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"Lost"

“Don’t let the passage of time,
Kill off the memory of our greatest influence.

Parts of their legacy live on thru us all,
None of it left in a fog of withdrawal. 20 more words

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Steve Smith

Steve is a true craftsman and the ultimate student of drumming.
Versatile, imaginative and a master of accompaniment, his example taught me that taking drumming seriously was the key to its ultimate enjoyment.

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Jeff Porcaro

Jeff basically had everything that I strive for as a drummer:
Great time, feel, taste and sound, combined with precise, masterful groove.

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Barbra Streisand

No one has had a more dramatic impact on me as a musician than Barbra Streisand.
Watching her perform equally validates my passion for music and justifies the difficulty of perseverance. 38 more words

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Dionne Warwick

The incredibly unique sound of Dionne’s voice stood out to me at a very young age.
As I matured as musician, I likewise became enamored with her equally unique phrasing and vocal style. 31 more words

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Billy Cobham

Billy is without a doubt my, “main” drumming influence.
His style is inventive, groundbreaking, powerful and inimitable.
As an added bonus, Billy also possesses a beautiful demeanor, sense of humor, intelligence and speaking style that are likewise as much an inspiration to me as his drumming and composition.

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Motivation and Starting Early

I ran across this today boingboing: “Sitting Bull: A Life Story” in comic form as told by a 10-year-old, and I recommend taking a look at it. 423 more words

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