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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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Taking a Chance on Fish

Taking a chance on Fish Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • November 30, 2018 Looking back almost 40 years I can’t imagine not crossing paths with Ron Spagnardi, founder and publisher of Modern Drummer magazine. We were … Continue reading

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Here’s How to Get Your Article Into Modern Drummer: A Spoof

SKF NOTE: Last week I came across this photocopy, a parody called, Here’s How to Get Your Article into Modern Drummer. I wish I remembered how this came about. This was a great group to work with. Everyone had a … 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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Revisiting My Life in Music: Early Days at Modern Drummer

The job offer came at a perfect time. In the wake of a failed, intense relationship; a series of part-time typing jobs for a government agency, an insurance company and others; when my future looked bleak and it was all … Continue reading

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