Originally Posted by WhoIsTony?
this is amazing.... I am in the middle of it and had to stop just to come say how F'n great it is
I was lucky enough to study with Mike for about a week while at MI in Los Angeles .... my teacher Fred Dinkins knew him very well and asked him to come down one day for his class we had where we would just sit in a circle and talk .... talk about the business, about gear, about whatever anyone brought up for about 3 to 5 hours or so .... it was an optional class.... no credits or anything .....so Fred asked Mike to sit in with us one day and he ended up coming everyday for a whole week... and that week was amazing
picking Mikes brain for a week about everything from tuning to Tony was something that left a lasting impression on me and I will never forget it for as long as I live
My man! I knew you would dig this. I found it spellbinding. Mike just seems like a great cat. He did a clinic in my neck of the woods a couple years ago but it was a night I couldn't make it. I really regret that. That's amazing you had a chance to study with him. Seems like a no-bullsh** kind of guy, just speaks from the heart. I love that.
The stuff about Tony having something like a stirrup for his bass drum pedal... crazy!