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Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:19 AM
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Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 01:54 AM
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Views: 358
Posted By TOMANO
New Terry Bozzio Interview - Shameless Plug.

Had to chance to interview one of my favorite musicians, Terry Bozzio, on my show. The interview begins in the second half, but feel free to enjoy my rambling up to it.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By TOMANO
Re: what are some great books about drummers you have read.

Ditto on Mickey Hart's books, Bruford's excellent biography and Moon, the Keith Moon biography.

I'd also recommend:

Mister, I Am The Band - a very thorough look at Buddy Rich's career.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Ringo Starr's New Album, Tour

Is Bissonette playing drums with him again? Would love to see that. I have a bittersweet memory regarding the Ringo All-Stars. In 2003, Colin Hay, who was touring with Ringo's All Stars at the time,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,933
Posted By TOMANO
Re: ALBUMS THAT HAD AN LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR DRUMMING

Yep, yep. Recently revisited my Duke vinyl...KILLER DRUMMING.

Peace,

MT
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Let's Talk Definitions

The end result of any one of Skrillex's endeavors is a piece of music...thus, he is a musician. He might not be a player of an instrument, but he produces and composes melodic audio art.
Peace,
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Forum: Drummers 12-28-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Thoughts on Carter Beauford?

The thing that amazes me about Carter's playing is how he takes a groove and places so much great pieces into it. He has incredible compositional skills as a drummer. A truly great musician.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Bob James (1978): Jazz-Rock Communicates to a Wider Audience

Bob James is a MONSTER! Love his stuff. Great composer, great player. Thanks for sharing this insightful piece.

Peace,

MT
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,933
Posted By TOMANO
Re: ALBUMS THAT HAD AN LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR DRUMMING

Yep, yep. The more I listen to The Who...over 35 years doing so...the more I appreciate and love Moonie's playing. A force of nature...totally "inside" every song.

Peace,

MT
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,881
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot

Few thoughts here.

1. I've known Carmine for many years. Great guy. Great drummer. Definitely could bring it in this hypothetical situation.
2. Jason is Bonham's son. Legacy. Selling point. The...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,064
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Is it OK to talk about the movie "Whiplash" yet?

I don't know what the movie is about...never even heard of it; but, I do live under a rock.

As for "Good Job" being damaging to a musician, I will weigh in.

I make my living teaching drums. It...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,933
Posted By TOMANO
ALBUMS THAT HAD AN LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR DRUMMING

I was going through my record / CD collection this week trying to find albums that inspired or influenced my life as a drummer. Here's some that stuck out...

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (John...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,032
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Best jazz albums(with great jazz drumming)?

Buddy Rich - Big Swing Face
John Coltrane - Ballads (Elvin Jones)
Lee Morgan - Sidewinder (Billy Higgins)
Max Roach - Drums Unlimited / Percussion Bittersweet
Jean Luc-Ponty - Cosmic Messenger...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By TOMANO
SITTING IN BUDDY RICH'S CHAIR

I thought my Drummerworld pals would enjoy this interview I did last week with Gregg Potter, who is now drumming for The Buddy Rich Big Band.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,460
Posted By TOMANO
Re: rare yamaha stage custom ive bought

Looks like a fine kit. The Rezo Zildjians are awesome. Play 'em!

Rock On!

MT
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,010
Posted By TOMANO
Re: 10 essential drum albums....

Portnoy's list is a matter of taste. All great drum records.

My favorite Ringo drumming albums would be Rubber Soul & Abbey Road. Just incredibly good and very musical playing.

Live At Leeds...
Forum: Drum Technique 04-18-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,210
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Ted Reed's Syncopation

I used two books for every one of my students. I start with Reed's Syncopation and, when they are ready, I bring Funky Primer into the mix.

I go through Syncopation once as it is written. I then...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,453
Posted By TOMANO
Re: All time favorite Album.

TOP 5 ALBUMS...I tend to revisit these 5 more frequently than most over the last few decades:

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Roxy Music - Siren
3. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
4. Blue...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Who Are The Most Melodic Drummers?

Most Melodic Drummers that come to mind immediately are Terry Bozzio, Andy Newmark, Budgie (Siouxsie & The Banshees), Steve Gadd, Keith Moon, Bill Bruford, Neil Peart.

Peace,

MT
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,845
Posted By TOMANO
Re: 10 Great Drum Albums...Random List

Here's a few more I've listened to recently:

1. Dave Valentin - Musical Portraits: Richie Morales tears it UP on this record.

2. Fareed Haque - Sacred Addiction: Tom Brechtlein plays...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By TOMANO
Re: New drummer protocol questions...

They're drums. Play them like drums are meant to be played. Hit them with sticks.

Tell him you play with bare feet...or bear feet if you choose...let him answer whether he minds your sweaty dogs...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 668
Posted By TOMANO
UPCOMING DRUM GUESTS ON MY WEBCAST

Pardon a shameless plug; but I believe it will be of interest here...

I produce webcasts on my site, www.miketomano.com - Currently episodes of my outdoor adventure show "Wild & Free" are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Beginner and older...

I teach drums, guitar, bass and improv/acting classes to many middle-aged folks. Never too late. Actually, your life experience will enhance your ability to learn and practice will be its own reward....
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By TOMANO
Re: Playing two different styles jazz and metal - technical problems

The term "bag" refers to the versatility of a musician. My technique, my approach, my demeanor and my playing adapts to every musical situation. I don't play metal these days, but I definitely have...
Forum: Drums 03-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By TOMANO
TAMA SILVERSTARS & TUNING

Of all the drums I've owned and played over the years (Tama, Ludwig, Pearl, Sonor, Premier & Yamaha), the Tama Silverstars I picked up last week (on a whim) are the easiest to tune with an...
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