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The Drum Plan

Two major things happened this weekend:

  • I played with an awesome band for the first time in a long while. It went well and today we made plans to play again very soon. I hope they don’t change their name.
  • I played drums for Eric’s ongoing project. I can’t remember the last time I played drums in a studio setting. It felt awesome.
  • Ok, three. I discovered moisturizer. Does wonders for horribly dry and cracked dish hands.

1973 Blue Ludwig Vistalites

Ever since watching Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same, as a teenager, I’ve had the desire to own a set of Vistalites. The large, full and round sounds of the Vistalites are so distinguishable and coveted. Yesterday my dream came true. My friend Christopher was selling his kit that is in mint condition with all original hardware. So a few hundred dollars later, I (rather the studio) am the new proud owner of these killer drums. Thanks for letting me live the dream, Christopher.

Vistalite 1

Vistalite 2

1/8 notes won’t kill ya, Max!

Some housekeeping: I recently upgraded to the latest version of K2. It’s looking nice. Asides are still a little muffed, but then again this theme is still Beta. I also upgraded my Gallery software to v2. It’s killer.

Has anyone checked out google.com today? It’s stuff like this (this Mr. Braille recognition, the first landing on the moon, etc…) that really gives me hope that they are a decent company. Or at least are trying. But then reality sits in and I realize they are still on their way to turning in to the Microsoft monster. It’s a shame. Is it that hard to stick to one thing and do it well?

In other news, I am presently going through my Bruce Springsteen phase. It’s a little early this year, but who can really tell when it’s supposed to happen. I am really getting in to The River and Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ this time around. There’s something about Growin’ Up that is just great and honest and real. The live version is great, too. It spoke to me when I was younger. Now I just really like it as sincere music. Bruce is a hard working man. I still need to see one of his shows. 4 hour shows would blow my mind. …not to mention my knees. 4 hours and he’s not a jamband. Go figure! Oh yeah and did it ever bother anyone else on the earlier records with Max Weinberg playing quarter notes on the hi-hats? Ugh!!! He’s a great drummer, but that really got annoying after a while. 1/8th notes won’t kill ya, Max! And we can’t forget how awesome Little Steven and Clarence Clemons are. Enough said.