Philip Glass’ “Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra – Movement I”:(more…)
Richard Starkey, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr was born on July 7, 1940.
June 10, 1952: Marketing Mylar With a Film About a Film 1952: DuPont registers Mylar as the trademark for its new, strong polyester film. Mylar’s versatility gives it a long, worldwide run as an industrial coating. DuPont developed Mylar, or biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate, along with the polyester fabric Dacron in the early ’50s. Mylar’s … Continue reading “Mylar: Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate”
For your enjoyment and edification, here’s a Dave Weckl drum solo:(more…)
Billy Cobham at Guitar Center’s Drum-Off 2009:(more…)
Anthrax Found In Drums Linked To Infected Woman US health officials have confirmed samples from a pair of African drums used in a drumming circle attended by a New Hampshire woman who is severely ill in hospital with gastrointestinal anthrax have tested positive for the deadly bacterium. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human … Continue reading “Woman caught anthrax from drums”
(via Fundies Say the Darndest Things!) With all the many references to musical instruments, there is one instrument that is NEVER mentioned! The DRUM! Why is that? The drum was a very common instrument in Egypt and the lands around Israel. And yet the DRUM is NEVER mentioned in a King James Bible. Did the … Continue reading “I’m Boned”
Billy Cobham at the Modern Drummer festvial:(more…)