Last year, some time in November, if I remember correctly, I was asked to do an interview for a short documentary about drummers, drumming and sorts.
That documentary is “Timekeepers” on the “Whiplash” blu-ray special features section. The blu-ray was released 24th February this year.
If you’re at all interested in drums, music or movies, you should know “Whiplash”. Great movie and it has definitely gotten the attention/praise it deserves.
I’m extremely grateful to be a part of this documentary alongside with the all-time drumming greats like Simon Phillips, Peter Erskine, Chad Smith, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Doane Perry, Roy McCurdy, Kate Schellenbach and Ryan Brown. I’m humbled and happy that I was asked to do this interview.
Big thanks to the people who made this documentary – there can never be enough spotlight on drummers, haha!
If you haven’t already, go and get that “Whiplash” blu-ray TODAY!!!
Some crazy stuff happening in my life and music right now and I will make other posts about some awesome news separately soon!
This post, however, is about the latest recording and a side-challenge that I put up for myself.
My band Radic recorded a cover of Edgar Winter’s classic instrumental “FRANKENSTEIN”.
When we had the form set, I decided to write a complete chart for the drum-parts. I sat down with the ideas from the rehearsals and came up with a detailed part note by note and wrote it down. Figuring out how to write some patterns and fills wasn’t all easy, but it was super fun to do.
Once I had the chart, the challenge of actually playing all those same notes (even the ghost notes) every time, was a new thing for me since I always change up my fills and stuff. But within a week of having the chart, I had to go to the studio and record it and I loved it 😀
I made a short video discussing and describing the process of it all and added the recording video from the studio as well.