The Double D – 1/7/14 – ‘Skannecticut’

PUSH PLAY TWICE, one at a time, for extended DRUM SOLO SOUNDS via IPHONE VOICE RECORDER.  IGNORE these tags: SOUND QUALITY and tuning/hihat distortion, if you can.  🙂

I’m noticing myself not wanting to explain my playing any more.  You’ll hear what you hear, and that’s the subject of this blog.

A new piece…many new pieces of myself

finding their way into my drums, and coming alive

Am I scared?  Do I know YET!!!!!!!!??????????


Here’s what I know:

I am gearing up to release A LOT of music.  It’s that time.

I played drums today and them there recordings up thurr’z what it sounded like on the floor inside an iPhone.

These words, right now, came through some struggle.  Looking at the computer, sitting and translating the thought process AS I AM ASKING MYSELF not to look at thoughts…analysis.  I wanna be as the music is now.  Always, now.  Part of the rhythm, above the chaos of struggle and unresolved fears or negative emotions.  For some reason, typing and computers are out of that flow for me.

And, not above it in the sense that there is lack of compassion.  Above it as a high C is above a low C, and the two notes can vibrate at the same time.  like many drums hitting all at the same time, thoughts can be a barrage.  Constant explanation and analysis, and for what?  Just to survive, and hopefully not eat nuclear fish and broccoli, or be killed by traffic of Melrose, rebel forces or one of our own law enforcement officials simply for saying kindly, “No!  I am above having a conversation like this with you, and you are too!!”    Everyone’s got their story, their past.  We need to see each other as brand new and UNLEARN habits that guide us to attach stories to the other person.  More on this some other time….


voice in motion at a high vibration in my mind, meaning it is making sound(sense)in my bodymind as an intention…the feeling of it, the smell and sense of it, everything.  I replace the drummer with the voice of THAT AFTER I am certain the input signal for the voice is running from the HEART.  and it reminds me to push my frequency upwards in octaves so that I may rest in a higher vibration and still be (moment to moment) in or out of total harmony with what’s happening.  Good or bad.  Always focused on unison, trust is the purpose guiding our step.

Great connection made today between analysis and judgement, related to how we show up and serve in the moment.  As Peter might say, “make an offer to the other person, and say yes!”  Still learning…so much.  Thanks Grace!

I’m running a contest to do a bit of promo for a book of poetry I completed recently.  I would have made an event page on fb by now, however I am pretty much only using Facebook for upkeep.  Listen to the recent episode, “Meditation, Pt.4” and the track that comes in between the intro talking and the meditation has a sampled dialogue from a movie between a boy, an officer and an old man.  Tell me, what is it they refer to as ‘a young man’s game’?  Bonus points if you provide some theory as to why the sample is relevant to our work.

(Note To Self and others: Finish Your Book.  Get Your Book Copyrighted.  Time is not for wasting! {Manly P. Hall})

A Daily Discomfort, hence the name Double D.  Yet, I have been far from daily in much else but the word of music.  Inward is a slippery slope friends.  in meditation where the closest I come to silence is some duration of total.stillness. not even a breath. the rhythm of the moment, that voice is becoming a drum set.  And when actual drums are in front of me, you can hear the voice, in my head, at that moment and make absolutely ZERO mistake as to what I am saying, in LIFE.  At That moment, knowing occurs between us.

story.  🙂 That whole personal perspective is based on conditioned patterns of decision making.

You, me, and the drummer makes free tonight.

discomfort feels good when there’s other places it can live in that moment besides my chest or lungs or toes.  Maybe it lives in my snare drum, or in my bike, or cooking a delicious meal.  Calling up some friends and just enjoying knowing each other in peace.  Encouraging each other to keep learning….keep teaching…..


Please check out the latest episode.  It’s some of our best work yet.  Thank you Aish for your response in the contest, and Ian for all your hard work and consistently generous and dynamic teachings.


May all that has been shared between us today be for the benefit of both of us and all those involved, for the next seven generations to come.  Aho.






  1. Beautiful bro, thank you for sharing.

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