It's been 20 years since Frank Zappa went on to the great gig in the sky, a Bittersweet feeling, why you ask?
Bitter :( passed away 4th December 1993
Sweet :) born 21st December 1941
Click here to read an essay about what Frank Zappa meant to me, written for Mixdown Magazine way back in 1998 with embedded YouTube clips of my old band "The Instrumentaale" at their peak as well as a few Melbourne Muso Drumshow episodes dealing with all things Zappa genius!
Frank Zappa, an Essay
Click here if you'd like to look into having Drum and Guitar Lessons :)
Books Books Books!!
My books are now available instantly as a digital download for your IPad etc via Sheet Music Plus
Over the last few months whilst "The Drum Show" has been clicking away on TV, I buried myself in the "Drum Cave" and worked on a series of pieces that combine the elements of Chance and Improvisation inside pre-determined structures ... yowza! ... a lot of these pieces include the use of smartphone apps such as Bloom, Trope, Air, Audio Palette and Whisper.
Don't forget, not only does YouTube have a selection of 400+ clips of the 600+ Melbourne Musos Drum Show episodes, it has all the extra bits I can't fit onto the TV Show in full uncompressed stereo.
Go have a listen, hope you like it :)
The Drum Cave
Melbourne Musos Classics on YouTube!
Some fond memories of some great musicians I was lucky enough to film/interview/play with for Melbourne Musos between 1995 -1999 including
Terry Bozzio, Alan Zavod, Richard Piper, Trilok Gurtu and more to come :)
Percussion and Orchestral Works also on YouTube!
I've also been busy and posted more original works on YouTube. I've also blown the dust off of music I've composed and recorded over the last four decades, spiffed them up with a bit of remastering and combined them with some art and photography. I'd love you to go have a listen :) ...
The Drum Show YouTube Channel
Welcome to the website, come in and look around .... :)
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