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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 26, 2017

** Circles for more important things.
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We're teaming up with the fine people at Sugar Percussion, Paul Mabury and That Sound, Drummers Corner Group and the team at Drumeo to give to those in need. Drum fan or not, help us help out.

Details on the raffle are as follows. Sugar Percussion is offering a 14x6 Eastern Black Cherry snare drum with a gig bag. Tickets are $5 each and there is no limit on tickets purchased.

. Payment sent as gift via PayPal to js@sugarpercussion.com
. Send an email to js@sugarpercussion.com with your name, address and telephone number.
. The Raffle runs for the month of September, and we are sending payments to organization every week.
. The charities we have chosen to support is Texas A&M University Veterinary Emergency Team and for Hurricane Irma we are sending money to Direct Relief.

Thank you everyone so much for showing your appreciation and support for our raffle. We love all of you. **

 

The intro to this episode is a montage of audio clips from Aaron Edgar's SQ-590 "The Holy Grail" unboxing. Music is by Oli Bernatchez

 

So as many of you recall I had interviewed Aaron back in Episode 12 about six months ago. After that session we touched base every so often, mostly in the form of bug pictures and snow storm videos. But one time he sent me a really interesting update. Aaron said he was changing his studio, his business and also about how he was working on a book, but nothing more. At this point, I decided that he needed to be back on the show because of these major transformations that were happening but I didn't understand much beyond that.

 

In many cases with DrumGAB everything is fail-safe and proofed for any catostrophies while recording the show. I plan the show pretty meticulously as a rule. Aaron's show was no different. However, once we got chatting and the show started going, I only used the notes a couple times for major points I wanted to discuss and to direct the show. But in this episode the conversation took over pretty fast. This episode is as real as it gets I feel. I am blown away with how well this session turned out.

 

The main thread in this episode is the idea of self awareness and evolution. What you need to understand is that Aaron has been biting off big portions for years as a way to prove to himself that he can do anything he wants. In addition to that point, Aaron is a workoholic and has difficulty with saying no and because of this he felt that he was becoming spread too thin. Aaron had reached a threshold and had to reinvent himself.

 

Now, what's really interesting about this interview is that he shares so openly about all of this. I sensed some self-reflection, almost like the podcast session was a time for Aaron to unwind to someone. So within the first 30 minutes the chat hits some deep points and then we "close" on some snare shop talk. Aaron talks about his SQ-590 snare drum that has some of the most incredible providence I have ever heard about. The story behind how Aaron became the owner of that drum is a story for generations to tell. Legendary stuff. And then we begin concluding and it sounds like the show is over.

 

I remember how I felt during this part when we recorded it. There was an awkward tension in the air as it didn't feel over yet somehow. I can't really explain why, but I decided to blurt out a question concerning Stickman out of the blue. I didn't even see it coming. Aaron says it was great and next thing you know he's telling me about how he rewrote his clinic and lead a meditation et cetera. At this point shit got real. He opens up like I have never heard on this show. He openly talks about what his life is like and how blindfaithing his career had really taken a toll on him. He discusses a particular book he read several times called "Effortless Mastery" and how it changed his life. He talks about being kinder to himself and treating himself like a human being, not just locking himself away in his basement teaching, making video content, freelance gigging and working on projects. His entire adult life has been without much of a social life. It has just been drums and music and he is now realizing that he needs to reform in order to keep the fire going strong within.

 

When I think about all the caterpillar pictures he sent me over the summer, all I can think about is what those caterpillers represented to Aaron. As he explains, "What does a caterpillar represent? It gets into a cocoon and turns into a completely different animal." It is amazing when your guest lives in the moment on your show. It is rare when it is this genuine and I am so glad I captured it.

 

Music by: Third Ion

Song: Van Halien

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Sep 18, 2017

** Circles for more important things.
.
We're teaming up with the fine people at Sugar Percussion, Paul Mabury and That Sound, Drummers Corner Group and the team at Drumeo to give to those in need. Drum fan or not, help us help out.

Details on the raffle are as follows. Sugar Percussion is offering a 14x6 Eastern Black Cherry snare drum with a gig bag. Tickets are $5 each and there is no limit on tickets purchased.

. Payment sent as gift via PayPal to js@sugarpercussion.com
. Send an email to js@sugarpercussion.com with your name, address and telephone number.
. The Raffle runs for the month of September, and we are sending payments to organization every week.
. The charities we have chosen to support is Texas A&M University Veterinary Emergency Team and for Hurricane Irma we are sending money to Direct Relief.

Thank you everyone so much for showing your appreciation and support for our raffle. We love all of you. **

 

Earl is a blaster and no I am not referring to blast beat drumming, but rather the concept of taking off and never stopping. The stories told in this episode are just incredible. Some of the major highlights in this podcast are when we discuss his time spent in Cameroon and France, his mentor and friend Christian Bourdon and reflecting on life’s journey. To list all of the things we talk about would be nearly impossible, as this interview is so sprawling and vast.

However, you will notice that there is a constant theme throughout this episode if you read between the lines. Earl famously uses the rocket emoji in all of his posts online and there is a profound reason for this. Earl wants to make the most of the time that he has available to him. He calls it “blasting” and in a very complimentary fashion, Arrow Custom Drums made a signature snare and named it “The Blaster” to pay tribute to Earl’s career and mindset. The snare drum features the skyline of Cameroon and features the rocket emoji burned into the wood. I feel that when someone puts so much of their life into something they are passionate about, the nicest and most supportive thing you can do for them is pay homage to their way of life.

In response to that idea, I wanted to create a special intro for him. What I had in my mind was to create an intro that features a space shuttle blast off sequence and that was as far as I got with this idea until I heard some incredible music from an artist in Montreal, Etienne Mason. This music complimented my concept perfectly and I felt that it was essential to have this music paired with the blasting sequence. It is difficult to quantify a human reaction, but all I can say is that if you can identify the significance of a person’s life and how this blast sequence and music is a metaphor to comment on life’s journey, you may be quite moved by these sounds.

To further this concept, I wanted to take listeners on a journey in space. It was my intention to establish an atmosphere within the episode that would speak to the idea of exploration. First you blast off and space travel is what follows. Deep travel into someone’s life story, thoughts, concepts and ideas that shapes the person they are. I have provided a track list and times for each audio sample featured in order.

In short, the detail in the story telling here is legendary. Earl recalls deep memories and shares them openly with us and you feel as if you are on the journey with him. When you combine the sounds of space, the stories and the honesty in the delivery, you can’t help but get lost in the experience of this podcast. This is a very special episode. It checks all the boxes for me in what I consider a “great” podcast episode. So to capture this content in the best possible way, please listen with headphones in a quiet space without any aggravation and just sit back and enjoy the ride.

a) Jupiter (0:00)
b) Miranda (10:50)
c) Neptune (21:56)
d) Rings of Uranus (29:02)
e) Saturn (40:28)
f) Saturn’s Rings (45:44)
g) Song of Earth (1.03:02)
h) Sphere of 10 (1.23:19)
i) Uranus (1.35:45)
j) Voice of Earth (1.40:16)

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Sep 11, 2017

** Circles for more important things
.
We're teaming up with the fine people at Sugar Percussion, Paul Mabury and That Sound, Drummers Corner Group and the team at Drumeo to give to those in need. Drum fan or not, help us help out.

Details on the raffle are as follows. Sugar Percussion is offering a 14x6 Eastern Black Cherry snare drum with a gig bag. Tickets are $5 each and there is no limit on tickets purchased.

. Payment sent as gift via PayPal to js@sugarpercussion.com
. Send an email to js@sugarpercussion.com with your name, address and telephone number.
. The Raffle runs for the month of September, and we are sending payments to organization every week.
. The charities we have chosen to support is Texas A&M University Veterinary Emergency Team and for Hurricane Irma we are sending money to Direct Relief.

Thank you everyone so much for showing your appreciation and support for our raffle. We love all of you. **


During the course of making DrumGAB podcast, I have had the pleasure of speaking with a wide variety of guests, all of which having their own unique stories that are an absolute pleasure to listen to. But every once in a while I have a guest that completely blows my mind with their incredible wisdom, experiences and advice. Jared Falk is a guest that fits this description to a T.

Because of the unique opportunity to speak with someone that holds so much experience on this kind of scale, I had to take advantage of this and create a unique and deep podcast episode. This episode will resonate with people who are building their own brand online and the conversation we have about this topic is incredibly realistic. I personally hope that people will reflect on their personal efforts and feel encouraged that the ebbs and flows are just part of the process.

In this podcast we take it from the ground up with how Jared and Rick Kettner got this project up and running. The level of risk that was assumed in creating Drumeo, which is a name that was chosen much later, is kind of insane. Borrowing money from his brother and maxing out his credit cards, Jared is an all or nothing kind of guy. He was either going to succeed or crash and burn. Most people do one of two things, play it safe or they put themselves at great risk for great rewards. To hear where Drumeo started and where it is now is nothing short of incredible.

I absolutely found it necessary to discuss his thoughts with online education. Not to set him up in anyway, but Drumeo is widely regarded as the most successful brand in this segment of the industry and I had to ask his opinion on this subject. What he says is both positive and negative in a sense but all his feedback is very objective.

In this episode Jared and I have a lot of laughs, deep conversation and overall amazing rapport. For someone who’s time is limited and brand is so large, he remains approachable and truly humble about himself. As a quick little side note, I want to say that Jared is standing proof that with enough willpower, patience and strategy, you can do great things.

I am going to refrain from really going into any great detail about this episode in the notes. It is a strong episode that will open your mind and make you feel empowered to encounter your own dreams.

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Sep 4, 2017

** Circles for more important things.
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We're teaming up with the fine people at @drummers_corner_group and @drumgab1 to give to those in need. Drum fan or not, help us help out.
We're raffling off a 14x6 Eastern Black Cherry snare to contribute to the Houston relief effort. There are countless organizations to which to donate but we have a soft spot for the pups and this one struck a chord close to home. The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team sees to the search and rescue dogs looking for victims of the floods, supporting FEMA's efforts, as well as aiding in the care and relocation of the countless animals rendered stranded or homeless. The work is crucial and their efforts have been extremely well reviewed.
We will run this raffle through the month of September, sending 100% of the proceeds weekly until its conclusion. Please, help us help those who fiercely need it. Thank you and spread the word.
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To enter:
1. Send $5 gift payment via PayPal to js@sugarpercussion.com
2. Enter as many times as you like.
3. Send email to same address (link in bio) with your name, address and phone number.
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That's all. $5 to contribute to the relief and a chance to win a pretty circle. **

 

 

Bryson admires the drummers of history such as James Gadson and other legendary artists of a bygone era. He identifies with these historic drummers and the drum sets they played. This is why he is attracted to vintage gear and has developed the habit of buying and selling them.

Bryson was a touring drummer for quite a long time before Nelson Drum Co. came into existence. It was on his drive up to Nashville from California that he decided to start a drum company and had his friend draw the logo straight away. Bryson was just buying and selling vintage gear from his home and inviting drummers to be filmed and recorded in “guest features” for his social media.

It hasn’t been two years and Bryson is stepping into retail and growing at an incredible pace. Between the striking visual aesthetics, fantastic selection of drum equipment, the superb videos and Bryson’s good hearted nature, it is no wonder how he has grown so rapidly.

It was really nice to have Bryson on the show. It was a lighthearted conversation between a couple of drum dorks discussing our love for gear and the drumming world as a whole. Make sure to check in October 4th for his grand opening with Andy Foote Drum Supply. Best of luck to you buddy!

Also, huge shoutout to my dudes Ian Maciak and Chris Freeman for their contributions for DrumGAB’s brand new theme music. Thanks fellas you guys rock! I am very fortunate to have such talented friends. In addition to the great music I also had the incredible talent of Tom Knight to do the VO work that is now included in my show. Thank you so much brother!

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