I was interviewed for Dad Bod Rap Pod podcast this week about career change in your 30s, my Red Bull Radio series Give the Drummer Some, The Du-Rites, gig economy, self-awareness as an artist and more. Tune in:
Pablo and I stopped by WFMU for The Duane Train with DJ Duane Harriott to talk Gamma Ray Jones, 70s cop shows and our 2018 output both as The Du-Rites and individually outside the fold.
Listen to the show here. We come in at the 01:01:00 mark if you want to skip to it.
I spoke with Consumer Help Guide about my favorite drum set alongside heavyweights like Steve Gadd, Peter Erskine and many more so I’m guessing this was a wide selection of drummers with varying levels of prestige, haha. Also wish the Du-Rites had 4 albums (3rd out this fall) but can’t win em all. Nonetheless some helpful info if you’re looking to buy a drum set.
It’s been quiet around here because Pablo and I have been working tirelessly on new Du-Rites stuff, including a single (“Gamma Ray Funk” b/w “Fish Sammich”) due in May, the score to Bobbito Garcia’s Rock Rubber 45s documentary and a possible album for the fall (we’re about 70% done). We took time out to do an interview with Micro-Chop/Medium about it all.
and stay tuned.
As a Stretch & Bobbito fan growing up, it’s an honor to discuss career paths with Stretch for On Air Festival at The Wythe Hotel (B’klyn, NY) this weekend. Hit that link for weekend passes to the whole festival. There should be footage in the upcoming weeks. True Homiewood Stories, no sugarcoating.
After a two month hiatus, I’m back in the mix with these interviews with influential drummers. This installment features the great Robin Russell, the man behind one of the funkiest on-record drumming performances ever (New Birth’s “Got To Get A Knutt”) and the current source of rhythm in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. An amazing (and under-appreciated) drummer with an amazing story. Each interview I conduct feeds me more information as a I travel down a new musical path. Enjoy.
Greasy Listening got a few write-ups and Pablo and I were out in the field promoting Greasy Listening, our latest album as The Du-Rites. Check out what we (and others) have to say…
If you want to pick up a vinyl or CD copy, get it on Bandcamp (while supplies last). Digital download with bonus features there as well and also available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, etc.
I’m a guest on Peter Agoston’s (Culturama) The House List Podcast this week. I talk about my musical path from grade school through the rap years, leaving music, the book, learning drums and returning to music and making funk in the present. Throw it on this weekend on a long commute!