interview Al and Ed (and letting them talk!)..... definitely more maturity, and mellowness with age. I had no idea their Mom was from Indonesia...... So cool.....
by BennyAndTheSkins
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Drumming Chat
Topic: peter erskine videos!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9069

Re: peter erskine videos!!!

Features:
Peter Erskine - drums
John Beasley - organ
Damian Erskine - bass

Wow, Peter, your nephew is a beast!...... you must be so proud of him.......
Funkay Funkay....

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