Hey y’all! Bad Weather – Schuylkill River Remix and the Instrumental Version now on bandcamp… : D
I’ve been carrying this little gem around with me for quite some time. Only here and now, at this point in my life I found the right inspiration to polish it and finally frame it into a recording. I’ve always loved music with a strong beat and recording drums for this track was nothing but joy. Lyrically the song deals with the two basic dynamics inside of us, the plus and the minus, the hot and the cold…
it’s not always about “fixing” than it is more about seeing and accepting what is actually true, for oneself and go from there.
After all, life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to DANCE in the rain.
I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.
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I’m not very good talking about “my stuff”, that’s why the video is only two minutes!
Hope you get the idea, though…
Thanks for tuning in!
A drummer and dancer have more things in common than one might think:
Both move in and around “time”
Dedicating their bodies to the power of rhythm
Both balance on a thin line
The zone between sheer control and relaxation
Performing and sketching together emerge
In subtle interaction and awareness of oneself:
Panta rhei, “everything flows”
[I am currently working on performances and workshops with Azhia http://www.azhiadance.wordpress.com . Stay tuned for more this summer ... ]
An excellent summary of what so many people fail to communicate:
“Use your imagination.
If you hear something on a record, you hear a piece of music.
Try to figure out what the drummer plays – on your own.
This will help you to create an identity for yourself. It must be established by using your imagination, your heart and your soul.
Looking on YouTube and learning to do what somebody else did, note for note, is a waste of time and energy.
Stop copying and pasting other people’s shit.
Learn to play like yourself.
For good, for better or for worse, this is the only way you will ever gonna have a career in the music business.
Just telling you the truth, I’m not trying to hurt your feelings.
And last, remember:
If you have 4 guys and they all sound the same, the guy the producer/artist/management company is gonna pick (because they all do the same thing), is the guy who works for the least amount of money. Think about that.
Somebody calls me, because I sound like myself.
You gotta learn to sound like yourself.
Peace.” – P.B.