Deck The Halls!

Season’s Greetings to everyone who follows this strange little blog.
Much appreciated.

Lots of new stuff coming soon.


Rehearsal 11/9/14

Max Plays Drums 11/8/14

#steelparade #drums

Whiplash 10/27/14

comment from “a drummer”

benobriensmith Says:

Maybe you guys should start forcing them to read music. They’ll go much further in the world of music if they have those skills. It seems sad that you don’t require it. Most colleges won’t accept them if they don’t have any reading skills.

steelparade Says:

believe me, i know. as a full-time musician of almost 20 years, i know the value of reading music. it amazes me that this is allowed to happen at a college in SoCal…… any college! apparently, the directors are so terrified of not having enough students in each class, they allow the drummers to run amuck as long as they are registered for the class.

this is the current state of the union at LBCC.
ive tried, but nobody really cares but me.

thank you for your comment.
sometimes i feel like im all alone with this issue.


post #4 of the “30 day post project – 9/08 “.

a drummer

i teach at a jr. college that forces everyone to read music……except the drummers and percussionists.
its ok for them to remain ignorant.

what do you call a person who hangs out with musicians?

post #3 of the “30 day post project – 9/08 “.

30 day post project – 9/08

its about 3:30am on Saturday, September 6th, and im wide awake…

as i did earlier this year, i will commit to another “30 day post” starting today.

ive totally slacked with this blog, as ive been busy performing, traveling, goofin-off, etc. i feel its time for me to get back in the flow.

the rules for my “30 day post” arent that difficult…….i will simply post something each day for the next 30 days……whatever that may be.
it gets random, for sure.
but, there are days that i really “lean hard” on the blog and write whats really happening in my hollow mind.
so feel free to check back daily.

a few random thoughts from today:

ive become a very real nerd who plays with RC cars, boats, helicopters, planes, etc.
worked for a few hours replacing the front knuckle arm in my Tamiya Twin Detonator 4×4……wild Friday night for sure!

hung out at Bolsa Chica with Gabe.
it was blown out, so i didnt surf.
just chilled.
everyones back to school and work, so the beach is empty.
i love SoCal beaches this time of year.

ran the Twin Detonator and the Slash in the Signal Hill dirt……forgive me, but i think i like the Twin Detonator over the Emaxx. i just like the simplicity of it, and the fact that it only burns one battery for each run. for those of you who have any clue of what im talking about, feel free to leave a comment about this one.

discovered a new shop in Fullerton, called Gear Box Model Inc.
excellent shop with a friendly and super knowledgeable staff.
i’ll go back for sure.

had pho at a new restaurant in Cypress.

very happy to NOT be teaching at LBCC this semester……well, i am teaching one class….but its a big band jazz class, and its fun at times.

told you it would be random…

post #1 of the “30 day post project – 9/08 “.