Welcome to the studio. Dumber Chats. This is a creativity podcast. Talk about drumming, music production, how to get things done. Sometimes motivational stuff, all kinds of stuff that have to do with creativity. And today I'm going to be talking about some of my favorite drumming podcasts. My name is Jonathan Cassie Nave. And let me just give you a quick background as to why I do a podcast. Number one. Hopefully, I have some stuff that I've learned through the years that I could share with others that will make their journey a little easier. A little more fun. Number two, I'm a big fan of podcast. I listen to a time number three. I like talking into a microphone. So those are the real reasons. And and honestly, I say I like talking in the microphone. If I didn't think I had anything of value to say or anything that I thought that might be useful to others, I wouldn't You know, I probably wouldn't waste the time I met. That might do it, but I wouldn't actually put it out anywhere. It would most likely just sit on a hard drive. And by the way, if you have lots and lots of ideas sitting on a hard drive that you've never released. Check up my episode on perfection syndrome, but I started listening to podcasts, you know, several years ago, but really maybe heavily of three or four years ago, and I think it was probably the Marc Maron podcast that really got me into other podcasts. He was kind of the entry gate for a lot of people getting into podcasts, and he does an interview podcast. He's not really one of the ones on this list. I'm just telling you this little story. Hey, does a lot of interviews with musicians and actors and comedians and writers and all kinds of creative people, and it's an interview format. He's got a kind of a unique twist on it. He's a comedian and married, by the way, is one of the guys that really sort of helped popularize podcasts. He his became a big hit, and then he went on to you know, he's gone on to do television shows and lots of other stuff and his his comedy and everything else so him, along with a handful of others, are responsible for this sort of podcast boom. I think that we have right now, but today I'm going to talk about some of my favorite drumming podcasts and then a couple of others that are not drumming related. I wanted to start with something that I heard on a podcast. And ah, this was one of the podcast I'm gonna talk a little bit about which is called Drummers Resource with Nick Ruffini. And I was listening to an interview with drummer Richard Spay Vin, one of my favorite drummers. Great guy from the UK has a really cool, ah unique style and plays on some unique sounding tracks. If you if you're not familiar with Richard's Pavin, check him out. Ah, he's a minor all artist, and you could find him all over the Web but really, really cool dynamic playing. But he was kind of just basically saying that when he first started doing drum shows like, you know, basic are various kinds of, you know, nam shows or whatever. They were just drum related shows that he sort of expected the thing that we see a lot in a lot of these types of shows where you have all the musicians sort of sitting on the front row, filling up the 1st 2 or three rows with their arms crossed. With this kind of attitude of like, prove to me, you're good This is a very common thing that happens anytime you have a musician's musician. But what he said was that in the drum community he's found that there's some of the best listeners that he's ever played for, and this is also echoed elsewhere. I've heard drummers referred to as a tribe, and if you guys look around on Instagram, if you're not on INSTAGRAM, I'll tell you one of the main reasons I got I'm not, like, huge. I don't spend a lot of time on Social media. Instagrams, one of my favorite and one of the reasons that I got in the Instagram was because the drum community there is amazing. There's so many cool players. But the cool thing about it is, is everybody is supportive of everybody else. You'll post a picture or a video, and after you plugged in and start following people, you know, people drop by and say man, nice job, cool photo. Everybody's really supportive and that's one of the things that makes I think drummers a little bit unique, and I know that there are a lot of different kinds of people. Listen, this podcast, But I just wanted to kind of give a shout out to all the drummers that are listening. And, you know, I'm really proud to be a member of the drumming community, and it's really cool that we have that, that everyone has that kind of attitude. There's something different about drummers, about how we look at each other well, want to learn from each other and how we support each other. So I think it's really cool, and I bring this up because you'll see this attitude reflected in these podcasts. I'm listing here the first podcast I want to talk about and these air in no particular order. But one of my favorite drumming podcast is called The Trap Set with Zhou Long, so this is primarily a interview podcast. But Zhou Long's been doing this for a while. It's done very professionally, he asked Great questions. There's kind of a it's seems somewhat structure, but there's a conversational style. He's good at responding to the answers that the person being interviewed is giving has a nice flow to it, and he's just really good at asking questions. And you learn a lot about kind of some unique things about whoever he's interviewing. And, of course, that's the the ah, the goal of any interview is to sort of give you, give the listener something a little bit different. So that's the trap set with Joe Wong, the scroll to his feet and and you know, picker German that you like and start listening and you'll see what I mean. When I mentioned just a minute ago was the drug was drummers resource podcast with Nick Ruffini, another great interviewer. And the thing I like about Ah, next podcast is that he does a lot of different things. He does a lot of interviews. They're great interviews, very in depth, asked great questions, But then he'll just throw it like a 10 minute tip of the day. Or he'll throw out like a 12 minute motivation. So he does a nice job of mixing it up, And he also hosts a drummer that you guys may have heard of called Daniel Glass. So he hosts The Daniel Glass Show on his network and Those are also very good. So check out the Drummer's Resource podcast with Nick Ruffini. So that's number two again. In no particular order. One of my all time favorite and longstanding podcast is the modern drummer podcast with Mike and Mike. I tell my students about this all the time, and they don't do any interviews per se. They talk about some of the things that are in that much magazine. Whoever's featured on the cover, they talk about things that they're up to. One of the big focuses on this podcast is Toe let you in on what's happening in the drum industry. What's happening in the drone community, and they do a great job at this. They're funny, entertaining, Uh, and you know, they make me laugh a lot. They'll take a new product that is being reviewed in the magazine. It might be a symbol line or snare drum, and they'll play the audio of Mike playing that product. So you get to hear exactly what they're talking about, and then they do a pick of the week. It could be something that they're using or listening to, or something they've seen. So it's kind of a nice variety about an hour, and they also feature drummers on a regular basis. At the beginning and end of the podcast, you could send in like a beat and they'll play it. I sent one in not too long ago, and they played it at the beginning and episode, and it was a thrill to hear it on their podcast. So that's the modern drummer podcast with Mike and Mike. Ah, let's see. The next one is. I'd hit that and this is an interview podcast. There's a bunch of these. He's been doing this a long time, and Dave's style is very conversational, so he might meet with somebody at a cafe. He might meet with somebody in his car, and he just pulls out his little zoom 1/4 and ask them questions. And he has a very unique style and way of interviewing people and talking to people and finding out about their background. And it's very entertaining that one is called. I'd hit that to check that one out also, So I have a couple here that are not drum related. The 1st 1 and one that I've been listening to for maybe six months or so. Now is the Bruce Lee podcast If you don't know who Bruce Lee is, depending on your age. He was a famous martial artist writer philosopher, mostly known for his work in film as a martial artist. He also, um, opened several martial arts studios and started a style called Cheap Kendo. But his daughter, her name is Shannon Lee does a podcast, and it's they call it a Night applied philosophy podcast, and they take a subject based on his. Apparently he was very prolific as a writer, and they will take one of his subjects that he wrote about, and they will do the podcast about that. And again, this is philosophy that they're talking about. It's hosted by Shannon Lea and her friend Sharon, and they do a fantastic job. It has a very nice pace to it. It's very calming. I learned something kind of new each time I listened to it. If you're in the philosophy, you might check this one out. It's really cool, and I really I really like it. It's very, very inspirational. Ah, a comedy one for You is called Come to Papa. So there's ah, comedian, his name is Tom Papa. His co host is Paul Morrissey, and they do kind of just a talk about stuff that's going on in their lives, day to day lives, and they make it really funny. I listen to this podcast because it's just light and fun and kind of medium paced, and it's just pleasant to listen to. It's It's a great one to listen to in the morning while you're making breakfast. If you see one marked live, they do a live podcast every now and then, and I warn you that one's a little more adult. It's a live comedy show done typically in New York, and so check out those as well if you want something a little edgier. And finally, if you're a musician and you're into finding out about what's going on in the music industry, In my opinion, this is probably the best podcast that I know of that deals with the music industry. It's called Bobby Kosinski's inner Circle, so Bobby's last name is O. W S I N K I, Bobby Kosinski's inner circle, and he is an audio engineer. Ah, mixing engineer, recording engineer, producer writer. He has been around a long time. He has a very long standing career. He's he's well respected and really knows his stuff. And he's written a lot of books about audio engineering. But his podcast is just really, really good. It's Ah, he starts with about 5 to 10 minutes of updates on something having to do with the industry. He may be talking about some new development on Spotify. As new things pop up, say, like if the sale of vinyl goes up or down, he'll give you the statistics of that just really interesting tidbits about where we are in industry. So he starts with a little bit of that. And then he goes into an interview and he'll interview people in the audio world. He interviews some film composers. He'll interview musicians that also right and compose an audio engineer. It's focused around audio engineering, but within that there's a lot of variety because a lot of guys, studio musicians, composers, a lot of these guys have studios and they have a lot of things to talk about. So he'll talk about their career and what they're up to today and and I can't say enough about how it is one of the best insights to what's going on in the whole big picture world of the music industry today. So that's Bobby Kosinski's inner circle. This is a very short list for me I'm going to do. I'm gonna continue to do these. There are a lot of podcasts I listen to that I didn't mention today because guys and gals, my podcast fee. I literally subscribed to over 70 podcasts. So what I do when I have time as I scroll through the feet and kind of look at what looks interesting to me and I click on and play it. Sometimes it might be comedy. Sometimes it might be a drumming podcast. Sometimes it might be a philosophy podcast. Sometimes it might be something completely different. So if you have any favorite podcast, please let me know. Earlier, I mentioned this phenomenal community on Instagram. If you're a drummer and you're not plugged in there, please follow me on the studio drummer on Instagram and check out some of the people I'm following and liking, and you'll see what I'm talking about. There's a whole bunch of really cool people posting really cool photos and licks and songs and all kinds of cool drum stuff. I follow a lot of lot of other musicians and things related to that also, and let's see what else Please leave me a rating and review on iTunes, if you can, that would be very helpful. The way that it works with iTunes is the more reviews you get and ratings you get. It pushes you hire in the search engine. So when someone's searches for drummers podcasts, the more reviews and ratings you have, the higher you are, the better it shows up in the feed, and the way that you do that is you go to the search feature and you search for the studio drummer or my name Jonathan Kazan IV. And when that pops up, you scroll down and it says, Writer of you and you know and then you can. You can click some stars and write some words. That would be fantastic. I hope something in this podcast helps you you find it useful. Hopefully, some of these podcasts that I've mentioned one or two or three of these podcasts will jump out at you and you'll say, Hey, I want to check that out and you'll click on them and they'll be entertaining and useful for you. This is Jonathan Kazen, a the studio drummer, and I will talk to you soon, okay?