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    5 days studio retreat!!!

    Yes, kids before christmas and all that... My bandmates and I are going on a 5 days writing/recording "workation" in a studio. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. No distractions, no kids or wives around, but most of all, none of that remote crap: music is meant to be played...
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    I want to be Tamir Barzilay when I grow up

    I've checked with the search engine but didn't turn up results for Tamir Barzilay, who is one of the grooviest, most interesting player I've heard in a while. Here he is layin' some serious grooves with Scary Goldings...
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    The 12 inch curse...

    Not talking about about anatomical difformity here ;-) I've pretty much always put the rack tom in a snare stand just because it allows me to mount it a tad lower and I like low toms. But I sold my Tama superstar set and the extra snare stand I used for my 12" is going with it. So I dis...
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    Carter Mclean online course/tuning vid

    I did it, I coughed up the dough to register on C Mac's site. The first chapter of the online course is technique but I jumped right into the tuning vid because, let's face it, the next most mind blowing feature after this dude's groove is his incredible tones... And man was I pissed to discover...
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    Woohoo, just received my first ever outside session call as a drummer...

    Just a heads up, like my name suggest, I'm NOT a drummer by trade. I've only been at it for a few short years and haven't practised much for most of it anyway. How do you spell IMPOSTOR SYNDROM? :confused3: Well anyways, the guy is a singer/songwriter friend of mine who likes the loose feel...
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    I "Got" it today (confessions of a former Porcaro indifferent dude)

    Well I've always been aware of Porcaro's work via Toto's big hits but somehow failed to comprehend why there was so much hype surrounding his playing. For me well, Toto were good groovy tunes to sing along and dance to. In a world populated with so many drummers of tremendous talent, he kinda...
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    first full band gig since march

    Oh my! Was that an emotionnal weekend... My bandmates and I have a band with members in 2 separate provinces (Canada) with interprovincial travel bans since march. Our band is a kind of cajun/country-rock hybrid. August 15 was Acadian day. And since all band members are Acadians (the french...
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    Another sweet stumbled upon discovery: Zack Albetta.

    From Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. Now I know this is a few years old, but based on the number of views on their vids, it seems like not that many people are aware of who they are. The singer has a great voice and has got a definite (cleaner) Amy Winehouse vibe going on but on the whole it is...
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    I may come across as a Carter Mclean fanboy but....

    I was made aware of his work by this forum, a few weeks back and I was blown away by his style, his sound and his general laid back attitude. So I binge watched everything CM I could find and stalked his social media a bit, followed him on Insta. Well the first pick he posted that I received a...
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    Odd Bpm tempo numbers feel, well, odd...

    Maybe I unknowingly am on some kind of autistic spectrum, OCD or something but when I'm recording a new song, anything that I don't have a prior point of reference to, and the producer, musicians and I have to determine the right tempo/feel, it always ends up on an even Bpm number. For...
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    Didn't know Steve Ferrone could cut some mean cake

    Pardon my ignorance but I just learned like a few days ago that SF whom I knew only as Stan Lynch's replacement in Tom Petty & The heartbreakers (huge fan) was also the drummer in Average White Band. Pick up the pieces and Cut the cake are on my practice/play for fun playlist, as well as a few...
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