Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ed Soph: Old and New Learning Opportunities

SKF NOTE: I was revisiting this morning a 52 typewritten page transcript of one of my Ed Soph interviews. I tell the back story of those interviews in an earlier post. It’s fun remembering when and where these interviews happened. … Continue reading

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Asking Joe Morello: Have You Lost Your Chops?

SKF NOTE: I remember very well how nervous, how uncomfortable I was asking 48-year old Joe Morello if he had lost his chops. The back story to this interview is here. Suffice it to say I was sitting right next … Continue reading

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Les DeMerle: A Drum Teacher’s Greatest Disservice

SKF NOTE: This exchange is from my 1984 Modern Drummer interview with Les DeMerle. The back story is here.  We had discussed the greatest service a drum teacher can offer students. I circled back to that topic and asked Les, … Continue reading

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Keith Moon Obituary

SKF NOTE: Found among my clippings in a box in my basement. Sad day. Keith Moon was a very early influence on me from about age 16. I was fortunate to see Moon with the The Who in concert twice. … Continue reading

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Alan Dawson on Innovators

SKF NOTE: From my interview with Alan Dawson published in Modern Drummer‘s 10th Anniversary Issue in 1986. Here Alan is talking about drum innovators. Alan Dawson: Innovators are very few. Innovators trod a lonely path. I don’t know who’s the … Continue reading

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Roy Haynes: You Got to Have ‘Ding Ding Da Ding’ Within Yourself

SKF NOTE: This segment is from my interview with Roy Haynes at his home on November 15, 1978. According to my notes “It was raining, traffic was heavy, a chilly…evening, and I was nervous about meeting him. We had spoken … Continue reading

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Kojo Odu Roney: I Want to Make Them Smile When I Play Drums

[SKF NOTE: This young man, Kojo Odu Roney, is encouraging. He appears to have a very good head on his shoulders and he plays jazz well. Roney has a few YouTube videos. He’s fun to watch. Above all, he has … Continue reading

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