Monthly Archives: February 2016

Byron Nicholai: Where I Come From is Very Important

SKF NOTE: This young man has his head screwed on straight. What a great story. Living in the outer reaches of Alaska, Byron Nicholai falls in love with his native drumming and song. Then, using modern telecommunications and social media, … Continue reading

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The Day the King of Music Photographers Screamed at Me

SKF NOTE: I posted my What Makes a Music Photographer Good? on DrumForum.org, and member bbunk replied, “Whoa – Jim Marshall!!! You got to work with the king of music photographers!” To which I replied, “Someday I’ll write about, The Day … Continue reading

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Phil Seaman Obituary 1972

SKF NOTE: Drummer Phil Seaman‘s obituary as it appears in the December 21, 1972 Down Beat magazine. — end —

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Who’s the Drummer? Tell the Truth

SKF NOTE: When I was a kid there was a popular t.v. show called To Tell the Truth. Three mystery guests would sit facing a panel of celebrities. Two of the mystery guests were imposters. The celebrities had a short … Continue reading

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Digitizing My MD Interview Tapes?

SKF NOTE: Two of my many Modern Drummer interview cassettes. I really need to get these digitized. Ideas on how best to do so are welcome. — end —

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What Makes a Music Photographer Good?

SKF NOTE: I wrote in an earlier post about, from my perspective as Modern Drummer‘s managing editor, what makes a music journalist good. I said I would write as well about what makes a music photographer good. A picture is … Continue reading

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Remembering Chico Hamilton’s Innovations

SKF NOTE: I came upon drummer Chico Hamilton by accident. Somewhere, many, many years ago, I picked up a Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker Quartet album on the Pacific Jazz label. I’m sure I had read in at least one of many … Continue reading

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