This is a story from one of my mentors, the great teacher Jim Blackley. He passed away shortly after this was filmed, so this is a tribute to the man he was, and the impact he had. The lesson he shared here was to focus on going inward, doing the WORK required and not always searching outward for answers. There are no hacks or quick fixes, just long hours spent building slowly over time. This is what FOCUS really is: going inward, and stripping away at the unessential. THANK YOU Jim Blackley!
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If Bruce Lee was only a badass martial artist he would still be remembered, but it was his philosophy combined WITH his craft that made such an impact on the world. Bruce Lee was always one of my favorite 'drummers' because there are so many connections to Bruce's martial art Jeet Kune Do to drumming! We can learn so many physical and mental approaches to make our craft and lives better. Bruce also had a huge impact on the drumming and life of one of the best in the world and one of my biggest influences Mark Kelso. We had a great conversation on everything we have learned from Bruce Lee to take to our drumming and our lives. Mark also drew the connection to Bruce Lee to Steve Gadd, and we go deep into this! Enjoy this episode, and stay great!
The first LTR Podcast features a roundtable between Chris Lesso, Dom Famularo, Claus Hessler, and Stephane Chamberland on the mindset and techniques of open handed drumming! This will help ALL drummers open up their creativity and strengthen their weaker side.