Drum Diary 25 May 2019 (2 of 2)

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Drum Diary 25 May 2019 (2 of 2)

And here we go with part two, a shorter set with quite a bit I’ve never played before.

Preshow stats

As mentioned above, this was my second set of the day and I’d been doing some fairly heavy work elsewhere around the house, so my vitals were quite out of line from normal.  When I finished my prior set about 90 minutes before I started this one, my heartbeat was 149.

  • Heart: 117bpm
  • O2: 96%


There’s actually only one song on this list that I’d say I “know,” meaning I’ve learned it and played it live before with a band.

  1. Nirvana – Come As You Are
    • Never played this before, this is the “original” studio version from Nevermind.  Pretty straightfoward stuff, the quad fills are easy, it’s all just nice, tasty, easy-mode jams.  Grohl’s a monster, tho.
  2. Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
    • Studio version with Lee Kerslake’s original part intact.  While this is the “song I know” on this list, this is the first time I’ve ever bothered playing it more or less in line with the live version.  When I was heavily into Ozzy’s solo stuff in the early-mid 1980’s, Tommy Aldridge became a pretty huge influence on me so whenever I played this song I’d be much closer to his version as heard on the live “Tribute” LP.  This studio version lays the bass drum and fills quite a bit farther back in the overall groove, and has the 16ths on the hi-hat that I never bothered playing before.
  3. Pearl Jam – Porch
    • One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands, the energy in this is just super-fun and really gets me moving.  Why I’ve never bothered playing it before, I have no clue.
  4. Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
    • This is one of those songs that I’m making myself play because I never did before.  Petty’s whole catalog is that way for me, I’ve always loved his work but never played it.  So I’ve been adding his stuff in and learning it and playing it and it’s super fun.  You can only do so many metal fills, ya know?
  5. Janis Joplin – Me & Bobby McGee
    • Needs no introduction, of course.  I loaded this one up because a) I have it and b) it’s a fun little 60’s groove that you can noodle around in and find tasteful little things to do without screwing the whole thing up.
  6. Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music
    • Doobies’ popular stuff is fun to jam on and play along with – again, just a nice little pocket, nothing outrageous or terribly difficult to play, but lots of fun with room to noodle

Post-show stats

  • 122 bpm
  • 94%
  • 28 minutes
  • 3389 steps
  • 274 calories

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