Playing The First Bar

I remember watching Dave Weckl’s video, Back To Basics (or was it The Next Step?) and he talked about counting in a song: he suggested singing the song in your head to get the tempo, and then play a bar or two by clicking your sticks or whatever. I’m badly...

Gorilla Ears!!!

So as of last week I’ve joined the Gorilla Ears family! I’m now endorsing these high-quality molded In Ear Monitors. I just got mine last Friday and I am shaking them down good! They sound fantastic so far… I’ll do a proper review and spec...

Tony MacAlpine European Tour Part 18: Hosed Again

March 18-21, 2012 Vigo, Spain Spanish countryside Paris, France We rolled into Vigo (a beautiful city, like San Francisco) and had to do this song-and-dance at a parking facility 5-10 minutes from the gig. They brought a couple vehicles and we did the infernal...

Tony MacAlpine European Tour Part 16: The Back Nine

March 13-14, 2012 Barcelona, Spain After the show in Switzerland, the plan was for the drivers to take a break there, but they opted to shove off for Barcelona and take their break there. We arrived in Barcelona in the early afternoon on the next day. The weather was...