A Gig, A Broken Pedal, and A Few Good Lessons

I recently got slapped by a few realizations…

About my own ego, the role drummers play (from an audience’s perspective), self-control, and being in charge of your own mood…

All stemming from some catastrophic gear failure.

First, a little background:

I played a Sunday gig the other night, a benefit for a the food pantry Flexadecibel‘s trombonist works for, and at the outset, everything seemed like it was going to be a great night…

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PASIC 2015 – Part 1: Whoa Dude

…I almost don’t know where to start. Somewhere over a whirlwind weekend of new friends, amazing experiences, and 2500 miles of travel, I soaked up an awful lot of insight about the wide, wide world of drums and percussion.

My first PASIC was, as briefly as I can put it, truly incredible. It exceeded every expectation at every turn. I’ll go back as often as I can for as long as I can. You should too.

Ok, backtrack a little…

If you don’t already know: PASIC is the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the world’s largest drum and percussion convention. Held annually, the event includes clinics, panel discussions, performances, an indoor drumline competition, a gear expo…

It’s drummer heaven.

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