Re: the "how" thread
Music - Jazz bands that we had at school when I was growing up and anything that was on MTV.
Drummer - Don Kirby. My first and only drum teacher.
Person - Mr. Page. My music teacher in elementary school who gave me my first chance to play.
Style - Funk, R&B, Rock
Inspirations - Everyone/thing above inspired me to play. But the guy's who keep me inspired now are Steve Gadd, Uriel Jones, Benny Benjamin, Richard "Pistol" Allen, Andrew Hewitt (a drummer on my site), John Blackwell and the guy who's made the biggest impression on me, Billy Ward.