In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    Big Time Operator and the Swing Kids

    As the drummer for the neo-swing band Big Time Operator from 1996 to 1999, I must confess I had the time of my life playing Sing, Sing, Sing. Good times! Great gigs!

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    The Single Paradiddle

    Single Paradiddles The paradiddle (see figure 1) is one of the 26 standard rudiments in rudimental drumming. Actually, there are a variety of different paradiddle rudiments that comprise the Paradiddle Family, but the main essence is derived from the Single Paradiddle shown below: The Basics But lets take a

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    [Essay] A Better Ride Cymbal

    I recently stumbled upon some old notes about my thoughts on drumming. And in this particular one, I was writing some notes on the ideal ride cymbal for Jazz. Current Notes Today, I think I am very close to owning my ideal Jazz ride with the 21″ Zildjian K

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    Bygone Era: Big Time Operator Performing “Sing Sing Sing”

    Someone posted a video on YouTube from a bygone era that was the Neo Swing Movement, also called the Swing Revival which began in the early 1990’s as an underground movement, and reached the height of its popularity by 1999. Performing with Big Time Operator from 1996 to 1999,

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