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‘Keeping Your Death Close At All Times’ is not a somber message, but an uplifting one. This helps us see what’s REALLY important, to look deeply into things and stay in the present moment, avoiding distractions and cutting away the unessential. Looking from the perspective of the end of your life and working backwards, helps strengthen our courage, kindness, and presence.
This is a clip from LTR podcast #6 ‘Lessons From Dying: Drummers In Cars Getting Coffee with Aubrey Dayle & Chris Lesso’, see the full episode HERE:
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We can learn a lot from ‘the fighters mind’. The best athletes in the world work on their mental game just as much as, if not more than muscles only. Working on our FUNDAMENTALS is key and this takes it all the way to the beginning, BEFORE playing even one note: The Natural Position. Natural comes from the word NATURE, so we want to ‘work with nature, not against’, in drumming and life. Win the battle before the fight by having your ACTION STANCE together first: being calmly ready for the arena, facing anything that comes at us with RELAXED INTENSITY.
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This was an awesome drive getting in the zone with amazing drummer and outstanding human Aubrey Dayle! Aubrey shares his incredible story on how he came close to dying, and his rise to coming back stronger than ever. These are some seriously heartfelt and deep insights that will show you how to take these lessons to your drumming and your life.
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In the NFL, the difference between the best in the league and the worst in the league is only a margin of 2%! This is because the standards in that arena are so high; we can take these same standards and hold ourselves accountable to these as well in our daily practices. The difference between excellent and OUTSTANDING is a tiny gap, that takes work and daily discipline to stay on the path. ‘Miss 1 day of practice and you notice; miss 2 days of practice and the band notices; miss 3 days of practice and the audience notices.’ Push yourself to keep these high standards alive in your life everyday, ESPECIALLY when you don’t feel like it!
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modus factor LIVE & IMPROVISED at The Rex Toronto, 11.17.17
1) Photek 0:00
2) Brownian Motion 11:26
3) King Ghidorah 18:21
4) Jeet Kune Flow 28:38
5) Still I Rise 42:06
6) Now & Zen 46:38
modus factor is:
Ian DeSouza: bass
Chris Lesso: drums
These songs are from the album ‘The Picasso Zone’ on Browntasauras Records available everywhere
Don’t think, ACT: take DIRTY ACTION. This means taking un-ideal, unpredictable, messy, incomplete, quick and decisive ACTION to what you are working towards. Dirty action is about being STUBBORN in keeping your habits, protools, and rituals fuelled with ACTION, but ‘flowing like water’ with life’s circumstances which changes by the minute, embracing change and USING it to our advantage. Taking dirty action is using the OBSTACLE as THE WAY. As the military saying goes, ‘no battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy’. Another way of putting this was said by iconic boxer Mike Tyson, “everybody has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.” So be STUBBORN about what you want to achieve, but FLOW with daily life like water, taking tiny incremental, seemingly insignificant ‘dirty action’ towards what you want to achieve and who you want to become.
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Doing more with less, leaving space, and playing with simplicity comes with maturity over time. This is the Jedi part of what makes music powerful! Another variation on ‘Be Like Water’ theme in taking Bruce Lee’s philosophy to music, this is about getting rid of your ego, and being a servant to the song; this is what truly makes a drummer. The same way your heartbeat serves your body, in life learn to LEAD by SERVING with simplicity, love, and presence.
This is a clip from the LTR podcast #2 with Mark Kelso on ‘The Connection of Bruce Lee to Drumming and Life’, see the full episode HERE:
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