Drum Diaries – 21 May 2019

Howdy and welcome to the first of an ongoing series of “Drum Diaries.”  I’ve recently started keeping closer track not only of my practice time, but also some health statistics collected relevant to my playing – heart rate, blood sugar, time on the chair, and song lists.  Since this is the first one, today we’ll have a bit of extra info to get rolling – I’ll probably roll all this stuff into a separate FAQ-type…

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JH Covers: Dylan’s Masters of War

Single-mic, one-take “live” cover of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War,” done with questionable skill in the style of Pearl Jam’s well-known cover of same.  I originally recorded and posted this for the inauguration of Donald Trump. Regrettably, a year and some months on, it doesn’t appear that Mr. Trump will be surprising us by doing something right. Anyway, here it is.  I did a little video to go with it using public domain footage.

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JH Drum Covers: Pinball Wizard

Late last year, for the first time in way too long, I got a drum set of my own under my bottom.  It’s not great – a Simmons SD 2000 – but it was about the least expensive option I had to get into an electronic (necessary because I live in an apartment and it’s more versatile) drum kit.  It has its problems, but it’s not terrible, although on reflection I’d have spent twice the…

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