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The Podcast

Mike Dawson's (managing editor of Modern Drummer Magazine / Podcast Co-Host) Top Drumming Moments That Shaped His Style

Sep 14, 2020 | 0 comments


  This week's guest is Mike Dawson, managing editor of Modern Drummer Magazine and co-host of the Modern Drummer Podcast w/ Mike and Mike (the other Mike being Mike Johnston). They have exactly 250 archived episodes so go check that out…after you binge all of our episodes, of course. Mike is an insanely artful player who exemplifies the idea of building creativity out of giving yourself limitations. He posts a lot of his weird-isms on his Instagram at @mikedawsondrums. This episode is a reminder of how little I know when it comes to great drumming and it only reinforced my decision to...

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Ben Barter's (Lorde) Top Drumming Moments That Formed His Drumming Style

Sep 08, 2020 | 0 comments


   This week’s guest is Ben Barter…an Auckland-born, Los Angeles-based drummer / producer / storyteller and ex-dishwasher to the stars. Ben has one of my favorite pockets and tastes in groove so I was SUPER pumped to get him on the show. He’s played every major festival you can think of and has done all the talk shows. He’s the nicest bloke in the world and I know you’ll be smiling the whole time you listen to this one. Cheers!     Song: Start Me Up - Live at The Max / 1991 Artist/Band: The Rolling Stones Drummer: Charlie Watts...

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Gunnar Olsen's (Big Data, Puscifer, Bruce Springsteen) Top 5(ish) Drumming Moments That Inspired His Playing Style

Aug 15, 2020 | 0 comments


 Gunnar Olsen breaks down the top 5(ish) drumming moments that helped him develop a unique voice behind the kit. You can listen wherever podcasts are streamed e.g. Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Overcast    Song: Harvester of Sorrow Artist/Band: Metallica Drummer: Lars Ulrich Apple / Spotify   Song: The Bed's Too Big Without You Artist/Band: The Police Drummer: Stewart Copeland Apple / Spotify    Song: Song for the Dead Artist/Band: Queens of the Stone Age Drummer: Dave Grohl Apple / Spotify   Song: Radio Friendly Unit Shifter Artist/Band: Nirvana Drummer: Dave Grohl Apple / Spotify   Song: Serve The Servants Artist/Band: Nirvana Drummer: Dave Grohl Apple / Spotify   Song:...

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Kris and Ben's Top 5 Drumming Moments That Formed Their Style (first installment of The Big Fat 5)

Aug 05, 2020 | 0 comments


  Hello hello...today's show features the Big Fat Man himself, Kris Mazzarisi and myself, Ben Hilzinger, discussing the top 5 specific moments in either a recording or a performance that helped form us into the drummers we are today. We are all sponges for inspiration until the day we die, but some sponge-worthy moments are more remarkable than others. All of the little flourishes in our playing combine to give us a unique voice, but many of these derive from something we've heard or seen outside of our beautiful little creative minds. This is the first installment of a series...

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Episode 32: Kung Fu Drumming, Body Language, and Anxiety w/ Ben Satterlee

Jul 29, 2020 | 0 comments


  This week’s guest is Ben Satterlee…I know I say this a lot, but Ben is one of my favorite players right now and for good reason. Similarly to a previous guest, Madden Klass, I love Ben’s ability to wear two hats: a hard-hitting monster of a showman AND a nuanced, controlled pocket player  … aaaaand he wears them quite well. We discuss how every gig from coffee shops to arenas has molded his unique playing style and hopefully you can walk away with a better understanding of how his priorities can sink into your practice. We also touch on...

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