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My “Richest” Possession, and the Eternal Discontent

In today’s entry, we return to the “Land of Enlightenment” in another excerpt from my book, Zentauria: My Season in the Warrior Utopia. As described in the first chapter, part of the conditions of my extended stay there involved integrating … Continue reading

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30 Days in April: A Drummer’s Perspective on the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy Tour

Gillioz Theater – Springfield, MO (pic by Gary Brown for Shovelhead Studios) In April of 2016, we were back in the bus and on arena and theater stages around the country with the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy tour. By all accounts, it … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Virtuosity

I have nothing against DJs, turntables, programmed music, or hip-hop culture. I recognize these are legitimate modes of creative expression, and there are many men and women out there doing great things within each of these modalities. That said, I … Continue reading

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Drum Solo

It’s no secret that I love to do drum solos. Grew up on ‘em. All my favorite players were monster soloists… and purveyors of the drumming art form in the process. Sadly, it’s become somewhat of a dying art, partly … Continue reading

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Scandinavia – Road Report: July 2013

For me, going to Europe has always been akin to jumping in a time machine.  Just walking around over there, you get a sense of how old so many of the structures are… to say nothing of the actual streets … Continue reading

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Australia – Road Report: May 2013

Bringin’ the Thunder Down Under with Lita Ford Australia is as cool and beautiful a place as you might imagine.  The people are friendly, the country is clean, and the time zone is completely whacked out.  In fact, when you … Continue reading

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Beautiful Drum Music: Son of Timbale Jam

This is an improvisational Take-Two of another spontaneous solo excerpt (blemishes and all) that focuses on the left quadrant of my drum kit.  Again, it features the timbales, which have always been my favorite Latin Percussion instrument.  This “pre-meditated” improv … Continue reading

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Beautiful Drum Music: Timbale Jam

Here’s a spontaneous, improvised solo excerpt (blemishes and all) that focuses on the “left 11” – the left-third of my drum kit.  It features the timbales, which have always been my favorite Latin Percussion instrument.  Enjoy… BR

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