April 30, 2009
I've been having a blast playing in the Alter Ego band for what, almost two years now? My role as a drummer is to provide solid support for the great vocal talent, which is very different from my earlier experience as a sax player in a funk band where I was a front man with solos. I like the drums because of that foundational feeling: I have to be on all the time, carefully listening and playing dynamically, yet with solid timing and feel. It's a craft that can be deepened endlessly with a result that's only intuitively noticed by your average listener, but on a good night it'll show up as the number of people on the dance floor.