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Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Jimmy Carter was in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so “More Than … Continue reading

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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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Drumbell Training for Drummers

Here’s an article I recently did for Drum magazine.  These exercises really work!  And for all you non-drummers, this concept of training is excellent to adapt to whatever your athletic endeavor might be.  Just create custom movements with light dumbbells … 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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Super Mind Power Via Both Sides of Your Brain – Part 2

In Super Mind Power Via Both Sides of Your Brain – Part 1, we talked about the two distinct aspects of the brain (left brain – more analytical, right brain – more creative) and how the development of both sides … Continue reading

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Super Mind Power Via Both Sides of Your Brain – Part 1

In the early 70’s, we took a major step forward in understanding how the brain works.  Through extensive research, a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist named Roger Sperry confirmed that each of the two sides, or hemispheres, of the brain – known … Continue reading

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Write It Down!

The Magic of Journaling… Let’s talk about a super-effective way to boost productivity with your practice, training, diet, or almost anything else important to you. I’m talking about keeping a specialized journal. I’ve done it on and off, at various … Continue reading

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June Blog-athon: 20 posts in 30 days

I’ve been blogging here since 2008. And while I admittedly haven’t been the most consistent about it , I do love to write – and I do love the immediacy of this format – so I always seem to come … Continue reading

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