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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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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.

Jul 5, 2020

“Out of pure necessity he started to produce cymbals in his basement on his own.”

Norbert Saemann is a name that I have heard for nearly three years now. He is the AR Rep for Meinl Headquarters in Germany. He has been employed by Meinl since the age of 18 and has been there for 30 years now. He has seen the many evolutions the company has made since 1990 and essentially how Meinl has become one of the leaders in creating cymbals and percussion instruments.

This interview is going to be quite appealing to fans of Meinl mainly due to the fact that up until now there has not really been much content about the actual company. There is, of course, plenty of entertaining content surrounding their artists, cymbal models, and performance videos but there is very little about the actual company and their history. To my knowledge, this is the first time where this is actually being discussed in some form of media.

 

You Will Hear About….

  • How COVID-19 has been affecting Meinl.
  • An extensive look at Meinl’s history.
  • Some insights to R&D and even some products expecting to launch soon.
  • What makes Meinl unique?
  • Meinl’s philosophy on customer service.

 

Why Should You Listen?

Well, because if you are a Meinl fan this will be the first time where you are hearing a major representative discuss the company’s history. Until now, that was only available on their website within a few short paragraphs. It is also really interesting to hear about what makes Meinl unique and how they managed to capture such a large percentage of the market. It was less than twenty years ago when their cymbals were not regarded as professional quality. All in all, you have never heard anything like this before regarding Meinl.

 

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Jul 1, 2020

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Today we are talking a bit about the male ego and my own struggle with my ability to be a "man's man" and whether I chose music because I didn't feel like I had a skill that I could access to prove my worth.

 

Today's musical clip was by @currencyaudio

It was @ianhitsdrums who recommended today's clip to me and I suggest that you follow them both!

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