2 Years, 4 Moves, and $10,000 later, and Taiyo is finally in.

A little over 2 years ago, I took a tour of a tuition-free Montessori school here in Central Florida.  Paul Smith, our newest string player at Blue Man, had told me about it.  His kids went to school there, and he absolutely loved the school, the teachers, the other parents, and the Montessori philosophy thatContinue reading “2 Years, 4 Moves, and $10,000 later, and Taiyo is finally in.”

Bearing my soul… a little bit…

This is the first in a video series where I’ll be talking, not playing drums.  But, I’ll be talking about playing drums (a bit), but more than that, talking about the process of overcoming my own fears as an artist-  it’s a hairy beast, fear, and can cripple even the best artists…  but I believeContinue reading “Bearing my soul… a little bit…”

Bali for yoga, NY for Rhythm, Sound, and Magic!

By the time I went to Japan, for this last trip in April-May of this year, I knew that I would be full-time with Blue Man in July.  So, of course my wife Yuki and I talked at length about what this means, how good it would be for us as a family, and howContinue reading “Bali for yoga, NY for Rhythm, Sound, and Magic!”

Barcelona Graffiti

While I was on tour with the Blue Man Group’s North American Tour, I got to see a lot of the states, and I realized how much I like graffiti.  But not just any graffiti-  not some kid with his first can of spray paint writing something lewd on a wall, but the really amazing,Continue reading “Barcelona Graffiti”

The Stevie Story- The Boomerang Effect in Costa Brava!

One of the Sundays that the EPIC pulled into Barcelona, Members of the Legends in Concert show, the Cirque Show, and a few from Blue Man, including myself met a privately chartered bus in the parking lot of Terminal A.  Stevie, from Excursions Barcelona (pictured above, second from the Left), met us in the parkingContinue reading “The Stevie Story- The Boomerang Effect in Costa Brava!”

An EPIC Summer- 4 Months in the Mediterranean – Port 1: Barcelona

This is the first post of a bunch about my adventures in Europe. I had the privilege to be the drummer for the Blue Man Group aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s EPIC ship, where we cruised through the Mediterranean for four months.  The EPIC is basically a huge floating city, complete with enough cabins for 5,000Continue reading “An EPIC Summer- 4 Months in the Mediterranean – Port 1: Barcelona”

40 Days of Drumming- pt 2

I spoke to my friend Riad- the only tabla player I know of in Orlando- and after I told him about my 40 Days of Drumming, he said, “Oh! You’re doing a chilla.” Now I knew the word- so, some quick research, and I found this definition: “In Hindustani classical music, chilla or chilla katnaContinue reading “40 Days of Drumming- pt 2”