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May 10, 2018

Last night I had the good fortune to be in on a rough-and-ready recording session. There's a project in the works right now in the Portland, ME music scene in which several local artists are each recording a track from The Beatles' "White Album". My good friend Mat Zar...

February 16, 2018

The past few months have been an intensely busy period of activity for me. Having joined and/or helped to form three bands, starting rehearsals for the annual David Bowie Celebration concert, and picking up a couple of sub gigs, I've had to jam an unprecedented amount...

October 19, 2017

Sometimes a gig, be it at a day job or in a musical situation, just isn’t a good fit. It could be an issue with clashing personality types, a lack of enough education or training to adequately perform the job, or any number of intangibles that come into play when peopl...

July 13, 2017

One of the comments I often hear from venue owners and managers when my band The GE3KS plays out is how we keep the volume to a good level. Now, "good" is very subjective (unless you're dealing with an actual town ordinance on volume, like York, ME's 90-dB limit), but...

March 24, 2017

When I was a young player, I took a dim view of other players I knew of who couldn't play very well, but had mastered stick twirling, head-banging, and other bits of showmanship.  I thought: What's the use of all the showy stuff if you can't even PLAY your drums?  The...

January 3, 2017

There's a group on Facebook that I follow called "Drum Tuning and Maintenance."  Sometimes it's hard to read the things people post because, and I hate to admit it but it's true: many, MANY drummers are totally ignorant about any kind of care for their instrument - and...

November 23, 2016

I want to extend everyone a hearty welcome, and a big THANK YOU for visiting my site! I want it to be a visitor-friendly experience, and I've designed the site with that in mind as best I can. I also want it to be a source of information, so I'll be posting items here...

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