+/- “Rewrite The Story” Drum Cover

Here’s a cover of “Rewrite The Story” of +/- new album “Jumping The Tracks”

It was a really fun song to learn, and even more fun to play. I love the bell pattern Chris Deaner chose on the choruses. Killer stuff.

PS – Buy their album at http://www.plusmin.us/store.php

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Altamont

Well, it took longer than I expected, but the video of my first song “Altamont” is online here

Writing (and completing) songs is a strange cathartic process. I even had to mourn the loss of one Midi keyboard along the way. (RIP Keyboard). But, I got the itch now. I’m writing a few more songs in hopes of putting out an EP early next year. Thanks for reading, check out the video, and yes the tune is in 7/4. It’s my favorite time signature. 

Drum Rants

I’m gearing up for tour with Split Screens (check the shows page) and working on new beats and new techniques to stay sharp.

Grooving to a click is key, and getting my dynamics right is as well.

The video shows a few ideas I’ve been kicking around.

Now I’m working out of David Garibald’s “Future Sounds” an old but awesome book.

See you on the road with Split Screens!

Triple Duty

Next week I’m pulling triple duty, which is fitting because I’m a triplet. Terrible pun. Sorry, on to the news.

I’ll be playing with Mr. Kind, Split Screens, and Ezra Furman. 3 bands 2 days. Here’s the rundown:

Mr. Kind will be playing a cozy venue in the Mission, The Lost Church. This show will be intimate and feature Mr. Jesse Cafiero (the driving force behind Split Screens) on upright bass.

Split Screens is the solo project of Jesse Cafiero that I have the good fortune of playing in. After recording Split Screens’ EP with Rory O’ Connor (Tycho, Com Truise) Jesse’s finally releasing his lovechild to the world. By that I mean iTunes. The EP comes out Dec 4th and we’ll be celebrating its release on Thursday.

Ezra Furman is back from a European tour with Nada Surf which can only be adequately recapped by Ezra himself on his blog. We’ll be headlining the bill at Brick and Mortar.

In other random news, I’m recording my EP in December. Yes, I sometimes attempt to play piano and play a “real instrument” other than drums.

See you at the gig!