Tag Archives: 1978

Audio: Asking Joe Morello: Have You Lost Your Chops? (1978)

SKF NOTE: The story behind this excerpt is posted here. In short, by 1978, from a few sources I was under the impression Joe Morello had stopped playing, had lost his chops, and was very much a recluse. So, when … Continue reading

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Monster Drumsets: Against the Spirit of Gretsch (1978)?

SKF NOTE: From 1978, this is not my favorite Gretsch ad. Too many words. Drummer photos too small, too cropped. Tony Williams, Jeff Hamilton, Freddie Waits, and Charlie Watts all – I think – had dedicated Gretsch ads – which … Continue reading

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My Life Before and After Mel Lewis

SKF NOTE: All of us have pivotal moments in our lives. We gain new knowledge from reading a book, listening to music, studying a new subject, visiting a place for the first time, or meeting someone. Pivotal moments change everything … Continue reading

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