Glad to finally be able to share a video I shot with Scott Johnson of the Blue Devils.
Even when I was marching in high school, the Blue Devils were THE drum corp to emulate. Scott was very gracious with his time and talents and it was a pleasure to work with him.
I did a session back in February with the always entertaining Andrea Young and her partners in rhyme, Christina Aldendifer & Mike Sprinkle, for The Kitchen Sessions. I was first in and first to leave so I'm having a blast listening to how the final tracks came out.
Wrapped up shooting the second installment of Session Series videos at the glorious Blackbird Studios. We had the magic fingers & ears of engineer David Leonard (Rush, Stanley Clarke, Heart, Toto) on the session and the drums sounded a m a z I n g!
I'll release an official pic from the shoot tomorrow but let's say... I like the drummer's ride cymbal placement!
Just wrapped Day 1 of a video shoot with a 'guest artist' and my 21-year old self kept saying, "This is soooo awesome!" the whole time we we're filming.
I remember listening to one of his releases over and over when it first came out... a very dynamic drummer and a pleasure to work with.
Recording with some new toms and snare. The 10 & 14 are MCX prototype thin 6-ply maple and the snare is a prototype Reference Pure.
I like 'em so far...!
My friend Marc's new book, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, had it's official release today.
He's the first author to uncover all of the facts relating to the career of author Bill Finger. Many of Bill's contributions can be named by someone with just passing knowledge of the character... Gotham City, the Batmobile, Robin, the Batcave, Riddler, The Joker, Catwoman, etc. He never received proper credit or compensation for his work although his creations have generated millions upon millions of dollars worldwide.
Congrats to Marc on (another) job well done!