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Drummers Mike Braun, Max Styles, Skip Meyer

SKF NOTE: Here are three more publicity photos from a stack of photos I accumulated in the early 1980s. I’m posting these primarily to add a few more drummer photos to the worldwide web. From my own research I know … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Paul English

SKF NOTE: Rest in peace, Paul English, who was to Willie Nelson what Sonny Greer was to Duke Ellington. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and interviewing Mr. English for his Modern Drummer feature interview. These two Paul English photos are from … Continue reading

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Neil Peart On Making His Romanian Oak Drumset

SKF NOTE: This morning, revisiting email exchanges with Neil Peart, looking for one exchange in particular, I came across Neil’s March 15, 2015 email and photo describing his “new Romanian Oak drumset,” destined for Rush’s 40th Anniversary show. I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Frank Briggs Interview – Do Your Best Always (Circa 1983)

SKF NOTE: I recently uncovered this circa 1983 interview with drummer Frank Briggs. Edited slightly, I’ve retyped my original introduction below, followed by scans of my original transcript, complete with proofreaders marks. I don’t remember to what magazine I submitted … Continue reading

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Thank You for Helping Drummer Jimmy Cobb

SKF NOTE: His daughter, Serena, has started a medical fundraiser for her father, drummer Jimmy Cobb. As of this writing they have raised $27,000 toward their goal of raising $200,000. I made a donation. The letter below is an edited … Continue reading

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Elvin – Friendship Made the Coltrane Quartet Special

SKF NOTE: I love Elvin Jones’s explanation of what made the Coltrane rhythm section special. And the photo here is from the booklet included with the recent Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. “What made the Coltrane rhythm section … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen – Resolving Your Economic Crisis

SKF NOTE: A memorable, funny line from one of my favorite songwriters, Leonard Cohen. At 9:41 in this interview, Mr. Cohen answers his interviewer’s question with: “In hindsight it seems to be the height of folly to resolve your economic … Continue reading

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