Back in 2004 I did some recording for a few groups in Portland.  This was an attempt to try different styles and get more experience recording. One group I recorded with was called Keyenta.  It was quite a departure for me.  Definitely not my type of music and I thinkRead More →

Recorded a few takes last night as we were writing our parts for a few songs.    In this I’m testing out some cymbals that I modified.  They’re cut down Wuhan Lion cymbals, which is Wuhan’s version of the China cymbals we’re more familiar with.  Personally I hate the soundRead More →

I played in a band called Tom’s Fury back in 2004 – 2005 that had a slightly heavy Americana feel to it.  We recorded an album that to this day has yet to be finalized.   This is the latest version from 2015. Bury My Heart – 4:20 By Wire – 2:39Read More →

A while ago I sat in at an open mic and got to play on the house drum kit.  It actually belongs to Bill Gates (he’s not THE Bill Gates; he’s A Bill Gates).  The cymbals on this kit looked like molten gold. I’m a fan of shiny cymbals.  I know a lot ofRead More →

The following is a training document that I put together for my coworkers.  I have decided to share it here in case it helps anyone. What are dadoes   Dadoes are slots, or non-through cuts, in material.  They are “non-through” meaning that the blade doesn’t actually cut the material inRead More →