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Posts in category: Quotes

Words of Wisdom from Jim Jarmusch

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, […]


Quotes: Ira Glass

Every drum student who asks “how long will it take until I’m good?” needs to read this quote from Ira Glass. The bottom line truth is that it takes a long time and a lot of really hard work to get there. Most people don’t make it there because they don’t have the patience and […]


Plato On Focus

I’ve often been asked if I play any other instruments or write songs. My answer is “no, I never wanted to spend time on any musical endeavors other than drumming.” I want to keep getting better at the drums, so working on other instruments doesn’t make sense to me. It’s that simple….it’s about focus. I’ve […]


DrumSpeak: Dave Elitch

I just picked up the latest (March/April 2013) copy of DRUMHEAD, which contains a great story on Dave Elitch. Dave is probably best known from his playing with Mars Volta, but he is not just a prog guy. These two quotes from the article peaked my interest, because you don’t hear about this side of […]