Rodge wrote:Hey Jeppe,
I was wondering when did you hear of Virgil for the 1st time ?
Me it was with his video "Power Drumming", 1992.
For me it was 1995 - I was visiting my favourite drum shop (where I would later be employed for 7 years)
and they told me about their spring 1996 clinic schedule and a certain Australian who, in the words of my
dear late (RIP) then-boss, Ole, "can't stop practising".
So I met Virgil in March of 1996 in Copenhagen, struck a conversation with him after his amazing display of drumming and
subsequently we started corresponding. He was moving to L.A. just then and I managed to import a lot of
his older work, like Obsessive Rhythms, Southern Sons, Loose Change etc. as well as Power Drumming which I hadn't
seen when it came out, simply because it didn't make it to Denmark before he did.
There are quite a few highlights in our friendship, one being my project managing my cousin Lars when he created the cover art
for Virgil's 'In This Life' album. That was a perfect match between friendship, family, hobby, music, art, all at the highest standard.