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Drumeo Gab Podcast

Are ya tired of hearing, "so, like, uhh talk to me about how you started playing drums" in drumming podcasts? I'm gonna say, probably not as much as the guests are. I dunno, I think it's better to cut to the chase and explore pinpoint moments in their lives by forming curiosities around my research :0 IF YOU ARE DOWN FOR THAT; WELCOME! (Side Note: I strongly believe that the best part of the podcasting experience for listeners is the ability to connect with the host. So, don't be shy :)
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Sep 27, 2020

“I’m curious how many people are good at saying, “I like this. I don’t like this”, no matter what someone else says.”

It is always a good time chatting with Aric Improta. He’s the extremely energetic drummer for Night Verses and Fever 333 that you may have seen hanging off of speaker cabinets, rafters all while performing backflips and pulling 360’s off his drum throne. Aric is an absolute beast of a showman. Of course, many drummers have watched his Guitar Centre Drum-Off video which was riddled with tricks and stunts.

Beyond the tricks, Aric also has a way of paving his own lane. He has a preference for remaining focused on his own creativity and not taking in very much outside influence. Aric is the kind of drummer who incorporates technology, ingenuitive techniques, radical showmanship, athletics, and then all of the other “normal” stuff we drummers usually do. No one is like Aric. A dedicated craftsman who is among my favorite drummers of his generation. 

 

You Will Hear About….

  • The quarantine, habits, and masks.
  • Attachment and creating art in isolation.
  • Authenticity and the importance of choice.
  • Past references and making a statement.
  • How art lubricates society so that ideas and thoughts can be expressed more freely.
  • Our thoughts on getting attention online.
  • A bit about a new project with Munky from Korn.

 

Why Should You Listen?

Aric and I tackle a lot of stuff that touches on the quarantine and creativity. The whole situation of the lockdown and how that affects creative output is a big topic and it is interesting to think about and have discussion. How does social media change our perspectives on what we create? This is the kind of territory we explore.

Aric and I have talked before more than once and I wanted to create something very unplanned and spontaneous with him here. I know that Aric appreciates that and he would carry the conversation well. So, really this episode is just two dudes having some fun gabbing about some deep stuff. 

 

Song featured is "Copper Wasp" performed by Night Verses - watch the whole thing here

 

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Sep 23, 2020

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Today's episode is covering my favorite modern drummers over the last fifteen years. This is the first five.

 

Clips used:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhtcG79kPNw

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlxe3EpJDLk

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oUSvp6qg2A&t=122s

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKpAPpHm2Q

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDARjzHhZE

Sep 20, 2020

“A lot of drumming fans are just that.”

Chris Paprota is a multi-instrumentalist who experiments with making his own recordings, such as his latest project “Riff Tapes” which is due for release on October 1st of this year. He is also the drummer for the Philly based prog-fusion band “Gnarbot”. Click this link to a sample of their work from a performance at Meinl which was released as a four-song EP titled “Meinl Sessions, Vol 1” which is also available as a vinyl release

Chris was scheduled to perform this year at the Meinl Festival in Germany but due to Covid it has been canceled for this year. Chris is hopeful that due to the fact that he was invited this year that he will be performing next year assuming that it is in fact happening next year. Chris is a drummer who I feel falls far below people’s radar and I have been asking myself why that is and what makes a drummer rise to fame or social media fame? 

It is interesting to hear how he aligns with his own creativity and how people assume the worth of somebody based on their associations and achievements. This is just one aspect of this conversation.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • Improvisation and risk taking.
  • Why we think some drummers are underrated.
  • Social media and whether it hurts an artist.
  • The difficulty in converting your drumming audience into a fan of your music.
  • Obsession.
  • Meinl festival cancellation and how that affected Chris.
  • Chris’s time studying with Dom Famularo.
  • Riding the ebbs and flow of motivation.
  • A conversation about the spark within us.
  • A listener question.

 

Why Should You Listen?

This is really relatable to anyone who is working hard and their craft and has experienced a slow burn, maybe not being noticed or feeling like you have had some missed opportunities. These events and experiences can be a hard thing to deal with but Chris’s point of view with this is hopeful. It is encouraging to hear such a great musician have a tone of voice that indicates that he believes in himself and that by working hard at his drumming and making moves in the world will bring what he is looking for.

The song in the intro of today’s podcast is a sample of Chris Paprota’s “Megazord” from his Riff Tapes record.

 

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Sep 16, 2020

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Opening music by @ianhitsdrums and @elotium

 

Taggart and Torrens Podcast

Sep 13, 2020

"Creativity stems from the mind.  Feeling stems from the heart.  When you combine the two together you get character."

Maison Guidry is a multi-instrumentalist who may not be known to many people. He is an extremely advanced drummer who pushes the boundaries of what is possible. He commits himself to thirteen hours of practice per day, however, due to a recent injury to his shoulder he has had to take some time off. 

To find a conversation in a podcast with Maison is rare and therefore it is a great honour to feature him here because he has some incredibly compelling thoughts regarding how people may want to pursue their life in order to gain a fuller experience day to day. He is uncompromising with his art. I hope that in the future his name becomes more widely recognized because there is no one else like him.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • Progress report on Maison’s injury.
  • The uncertainty of life.
  • Why we should embrace ourselves.
  • Standing by your vision.
  • Where creativity comes from in Maison’s words.
  • How sometimes people devalue themselves.
  • Listener questions.

 

Why Should You Listen?

I get a lot of emails and messages from listeners who are a bit uncertain about what they want. Sometimes they realize that they love drumming but they aren’t sure it is meant for them as a professional career. What are the influences that bring people to this state of mind? This is one of the biggest takeaways from this episode. It allows you, the listener, to reflect on your own choices and thoughts about what your life could become. This is a common dilemma with some of the drummers I have spoken with who listen to this podcast.

Besides that, this is just an incredibly interesting conversation about life and choices in life. There is also some Star Wars stuff in here too because Maison loves Star Wars. 

 

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra - Pillar (album)

 

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Sep 9, 2020

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Follow Tim Baltes and check out his Vol.6 Drumless track packs.

 

Today we are talking a bit about music and whether it was better in the good ol' days. These are just ideas and conversation. Don't take this as gospel.

Sep 6, 2020

“You can never forget that a technique book is someone else’s ideas that they actually put on paper. Those aren’t your ideas.”

JT Bates is a drummer from the Twin Cities area, Saint Paul to be specific. He was recently informed that three tracks that Aaron Dessner from The National asked JT to perform on earlier in the year were actually for the new Taylor Swift record titled Folklore. That seems like an opportunity that could potentially heighten JT’s career. So, naturally, I had to feature him on the podcast to discuss this massive opportunity.

But this is just a small part of what JT is about. It is really JT’s skills and fortunate networking situations that made this opportunity possible. JT has the incredible ability to add the human touch of drum set playing to music featuring programmed drums. He is a very conscientious drummer who knows exactly how to fill that space. I also encourage people to check out the drum duets that he has performed with his long-time friend Dave King on YouTube.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • JT’s game-changing moment where he learned that his drumming was featured on Taylor Swift’s new record “Folklore”.
  • If he knew the gig was Taylor Swift, would he have performed differently?
  • JT’s passion projects and how these have been a great study to learn what he has applied on several projects for other artists.
  • Our mutual love for ambient music.
  • Rates and whether a big recording gig like Taylor Swift changes anything?
  • Embracing our true selves and experimenting regardless if it is right or wrong.
  • The relationship between sound and emotional response.
  • How day to day events affect our creative output.

 

Why Should You Listen?

The big takeaway in this episode, in my opinion, is the idea of creating full/complete music or drum parts with very few ingredients. This is one form of mastery that is often overlooked. We often look at adding rather than subtracting to create something that we believe feels finished. While this is a small portion of the episode, I think it is the most interesting concept for drummers to examine and apply in certain situations of playing. 

 

Music used in this podcast comes from JT Bates “Open Relationships”

 

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Sep 2, 2020

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Opening drum clip performed by Dan Mayo

 

Ambient music for the episode by JT Bates

 

Today's episode was a bit different. This past week has been triggering a lot of thoughts and feelings about the world we live in. I wasn't sure what I was going to say and this is completely improvised but I ended up talking about....

- My lack of trust within the system

- Will masks be a new way of life?

- Are we being consumed by fear?

- Is social media taking over our lives?

Those are just a few topics in this messy, off the cuff episode. I was listening to JT Bates' ambient tune "Round" over and over while I recorded this. I ended up asking JT if I could use this music in the episode because my thoughts were being driven by the music and I felt that it conveyed the right feeling if the music was included in the podcast. So, huge thanks for JT's creativity fueling my own. I hope that everyone is living well during this uncertain and difficult time.

Aug 30, 2020

“Four on the floor. This is the most important groove in the history of drumming.”

Yoni Madar is an Israeli multi-instrumentalist. He is known well by the drumming community online as “not human”, “alien” and many other other-wordly descriptions. Truth is, Yoni has been practicing a lot over the last thirty years or so. He has mastered four instruments (Guitar, Bass, Keys, and Drums). As a side note: if keys could be played both on the left and right side he would have mastered that too because he can with the other three.

Yoni has chosen a path that does not involve himself with celebrities. Instead, he writes, performs and records his own music, performs locally, and teaches his methods to students. He recently released his video course and book where he presents his methods of teaching that he claims are unique. 

Yoni has taken the art of drumming to an incredibly high level. If drumming was featured as an Olympic sport, I would imagine that Yoni would be Israel's shining star to win the Gold medal. There are very few drummers that I have witnessed who possess his level of independence and technical facility. Go look him up if you don’t know Yoni Madar yet and have your mind blown.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • Yoni’s take on people’s common reaction to his abilities.
  • Why technique is so important.
  • Thoughts about practice.
  • Yoni’s new record and how it was recorded in one take.
  • Approaching a drum solo with complete improvisation.
  • Why does every drummer need to be able to play Pink Floyd well?
  • Yoni’s video on the open/close technique and his new book.
  • Phil Collins and Genesis.

 

Why Should You Listen?

This is essential listening for drummers. It is basically an hour and a half long masterclass on why we need to practice our technique, play simple parts well, why we shouldn’t overthink our playing and that is just the beginning. Yoni has so much ability and the proof is everywhere online what this man can do. It is staggering to say the least. To hear him speak about why simple playing is not simple is a game changing message for drummers to recognize. I don’t say this much but this should not be passed over. You must listen to this.

 

Music used in this podcast comes from Yoni Madar’s new album Consultation

 

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Aug 26, 2020

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Today we are talking about making a statement with music.

 

Opening drumming/tune is performed by Ash Soan

 

Check out "Voodoo Or Die" on Spotify

 

Comment reads this week are from

 

@chris_hornbrook

@genestix.drumming

@claus.hessler

@milowicdrums

@laurenzodrums

@robert__brennan

@phoenixkatewale

@bigpopapump__

@__jaydenhall__

@mrkatiegraham

Aug 23, 2020

“I feel like this industry is always in upheaval and so you always have to be light on your feet.”

Dylan Wissing has a very unique situation brewing in his studio in the small city of Hoboken, NJ. He runs a multimedia based service called “Getting The Sound” which is based off of his immense knowledge and experience in recording drums but also re-creating drum breaks for current artists, mainly in the rap/pop genre. While this embodies a small amount of hired work in his entire career, it is still incredibly noteworthy. 

There are laws in music that prevent artists from sampling pre-recorded music or drum parts and Dylan is capable of recreating these drum parts the way they originally sounded making them virtually identical to the original. From what I understand, this is an absolutely painstaking affair to create and costs the artists a lot of money and therefore, it doesn’t happen much. However, this expertise has given Dylan quite an edge for providing the right sound for the song.

Of course, Dylan is primarily a session musician who works out of his studio fulfilling artists with drum tracks every single week. He is no stranger to the industry and has experienced the ups and downs of being a professional musician. In this episode we are all reminded of what being a musician is really about.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • Balancing family life with music and how Covid changed things overnight.
  • How Dylan has adapted over the years within the industry.
  • Dylan’s thoughts on people who consider drummers as “unskilled laborers”.
  • Should drummers be generalists or specialized?
  • Our conversation regarding what drummers should focus on.
  • Dylan’s preference for analog vs digital sample production.
  • How Dylan managed to work with artists like Kanye, Jay Z, etc.
  • Some basic drum recording ideas.

 

Why Should You Listen?

I think that this episode showcases a very real situation. Dylan is an incredible drummer. He owns an immense collection of drums. He has a dedicated studio. He has a very nice resume. Yet, you can hear the struggles of being a working drummer in this conversation. The ups and downs. The situation with Covid. The constant uncertainty of whether work will continue to come in. How he balances his life with music. It is all here and nothing is sugar coated. All in all, this episode takes the glamour out of what being a musician is about and simply focuses on the reality. It takes a lot of guts, determination, passion and sacrifice and this episode nails that message.

 

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Aug 19, 2020

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Today we are talking about perfection.

 

Here is the link for Drums for Parkinson's

 

Opening drum clip performed by Brody Simpson

 

Email reads this week are from

 

Andrew Gaudet

Guilherme Maranhao

 

Comment reads this week are from

 

@tommyigoe

@sugarpercussion

@stevelymandrums

@ojaugustine

@claus.hessler

@greghersey

@groovru

@lynetteokoroike

@madmaxv1.1

@aaronlevydrums

@loncaricdenis

@mitch_thedrummer

@a.d.reger

Aug 16, 2020

“To me when you blackout, you zone out. That’s when you come into your own and then people can feel that.”

Daru Jones is a genre-bending drummer based out of Nashville who has worked with a large variety of artists over the course of his career. Whether it is rock music with Jack White or hip hop with Black Milk, Nas, or Pete Rock, Daru has proven over and over again how effective he is. Besides the drumming, he is also the owner of the boutique label RUSIC Records and a producer as well.

Daru has deliberately branded himself as a drummer who brings a certain specialty to the table. His touch and style are instantly recognizable to the ear and his drum setup is unmistakeable to the eyes. His approach to the industry has worked out well if you look up his credentials. 

 

You Will Hear About….

  • How Daru is maintaining during the pandemic.
  • Daru’s experiences playing these virtual concerts lately.
  • Knowing your worth and when to assert yourself with confidence.
  • Building an identifiable brand for yourself.
  • The lasting impact of playing in church.
  • The spirit of playing.
  • A studio secret from Daru.
  • The new record “One Mic and Drum” from Bobby J From Rockaway and Daru Jones.
  • Recovering from embarrassing situations.
  • Listener questions.

 

Why Should You Listen?

This chat with Daru is balanced. We have some deep knowledge and advice through actual experience of knowing your worth and the hustle side of the music industry, recovering from embarrassment, building a brand through your specialty, and some studio secrets. But then we also get the more spiritual side of Daru too which is wonderful to hear about.

I feel you will walk away from this one looking deeper inside yourself to better understand your voice and worth and further appreciate creativity and possibly even look at it in a way that you hadn’t before.

 

Daru’s Free Drumeo Lesson on YouTube!

 

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Aug 12, 2020

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Today we are talking about groove and chops.

 

Opening drum clip performed by Maison Guidry

 

Voice memos this week are from

 

Karl Grohmann

Rion Smith

 

Comment reads this week are from

 

@chris_paprota

@joelturcotte

@yoni_madar

@stanbicknell

@carbonedrums

@currencyaudio

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@jrosenbeats

@eduardog.a.r.r.i.d.o

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@marcustsouniasdrummer_

Aug 9, 2020

“I’m not gonna wait. I’m gonna work for it.”

Greyson Nekrutman is an eighteen-year-old drummer from Long Island, NY. Like everyone, this year has been a bit strange for Greyson. Having eleven graduations at your high school with no prom is not something people are used to hearing about. However, with time off from school and completing classes online in the meantime means that he has been practicing drums a lot more these days. He was rejected from one music school he applied to recently and so he took that as a sign to work harder.

Since then, he has been endorsed by Vic Firth drumsticks, Meinl cymbals, and most recently, Pearl drums. 

The quote from Greyson really is what this one is about. He has worked really hard and it isn’t something that is necessarily celebrated among his peers. At the end of the day, he has made a choice to commit himself to music. It will be interesting to watch Greyson evolve and I am very excited to have been the first to host him on a podcast. 

 

You Will Hear About….

  • Graduating high school during a pandemic.
  • Greyson’s choice to commit to music and the backlash he has received for it.
  • Some thoughts about technology and screen addiction.
  • Drama and feeding on negativity.
  • An interesting story about how Greyson came to realize drums was his path.
  • Greyson’s work ethic and what drives it.
  • Listener questions.

 

Why Should You Listen?

This episode will be particularly beneficial for younger listeners of the show and I hope that younger drummers listen to it and receive something good from it. 

All of us need to feel purposeful and to have little victories along our way in life. But young people need to learn about long-term values that will help them in adulthood. To hear an eighteen-year-old kid talk about how he is going to work hard to get closer to his dreams is really great to hear.

I think that at Greyson’s age it is a great idea to build the thing that you wish to present. For a younger listener to hear about how drums positively affect Greyson is motivating stuff. 

 

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Aug 5, 2020

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Today we are talking about comparing ourselves to others.

 

Opening drum clip performed by Joel Turcotte Taken from Dimitri Fantini's YouTube video "Impossible Hi-Hat Licks"

 

Drum madness midway through is by Forrest Rice.

 

The 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc. song by @soytiet

 

Voice Memos this week are from

Jacob Evans (his YouTube video on comparing process instead of results)

Greg Hersey

Joao Lebre

 

Email reads this week are from

Scott Amitrano

Curt "KIRKEE B." Bisquera

 

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@dan_smith_music

@dunnettclassicdrums

@soundslikeadrum

@akhamie.music

@davidstanochschoolofdrumming

@rewellmusic

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@jon_on_drums

Aug 2, 2020

“I went so deep into the rabbit hole that I got lost.”

Andy Prado Jr. is an LA-based musician with some of the meanest chops around. He isn’t all chops though. Andy possesses a mixture of explosive creativity, dynamics, groove, and abstract rhythmic phrases within a large range of musical styles. He has his own progressive instrumental trio called Coevality while also being hired for a variety of other acts such as Sabrina Claudio.

Andy is a true devotee to the art of drumming and music. He has played for nearly his entire life and has sacrificed a lot over the course of his career to become the musician he is today. He considers his checkpoints in his journey to have come a bit late but he never lost hope. In this podcast, we discuss the costs involved to get to where he is today.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • Adapting to the times as a musician and what Andy is specifically doing about that
  • Andy’s thoughts on sacrifice to the craft in order to obtain a balance with life
  • Why we need to enjoy the process
  • Setbacks throughout Andy’s path
  • Listener questions

 

Why Should You Listen?

There are many drummers out there who have an all or nothing approach to their craft. In Andy’s case, the obsession of drumming almost cost him his marriage. So, maybe we want to check this one out just to re-evaluate our priorities in life and make sure that everything that is important to us is being looked after and not neglected due to our obsessions.

 

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Jul 29, 2020

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Today we are celebrating 200 episodes of DrumeoGab podcast. I love you :)

 

I featured a beat by Jules Stewart who was performing to a drum loop created by Tim Baltes.

Jul 26, 2020

“If we can address the deepest issues in our life at home and build that foundation, then everything else above us can’t really hurt us.”

Matt Greiner’s story is one that a movie script could be written about. He is a small-town farmer who assembled his high-school friends at the farm to form a band. I heard a story once where Matt was in the farm field kicking around rocks daydreaming about what music could be for him and his friends. His dreams came true. They got signed with Solid State Records and August Burns Red became one of the major metal-core groups in the world.

Since the time that people had discovered that Matt and I were having a conversation for the podcast, I have heard the same thing from everyone. That Matt is one of the nicest people they have met or that they believe he is a nice guy from all the content they have seen with him featured. I can certainly confirm that Matt is an incredibly nice guy but also that he is a very deep thinker and spiritually connected in his life. 

Matt and Tim Anderson have created a podcast called “Holy Ghost Notes” where they discuss Christianity and drums. I have listened to several episodes and the content is loaded with spiritually wealthy messages. I encourage folks to check out their podcast!

The goal of this episode was to provide listeners with a feeling of happiness and joy. I hope we achieved that result.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • A quick rundown on Matt’s early beginnings with music
  • How we listen to music
  • Insecurity with ourselves and how that changes our approach to drumming
  • A wake up call when you’re the best in town
  • Integrating with technology and the challenges with that
  • Anxiety
  • The possible silver lining with COVID-19
  • Why you need to be your own source of spiritual wealth
  • The pain that comes with enlightenment

 

Why Should You Listen?

Personally, this is one of my favorite episodes to date. The reason is that Matt and I had a very strong connection here. We talk about the things that we feel leads to a more peaceful life. I think that listeners will be filled with a deep feeling of positivity by listening to this conversation. These topics we discuss are important for people to check out and introduce into their lifestyle. During these trying times, we can all use a little pick-me-up and I feel we achieved that in this episode.

 

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Jul 22, 2020

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Today we are talking about balance. Are you an all or nothing person? Did your dreams of becoming a household name slip away? I read comments, play three voice memos, and read one email that was all sent by listeners. This one is gonna be interesting...

 

Today's beat is by Carson Gant aka OneUpDrumVids

 

Voice Memo's: @muxmike

@christiannardelladrums

@alanvaudagna

 

Email sent by: Johnny Katchisin

Jul 19, 2020

“Ya gotta learn how to control your instrument.”

Aaron Comess moved to New York over thirty years ago and began his amazing journey of music. The New School kicked it off where he met the musicians Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman,  and Mark White to make what would be the classic Spin Doctors lineup. Who knew that they were creating what would be a multi-platinum rock band? I would imagine that those days were a great time to come up as a musician. We definitely had to talk about that stuff.

Aaron talked to me before this interview on a phone call about how he is a heavy practicer. He is constantly honing his craft. It is no wonder how he has carved out such a great career with sessions, producing, touring, and of course, being with Spin Doctors since 1989. He has a really positive attitude towards the music industry and doesn’t get hung up on “the good old days” and remains busy to this day.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • Does Aaron think live music will ever change?
  • Stepping away from the drum set during the quarantine.
  • Aaron’s time with Bernard Purdie and The New School in the ’80s.
  • Truthful playing.
  • Delta Phi.
  • Aaron tells a story for the first time about a blown opportunity.
  • Advice for musicians who are playing gigs they aren’t stoked about.
  • The Good Ol’ Days.

 

Why Should You Listen?

This is subjective perhaps, but for anybody who enjoys hearing stories regarding the bands they grew up with if you are born in the late seventies to mid-eighties will like this conversation. The Spin Doctors were some of the heaviest grooving bands of that era and made a mark that hasn’t really dulled much. It is timeless music. So, for me at least, hearing stories of that time period is always good.

The other side of this episode is the advice on controlling your instrument. Aaron is a serious musician and knows what to do in order to keep getting calls. He shares so much good advice on career stuff that is important to check out. A bit of fun with New York mythology during a highly influential time and conversations about what to do presently to help your future.

 

Watch Aaron Comess “Sculptures” on YouTube

 

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Jul 15, 2020

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Today we are talking about motivation. And it isn't what you are likely expecting to hear.

 

Today's featured drummer is James Burgess. Follow him on Instagram here and also check out his profile on Spotify!

Jul 12, 2020

“I am totally ignorant. I don’t look for joy on a goal. I look for joy on my path.”

El Estepario Siberiano is an online drummer from Valencia, Spain who has been blowing up these last few months. He is creating covers, lessons, and other social media content for YouTube and Instagram but does not currently perform with artists. 

This is the first time where he is being featured on a podcast, so while I don’t usually interview up and coming drummers anymore I thought it would be great to be the first podcast to feature him because there is no one, to my knowledge, who is growing faster online than him. 

 

You Will Hear About….

  • How El Estepario doesn’t completely understand why his channel is growing so fast.
  • What drives his work ethic.
  • Why you need to just be yourself within your online content.
  • A bit on El Estepario’s background.
  • What does he think he will do with the fanbase he is creating?
  • Some listener questions.

 

Why Should You Listen?

The biggest takeaway, in my opinion, is the concept of having no goals. This is so incredibly contrary to the narrative online. But as you listen to El Estepario’s reasoning behind it, I would say that it makes a lot of sense because it is actually my own personal experience as well. Neither of us had to be convinced through motivational content to dream big and execute this huge goal. We just love what we do and seem to have a lot of desire to work consistently at it and we didn’t really understand what it would turn into. It is just an outlet for what we feel we need to be doing.

Goals are great, don’t get me wrong. But make them bite-sized and realistic. Something that you can actually envision and execute. Try not to think about where it will all lead you to in a few years or question the purpose of why you are doing what you do. If it is moving you forward and you are getting better at whatever it is you are doing, then I would say continue doing it.

 

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Jul 8, 2020

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Today we are talking about your dreams. Not the ones you have at night but the ones that you think about consciously during the day.

 

The groove today is by Dimitri Fantini performing a song called "Sirocco". You can check out his website here and his Instagram page here.

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