Re: Ever been so mad?
Very true, Lar.
My first drum teacher taught me that. She said: "You seem to spend time "practicing" the stuff you can already do well because it's comfortable. Think about what you're not good at, then practice that. It will be frustrating, you'll feel like you have huge flaws. That's how it works."
Also agree that we can improve simply by committing brain time to the stuff we're working on, even away from the kit. I commonly think up cool fills or grooves, then spend some time "air" drumming them in my head, by the time I get to the kit, my sticking is already worked out, and I've already envisioned places to use what I'm working out. Very cool.