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Paraphrase: "It takes a long time to sound like yourself." Miles Davis ...dig'n your podcast, thank you Vin

1 months ago reply 0

Thanks for sharing this Vinnie! Saludos desde Argentina

7 months ago reply 0

Vinnie and Alan Watts currently inspiring me back to the Drumkit ๐Ÿ‘.

1 years ago reply 0

Thank you Vinnie. Your subject matter is exactly what Iโ€™m going through now. Big Help!!

1 years ago reply 0

That's so deep and honestly I think you're right, there's so many issues that come into play besides the mere skill at the instrument. Sometimes it's so hard to let go of the anxiety of trying to sound like someone else who you idolize or some industry standard that you feel you must adhere to. You're an example to everyone of how to find your own sound and the great thing is that you inspire people to do just that every time you play. However not everyone will be able to succeed at it, unfortunately.... I guess it's one of the hardest things to achieve in this life.

1 years ago reply 0

Thank you Vinnie

1 years ago reply 0

Vinnie, I love this! Thank you ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

1 years ago reply 0

This is excellent. Only reason I downloaded this app was to hear from the master himself. Thank you Vinnie.

1 years ago reply 3

Very nice and useful way of learning

1 years ago reply 0

In the quest to become a working, in demand drummer (by default related to this blog) we can forget who we are and why we started in the first place. When I left school in Connecticut I returned home to discover that there was a new guy in town who basically slayed everyone. All of a sudden we all had to sound like him. And he was very compelling exactly as you are. In fact the two of you are icons of the last 3 1/2 of decades. And we lose ourselves to try to get more work. But the thing that occurred to me is that the two of you continually re-invent. You donโ€™t accept where you are and you continually push. That is the inspirational thing. And even at my late stage of development it shows me that one can continue to go on and grow. The podcast is great please take the time to do as many as you can.

1 years ago reply 1

love it

1 years ago reply 1

Wow!! "Learning by unlearning" at least for me! I lovin it!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on these matters, it's a HUGE contribution to us all.

1 years ago reply 1

Inspired

1 years ago reply 0

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. It's the perfect balance of giving enough to stimulate ones thought process without giving too much as to direct those thoughts.

1 years ago reply 0

Wish Iโ€™d heard this back in the 80s. It took me until my late forties to start thinking like this and discovering I had a โ€˜meโ€™ that other musicians and songwriters loved to work with. But it was always there, I got too hung up trying to emulate other players....like Vinnie.....to realise my โ€˜meโ€™ had a value. Iโ€™d happily listen to Vinnie talk without seeing him play, everything any musician needs to know for direction is in this podcast.

1 years ago reply 4

You nailed it! Looking forward to more!

1 years ago reply 0

Heavy, deep and real ... I agree ... be real. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

1 years ago reply 0

Thank you Master

1 years ago reply 0

Thank you for sharing such amazing words of wisdom absolutely love it. Can't wait to hear more

1 years ago reply 0

Vinnie, I absolutely love the stories you share. I really feel a strong appreciation for all of it. I love this podcast, and Im thrilled that you are here.

1 years ago reply 1