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Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers (Royal Blood) While there is a definite historical rear view mirror aspect to much of the music I’ve chosen for inclusion in the Songs & Styles section I strive to include contemporary material as well on the Loud Jamz events. To that end I was really taken with the band Royal Blood and this [...]

2020-07-14T12:15:17-05:00March 20th, 2016|Songs & Styles|Comments Off on Perfect Strangers

Belief

Belief (John Mayer) I had the opportunity to play with John back in 2001 as Room For Squares was just being re-released on Sony (John was initially signed to Aware Records before Sony picked him up). I was fortunate enough to have the chance to audition to be John’s drummer (alas, I wasn’t a [...]

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Are We Ourselves

Are We Ourselves (The Fixx) Growing up in the early/mid-eighties I was completely engrossed in the new wave movement. My all time favorite band to this day remains The Police and therefore it is little surprise that the catchy, edgy tunes of the band The Fixx would remain hugely influential for me. In this [...]

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Alive

Alive (Pearl Jam) When I first left Disney’s Future Corps ensemble to go on the road with my touring band Isis (In hindsight what a most unfortunate name, huh!?! Yikes!) in the early 90’s I often lamented the banal nature of the hair bands of the late 80’s whose material seemed to be all [...]

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New York Minute

New York Minute Simply one of the seminal songs in my lexicon of popular music repertory. I can remember being floored by the emotional weight of this song when I first heard it. Additionally, it was immediately obvious that it was an absolute tour de force in taste and understatement represented in the exquisite [...]

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ABACAB

ABACAB (Genesis) Phil Collins is ubiquitous with drums and drumming. He is a pioneer in the presentation of drums on a recording having completely revolutionized the approach to sounds and placement in the mix of modern popular music albums. I’ve always gotten chills when this tune came on the radio. It was an early [...]

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Songs & Styles Introduction

Introductions to Songs & Styles “Perpetual Student”. I use this term constantly and I often question myself as to just how much of one am I really? Sure, I’ve taken a lot of classes in music and other aspects of education, but if I’m honest with myself I have to admit I don’t study [...]

2020-07-14T12:15:18-05:00March 20th, 2014|Songs & Styles|Comments Off on Songs & Styles Introduction