Misc Writings

Music Life

From 1984 to 2009 I played drums in many different bands. Mostly self-taught and “jam band” style. Some of my favorite drummers are Jim Gordon, Charlie Watts, Pick Withers, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Kreutzmann, Tony Williams, Vinnie Colaiuta, Elvin Jones, Airto, and Stewart Copeland. In 2001 a cross-country flight with a head cold leading into a late night drive and subsequent studio recording session led to my developing tinnitus (many years of gigs didn’t help) so I’ve had to more or less stop drumming (see Living with Tinnitus article above). Here are a few sample audio and video tracks that capture some of the fun bands and artists I’ve had the privilege to play with over the years. I miss it — especially being able to turn off life and live in the dynamic flow of interactive musical conversations.