Posted: May 4, 2011 in Random Stuff
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Check out that hair.

Who is that kid?

As a side commentary, I love how my drumming style has really changed over the years. I no longer force something to happen (usually), now I just let the music flow (usually). If you live near me, and you play a musical instrument, dial me up. I’m ready to jam.

  1. rutieski says:

    Hello Santos,

    I am a friend of your mother’s, Rutie aka Ruth. I haven’t had the benefit of meeting you or hearing you play so I was delighted to get an email message regarding the video you just posted. I hope you don’t mind my leaving you a message.

    Your mother has told me about your love of music and the musical gifts with which God so richly blessed you. I know it takes a lot of hard work to get where you are so congratulations on time well spent. God is glorified by the work that you put into your music and this video shows that you have some serious drumming cred!

    I have always enjoyed listening to good percussionists. Two of my favorite non-Christan bands for many years were Rush and Dream Theater. My long time favorite percussionist has always been Neil Peart from Rush. More recently, my son introduced me to the drumming of Mike Mangini who may be the new drummer for Dream Theater. I’m sure you know all the great percussionists but here are a few links to some of my favorites:

    Neil Peart

    Mike Mangini (Steve Vai solo)

    Mike Mangini on Discovery’s Time Warp

    Karl and Raul from Santana are awfully good as well

    I have a CD of Otto Klemperer conducting Beethoven’s 9th Choral Symphony – a previously unpublished live recording from the Royal Festival Hall. It’s my favorite version, particularly because of the tympani – stupendous! If you can get your hands on a copy, I’m sure you’d enjoy it immensely.

    Thank you for sharing the video. I really appreciate having an opportunity to listen to you play. I enjoyed it immensely! Oh, and lest I forget to mention it… an audiologist, I was very pleased to hear that you wear hearing protection devices (HPDs) for musicians. Many musicians ignore the warnings about the damage that can occur from listening to music at excessive levels. Now, after years of music induced noise exposure, they find that music sounds very discordant. I can’t imagine what it would be like to not enjoy hearing music anymore. I’m glad you won’t have that worry.

    Thank you, once again, for your post!

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