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Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick

I’ve never played a musical instrument, not even a recorder as a kid at school.  I always figured that the only thing I’d like to play was the drums.   244 more words

Gonks Go Beat!

Watching the recent Ginger Baker documentary over the weekend, I saw this wonderful clip of the Graham Bond Organisation in technicolour action. It really is a brilliant tune and clip. 72 more words

Culture

On Drumming

For some, it’s the wail of guitars or the voice.
For some it’s all about the bass, ’bout the bass.
For me, though, it’s rhythm. And that comes from the destructive, half-mad, wide-eyed beast at the back of the stage. 158 more words

Enthusiasm

A Whole Load of History and Impersonators over the Years

This October the European Blues Awards (formerly the Trans European Blues and Jazz Awards) celebrate 34 years in existence. There have been many worthy winners and nominees alike during that time and the European Blues Awards remain the longest running independent genre accolade outside the USA. 125 more words

Music for your Mouth: Cream (with Ginger Baker)

See what I did there? Yeahhhh!

Cream are awesome. I like listening to them in the car, where I can groove along by myself and remain calm in traffic. 390 more words

Vegan

Song of the day: 22 September 2014

In 1968, psychedelica was reaching its heights. Cream released a song which can’t be missed when discussing this genre, White Room. It was written by Pete Brown (a poet) and Jack Bruce (the bassist). 73 more words

Song Of The Day

Eric Clapton and @twdittmer's THE VALLEY WALKER kick off the week!

Sometime ago, one of the sweetest and most supportive authors I’ve met, Tim Dittmer wrote a book – The Valley Walker. I read it, loved it, reviewed it, and then he took it off the shelves to improve upon it. 136 more words

Eden Baylee