Sweaty performances are expected with outside gigs but this one was a drencher! A river of sweat dumped in both eyes during the delicate outro aaaaaarrrrggghhhh!!!
Used the production company's house kit for the show in IA... very nice of them to put my initials on the bass drum head😁 I usually have a left 14" and right side 16" but this kit was a left 18" and a right side 16"... a REALLY liked having the 18" so that could change things.
I'm not even sure what to say except he (like Norm McDonald) had no fear when it came to comedy and defended the craft no matter the consequences. I highly recommend watching his 2017 documentary entitled, Gilbert, to see the man behind the voice.
What a loss...
Happy 36th Anniversary to Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS... the book that changed Batman and comics forever.
Here's the picture previously used for my Bio page... an homage to the original DKR cover.
Paulie Carrizzo was one of the absolute best in the industry and I mean as a person and drum tech for Todd Sucherman (and many others) throughout his long career.
I was shocked to hear about his passing today and immediately thought about the absolute immense loss that his friends, family, and the Styx camp must be feeling... Paulie had a larger than life presence.
No Spoilers here... maybe I'll do a full review later once it's officially out.
I was at the early IMAX preview tonight and highly recommend going to see The Batman on March 4th... an amazing movie! Also... don't forget where all the Bat-Goodness came from👇
I’m an analytics nerd so I’m doing a Top 9 even though I haven’t seen another one posted yet… #WhattaRebel
Drums & Batman…?!? what a shock😏
No spammy Top 9 apps were used… all natural and organic legwork for the stats for me thank you very much.
You play as a drummer moving to a new town in this game. You play through levels of poorly attended cajon gigs as you undercut fellow new drummers in price while searching for the key to unlock drumset abilities.
Level up by complimenting vocalists and MDs until they bring you into their circles or banish you for not knowing their personal bossa arrangement of "American Pie". Watch out for hurdles including backstage deli trays, gross hotels, and drunk patrons dancing too close to your kit.
While each gig has a different layout, gameplay is extremely repetitive as you spend a lot of time gaining experience to play huge shows only to then perform the same small collection of songs over and over and over again because the audience demands it.
Here's the full artwork...
I've always been a fan of the classic Atari 2600 painted covers and this is an homage to those...
Watched the 'The Beatles GET BACK', a 3-part documentary on Disney+, and not only do you feel like you're in the room with them during their writing process but you witness the rollercoaster of band dynamics. A lot of those 'push & pull' moments will be familiar if you've ever been part of a creative group (of any kind) but this happens to be with one of the most influential bands in the world.
Critics have commented that it is too long (total runtime is nearly eight hours) and that it shows too many 'small moments' but those are the ones that really humanize them and the situations they're in... they don't get to the historical rooftop performance without them.
I definitely have a deeper understanding and appreciation for them and Billy Preston... warts and all. Warning: don't watch this if you're trying to quit smoking because I wouldn't be surprised if the tobacco industry funded this entire project.