Jeff Bowders Visions

The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig: a drum odyssey

I just finished producing and writing two tracks on double-bass drumming master Jeff Bowders‘ debut project, The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig. Jeff is an incredibly creative drummer, the author of a few instructional DVD’s (Double Bass Drumming: The Mirrored Groove System, Double Bass Drumming Workshop, and Essential Drumkit Fills) as well as an active session and touring drummer (most notably with Paul Gilbert and a host of others), and a teacher at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.

The two tracks I contributed to Jeff’s project are unique to the project. While the majority of the album is pretty hard-driven rock and drumming virtuosity, Nothing Creates Nothing is an ambient excursion, somewhat inspired by Peter Gabriel’s most recent album, but with a very interesting Jojo Mayer-style drum part overlaid. The other, Jocean – The Arrival, is an apocalyptic orchestral piece with Jeff’s drums driving the orchestra.

New: The #AI lawsuit that's shaking up the music world. This new frontier of #GenerativeAI music is being pushed by #Suno and #Udio, but there are serious concerns. https://youtu.be/Hy8Or6af98c

ICYMI: 1 of my most popular #choral arrs ever is this SAB of Pierre Passereau's playful Il Est Bel Et Bon (16th century). Traditionally 4-part SATB, Perfect for emerging choirs to tackle vocal technique & part independence. #choir

New from me: what is going on with @Adobe, @Dropbox, and the future of online #privacy? It concerns every one of us:

I think it’s safe to say when Instagram tries to launch their nth new feature copied from another rival platform, their chances of success now become 1/n.

An interesting comment in light of the fact that the work of millions of human creators has been vacuumed up by OpenAI without consent or compensation.

Happy birthday to this dude (@aaronscottlazar) who is working on a project of a lifetime in the middle of a battle of a lifetime and is making everyone stronger for it. Thank you for being in my life bro and so glad we get to make some magical music together. @youralsnetwork

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