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A Night of Drumming

A friend of mine invited me out to drum at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust last night. Neither of us had been there in quite some time, so it was high time we attended! It’s usually just thunder drumming, though there were certainly times of coalescence in the rhythms.…Continue Reading

A Drum Circle Arrangement of “Galang”

I’m imagining some possible scenarios where I could lead a drum circle into a sort of performance.  Most facilitated drum circles enter into spontaneous or random rhythms and are then led to compose the music.  I would really like to lead people (sometimes naively) into known songs.  There’s an extra…Continue Reading

As a Multi-Millionaire…

My wife and I like to think strategically about our future.  Planning and foresight can save you a lot of grief and work in earnest. In the event that we should become multi-millionaires in the future, we want to make sure we know what we’re going to do with the…Continue Reading

Beating the Goat at Midnight

I call it Thunderhead, though I have yet to unleash upon it to confirm its namesake. It was midnight this Sunday morning when I finally got to beat the old goat skin into the night air. I played some variations on Saidi and Masmoudi to get a feel for the resonance and response on this new drum.

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Frequency is probably a term more commonly associated with 80’s synth-pop artists and electrical sound engineers. However, it’s not to be underestimated or underutilized as a viable word in other situations. I worked with one of the more difficult teaching challenges in my experience yesterday at my drum circle. A…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-19

@brianb I was set to buy three of those, but determined I couldn’t actually use them yet. HD prices always go down, so it’s okay to wait. # Just ordered Xara Xtreme Pro (upgrade). This is one of the few pieces of software I *actually* own and maintain! # Drum…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-05

This one is for real: please vote for my Threadless.com submission… http://is.gd/1g0F # Drum circle tonight in downtown Gainesville (GA). Look forward to some sweat-laden percussion! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Dragon*Con 2007 :: Wrap-Up

Upon arrival at DragonCon Friday evening, I was met by a frantic Jeff at the Hyatt hotel. It would seem that the hotel doesn’t actually guarantee two beds in reserved rooms. A curious approach, as we had booked the room for quad occupancy. To make matters worse, the room presented…Continue Reading