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Welcome to the Drum Channel - Here you will find drum videos that I have made over the last few years. Most are published on You Tube but I plan on adding some videos that will not be on You Tube. In addition to these videos, you will find some videos that are collaborations with other musicians and are listed under the Virtual Music section. This website is still under construction so please excuse the mess while I sort everything out.

I am also going to make these videos downloadable in case you really need to see the full size. Due to data transfer limitations, a smaller version of the original videos can be seen on this site.

I plan on uploading “drums only” tracks as well so you can either play along or just listen more closely to the parts.

I’ve been playing drums since my family moved to NY in 1969. My dad played and both of my brothers played as well. My dad continued playing big band music for most of his life and always enjoyed it. Both of my brothers stopped playing by about 18 years old.

I have never stopped since I started. I love it. I am not the most technical drummer around but I have a good sense of timing which is very important if you want to be a drummer. I was self taught, mostly from listening to Grand Funk Albums when they first came out in the 70’s

I don’t play as much as I should these days, however I do get to play down at the beach at least 7 times a year in the summer and even the spring and fall. You can see some pictures by clicking the Halloween picture to the left.

If you would like instruction on how I make these videos, feel free to e-mail me using the link below. I’m not trying to impress anyone here with these videos. I enjoy making them and I have always been into video and video editing since the early 80’s. I have hours and hours of video from back then but I don’t think I’m going to post any of them here. They are really grainy in quality and the sound was not so good back then. I have always tried to get that great drum sound and I’ve finally gotten close on some of these videos. I don’t really have professional recording equipment and the sound seems to change from one video to the next.

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Depending upon your point of view, Genesis in 1976/1977 was either a band ascending toward its peak commercially, or a group crippled by the departure of a key member, and living on artistic borrowed time. In reality, they were sort of both, and fortunately for the members, their commerciality was more important than their artistic street cred, as their burgeoning record sales and huge audiences on tour during that period attested. Seconds Out caught the band straddling both ends of their history, their second concert album and this time out a double LP. Apart from capitalizing on a successful tour, the album's raison d'etre appears to have been to present the case to critics and longtime fans that post-Peter Gabriel Genesis, with Phil Collins as lead singer, was essentially the same band as Genesis fronted by Peter Gabriel. The original side one songs consisted of repertory from such post-Gabriel albums as Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering, and most of those live versions, including "Squonk," "The Carpet Crawl" (positively ethereal), and "Afterglow," are superior to the original studio renditions of the same songs. Indeed, part of the beauty of this album is the sheer flexibility of the band during this period -- in addition to superb vocals by Collins throughout, the drumming by Chester Thompson is at least a match for Collins' best playing. On that older repertory (which comprised sides two and three of the LP version), the results are more mixed, though still surprisingly enjoyable -- on "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," despite the best efforts of Collins, backed by Michael Rutherford's and Tony Banks's singing, he really can't match the subtlety or expressiveness of Gabriel's singing, though he comes close; he actually fares slightly better on the closing section of "The Musical Box," a piece that requires power as much as subtlety. "Supper's Ready" -- which, sung by Gabriel, missed making it onto 1973's live album -- holds up well, mostly by virtue of the playing; and in fairness, the band even extended itself to including "Cinema Show," which is worth hearing just for Bill Bruford's transcendent drumming, over and above how well everything else works; as this track was never represented with Gabriel, even on the group's boxed set, it's difficult to complain too loudly about any weakness in Collins' singing.