“What an amazing book! I think it would be a best seller if you did some editing. Such a lot of great message about society, the music biz, and above all – rhythm. Reminds me of the fun that got me into it in the first place. I’m trying to piece together all the different angles for a thorough book review..”
Hi Buddy! Your new book is gripping; can’t put it down. Laughing out loud when you talk about your encountr with Frank Zappa! ( back when I was in college at UF I helped set stage for Zappa concert)
Extended Cognitive Functioning
I have noticed that I can do more things with my left hand on the piano than I used to.
Jan Pulver (aka Mick) My high school rock band bass player(Those Five) got me to play in his therapeutic musical breakthrough seminar down in Carslbad, CA. These folks had never sung or performed in front of a crowd. It was a heartwarming event. Each person sang a song by themselves. Great fun.
Combat Veterans are coming to the drum. They are being called by something that has no name. It has no political agenda.
“Hold Fast, Soldier!” Has been The Brass’s intentions all along. From the Beginning. The plans of the generals would not be carried out if the soldiers did not hold steady. Wait for the command.
Then when the commitment is made the extreme of letting go is dominant while still trying to remain in control through all the fear.
When warriors come back to the drum, and find their own ability to hold steady, there will be peace. From acceptance.
Stress of holding steady under duress creates a backlog of stress-delayed stress. This then comes out in odd moments where the stress is expressed unexpectedly. Often unobserved by the person themselves. They are used to functioning on a high level of stress.
So by drumming “back in the Pocket” -late to the downbeat, the system finds a way to express and release stress in a relaxed groove.