Episode 86: Part-time Professionals

Episode 86: Part-time Professionals

Update: 2020-09-29


This week on #SlapperCast: a free-form discussion of metal/prog drummers, recent gigs, and how we're learning to navigate this seemingly never-ending pandemic as professional musicians.

Topic list:

• What coffee are we drinking today?

• Patrick’s coffee brewing tips

• Praise for drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Mr. Bungle

• Dave Lombardo’s on-and-off again relationship with Slayer

• Lombardo vs. drummer Paul Bostaph

• New tour dates in early October (Wichita KS, Omaha NE, etc.)

• T-Bone Tom’s in Kemah on October 23rd

• Acoustic Blaggards shows... without a fiddle player?

• Many thanks to Tim Kennedy for providing video footage from our performance at the Sherwood Virtual Celtic Gathering

• Our recent show at Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. in Bryan TX

• Eric’s new drum kit

• Texas Governor Greg Abbott is choking our pubs and breweries

• Praise for Chris Buckley, former Blaggard fiddler who played with us last week

• Time signature changes vs. “feel” in rock music

• Eric’s favorite Rush song

• Eric’s upcoming PASIC roundtable discussion on Neil Peart, featuring Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater

• Do prog bands take themselves too seriously?

• Our habit of teasing audiences with brief bits of classic rock songs we have no intention of actually playing

• Our new album is in the mixing stage

• Looking forward to getting out-of-state for the first time since the pandemic started

• Memories of our first road trip with Eric back in 2017

• NEXT WEEK: a giveaway of Blackwater Brewing Co. beer on Episode 87

• Upcoming Houston-area shows in November

• People who request songs and then disappear

• Song requests that make no sense

• Billy Joel’s overt Beatles influence on “Nylon Curtain”

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Episode 86: Part-time Professionals

Episode 86: Part-time Professionals