I'll come right out and say it...
My hair does not look good in this lesson.
Imagine a muskrat sleeping off a hangover, strapped to my head like a fur helmet. And not at a flattering angle.
Want to hear my excuse? I haven't even gotten to the best part yet...
Between the hair, my sunken-in, bloodshot eyes, and my cancer-survivor wanness, I figured I'd better just lead with it, like the one armed guy who preemptively nicknames himself Tony One-Arm.
The rest of the story later, but first let me at least acknowledge the pretense that I have a drum channel ;)
Tears for Fears. Everybody Wants to Rule The World. Right? The classic 80s rock shuffle. The default when the metronome's at circa 120, and you're thinking triplets or 12/8.
[keyboard lick] "Welcome to your life..."
Anyway, if you got that gig, it would be strictly pocket.
For, like, 99% of the tune.
But if you know the tune, you know there's one perfect spot for a Nick Smith fill. One spot to just shellac it, then go back to quietly dealing pocket, with a "who me" look on your face.
And it's for this spot, friend, that I've created a little fill. A little tasty one. But just slightly blistering. Like Jason-Borne-disarming-two-dudes-then-picking-up-his-coffee tasty.
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