Category Archives: DRUMMING ADVENTURES

When Sly and the Family Stone played Miami, Bethlehem Asylum opened for them.

Sly was the most exciting live band I have ever seen; a mix of pumping psychedelic gospel and hot Rhythm n Blues soul revue, a holy communion of high energy grooves that changed the world. Their whole setup was sparkling, … Continue reading

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The First Time I Met Eric Hord

The First Time I Met Eric Hord Mama Cass huddled on a chaise lounge with my lead singer. They had been like this for three days. Talking art? Poetry, love, life.  Singer/songwriter meets Mama Cass the great patron. It was … Continue reading

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The Last time I saw Eric Hord

The last time I saw Eric Hord, the guitar player for the Mama’s and Papa’s, he was hitch hiking up Laurel Canyon Boulevard just above Sunset Strip. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was returning from my first national … Continue reading

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Three women drumming on Full Moon for dolphins

This was on board the Magic, a 52 foot Morgan Yacht off St. Pete Beach, Florida May 23, 2013. We were on a full moon dolphin drumming cruise. Next cruise is June 23 on Sunday. Go to the sign up … Continue reading

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Drumming for Dolphins

We have been sailing a 42′ Morgan ketch rigged yacht operated by Dolphin Landings on St. Pete Beach on the gulf coast of Florida. The dolphins come in to us before sunset about 6pm then stay with us as we … Continue reading

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tea house in Nagoya Forest

This tea house is a few hundred years old. The tea was very good. We were surrounded by old huge Bamboo groves. We drummed in the Mishima house. It was an honor.

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Nagoya hosts

Many thanks to Dr. Steven Bellamy and Chisato Mishima for hosting me in Japan. This is a cel phone photo of their 400 hundred year old garden where we drummed.

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Back from Nagoya

This was taken at the Nagoya national forest. I didn’t even care that I had broken a bone in my foot. It was so beautiful. This is the surprise breakfast that was actually pretty good. Also healthy. Samurai breakfast.

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Broken foot drumming in Nagoya, Japan with Chisato

I was confined to my bed, but it was still a great way to drum.

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live from Japan

PRETTY AMAZING. I am in Nagoya, Japan teaching drumming meditation. My star student is Shisato Mishima. She was Miss Japan Fitness and is a great drummer. She will be doing the Helmtone drumming meditation workshops in Japan. Unfortunately, I broke … Continue reading

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