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!”

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!”

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!”

ahhh patience

Hello Patience-   You’re quite a lot to deal with.  So persistent, and non-yeilding, yet your lessons remain true, again and again.   You see, the world has gotten to a place now where so many people have forgotten you.  Our world, our media, our smart phones, our TV ads for “EVERYTHING YOU WANT- RIGHTContinue reading “ahhh patience”