Review : Dark Days by D. Randall Blythe

As a drummer, Chris Adler of Lamb of God has always been an idol of mine (his signature sticks are my go to), and I’ve been a huge Lamb of God Fan for a number of years now.  The story of their front man, Randy Blythe getting arrested on Manslaughter charges on landing in Prague Airport, Czech Republic two years after the alleged incident was truly shocking.  His book, Dark Days, recounts the ordeal and offers an insight into his incredibly strong outlook on life and how he made it through the other side.

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Review : Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones

A bit left field with this post, I’m going to review a set of Vic Firth SIH1 Headphones and share my (positive) experience with Vic Firth Customer Service.

First off, a bit of a disclaimer, I’m no headphone aficionado so don’t expect an in depth analysis of the quality against any other headphones on the market!

Vic Firth predominantly make drum sticks, so inevitably these headsets are aimed at drummers.  I play both acoustic and electric drums, so ideally I needed a set of headphones to use with both…

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Review : Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums by Travis Barker

I finished reading Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums by Travis Barker over the holiday season.  Going a little left field on this one…

Anyone who knows me will know that I play the drums and have done for many years.  Throughout my teens I was a huge Blink 182 fan (Skateboard, hoody, etc.), not sure I ever really came out of that phase entirely.  Travis was always an idol of mine, I still have a pair of his signature Zildjian drumsticks, which were really thick and somewhat like playing with white painted tree trunks.

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