Had a student ask me to define what "feel" means in relation to drumming/playing music. It began a series of discussions. He is a big Vinnie fan. I pointed out VC's playing on Sting's "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You." I explained that it's not about WHAT Vinnie is capable of playing; rather what fits. Then we got into the idea of grooving and giving a tune it's pulse...and decorating it to "fit the mood." I played Roxy Music's "More Than This" and pointed out how musical Andy Newark's drumming is and how dramatic the fills are on that tune. Then I got into some busier playing; like Mike Clark's amazing stuff with Herbie Hancock and Weckl with Chick Corea...how much those players are responding to the others' performances. It was one of those rabbit holes in teaching that helped me learn a lot, as well.