Month: July 2016

The Timelessness of Great Drumming (Pt. 1) – Marian Li Pino & Ellie English

The Timelessness of Great Drumming (Pt. 1) – Marian Li Pino & Ellie English

Whenever I see a Best Drummer list, my skin crawls…. and then I waste time meticulously criticizing every last detail. Most people tend to equate technical ability with innovation and skill. It’s why it is so easy for many, much to my chagrin, to criticize […]

In Defense of Classical Music; Passion, Frustration & the 21C Music Festival

In Defense of Classical Music; Passion, Frustration & the 21C Music Festival

While talking about the greats of music, from Beethoven to John Coltrane, pianist Brad Mehldau said they challenged listeners by musically saying “fuck you, I love you, now let me play you some beautiful music”. This concept ran through my head during the series of […]

Playlist #9 – Salut les Copains

Playlist #9 – Salut les Copains

Please Note: If you are listening in sections, click the above playlist to link to my MixCloud page where you will have the option to fast forward.   To create a playlist I must do the following. 1) Record vinyl tracks onto my computer 2) […]

Playlist #8 – Canadian Music Special

Playlist #8 – Canadian Music Special

Please Note: If you are listening in sections, click the above playlist to link to my MixCloud page where you will have the option to fast forward.   As mentioned in the show, I will be moving from a long monthly playlist to 1 hr bi-monthly playlists. […]

Early Music Memories #4, Canadian Drummers Edition: Andrew Scott, Jason Pierce & Jesse Stewart

Early Music Memories #4, Canadian Drummers Edition: Andrew Scott, Jason Pierce & Jesse Stewart

In celebration of Canada Day, here are the early music memories of three absolutely brilliant Canadian drummers; Andrew Scott, Jason Pierce and Jesse Stewart. All three drummers have had a profound impact on my own journey as a drummer and I know I am not […]