Drum Diary 10 June 2019

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Drum Diary 10 June 2019

Been a minute, I’ve been practicing but not logging.  Changed my practice setup a bit to run off my phone rather than a USB drive; using the USB with the “brain” on my drum kit causes more processing power to be used by the brain, which can lead to stutters, skips, and dropped strokes.  Running it from my phone allows it to just pass through with minimal CPU load, so I’m doing things like that now.

As a result, I ran a random selection of “drumless” songs for this session and many of them are repeats.

  • Black Sabbath – War Pigs
    • Needs zero introduction, always fun to play.
  • Nirvana – Come As You Are (Unplugged)
    • Nice basic tune, easy to play.
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
    • I really enjoy jamming to this song, playing around with funky little bits and pieces.  I’ve also recorded myself playing over this track, which you can find here.
  • Audioslave – Like A Stone
    • Done this one before, too.
  • ZZ Top – LaGrange
    • And this one.
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
    • First time BOC is appearing on my drum diaries.  Never played this before, but faked it just fine, heard it a bajillion times even before Christopher Walken got involved.  MOAR COWBELL~!
  • Aerosmith – Walk This Way
    • The original studio version, not the 80’s revival duet with RunDMC
  • The Who – Who Are You
    • It’s tough to play Who songs on an electronic kit, Moon was so energetic and powerful in his playing that you end up breaking things if you get too into it.  Still a nice workout and a great tune.
  • Steve Miller Band – Take The Money And Run
    • One of the all-time classic drum openings in rock music, and the rest of the song is super fun to play as well.  I don’t listen to enough Steve Miller.

And that’s thing done for today.  Sorry it’s a bit of a short list with sparse commentary this time, but since most of the list is repeat business I didn’t feel the need to say the things I’ve already said once before.  Enjoy the playlist and thanks for stopping by!

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