TomTom Shoot

TomTom magazine is about Drums, Art, Women, Music, Style, & Culture. Mindy Abovitz –  Creator/Editor www.tomtommag.com Teri Duerr, Producer, Horse+Dragon NYC www.horsedragon-nyc.com Meg Wachter, Photographer  – www.megwachterphoto.com Seong-hee Park, Makeup – www.seong-hee.com TomTom Theme #1 written and played by FraeFrae (thats me).

The BLACK Stripes (Drum Intro)

Actually we aren’t really called The Black Stripes…. but I loved doing a duo tour through the South with my friend and fabulous guitar player, Ladell McLin.  We were somewhere in Florida here.  Can’t wait to do it again! Its Blues, Its Rock and its Improv.  I remember Ladell broke a string so he told […]

Greece! Rhythm Road #8

We flew into Thessolinikki and boarded our new tour bus heading for the mountains of Northern Greece. Mountains, lakes, Rivers, great food, and even greater people.  The love and support we received on this leg of the tour was off the charts. Thankyou Antonis Varvatsoulias from the Foundation of Thracian Art & Tradition for introducing […]

Rhythm Road #4 Oradea! Sibiu! Sanaia! So long Romania!

Thankyou again Ruxandra, Emil, Peter, Julie, Lucian, Lia & Adina & Alexis!! We will never forget you and your kindness.  Please keep in touch!!! Excerpt from our blues rhythm workshop in Oradea. Thankyou Alexis for filming. The Doodle-lah Eli Teaching the 6/8 groove feel Please check out Eli Yamins bolg @ eliyamin.com/blog

Songs for Nina Simone

Tamar Kali.  My girl. I call her T.K. Love her. (www.flamingyoni.com) T.K. & LaRonda Davis.  DO NOT MESS with these sistas as they will out organize and outclass anyone before you can wake up and say BOO! When T.K. calls me for a gig, I’m never sorry to hear her voice on the other side […]

Food for Thought….

Paul Celucci coming into town is a beautiful thing because some of us from the Sabian crew can get together and reacquaint, or acquaint – and what could be more civilized than breaking bread?

Can a Paradiddle Save the World?

CAN A PARADIDDLE SAVE THE WORLD??? For those who don’t know, a PARADIDDLE is one of the technical/rhythmic building blocks from the drumming vocabulary. It is from a family of said building blocks called the rudiments. (Bounces and accents) Basically 26 in number. Like the alaphabet, the 26 are “rhythmic letters” that form words…that become […]