My buddy Dan and I were staying up late the other night judging some all county percussion tapes and we ended up taking a major detour to listen to the 2001 and 2004 SCV shows.
I just have to give mad props to Jim. Your writing is just so organic and fluid! I could listen to your work all day long. Where certain other writers (who shall remain nameless) throw out the same stuff all the time, you always seem to bust out some crazy fresh ideas.
And if that wasn't enough, we all have VDL beacuse of you! Where would we be without that?
I just wanted to thank you for your contributions to the percussion world.
Charlie - Thank you. I really appreciate your compliments. Of course, I can only take partial credit for those things you talk about. Wihtout a solid base of unified musical and technical ideals (players and staff) it wouldn't work, and I've been very fortunate to have worked with some very amazing people. Anyway - thanks again and stay tuned for (hopefully) more fun. :)