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Neil Peart Set

The Neil Peart Drum Kit No Longer Cool?

99.9% of drummers are working drummers playing small gigs, hauling their drum set around in a small car, having to pack it up, load it in, pack it back up and load it out themselves.

SgtPeppers

With A Little Help From My Friends – How The Beatles Rallied Around Ringo

“the remaining three Beatles had other plans. Starr was often overcome with nerves when it came time to record his vocals, so his companions decided to reveal their agenda with little warning in hopes of sparing him the anticipatory anguish..”

brain music

This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain on Music

  Musical training doesn’t just improve your ear for music — it helps your ear for speech. That’s the takeaway from an unusual new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn’t just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that […]

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore on New LP, Solange, Life After Sonic Youth

For the past five summers, former Sonic Youth singer-guitarist Thurston Moore has taught a writing workshop at Boulder, Colorado’s Naropa University. The school is fully accredited, but it notably teaches Buddhist principles along with its academics, and one is the idea of mental awareness or, in Buddhist terms, consciousness.