Monthly Archives: December 2017

Barry Keane: Teaching Drums the Way I Wanted to Be Taught

SKF NOTE: Barry Keane is among the most successful drummers I know, with a long career as a studio drummer, and a touring gig with one of the world’s great songwriters, Gordon Lightfoot, that has lasted, so far, over 40 … Continue reading

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Pete Best Plays Himself in ‘Lennon’s Banjo’ Stage Production

SKF Blog: Fun stuff. Thumbs up to Pete Best for his sense of humor and historical perspective. ===== http://www.itv.com Beatles drummer Pete Best to play himself in new John Lennon play The original Beatles drummer, Pete Best, will appear in … Continue reading

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Life is Better if You Pursue Your Passion

  Life is Better if You Pursue Your Passion Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • December 8, 2017 All my life I wanted to be either a writer or a musician. At age 18, figuring I didn’t … Continue reading

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Bobby Blotzer’s 1985 Ludwig Ad

SKF NOTE: Ah, drum industry advertising! What’s not to love? Here’s a nice 1985 photo of RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer with his Ludwig drumset. Scurry to a Ludwig dealer, indeed.

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Jimmy Chamberlin: A Drummer’s Heart on Canvas

SKF NOTE: Solid thoughts from Smashing Pumpkins‘s Jimmy Chamberlin on learning to communicate through drumming. Jimmy Chamberlin: [A] lot of people…don’t give themselves enough time to master something, even something as simple as a paradiddle or a single stroke roll. … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker’s ‘Africa’ Drum Solo (1990)

SKF NOTE: This Ginger Baker drum solo, Africa, as far as I know, has never been released. Chip Stern sent it to me as part of a cassette for a drum project on which we, and others, were working. The … Continue reading

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