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- Jul 25, 2016
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- Ocean, NJ
And NAMM has had anything really new in how many years??? First time in over a decade, I am passing on NAMM. PASIC is about PASIC - a great show with some amazing clinics - not about Indianapolis....I can’t justify traveling just to hang at a show more than once a year. NAMM in Southern California in January is so much more appealing than any time in Indianapolis. What boring town that is. Ugh.
And Rhythm Discovery Center. I call it the “ Drum Cave”. Great place to explore and just meditate on our art.I'm going, too. First time in some years. Not a lot of wild stuff to do in Indy, but there is the Kurt Vonnegut museum and library, PAS's museum, cool little bistros, a fantastic-looking art museum, the Chatterbox Cafe, etc.
I was there on Thursday and Friday. Took my wife who was just merely humoring me by going. Only went to a handful of the clinics and spent maybe an hour in the expo hall(louder than I ever remember, and there was less stuff to hit ). Took a bunch of short videos that I was going to put together in a bit. Got to see Keio Stroud, Jimmy Chamberlain, Ash Soan, Dave Elitch, Dave DiCenso, and Scott Pellegrom. Friday night had combo playing at the Westin hotel lobby and guys like Steve Fidyk, Sarah Thawer, Antonio Sanchez and more all sat in on a song which was really cool. Was only planning on buying a new Prologix practice pad but Zildjian had some prototype K Cluster hi hats that I kept coming back to so I bought those.
That is fair, but weather and food matter as much as the show itself to me.And NAMM has had anything really new in how many years??? First time in over a decade, I am passing on NAMM. PASIC is about PASIC - a great show with some amazing clinics - not about Indianapolis....