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.

1 day ago
Michael McDonald. That is all. His voice is healing. https://t.co/8xWdM58kSj
4 days ago
It's done. Perhaps the most epic a cappella production I've ever worked on, with a lot of help from my friends. Enjoy SUPERHUMAN: https://t.co/EU3Px3XN2Z #kpop #acappella @NCTsmtown_127 #NCT127_SUPERHUMAN
7 days ago
...and now sparklingthreads is planting earworms in my head... https://t.co/xcdFfRHPwy
7 days ago
It's like sparklingthreads is living inside my head. https://t.co/rWk2C2Os7w
1 week ago
Not a whole lot of sessions going on, so I had to step into my friend @danlutz's private session with @louiepalmerdrum. #50waystoleaveyourlover https://t.co/zZj3012VtG