Quite literally Adidas trackies.
New video lesson on the Six Stroke Roll up on my YouTube. Clickable link in my bio.
BBC radio 1 rock show live session.
“This is my office…and my beat laboratory”
Sneak pick from something cool I’m working on with @joshsylosis !
Virtual bread £10 a loaf? Didn't think so.
I am the only one who thinks the cats (I’m using the word cats by the way now) at the top of the music chain and iTunes need to accept it’s a changing climate, maybe make the odd cutback on massive bags of nose candy and reduce the cost of what is essentially an INTANGIBLE object (the mp3) to battle piracy?
I’m against downloading music illegally but 7.99 for something that doesn’t exist vs 15 for a lovely vinyl and then illegally download it anyway is a no brainer. There’s no overheads for distribution. Cut the price accordingly and stop living in the past.
The (cringe) ‘music industry’ isn’t like it used to be, and never has been since I’ve been involved in music. Most people are adapting, but in my experience (and despite all the 'shouty’ music, there is some experience), the few old codgers at the very top, be it managers/labels/companies/whatever are still living the 70s glamour lifestyle and forcing the little guys to pay for it.
This isn’t something that’s personally touched me today, just something that pisses me off when I don’t want to wait for amazon to send me vinyl but I don’t want to pay 7.99 for some 1s and 0s.
And we live in the 'age of instant gratification…
If they made downloads 4.99 I’d buy maybe twice as much music as I do now, that’s about the price of convenience for me but maybe I’m a tight arse/one of the few who doesn’t actually download music.
Bit of a rant, I’m actually in a really good mood. See ya!
Cleaning out an out laptop and came across this set up photo from when I recorded the drums for Disclosure by The HAARP Machine. This was before I was endorsing Evans drumheads or Malleus pedals. The kit is Jay from @tesseractband ’s old Tama bubinga. Cymbals are mainly meinl byzance. Snare is the black beauty. 3 splashes what you gonna do about it. #meinlcymbals #vicfirth #meinlfamily
I got a new favourite shirt
Some panoramas I took of the sightseeing my ‘job’ allowed me to do in 2013. Brooklyn Bridge + Ground Zero NY/Auschwitz/Mt.Fuji, Japan. Great year for travelling around with great dudes and meeting great people.
FRANCE/SPAIN/PORTUGAL next week. Tapas and missing ‘New Years resolution week’ 👍
This year I played 104 shows in 29 different countries. Here’s a selection of things I kept from my travels.
Every year I get a Christmas card from Elton John for some session work I did ages ago for a band on his management. Class. Great band check em out. @leogunband @jattmohnson
This is the bit where I sit. @meinlcymbals @dwdrums_official @daddariopercussion @vicfirth
Coupla kicks on shoot today
The only thing funnier and more cringeworthy than the office
NO CARBS BEFORE MARBS MMXIV
Did another nonsensical fusion song on my YouTube channel. @joshsylosis absolutely shreeeeds on it.
That’ll do for a camera angle?
Regram from my mum. true love never dies.
Just added some tracking footage to my YouTube channel. YouTube.com/reynoldsofski
All done at monnow valley. Oil drum overdubs with @gethinpop last night
Few grand of mics on me Julie
Things wot I can’t get away with putting in a song vol I @meinlcymbals