A exciting musical week ahead. Two drum auditions, one workshop, a trio jam, and a lesson with master drummer Terry Clarke.
A great musical week.
He rightfully calls out so much of the BS pedaled to the young and/or naive. It takes way more than hustle to get things happening. Hamsters hustle, stock boys hustle. You actually have to be able to do something and produce results that matter in the market place to really succeed. Time to give up our societies attention of what he calls, "Entrepreneurial porn stars" is refreshing.
Find the post by Lochhead here: https://lochhead.com/blog/fuck-hustle-7-reasons-hustle-is-bad-advice/
Last week's highlight? Jazz piano trio with Jim and Rory. A heap of fun with the standards. We are sounding more settled each week. Terry Clarke thinks that Rory and I sound great together. Let's hear it for bass players.
Due to illness the presentation with Terry Clarke is being rescheduled.
This week is a busy one. Latin percussion lesson Wednesday, Jamming Wednesday synthesizer in some new music/improv wonderfulness, and drumming at an original jazz jam on Thursday.
Preparing for a workshop in New Orleans later in the year is keeping the snare drum busy. I made my 10 hours of drum practice last week, this week will be more challenging due to work commitments and piano practice which has be a little neglected lately.
Thinking about some new music projects I might pursue later this year.
Three students asked me this week how do you find gigs? Here are some thoughts on booking your act.
If you are a musician looking for work I suggest the following.
Snow day: 2 free hours. Off to practice drums.
Another reason to be grateful to be alive: hearing Bach played by Schiff. Words are inadequate to describe the beauty of this music and his interpretation of it.