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Missed Opportunity with Charles ‘Keep A-Knockin’ Connor

SKF NOTE: Regret comes at solitary times; driving a car long distance, or at my computer searching for a blog post topic. Sometimes, like now, I remember opportunities to interview drummers, to capture their stories, lost. When I was at … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Appreciating the Moment

SKF NOTE: Earlier this week I pulled Neil Peart’s Far and Away: A Prize Every Time from my bookshelf, where I placed it, half read, months ago. Time to finish. For no reason, everytime I read Neil’s book I am … Continue reading

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Flans’s Jeff Porcaro Bio – A Good Read, Sure to Stand the Test of Time

SKF NOTE: Last night I finished reading Robyn Flans’s book, Jeff Porcaro – It’s About Time: The Man and His Music. Robyn and I first met in the 1980s when I was Managing Editor of Modern Drummer and she was … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Tread on Me’ Inspired by Drummer’s Artwork

SKF NOTE: Reading Water Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin, I was pleasantly surprised to learn the famous Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread on Me”) was inspired by a drummer’s artwork. Read on. “Back in Philadelphia, a group of Marine units were … Continue reading

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Elvin Jones – Freethinker (1969)

SKF NOTE: How many drummers were (are?) impacted by the Elvin Jones Trio with Joe Farrell on saxophones and Jimmy Garrison on bass? I remember my first experience hearing this trio and I wrote about it here. Elvin had variations … Continue reading

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