Monthly Archives: July 2011

How Great Inspiration works

Yesterday I ran across a compelling  drumming video of a fellow named Levent Yildirim. He’s  playing 3 different drums together, clapping, playing zills,  and doing body music mouth pops. He is terrific, and it’s inspiring to watch. I highly recommend … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day for Me

I never ever see or hear from my two nephews. Both of them are trombone players or “Bone-heads”, which lately has allowed  me to feel a very faint kinship to them  now that I get to regularly play a musical … Continue reading

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The Ubiquitous N’kira #2

In the Congolese Class where I drum for dancers locally there are now a number of drumming friends who are advancing in skill and strength. This means that when we drum for the dancers I’m not having to expend all … Continue reading

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On Being a Swine and Bellydancing Hardwear

At 201 lbs, I’m downright swinish, which I personally define as being shaped like a pig. Or a dirigible, more commonly  known as a BLIMP.  Mind you, I could be larger and heavier than I am,( as many people are!)  … Continue reading

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On Refusing to Fuse

Yesterday I was online on Facebook and a person I don’t know who had allowed me to friend them recently asked me if I would  real time chat with them. This person was  someone I’d asked to be friends with … Continue reading

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Got Zills?

This week I took the brass zills or finger cymbals I bought at a women’s drum camp out and fitted them for use. I specially went to my bellydancing teacher’s house to learn how to size the elastics to my … Continue reading

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A Storage Shed of My Own

Soon I’m going to a large hardware store chain and purchasing a Ketel plastic storage shed of my very own.  Own as in it will be housing ONLY MY STUFF and not my guy’s  tools, his motorcycle or anything that … Continue reading

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Drumming While the World Burns

“The Creator wants us to drum. He wants us to corrupt the world with drum, dance and chants. After all, we have already corrupted the world with greed and power…….which hasn’t gotten us anywhere. Now’s the time to corrupt the … Continue reading

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Earthing Pains

There is now a number of people on the web extolling the health benefits of “Earthing“.  Our practice of wearing non natural materials in shoes and living above ground has apparently robbed us of  beneficial negative ions in the soil … Continue reading

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The Blindness of Inexperience

Just lately I had  a Deja’ Vu experience during drumming class. I witnessed  another percussion student  that was making progress in their drumming assume they now knew what they were doing more than they actually did. I happened to be … Continue reading

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