Drummer Talk 04/08/2011 – Learning to Practice (#159)

Drummer Talk 04/08/2011 – Learning to Practice (#159)

This week, we cover how to effectively practice.  Mike, Kyle, and Andrew bring news of reactions to the new Foo Fighters documentary, Dream Theater’s “new” drummer, Police meets Monty Python, how Steve Adler is recruiting, and the return of the Pearl Reference reference .. kind of.  Show notes after the break!

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PAS Announces PASIC 2008 Highlights


The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) will take place in Austin, Texas from November 5 – 8, 2008. For the second time in the event’s history, Austin will play host to more than 7,000 drummers and percussionists from around the world at the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Hotel.

PASIC is the world’s largest and most prestigious drum and percussion gathering that features more than 130 events on 13 stages with the leading artists from around the world in the percussion community. Session topics span a variety of areas including drumset, symphonic, marching, recreational, world and keyboard percussion.

“The Percussive Arts Society and the City of Austin are very excited that we are bringing our 33rd annual convention back to the Austin Convention Center,”states PASIC Director Jeff Hartsough. “If PASIC 2006 is any indicator for what to expect this year, we have the potential to set an all new record for both attendance and exhibitors; add in the incredible line up of artists and PASIC 2008 is no doubt going to be the largest and best convention ever!” Read more

PAS to Induct Roy Burns and Dame Evelyn Glennie to Hall of Fame at PASIC 2008


The Percussive Arts Society has announced the names of those selected to be inducted into the PAS Hall of Fame, the society’s highest honor given to individuals whose careers have had a significant impact on percussion performance, education and research. Drummer, educator, clinician and manufacturer Roy Burns and famed solo percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie, will be honored this November at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Austin, Texas.

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Drummer Talk 12/07/2007 – PASIC 2007 Recap (Part III)

This week we conclude our PASIC 2007 coverage as we review the Billy Martin and Peter Erskine/Alex Acuña clinics.   We also discuss Dave’s Master’s Recital!  Show Notes

Drummer Talk 11/16/2007 – PASIC 2007 Recap (Part II)

We continue our PASIC 2007 coverage with Part II (of III). We talk about Dave DiCenso, Dave Weckl, JJ Johnson, Lewis Nash, and Omar Hakim.  Show Notes

Drummer Talk 11/08/2007 – PASIC 2007 Recap (Part I)

It’s that time of year for our PASIC recap. Part I today covers Pete Retzlaff, Ronald Bruner Jr, Walfredo Reyes, and Grant Collins.  Show Notes

Drummer Talk 10/26/2007 – Drumathon Recap/PASIC 2007 Preview/Billy Martin Interview

It’ a HUGE show this week as we run down Drumathon 2007 today, discuss PASIC 2007, and roll an interview with Billy Martin.

Drummer Talk 01/12/2007 – Drum Magazines

Today we discuss drum magazines and publications. We also hear the Lonestar Percussion romp as well as Ian’s post-party night with Tommy and Johnny recap.

Drummer Talk 01/02/2007 – PASIC Interviews

We are back from break and today I roll out some interviews from PASIC 2006. Interviews include Thomas Lang, Will Calhoun, Johnny Rabb, and more! Show Notes

WINNER! PASIC 2006 Roadtrip Video!! [VIDEO]

That’s right! We won the PASIC Road Trip Video Contest. Here is the extended, award-winning film! Thanks Skidmore.

Drummer Talk 12/08/2006 – PASIC Recap (Part III)

We wrap up our PASIC coverage today with Part III of our PASIC Recap. We talk about Jim Riley, John Riley (no relation), Rodney Holmes, and Keith Carlock. Plus, Dave has an embarrassing encounter with Benny Greb.

PASIC 2006 Exhibit Hall Tour [AUDIO]

Audio of the PASIC 2006 Exhibit Hall with your host Dave Kropf!

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