I’ve been lax in posting news updates.  I’m going to try to be better about this. Wiring I’ve got the studio desk pretty much done, but I’m doing some additional wiring, such as adding a few electrical outlets to the desk itself. I’m also making all new audio cables.  This

This weekend I added a new cymbal to my setup.  It’s a Sabian Vault Custom Shop HH 22″ ride with a semi-lathed pattern on the top and a completely lathed underside.   I used it at our regular Sunday gig at McNallly’s Taproom (we play each Sunday from 3:00 –

The recording for the upcoming album by Bright & Shiny is progressing well.  I have been playing around with the video for a few songs and although it isn’t finished, I decided to share an early version of one of the videos. I’m playing around with the title sequence and

 Sabian Meet The Masters 2017 My daughter Maisie and I went to the 2017 Sabian Meet The Masters event at Rhythm Traders in Portland, OR.  They had prototypes on display and for sale along with someone hammering cymbals as well as another Sabian employee operating the cymbal lathe. The main

12" Wuhan "Lion" cymbals cut down to 8 1/4" hand cymbals.

I was asked by a friend of mine to cut down her pair of 12″ Wuhan China (or “Lion” cymbals, as they call them) into a smaller set to use as hand cymbals.   There was one slight problem.  Years ago when I first got into repairing cymbals I took

Last night I attended a concert by Terry Bozzio, the former drummer for Frank Zappa. It would normally take a lot for me to go to a 2-hour concert featuring only a drummer, but Terry is different.  His tunes are creative and detailed and he has excellent showmanship.  I really

I recorded the drum tracks for Every Time I Fall, a song I’m working on with Jongwon Kim.   I have a somewhat peculiar way of recording. I actually record the drum tracks a total of eight times, one after the other without any breaks in between.  Typically, the first two tracks

This is just a test of the over-the-head GoPro setup.  The audio was recorded in Ableton and edited into the video. This was when we were auditioning a new keyboard player so it’s a pretty low-key performance.  I was also just getting over the flu so I didn’t have a lot