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!”

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”

40 Days of Drumming!

It’s time.   It’s time for me to make the Big change.  In myself, in my life, in my drumming.   This year, I just turned 40.  The Big 4-0.  To celebrate, and to help invite that change into my life, I’m going to undergo 40 Days of Drumming.  I will eat, sleep, and drum. Continue reading “40 Days of Drumming!”

The same, but different…

It’s amazing to me how different “the same” show can be every night. Being on tour, we are playing, at least on paper, the same show, every night. But it never feels exactly the same. For myself, it’s not so much the specific events, or notes that get played that are so different. It’s howContinue reading “The same, but different…”

gathering focus…

It’s been a little over one month since I’ve been on tour with Blue Man, and so far, I’m seeing how I go through waves of gaining focus on my goals, then straying away. I’ve broken my goals down into 5 basic things, so it’s easier for me to keep track of. Then, recently, IContinue reading “gathering focus…”

tour, drumming & yoga

So many things to blog about, but where to start?   Well, I’ll start with what I’m working on, and what my day to day is while I’m here on tour, and explain backwards and forwards from there.   …or not…      how ’bout I just start here:   I’ve been a drummer forContinue reading “tour, drumming & yoga”