I made a short one for you guys this week. Why? I was bored, so I’m planning a trip to LA for drum clinics, NAMM, and Korean barbecue. Also, I’ve been hard at work on my collaboration videos.
None of which is meant to imply that this week’s topic is a throwaway. Some of my most popular lessons are “shorties” I dash off before it’s onto the next. If Philly Joe elevated the crosstick lick to state-of-the-art, Kendrick Scott murdered it out. I’ve long been a fan of unorthodox crosstick techniques (Marcus? Daddy?), and I seized upon this busy week as an opportunity to showcase a few of them. I’m giving you just enough to grab the proverbial ball and run with it on your own.
Anyway, you’re probably here for the transcription.
Now let’s talk about the clinics. NAMM is the week after MLK Day, in Anaheim. The plan is to fly in on Monday, post up in LA for the week, do a clinic, then head down to the ‘heim for a day-or-two of the convention. This is not the formal announcement for the clinics, but it is the elevator pitch/proof-of-concept. As with the Asia clinics, I’m crowdsourcing this whole thing.
Best - do you have a venue and a local reach, and are you willing to promote. Shout at me!
Great - do you know of or work at a venue you’d be willing to rent me, and can you assist in getting the word out (sharing facebook posts and videos to your page, etc)?
Good, and much appreciated - do you have any ideas about people I should hit up who might be able to help me get a clinic off-the-ground, good places to stay (off-the-grid nabes with killer AirBNB deals, etc). It’s all appreciated!
If you’re in any of those categories, please hit “reply” and let’s talk! I appreciate you!!