Thanks, man. I'm glad you dug that "more subtle" part of the dvd. Paying attention to volume, strokes and overall movement on that hats really does have an effect on the feel. I appreciate your feedback!
By the way--for anyone interested---I played with Spinal Tap on the Jimmy Fallon Show tonight. It's on Youtube already:
Playing with the Tap on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart tomorrow (7/28).
Cheers from NYC-