Category Archives: Revisiting My Life in Music

Always One Good Musical Takeaway

SKF NOTE: One night at a club in Illinois, back when I was earning a living as a drummer, musician friends and I were checking out the band. This was not a name band. It was a lounge band traveling … Continue reading

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Ron Spagnardi – Taking a Chance on Fish

SKF NOTE: This post was first published November 30, 2018. It was my 99th Piscataquis Observer newspaper column. Looking back almost forty years I can’t imagine not crossing paths with Ron Spagnardi, founder and publisher of Modern Drummer magazine. We … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish – Time Flies

SKF NOTE: My friend of many years, Candice Baranello, mailed this photo of me taken right around the time I started freelance writing for Modern Drummer magazine. In good times and bad — time flies.

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The Joyful, Continuing Path of a Musical Self-Education

  SKF NOTE: I found a monaural cut-out copy of John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass album in a drugstore on a wire display rack filled with cut-out albums. Africa/Brass is the John Coltrane Quartet with a big band. That was my introduction … Continue reading

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Rethinking Customers Who Acted Stupid

SKF NOTE: Thinking back on my years as a professional drummer, there were very, very few times I snapped in anger at customers. The common thread involved someone mistreating my drums because they were drunk, showing off, or just lacked … Continue reading

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