I know you all are totally freaking out about me missing last week’s blog. This weekly Manner Effect blog thing has sort of been your rock, your Sunday chakra-aligner, and you turn to us for guidance, entertainment, wisdom, current events and cool videos of hot sauce torture, consumer electronic woes and FX pedal tips.
Well, the wait is over! Here it is, fresh off the [word]press: Josh’s new, highly anticipated blog post. I’ve had about six weeks to figure out what to write about, and so what have I come up with? Well, I had a hard time deciding, but I narrowed it down to either:
1.) Write a review of Joshua Redman’s new album, Walking Shadows
2.) Post something sweet about my mom (It is Mother’s Day after all)
3.) Talk about cymbals and my upcoming trip to the cymbal Mecca of the world: Istanbul
4.) Share a video of me rocking out with two of my students
What’s that you say? You can barely stand the idea of me only telling you about one of these important topics? I mean, do we even have time to get into all of this? Right, right…of course not. We have better things to do than spend so much time on Manner Effect’s website, checking out all of their cool videos, pictures, and latest CD/DVD release of Abundance, and “liking” their facebook page, and buying tickets to see them perform this June 7th at NYC’s Greenespace. So I’ll do you a favor and make this quick:
1.) Joshua Redman’s new album: 6
2.) My mom: She’s awesome. She helped me dig my retainer out of the dumpster in 6th grade, and let my friends and I watch “Striptease” on my 12th birthday. Love you mom!
3.) Cymbals are the most important part of the drum set. I’m going to Turkey with my friend Ray on Wednesday and will be touring some cymbal factories. Updates to follow.
4.) This is a video of me jamming with two of my students the other day. That’s Tommy on drums, Gideon on upright, and yours truly on the keys. Who can count how many times Gideon spins the bass?