Just a few more timely entries into the Drum Gear Review Summer NAMM 2011 journal. Comment if anything piques your interest. Spencer Strand from Drumfun is a great dude with a ton of personality – plus, he’s created some of the most effective play along practice tools on the market. I’m currently working through the […]Read more "Summer NAMM 2011 Report Part 2"
Thankfully, it only took me three months to put this Summer NAMM 2011 report together. The summer show is always much smaller than the one in Anaheim, but there was still plenty to see. Let me know what you think. Slide Show Video Istanbul Mehmet. I cannot say enough good things about this cymbal. I […]Read more "Summer NAMM 2011 Report"
This piece is really corny, but it helped open a few doors for me earlier this year and I wanted to share it. Three nights ago, I was sitting in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, watching a sublime performance by the Denny Zeitlin Trio – the closing set of their week-long stay at the famed LincolnCentervenue. Watching […]Read more "Being There"
Twice this year, the Late Show with David Letterman has offered drummers a rare moment in the spotlight with a full week of monster drum solos. The second round of “Drum Solo Week” ended nearly a month ago, but having watched these a few times now, I wanted to compile them all in one and […]Read more "The Late Show’s Drum Solo Weeks 1 and 2"
A little over a month ago, I drove out to Nashville, Tennessee to cover the Summer NAMM show for DRUM! Magazine. While there, I was lucky enough to catch the tenth anniversary celebration of the World’s Fastest Drummer Organization. Here’s a little report I put together about the event. As if the sweltering summer heat […]Read more "Here’s to Ten Years"
“I always said ‘we’ because it sounded a bit more professional, but no, it’s just me.” A few months ago, I was lucky enough to sit down with Stauffer Percussion founder, proprietor and sole employee, Dennis Stauffer. As we discussed his inauspicious introduction to the instrument, the company’s humble beginnings and the qualities that help […]Read more "A Big, Phat Interview with Dennis Stauffer of Stauffer Percussion"
Welcome back! Wanted to post a quick look at what’s coming for any new visitors. In the next week, I should have reviews of the following: Zildjian 22″ Constantinople Flat Ride Dunnett George Way Studio Snare Drum Mapex Saturn Snare Drum Alesis Control Pad In the near future: Istanbul Agop ’06 Limited Edition Ride Istanbul […]Read more "Quick Update"