Playing The Beacon Theatre tomorrow night with this talented young buck Qaasim Middleton for the New York stop of the 2015 American Idol Tour. Good to see so much music coming out a dude his age! There is hope… (Not sure if you would know from watching him on Idol, but this kid plays guitar, drums, writes and is also a killer dancer. )
I borrowed Stevie Wonder’s dancers for a quick pep talk and huddle before their segment. Nice young ladies. Except for the one that asked me if I knew Rosa Parks. Not nice.
It’s hard to calculate how much his insight and vision has influenced drumming in the modern era. Like countless others, I have always been proud of my association. RIP Mr Firth.
At Avril rehearsal for Special Olympics performance. After literally decades, I’m going to actually get paid for playing tympani. And on TV no less.