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The Benefits of Saying ‘Yes’

I have been thinking a lot about the benefits of saying ‘yes’ to various playing opportunities.  In this post I want to look at some of the obvious, and perhaps not so obvious benefits of saying ‘yes’. 

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Topher and Remo Drumheads – Feels Like Home

I’ve written about endorsements before and I certainly have specific ideas about them.  Not surprisingly, those ideas have changed over time (I think, for the better).  I definitely don’t take the concept of an endorsement lightly.  I know it’s a two-way street and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  A two-way street means a lot of things.  That informed my recent decisions to make a big change in my gear.

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A Bit About My Gear… Beware: “Geek Zone” Ahead

I once heard a story from Billy Ward that he took a lesson with Elvin Jones on a trip to New York City when he was a kid.  The drum studio had this beat up kit and when Elvin sat down at it and played it, the kit sounded like a million bucks.  Moral?  It’s NOT the kit, it’s the player.  That said, a nice kit sure makes your music making experience more fun and often times, more inspiring.  I love drum gear – LOVE IT.  As such, I have a fair bit of it kicking around. Of course, what I use depends on the gig, but here’s a list of goodies you might see at a gig or session.

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