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225_Scott Pellegrom- Clinician, Studio Drummer, Instructor
Drummer, clinician & instructor Scott Pellegrom talks about re-calibrating his priorities during COVID, maximizing one’s creativity on the kit and looking to alternative sources of inspiration, how Poison (the band) lead him to an electronic/ NIN Inch Nails obsession, Jazz snobbery, the lineage of altering acoustic kits, Yes & King Crimson live in the 70’s, our mutual fascination with the 90’s (and 91’ in particular), Dave Grohl as the Ringo of the 90’s, His experience with Neil Peart’s kit, misconceptions on foot technique, high energy kids in school, drum yoda’s & social shape shifters, monkeys & exotic birds, plus much more!
Drummer, teacher & clinician; Reuben Spyker talks about his recent masterclass on hand technique, the physical and mental aspects of ironing out one’s technique, balancing chops with feel, very structured practice regimes with improvisation, the incremental steps to increasing ones speed, the misconception in “muscle memory”, plenty of sports analogy’s, his interest in neuroscientist Andrew Huberman and observational learning to iron out weaknesses, tech distractions of the modern world, speed vs duration, his George Way/Dunnett snare collection, plus much more!
223_Jeremy Brieske- Owner; Low Boy Bass Drum Beaters
Co-Owner of Low Boy Beaters Jermey Brieske talks about the origins of the company, trials and tribulations of design, the many customizable options with colors and laser etched insignias/designs, London Leather Boys n’ Bears, the initial adhesive recalls, the tonal qualities of lambs wool, leather, wood & felt, our mutual mistakes as early players and not the greatest gear, pawn shop cymbals, some of the artists playing LBB’s, bullet proof heads and tree trunk sticks, the advantages of social media-self-promotion & the global reach of the beaters plus much more!
Drummer Gunnar Olsen talks about re-locating to Maine temporarily during the pandemic, mutual stories of living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, how he got the Puscifer gig and the prep involved in both the gig and live stream playing Money Shot in its entirety April 17th, home studios and his go-too snares/kits & cymbals (and how he likes to alter them), drummers with a great production sense; JoJo Mayer, Chris Dave & Matt Chamberlain, the “less is more” mantra in playing, reverse engineering electronic music and the benefits of analyzing your own playing within that world, the origins of him venturing into drums and his early obsession with Nirvana’s Nervermind, the chain of events that all started with his commitment to touring-culminating with the experience of recording with Bruce Springsteen, opening for Muse with his band The Exit, his breakthrough experience in listening to Talking Heads & much more!
221_Jeff Mann- Consider The Source
Drummer Jeff Mann of Consider the Source talks about live streams and outdoor shows as well as recording and writing remotely, committing to a drum book per year, Mike Portnoy as an influence and the projects that lended themselves to joining Consider the Source, the Craigslist ad that lead to it all, his ever expanding/revolving percussion collection that cycles in/out of the set, the challenging world of tabla playing, our mutual experiences in marching band and fascination with drummer Matt Chamberlain, plus a whole lot more!
220_Dave DiCenso-Berklee Educator, Author of Rhythm and Drumming Demystified & more!
Drummer, Berklee Educator, Author & more; Dave DiCenso talks about transitioning into online teaching, the tough year of 2020 in dealing with hearing loss /hearing aids, Dave’s Dad as his first drum teacher, the bizarre & sometimes dangerous experience(s) of playing with the Cro-Mags, The lineage of Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta & Dennis Chambers with modern playing, skills modern drummers might not be developing, above the neck disciplines, trying to stay musical and elaborate on a single idea, his favorite metal drummers during his metal phase, & a whole lot of drumming’ wisdom!