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Entries from May 2008


May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Google the name Joe Amato and the hits come up – race car driver, poet, Sinatra impersonator, blues musician (guitar player) and comedian/actor, etc. Even when you add the keywords “drums” and “percussion”, the search fails to reveal anything about THE Joe Amato. The man who forever changed the face of percussion and drumming [...]

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How to Sound Like Ringo On Sargent Pepper..Or Not.

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I bucked bales and peeled cascara bark all summer to save enough money to buy my first kit. It was a used red sparkle rather generic imported 3 piece number and Denny Thiel let me have it for $100. The bass drum was about half full of shredded newspaper and sounded great! Denny said “Yeah [...]

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