Tag Archives: Ron Spagnardi

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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Revisiting My Life in Music: First Meeting with MD Founder Ron Spagnardi

I first met Modern Drummer founder/publisher Ron Spagnardi probably in the summer of 1978. MD‘s office was the basement of the Spagnardi home at 47 Harrison Street, Nutley, NJ. MD was still a quarterly publication. Nothing fancy about the basement. … Continue reading

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Modern Drummer Cover Story: Who Decides?

If I can’t have the cover story, I’m not doing an interview at all. I witnessed three drummers flat out refuse Modern Drummer feature interviews because they wouldn’t be cover stories. The drummer with the cover story had his photo … Continue reading

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