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This is for everyone who loves and appreciates good drumming.

 

When I'm distinguishing average music from above average music, a good rhythm section is crucial. Or the equivalent of a rhythm section. I'm not saying all music has to conform to the bass guitar + trap set instrumentation in order to be good. But my musical roots run most deeply in classic rock, and for all my life I have appreciated good drumming. It's in my blood. And there's no bigger letdown than listening to an album in which it seems like the discussion during rehearsals went something like this: "...and you? Drummer? Yeah I'll tell you what you do. You kick on 1 and 3, you hit on 2 and 4, and you shut up. If you dare to draw any kind of attention to yourself I swear to god we will replace you with a literal metronome."

A drummer is a musician, not a time-keeper. It's a specialized skill set and it can definitely be both arranged and performed to a…

One of my closest friends recently quit a really good job at a multilateral financial institution to do an MBA at London Business School. He is a really ambitious guy, so just collecting a fat pay cheque, international travel and managing huge deals was not enough for him. I admire his courage, because he has done similar things which turned out alright. Like me, he has a professional accounting qualification. However, his work experience is largely consulting and auditing while mine is investment…

"The Ship from Atlantis" is a 1967 novel written by H. Warner Munn, and is a sequel to a book published almost thirty year's previously, 1939's King of the World's Edge. It was published as an Ace Double, the other side being The Stolen Sun.

The story is a mixture of sword and sorcery and science-fiction taking place in an alternate history. Specifically, it is about an Arthurian knight, Gwalchmai, who came to the New World to fight for the Aztecs against the…

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