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I'm a guitar-playing rhetorician professor.

Cracked Cymbal

I recently bought a Paiste black label 2002 20″ crash from a colleague.  I will probably write more about that later.  However, my friend threw in a cracked 20″ A. Zildjian & Cie Constantinople ride cymbal for free.  This cymbal … Continue reading

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Sillenium Jest

This is another track featuring the Wuhan China.  It has moments, but it is not tight.  I needed someone to hit the record button for me because it was hard to get behind the drum kit in time. The ride … Continue reading

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Wuhan 18″ China Cymbal

I recently bought some  2.3 millimeter drum hoops for the snare and the 10″ tom on my Tama kit.  To get free shipping I needed to buy something else, so I added an 18″ Wuhan China cymbal.  When the cymbal … Continue reading

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Instrumentals

Craig has a new Magic Amp Vibro Prince.  It is beautiful in appearance and in sound.  We grew up playing Fender blackface amplifiers–Twin Reverbs, Bandmasters, and Deluxe Reverbs–so the blackface sound is what guitar amplifiers should sound like for our … Continue reading

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Some Jazzy Stuff and Some Country

Here are some tracks from another rehearsal session. I’ve Got You Under My Skin Song for Elizabeth Folsom Prison Blues The first is a Frank Sinatra song, of course.  It has a jazz beat, something I am just getting used … Continue reading

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Another Drum Track

Yet another rehearsal.  Craig said my drumming was 45% better than last time.  The last song was a 17 minute jam that started out as Purple Haze, morphed into Taxman, and ended up somewhere else.  I have cut it down … Continue reading

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Another Jam Session

After many months, Craig Saxon and I got together again to jam at my house.  Mostly I played drums.  I have improved.  I got a pretty good one drop reggae beat going on “No Woman, No Cry,” but the fills … Continue reading

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