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Salute to Howie Wyeth’s Drumming with Dylan

SKF NOTE: I haven’t thought of it in awhile, but when I was managing editor at Modern Drummer magazine I wanted to write a feature story on The Drummers of Bob Dylan. At the time, the early 1980s, Jim Keltner … Continue reading

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Postcard from Neil (1984)

SKF NOTE: Yesterday I emptied the third shelf of a red corner hutch in our guest room. My eight year-old grandson, Grafton, needed more space for the LEGO models he is so adept at building. Shelves one and two held … Continue reading

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Neil Peart Inside Maine State Prison

SKF NOTE: I had this Neil Peart memory today. Inside Maine State Prison, which is the State of Maine’s maximum security prison, there is a music room where prisoners play keyboards, guitars, and drums. Yes, access to instruments is limited … Continue reading

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Info Wanted – Big Sid Playing Sonny Greer’s Drumset

SKF NOTE: An interesting photo, new to me, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The University’s best guess is this photo of Big Sid Catlett was taken 1945-1950. It’s part of the Dave E. Dexter, Jr. Collection. The University is … Continue reading

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With Max Roach and His Drums

SKF NOTE: What did it feel like, on July 15, 1981, standing with Max Roach next to his blonde Ludwig drum set in his home music room? I felt awe. Reverential respect and wonder. Max said, “I’m playing a 22″ … Continue reading

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