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“You should be recording this”

You should be recording this.” Phylis, a grey-haired grandmother drum student said thoughtfully. We were sitting outside in the back of the store, Seasons, on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Sunny day, ancient eucalyptus keeping us company. Her remark brought me out of the light trance we had fallen into on the drums. “Why?” […]

Drumming with Peter

Drumming w Kanye

Watch Kanye West Debut New Song at Second ‘Sunday Service’ Been doing the first three Sunday services w Kanye and group of great musicians and singers. I’m off to the left, sitting down and playing my djembe. He had me do a speaking part that didn’t get included in this segment.

As We Move Out From Earth

As we move out from Earth we will take our rhythms with us. It is inevitable that humans will drum in Space. That is one of the things that makes humans acceptable to the community of other star races; We swing. But the current problem of rhythmically programming ourselves to hurt each other is […]

Malibu Drumming

Buddy, Hallie, Kevin, Sting. Cathy Javier took the picture