Tyler Zarzeka is a professional drummer whose credits include Charlie Puth, Kiiara, Noah Cyrus (Miley’s sister) and is currently on the road with Taylor Grey! He is currently on the roster for Q drums, Zildjain, Remo, Roland, Vic Firth, etc.
He’s a very down to earth and awesome guy, and I really enjoyed our conversation. We had a great talk about how to make the connections in becoming a pro drummer, what it’s like to be on the road, staying healthy while traveling and more!
This incredible video (uploaded in 2011) has somehow recently made it to the top of YouTube’s algorithm and is being pushed to viewers now, but I’m really glad I saw this. Since I live in NYC and would never do this stuff myself, it’s amazing to see these hidden places such as abandon subway stations, secret underground tunnels, tops of bridges, etc…
DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF, you will either get arrested or die. Watching these guys explore the hidden underbelly of NYC is truly fascinating.
I absolutely love Tortoise, and TNT is nothing short of a masterpiece of an LP. Pitchfork just posted this live video of them performing the entire album in full at the Art Institute of Chicago and it is glorious.
Sound quality is absolutely excellent, and video production quality is equally as great. I saw them way back in the 1990s, and it makes me very happy to see them performing this material today. This was a great way to start my morning.
TNT has also recently been reissued on vinly (I already got a copy) but you can pick one up with the link below 🙂
I just released a new live performance video the other day of me playing drums along with a song I made in Milkytracker. This is not the first video like this I’ve made, in fact I now have 11 or so videos of my playing along to chip trackers with live drums.
In addition to that, I’ve done several other types of performances on YouTube over the years, and have been adding them to this playlist above over time. I thought I would post it here again since it has recently been updated.
Private drum, guitar, or software lessons on Skype or Discord: Skype: justin.robert87 Discord: demonicsweaters#6261
Cheap are such an awesome band. They’ve made some timeless rock songs that are some of the best ever made like Surrender, and Dream Police, but another thing about them was their look back in their early days. They were a really mismatched assortment or originality. This really makes their stage presence utterly unique and quite memorable.
As one commentor of this amazing cover of “Ain’t That a Shame” on YouTube put it: “I loved this band not just for their sound but how they looked like no other band. They had the two pretty boys on bass and vocals and Charlie Brown on guitar all grown up and your high school chemistry teacher on drums. LOL” Which pretty much sums it up perfectly!