My favorite drumming performances tend to inspire me through a profound sense of appreciation for the talent required to compose, and the skill, effort and emotional control required to then perform under the pressure of recording, with the occasional instance of awe if it’s something outside of my own capability.The drumming performance by Vinnie Colaiuta … Continue reading Apotheosis
I’ve learned more about myself in the past 6 years than in the previous 48 by a long shot.But it’ll likely surprise no one who has ever made my acquaintance to learn that according to two separate behavior assessment systems/personality indicators, my personality can be found in less than 1% of the global population.Add to … Continue reading Me the E.T.
Honey Bees are not the ideal co-workers you might think.They don’t have any job skills not related to hive building or honey making, buzz too loudly while you’re trying to talk on the phone, and leave pee-stains on everything in sight!But seriously, today the situation has returned to a manageable state, but as the forthcoming … Continue reading Bee Not Afraid
June 14, 2020 The magnitude of law enforcement personnel emotionally unqualified to wear the uniform of an American law enforcement officer, is not limited to just, “a few bad apples”.I estimate encountering law enforcement on approximately 10 occasions in my lifetime, give or take a few.These encounters range from minor traffic violations to asking for … Continue reading Police Brutality in America: A Few Bad Apples?
From Eddie Trunks’ narrow-minded-ignorant views on the matter, to Sammy Hagars’ own smart-aleck commentary on David Lee Roth, to certain inhabitants of the Twitter-Verse, I’ve just about had enough of this ridiculous, “who was better” controversy with regard to Van Halen with David Lee Roth versus Van Halen with Sammy Hagar. In 1979, I was … Continue reading Resolved: Roth v Hagar
The story of one musicians effort to catch up to a dream, and a love too real to leave behind. Chapter 1 – The Seed In 1971, I was five years old, and lived with my family in a small wooden house set on piers in an area not far from the Morganza Spillway in … Continue reading Unfinished Business:
Rock Star my ass.I would trade any degree of fame or fortune for no more than the respect and admiration of my musical peers. I never wanted to play, look, act, or be, like any other drummer.The passion that fueled me as a musician has always been a deep-seated desire to make others feel the … Continue reading The Runner Up
No image better exemplifies, “white nationalism” or, “white supremacy”, than this of 4 year old Tobala Ellenbogan. Tobala was targeted, apprehended, sentenced, and murdered by the Nazi Government at Auschwitz in 1944 as a result of, “merit based” immigration reform.And the government administration ultimately responsible for the policies that resulted in her murder, began with … Continue reading On the Basis of Merit
In the early 1960’s, employed by the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center, and before computers were universally trusted, Ms. Katherine Johnson played a critical role in the early success of NASA in the realm of space travel by hand calculating the orbital trajectories on which the lives of its astronauts depended.Famously … Continue reading Ms. Johnson
Thursday, January 03, 2019, Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids became the first two Native American women ever elected to the United States Congress.A landmark moment for these two amazing women, and America to be sure, but for me personally, this moment is likewise among the most significant of my lifetime, and the most hopeful opportunity … Continue reading 7th Generation