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INTRODUCTIONIf anyone had told me decades ago that I’d still be making music with a popular band in LA, even though I live 1,000 miles away in Oregon, I’d probably poo-poo the notion, mainly because the technology wasn’t quite there. And then, I’d remember my proof-of-concept tracking that I did with the late John ParkerContinue reading “More Tracking”

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More Updates, Online Music Tracking, and Facebook Still Sucks

I survived to October, which is incredible. I had my doubts. REVERBerationFortunately, I was able to sell a few pieces of old gear I’m no longer using on Reverb. You can visit my online shop if you’re curious. Reverb has changed a bit. I used to put in my listings, “I will ship once paymentContinue reading “More Updates, Online Music Tracking, and Facebook Still Sucks”

Finger Drumming, and Update

The situation appears very real. I “went to sleep” in LA in 2014 and ended up in Oregon by 2019. Went through a pandemic, civil unrest, an attempted overthrow by a dictator, and I even started a Facebook account. The world had gone mad. Even worse, the landlod of my new place lied when sheContinue reading “Finger Drumming, and Update”

Updates: Drumming, Writing, and Cats

INTRODUCTIONIt sure has been quite a while since my last piece on here. Some things have been happening, and I finally have the time and space to share a bit of it. DRUMMING / NOODLE MUFFINMost of my time over the course of this past month was spent drumming on three new songs by NoodleContinue reading “Updates: Drumming, Writing, and Cats”

What Marching Band Taught Me About the World

INTRODUCTIONIn 1979, I finally made the transition into high school band. It was something I’d been looking forward to, ever since I transitioned from trumpet to drums in sixth grade. I went in and auditioned for the leader of the drum line; a guy named Roger, aka “Hefty.” After my audition, I was ceremoniously welcomedContinue reading “What Marching Band Taught Me About the World”

Why “DrumWild,” and Where Are the Drums?

INTRODUCTIONOne Friday afternoon, when I was lamenting certain aspects of my life in a therapy discussion, my therapist chimed in. “Well, at least you can play your drums in your apartment all day, right?” Eh, no. That’s not how things work. What felt really weird to me was that I had to explain to anotherContinue reading “Why “DrumWild,” and Where Are the Drums?”

Facebook Still Sucks, and an AI Music Video

For those who are regular readers, you know my story. For those who are new, long story short, I quit Facebook back in mid-2014, returned in mid-2019, then quit and re-joined a few more times after that. I most recently got back on maybe two months ago. My struggles with staying on Facebook are many.Continue reading “Facebook Still Sucks, and an AI Music Video”

“Buying Stuff” by Hot Dad: Fretless 5-String Bass Treatment

It was a rainy day today, so I got a major bug in my brow and decided to test out my “new” set-up with regard to making videos. By “new,” I mean a different configuration of existing gear, but without the powerful desktop computer. GEAR USEDSamsung Note 9 [VIDEO]Ibanez GWB35 Gary Willis Signature Fretless 5-StringContinue reading ““Buying Stuff” by Hot Dad: Fretless 5-String Bass Treatment”

When It’s No Longer Fun

INTRODUCTIONMusic was my first love, going all the way back to when I was 18 months old, sitting in and watching jam sessions with my uncle’s band, The Sounder, as they blasted loudly through my grandparent’s old Indiana farmhouse. I wore headphones to protect my ears and would sit on my own chair behind theContinue reading “When It’s No Longer Fun”

PS: Happy Rush Day!

Today is the 21st of December, or 2112. That makes today Rush Day! The first song I learned on electric guitar was “Fly By Night” by Rush. The first album where I sat and worked to learn all three parts as best I could was “Permanent Waves”by Rush. It’s a band that I’ve been listeningContinue reading “PS: Happy Rush Day!”