parkhussion musings

Believe in yourself!

Keith-isms Jun 22, 2014 No Comments
If you don't believe, no one will believe..........

If you don’t believe, no one will believe……….

Routine. It creates the illusion of memory.

Keith-isms Jun 05, 2014 No Comments

Routine. It creates the illusion of memory.

Moderation has never really been a strength for me.

Keith-isms May 24, 2014 No Comments

Moderation has never really been a strength for me.

p

Science Shows How Drummers’ Brains Are Actually Different From Everybody Elses’

Uncategorized May 15, 2014 No Comments

In many ways :)  And I thought we were just crazy……..

Science Shows How Drummers’ Brains Are Actually Different From Everybody Elses’

By Jordan Taylor Sloan  

In the music world, drummer jokes are always popular. Most of them have the same punchline: Drummers are idiots. Take, for example, the following: “How do you tell if the stage is level? The drummer is drooling from both sides of his mouth.”

Whether it’s being ruthlessly mocked for their idiocy, repeatedly killed in This Is Spinal Tap or just lusted after less often than the lead guitarist (whom we’ve already studied), drummers walk a tough road. But it turns out science holds them in really high regard: They have a rare, innate ability to problem-solve and change those around them.

<click here to read the whole story>

 

 

 

Stuff just happens to you if you don’t have a plan….

Just Stuff, Keith-isms, Quotes Feb 18, 2014 1 Comment

Stuff just happens to you if you don’t have a plan….

 

The price is the price; the value depends on what you do with it.

Keith-isms Sep 24, 2013 No Comments

Mickey Hart Teams Up With Neuroscientist

Uncategorized Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Mickey Hart Teams Up With Neuroscientist

Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has teamed up with neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, who studies cognitive decline and prevention, to begin researching the link between brain waves and memory.

<Read the story here on Drum! magazine>

mickey hart

“I don’t care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.”

A musing Aug 24, 2013 No Comments

“I don’t care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.”

That quote has been attributed to a long list of people, such as P.T. Barnum, Mae West, George M. Cohan, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, “Big Tim” Sullivan…; variants to the effect of “no publicity is bad publicity, just spell the name right” are continually uttered (or mumbled in the case of Ozzy Osbourne), in regard to negative publicity. The idea is that someone is at least talking about you.

I noticed that I had almost 100 spam hits in the past three days when I was working on the parkhussion website this morning. That might sound like a bad thing on the surface, but I take it as progress…. on more than one front.

A few months back I started getting hit by the spambots on the blog. I was only a couple of months into operating a full-featured website like this, and on a steep learning curve. It annoyed me especially because so much spam was making it through and sending false notifications to my email, which caused my phone to make way too much noise. I mentioned it to ‘my web guy’ one day. An update and some configuration on the filter solved the interruption issue and the spam was going properly to quarantine. I admit that I got lazy about looking at it after a month or so and forgot all about it.

Until today. As I was saying, I saw that I had a bunch of spam in the quarantine. I realized that I hadn’t looked at that in a while, so I went over to review them expecting that there would be 2 -3 months of stuff to look through. Then I noticed that every single one of them had arrived in the past three days! The filter throws stuff out automagically and I have no idea of the curve from 0 to 100 spam hits in a few days, but the trend has to be pointing virtually straight up. I could do some analytics research if I wanted to, but anecdotally I conclude that the bots are definitely seeing me now when they scour the web, and I think that is a really good thing. Hits are hits in search heuristics, and the more the merrier! Even better is that a couple of real people have now found me here, too. I am optimistic the ‘real people’ data point (that would be you!) will follow the curve of the bots…

Please remember, just spell the name right :)

Peace!

-Keith

www.parkhussion.com/blog/

Life through music, music for life.

 

open Jam Thursday nights at the Twilight Room Annex

Upcoming Events Jul 25, 2013 No Comments

openjamtwighlightannex2

The Backstrokes regain their voice at OHSU

Just Stuff, Uncategorized, Video Clips Jun 27, 2013 No Comments

A story about The Backstrokes!

Published on Jun 18, 2013 by KOIN LOCAL 6 Chad Carter

People recovering from a stroke are helped with music and formed a group at OHSU

Everything you have done in life to this point is preparation for your next step. So take it.

Just Stuff, Keith-isms, Uncategorized May 17, 2013 No Comments

Keith to Keith: Everything you have done in life to this point is preparation for your next step. So take it.

I’m stepping out and moving forward. It doesn’t matter how hard it looks to anyone else; it is my step, my purpose, my life.

I have fears, yet I am not afraid.
I have vulnerabilities, yet I am not weak.
My peace was shattered, yet I am unbroken.

My eyes are open, my strengths are intact, my heart is clear. I am focused on what will be gained, not what has been lost. I choose to define myself as what I am, not what I am not. As I walk on the edge I will look up at the sky, not down where I might fall.

And though the journey is mine, I am mindful and thankful of the many helping hands I encounter along the way–the expected and the unexpected–that are willing to hold my burdens for me when I need to catch my breath. None of us do this thing called life all by ourselves, and even when it feels like I am walking by myself, I know I am never alone. Who knew a deathblow could make me feel so alive?

I am ready; hup-two-three-four; here I go, out the door…..

The future is unclear, yet I am undaunted.

I will be looking for you along the way. Always with a hug, and a hand if you need one, my friends.

Peace, Baby!

-Keith

Life through music, music for life.
www.parkhussion.com

 

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”

Keith-isms, Quotes May 16, 2013 No Comments

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”

-Bill Cosby

Don’t be afraid to succeed!

-Keith

 

The Healing Power of the Drum

Drums-Drumming, Just Stuff Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

Drumming is good for us. I’ve known it for a long time. This is a very interesting field to me……

The Healing Power of the Drum – Part I

The Healing Power of the Drum – Part II

450 drummers? We’re going to need some bigger amps!

Just Stuff, Video Clips Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

450 drummers? We’re going to need some bigger amps!
Members of The Alice Cooper Group, Glen Sobel, Ryan Roxie and Orianthi Invade Woodstick 2012.

When Vanity Kills Kickstarter Webisode #1

Just Stuff, Upcoming Events, Video Clips Apr 28, 2013 No Comments

Help us finish our first Debut 12 song Pop/Rock Album titled ‘Never Saw it Coming’!!!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whenvanitykills/when-vanity-kills-album-never-saw-it-coming-comple?ref=live

The Album, “Never Saw It Coming” is named after one of the tracks being recorded for the Pop/Rock album centered around a break up theme. The Founders of the band When Vanity Kills have spent the last year working hard to pull Dynamic harmonies, chilling guitar riffs, grungy heart felt vocals and minor classic key tones together for their fans and families. After working so long and hard, they are looking to fans, groups, and communities such as http://kickingitforward.org to help give it the final push and to complete the album and get it into the hands of waiting fans within the next few months with the aide of fellow band members

 

LionFish at Mad Greek Deli 4/19/13 7-10 pm

Upcoming Events Apr 17, 2013 No Comments

LionFish at Mad Greek Deli
18450 NW West Union
4/19/13          7-10 pm

lionfishatMGD130419

I don’t have time for fate, I’m just going to have to do it myself.

Keith-isms Apr 10, 2013 No Comments

I don't have time for fate, I'm just going to have to do it myself.

Look Ma, no hands!

Drums-Drumming, Video Clips Apr 05, 2013 2 Comments

Buddy Rich double bass drum solo from 1949…  just bass drums. TRAPS the Drum Wonder was a phenomenal innovator of the craft.

It’s a continuum

Keith-isms Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

It’s a continuum. There is no such thing as ahead or behind.

One day you just start…

Nothing Else Matters

Just Stuff, Quotes, Video Clips Feb 25, 2013 No Comments

Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step (Lao-tzu c604-c531 bc)

Keith-isms, Quotes Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

Take one step in the direction you want to go!Maybe you don’t have time to do it all right now, but can you find the time to take one step in the direction you want to go?

Love is for giving. Love is forgiving.

Keith-isms Feb 20, 2013 No Comments

Some things just can’t be explained. The challenge is to accept it; to go with it; know it is right. And let it just be.

Keith-isms Feb 18, 2013 No Comments

There is no backspace in music. If you get lost, find 1 and move forward. (True about life, too….)

Keith-isms Feb 17, 2013 1 Comment

parkhussion – Life Through Music, Music For Life

Keith-isms Feb 16, 2013 No Comments