Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 148 - Juan José R. Calvo (Part 2)

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 147 - Juan José R. Calvo (Part 1)

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 146 - Suz Paulinski

Creator and Owner of The Rock/Star Advocate and host of the Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast Suz Paulinski talks about the beginnings of her current role as a Mindset Coach and some of the changes in the Music Business Market (02:10), how The Rock/Star Advocate has progressed over the years and creating a Music Conference last minute (20:50), hosting her podcast (42:40), growing up in Queens, NY (49:10), going to Drexel University (PA) for Music Business (59:00), the beginnings of her career with many record labels and working as a paralegal (01:11:40), and takes the time for some Random Ass Questions (01:32:45).

Finishing with Raves on A League of Their Own and The Inventor (01:49:00).


The Rock/Star Advocate

The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast

Mad Dragon Music

Music Industry at Drexel

Atlantic Records

Warner Brothers Records

EMI Records


Lil’ Kim goes to prison

Ol’Dirty Bastard

Tower Records

Sam Goody

Virgin Megastores


360 deal

Sync Summit

Marimba - Pete Zambito

Amy Winehouse


Bethenny Frankel

Amy Porterfield

Marie Forleo

Noble Steed Music

DIY Musician Conference


Scott Doucet

Belmont Park

Total Request Live

Mickey Mouse Club

Titanic trailer

Jim Klein

Performing Rights Organizations

Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

Matt Duke

Tricia O’Keefe

“Shut Up Bitch” - Lil’ Kim

Corina Corina

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

A League of Their Own trailer

Crossroads trailer

Mariska Hargitay

Law and Order: SVU

The Good Wife



The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley trailer

The Handmaid’s Tale trailer


A League of Their Own trailer

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 145 - Victor Caccese

Sandbox Percussion Group founder and member Victor Caccese talks about all things Sandbox Percussion (01:40), growing up near Philadelphia, his Italian and Brazilian roots, and his soccer and golf career (27:35), his undergrad years at Peabody Conservatory (MD), studying with Bob Van Sice, and the “Peabody Curse” (52:30), continuing to study with Van Sice at Yale University (CT) for his Master’s and the greatness of New Haven pizza (01:14:10), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:27:40).

Finishing with a Rave on the 2019 movie Rocketman (01:48:45).


Victor Caccese’s homepage

Sandbox Percussion

Ian Rosenbaum

Jonny Allen

Terry Sweeney

Sandbox Percussion Seminar

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion - Bela Bartok

Bob Van Sice

Fractured Atlas

So Percussion

Jason Treuting

Third Coast Percussion

String Theory in Chattanooga

Inuksuit - John Luther Adams

“Pieces of Wood” - Steve Reich

“Drumming” - Steve Reich

“Pillar IV” - Andy Akiho

“Goldbeater’s Skin” - Christopher Cerrone

The Dwight School

Sandbox Percussion Spring Benefit

Super Bowl LII

Harvey Mason

Antonio Sanchez

Philly Joe Jones

Gene Krupa

Buddy Rich

Art Blakey

Glen Oaks Country Club

Bethpage Black Course

Rickie Fowler

Amadinda Percussion Group

NEXUS Percussion

Percussion Group Cincinnati

Les Percussions de Stasbourg

Gwen Dease

Ji Hye Jung

Svet Stoyanov

Todd Meehan

The Percussion Collective

Michael Burritt

Threads - Paul Lansky

“Village Burial with Fire” - James Wood

“Rogosanti” - James Wood

Martin Bresnick

Aaron Kernis

David Lang

Julia Wolfe

“Rebonds A/B” - Iannis Xenakis

“Khan Variations” - Alejandro Viñao

“Three Moves” - Paul Lansky

Pepe’s Pizza

Sally’s Apizza

“Cloud-Polyphonies” - James Wood

Garrett Arney

It’s a Wonderful Life trailer

Once Upon a Time in the West trailer

Super Bowl XXXIX

Super Bowl XV

Germany over Brazil 7-1 2014 World Cup

Neymar wins Gold Medal for Brazil at 2016 Olympics

Ben Wallace

Mark DeChiazza


Rocketman trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 144 - Sarah Hagan

Zildjian and Vic Firth Director of Artist Relations for Drumset Sarah Hagan talks about her job and regularly attending PASIC and NAMM (01:40), being on the PAS Exec Board and women in the percussion industry (14:10), growing up on the Massachusetts coast, classic rock music, sports and her high school cover band “Scarecrow” (23:40), going to Stonehill College (MA) for undergrad and her beginnings at Zildjian (47:50), and takes the time for some Random Ass Questions (55:00).

Finishing with a Rave on the 2019 movie Booksmart (01:23:35).


Sarah Hagan’s Instagram

Sarah Hagan’s Zildjian press announcement

Steve Gadd

Keith Carlock

Marco Minnemann

Thomas Pridgen

John Blackwell

Benny Greb

“Don’t Stop” - Fleetwood Mac

“Stairway to Heaven” - Led Zeppelin

“Don’t Dream It’s Over” - Crowded House

Juels Thomas

My Cousin VInny courtoom scene

My Cousin Vinny positraction scene

“It’s My Party” - Lesley Gore

“It’s Judy’s Turn to Cry” - Lesley Gore

“Blue” - Joni Mitchell

“Walk This Way” - Aerosmith

“Greased Lightning” - Grease

“Black Hole Sun” - Soundgarden

Matt Chamberlain

Matt Cameron

Buddy Rich

Gene Krupa

Art Ensemble of Chicago

“Scarecrow” - Ministry

“Enter Sandman” - Metallica

“Would?” - Alice in Chains

“Alive” - Pearl Jam

Fred Astaire’s Drum Solo

Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk at the 1996 Tony’s

Armand Zildjian

Roy Haynes

Avengers: Endgame trailer

The Highwaymen trailer

Natural Born Killers trailer

Aurora Borealis

Machu Picchu

Galápagos Islands

“46 and 2” - Tool

Neil Larrivee

Yankees-Red Sox rivalry

Zildjian Underground - Nate Smith

La Sagrada Familia


Booksmart trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 143 - Thom Hasenpflug

Idaho State University Percussion Professor and Music Department Chair Thom Hasenpflug talks about getting the job there and the challenges of recruiting to his school (03:05), taking on the chair position (with a brief NY sports interlude) (22:30, growing up in Duchess County, NY, and more about living and working in the American West (45:00), going to Ithaca College (NY) for his undergrad and master’s and the idea of “Percussion Trees” (01:02:30), studying with Doug Walter for his doctorate at UC-Boulder and his “get-a-job” period (01:18:45), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:31:50).

Finishing with a Rave on the benefits of Travel (01:42:15).


Thom Hasenpflug’s homepage

Thom Hasenpflug’s Idaho State page

Thom Hasenpflug’s C.Alan page

Jeannine Remy

Stephens Performing Arts Center (ID)

Blood, Sweat and Tears

2000 World Series (Yankees-Mets)

1990s New York Knicks

MacKenzie River Pizza

Andrew Hasenpflug

Sun Valley (ID)

Ketchum (ID)

Jackson Hole (WY)

John H. Beck

Michael Burritt

Thomas Burritt

Steven Schick

Michael Udow

WarGames trailer

Doug Walter

Gordon Stout

Alan Abel

Charles Owen

Mike Truesdell

Doug Perkins

Bonnie Whiting

“Astral Dance” - Gordon Stout

“Four Movements for Marimba” - Michael Burritt

“October Night” - Michael Burritt

Bill Molenhof

“For The Gap” - Thom Hasenpflug

Porgy and Bess xylophone part

Airplane! trailer

Amadeus trailer

The Thing (1982) trailer

Out of Sight trailer

The Hobbit trailer

World War Z trailer

Zero Hour! trailer

Signs trailer

“Ghost Riders in the Sky” - Riders in the Sky

Nighthawks - Edward Hopper

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 142 - Hannah Hutchins

Recent Mizzou Master’s in Percussion graduate Hannah Hutchins stops by to talk about her recent recital and her involvement at Mizzou (02:00), growing up in Missoula, MT, the wide open west and her high school goth period (21:50), getting her undergrad at the University of Montana (44:15), the Mizzou Master’s and studying in Ghana in 2018 (01:09:10), and finishes off with the Random Ass Questions (01:26:15).

Finishing with a Rave on the classic film Gladiator (01:45:00).


Mizzou New Music Ensemble

Megan Arns

“Guun” - Valerie Naranjo

Jerome Balsab and Bernard Woma on Gyil

Saakumu Dance Troupe

“Homage to Noncarrow” - Alejandro Viñao

“Canaries” - Elliott Carter

“Gender of Metal” - Casey Cangelosi

“See Ya Thursday” - Steve Mackey

“Chant” - Liam Teague


Emerging Artists Concert

Matt Sharrock

Glacier National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Jeff Brandt

Vancore Marimbas

“Medicate” - AFI

“Bring Me to Life” - Evanescence

Robert LedBetter

Ed Soph

Modern School for Mallet and Keyboard Instruments - Morris Goldenberg

Fundamental Method for Mallets - Mitchell Peters

“Romantica” - Katarzyna Mycka, performer

“Diabolic Variations” - Raymond Helble

“Concertare” - Raymond Helble

“Duo Chopinesque” - Michael Hennagin

“Sugaria” - Eric Sammut

“Velocities” - Joseph Schwantner

Casey Cangelosi

@ Percussion Podcast

Jeremiah Rittel

Khemia Ensemble

Across the Grain

Quey Percussion Duo

Dagara Music Center

Gilmore Girls

Napoleon Dynamite trailer

Mandy trailer

Rails to Trails

The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer

The Royal Tenenbaums trailer

The Victor Wooten Trio

The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music - Victor Wooten


Gladiator trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 141 - Frank Chapple

Keller SD (TX) Percussion Director and author of The Packet Frank Chapple stops by to talk about his school job, program and facility, and the changing motivations of his teaching (01:45), the development of The Packet and his other writing for percussion (29:25), growing up in an army family and living in Maryland, Texas, Louisiana, and Thailand (43:15), attending Northwestern State (LA) and Northern Illinois for undergrad and his beginnings as a teacher (59:20), and handles the Random Ass Questions (01:17:00).

Finishing with a Rave on the book The Disaster Artist (01:40:25).


Chapple Percussion Consulting

The Packet

The Musical Parking Lot

Marty Hurley

Phantom Regiment

Jeff Prosperie

Troy Breaux

Jason Baker

Rich Holly

Robert Chappell

Liam Teague

Four Movements for Marimba - Michael Burritt

Star Wars - A New Hope trailer

Tony Dorsett

Cowboys Doomsday Poster

Patrick Ewing

Knicks-Bulls 1990s rivalry

Dirk Nowitzki

Dak Prescott

Ezekiel Elliott

Greg Hardy

Jerry Jones

Emmitt Smith

Harry Bosch

Jack Reacher

Stephen King


The Disaster Artist - Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 140 - Richard Johnson and African-American Orchestral Percussionists (Rebroadcast)

Two recently published articles in Percussive Notes magazine mean it’s time to rebroadcast two recent conversations. Joe W. Moore III and Teddy Hall, Jr. talk about African-American Orchestral Percussionists: the beginnings of the research (02:30), their own orchestral history (14:20), the influence of conservatories vs. other institutions of higher learning (23:10), orchestral pipelines and numbers (36:50), and the interests of orchestras in diversity, along with final thoughts (46:30).

We then revisit part of Teddy Hall, Jr.’s discussion about the life of Richard Johnson, the first African-American Percussion Instructor at Indiana University from the early 1960s-1980s (01:01:00).

Finishing with a Rave on the graphic novel Persepolis (01:21:40).


Teddy Hall, Jr.

Joe W. Moore III

Neal Flum

Sphinx Music

Raynor Carroll

Orchestra Noir

Atlanta Music Project

Timothy K. Adams, jr.

Shaylor James

Josh Jones

James Latimer

Elayne Jones

Scott Herring

Jeff Moore

Richard Johnson

Mark Sunkett

Jauvon Gilliam

Michael Crusoe

Douglas Cardwell

Oliver Molina


The Complete Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 139 - James Doyle

Adams State University (CO) Percussion Professor James Doyle stops by to talk about getting the ASU job and fundraising with local potato kingmakers (01:55), growing up in North St. Louis and his illustrious High School Show Choir career (27:35), going to the University of Central Missouri for undergrad (46:30), LSU for his master’s (56:40), his military band career and playing all over the world (01:12:30), his doctoral program at UNLV and the focus on article writing (01:32:50), and goes all in on the Random Ass Questions (01:44:00).

Finishing with a Rave on Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride (01:59:45).


James Doyle’s Homepage

James Doyle’s Adams State page

James Doyle’s New Music USA page

Tracy Doyle

Alamosa Microbreweries


Dean Gronemeier

Tim Jones

Gary Cook

Mike Sekelsky

Doug Smith

“Listen to Your Heart” - Roxette

“Fascinatin’ Rhythm” - George Gershwin

The Cowboys - John Williams

“Chili Con Carne”

Future Sounds - David Garibaldi

MMPAT 2020

Chris Treloar

Percussion Keyboard Technic - Thomas McMillan

Essential Styles - Steve Houghton

Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer - Jim Chapin

Syncopation for the Modern Drummer - Ted Reed

Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - James Basta

Fantasy on Japanese Wood Prints - Alan Hovhaness

Concertino for Xylophone and Piano - Toshiro Mayuzumi

Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra - Paul Creston

“Cold Pressed” - Dave Hollinden

“Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm” - Dave Hollinden

“Surface Tension” - Dave Hollinden

“Raga No. 1” - Bill Cahn

John Raush

Michael Kingan

Brett Dietz

Gerry DiNardo

Nick Saban

George Crumb

Joan Tower

“Third Construction” - John Cage

“Psappha” - Xenakis

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion - Bela Bartok

Matt Thomas

Rich Holly

Robert Chappell


Michael Spiro

Jesus Diaz

“Omphalo Centric Lecture” - Nigel Westlake

“Trio Per Uno” - Zivkovic

“Piru Bole” - John Bergamo

Daniel Kennedy

“Workers Union” - Louis Andriessen

“Ogoun Badagris” - Christopher Rouse

“Friends in Low Places” - Garth Brooks

“T-R-O-U-B-L-E” - Travis Tritt

“Redneck Woman” - Gretchen Wilson

Kurt Rasmussen

John O’Neal

City Museum, St. Louis

A Time to Kill trailer

Anchorman trailer

Elf trailer

Top Gun trailer

Concert Honesty podcast

The Joe Rogan podcast

American History Tellers podcast

Up and Vanished podcast


Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 138 - Jimmy LaBrecque

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 137 - William Moersch

University of Illinois Percussion Director William Moersch talks about getting the Illinois job and his experiences in the historic studio (02:00), growing up in Ann Arbor (MI) with a brief sojourn near London (27:30), starting his freelancing career in NYC after 2 degrees at the University of Michigan (39:00), the Pirates of Penzance gig and “infamous” percussion book, along with lots of other NYC experiences (47:30), why he eventually left NYC and his various jobs in and around the Northeast (01:13:45), and finishing with the Random Ass Questions (01:29:00).

Finishing with a Rave on the 30 for 30 documentary Seau (01:57:00).


Wiliaml Moersch’s Illinois page

Wiliaml Moersch’s Innovative Percussion page

William Moersch’s Pearl page

Tom Siwe

Paul Price

Ricardo Flores

Charlotte Mattax Moersch

From Me Flows What You Call Time - Toru Takemitsu

Midwest Composers Symposium

Century Mallet Instrument Service

Chris Butler

Michael Bump

Gordon Stout

Concertino for Orchestra - Paul Creston

Contemporary Directions Ensemble

James Salmon

Charles Owen

Keiko Abe

Michael Rosen

Karen Ervin Pershing

“Quintetto” - Teruyuki Noda (excerpt)

George Gaber

Aspen Music Festival

Double Image

Musical Elements

Boulevard Carroll

Kontakte - Karlheinz Stockhausen

Irwin Bazelon

Jonathan Haas

Saul Goodman

Pirates of Penzance

George Hamilton Green

Hary Janos Suite, movement 5 - Zoltan Kodaly

Eric Weissberg


Fred Hinger

Interview With the Vampire trailer

Michael Collins trailer

A Time to Kill trailer

Julie Taymor

Emil Richards

“King of Denmark” - Morton Feldman

Max Newhaus

Blizzard of 1978

James Rosenquist

Tony Williams

Leigh Howard Stevens

“Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra” - Richard Rodney Bennett

Marimba Concerto - Libby Larsen

Karen Finley

Robert Van Sice

Merlin - Andrew Thomas

Reflections on the Nature of Water - Jacob Druckman

Michael Colgrass

“Michi” - Keiko Abe

“Variations on Japanese Children’s Songs” - Keiko Abe

“Mirage” - Sueyoshi

“Time for Marimba” - Minoru Miki

“Torse III” - Akira Miyoshi

“Conversation” - Akira Miyoshi

“Variations on Lost Love” - David Maslanka

“Preludes for Marimba” - Raymond Helble

“Night Rhapsody” - John Serry

Concerto for Marimba - Eric Ewazen

Le Bernardin

“Animus II” - Jacob Druckman

“Circles” - Luciano Berio

El Anatsui

El Anatsui interview


Seau trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 136 - Colin Hill

Tennessee Tech Percussion Professor Colin Hill talks about the TTU job and the BluHill Duo (03:00), growing up in Portland (OR) pole-vaulting, snow-skiing and high school rock band stardom as The Standard Issue (26:25), going to the University of North Texas for undergrad (42:10), Indiana University for the master’s (53:15), the University of Kentucky for the doctorate (01:01:10), barely surviving his year of adjunct work (01:10:10), and pushes through the Random Ass Questions (01:19:35).

Finishing with a Rave on the NBA and NHL playoffs (01:34:30).


Colin Hill’s Tennessee Tech page

Colin Hill’s Innovative Percussion page

Colin Hill’s Homepage

Eric Willie

James Campbell

Marco Schirripa

Brian Blume

Pius Cheung

“José/beFore John5” - Aurel Hollo

Kevin Bobo

Mount Hood

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” - Nirvana

“All the Small Things” - blink-182

“Creep” - Radiohead

“Everlong” - Foo Fighters

Seattle Cascades

Oregon Crusaders

Gordon Rencher

North Texas Percussion Faculty

Keith Hendricks

Brian Mueller

Michael D’Angelo

Ellis Hampton

John Lane

Josh Smith

“Off Axis” - Lynn Glassock

“Trio Per Uno” - Nebojsa Zivkovic

“Cold Pressed” - Dave Hollinden

“Sonata for Piano and Timpani - Anthony Cirone”

“Stroboscope” - Eric Sammut

Indiana University Percussion Faculty

“Chain” - Kazuyori Miyake

“Lonely City Suite” - Jason Baker

“Bell Plates” - Scott Lindroth

“Monkey Chant” - Glenn Kotche

“Interzones” - Bruce Hamilton

“The Whimsical Nature of Small Particle Physics” - Ben Wahlund

“Marimba Spiritual” - Minoru Miki

“Long Way Home” - Chad Floyd

“Octabones” - Adi Morag

“Passacaglia” - Anna Ignatowicz

“Three Preludes” - George Gershwin

“Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel” - Franz Schubert

“Friction” - Brian Blume

“Flowerpot Music No. 1” - Elliot Cole

“A Spanish Groove” - Alejandro Viñao

Brandon Arvay

Brandon Wood

Escape Ten

Billy Madison trailer

Happy Gilmore trailer

Marcus Mariota

Jusuf Nurkic

The 2000 Portland Trailblazers

Damian Lillard beats the Rockets

Double Image


Damian Lillard beats the Thunder

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 135 - Emily Lemmerman (Part 2)

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 134 - Emily Lemmerman (Part 1)

In Part 1, Barracude Steel Drum Owner and Steel Drum Tuner Emily Lemmerman talks about her current pan tuning roles and the facility to read music and play by rote in pan groups (04:40), typical tuning schedules, starting as a tuner and learning under Dr. Ellie Mannette (16:15), breaking into the pan-tuning world as a woman (28:15), tuning drums in Trinidad (39:20), and why tuning drums is such a difficult and unique profession (57:20).

Finish with a Rave on the Stevie Wonder episode of the Hit Parade podcast (01:21:45).


Barracuda Steel Drums

Ellie Mannette

Michael Overman

“Yellow Bird”

Andy Narell

Ray Holman

Phil Hawkins

Adam Mason

Phil Faini

Mark Berry

Coyle Steel Drums

Dan Meunier

Darren Dyke

“So Long” - Skiffle

Cliff Alexis



Hit Parade

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 133 - Julie Davila

WGI and DCI Adjudicator/Arranger, member of the Caixa Trio and Middle Tennessee State University Adjunct Percussion Professor Julie Davila stops by to talk about her current duties and life at MTSU (02:20), her WGI and DCI activities (17:40), her work with Caixa Trio (31:00), her composing and arranging career and trying not to take on too much work (41:20), growing up primarily in Blue Springs, MO, and her high school basketball career (52:25), her undergrad years at Missouri Western, North Texas, and moving to Nashville (01:10:30), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:26:00).

Finishing with a Rave on the 2019 Elite 8 NCAA Men’s Tournament games (01:51:20).


Julie Davila’s Innovative Percussion page

Middle Tennessee State Percussion Faculty

Caixa Trio

Julie Hill

Amy Smith

Gateway Percussion

Lauren Vogel Weiss

Escape Ten

BlueSHIFT Percussion

Impressions on Wood - Julie Davila

“Sir Duke” - Stevie Wonder


Bret Kuhn

Jeff Prosperie

Dennis DeLucia

Fred Sanford

Jon Sundvold

Steve Stipanovich

Steve Harris

Dennis Rogers

Robert Meunier

Robert Schietroma

“Birdland” - Maynard Ferguson

Michael Drake

J. B. Smith

Gary France

Ron Brough

“Third Construction” - John Cage

“Marimba Spiritual” - Minoru Miki

Cadets DCI Scandal

Michigan State University Gymnastics Scandal

As Good As It Gets trailer

Ender’s Game trailer

Marisa Davila

School of Greatness Podcast

The Joy Junkie Podcast

Jim Dwyer

Scott Johnson

Brian West

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Once Musical Pre-Show


2019 Elite 8 Saturday and Sunday

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 132 - Christopher Butler

SIU – Carbondale (IL) Percussion Professor Chris Butler talks about the school, the city, rock climbing and Illinois’s budget issues (01:30), growing up outside Atlanta and being in a high school rock band (25:15), getting his undergraduate at Columbus State University (GA) (38:15), his master’s at the University of Illinois (47:50), taking a year break to work at West Music/Percussion Source before doing his doctorate at the University of Kentucky (01:00:30), and spending time with the Random Ass Questions (01:19:45).

Finishing with a Rave on Strong Black Legends (01:40:40).


Chris Butler’s homepage

Chris Butler’s SIU homepage

Jessica Butler

Francisco Perez


Bill Moersch

“Pure Black” - Ming Ching-

She-e Wu

Jackson Falls Climbing

James Campbell

Matt Henry

Dan Moore

Free Solotrailer

Dawn Wall trailer

Altgeld Hall

Illinois Budget Impasse

“Warehouse” - Dave Matthews Band

“One” - Metallica

“Paranoid Android” - Radiohead

“Happiness is a Warm Gun” - The Beatles

“Helter Skelter” - The Beatles

“Good Times Bad Times” - Led Zeppelin

“Solo No. 1” - Charley Wilcoxin

“The Connecticut Halftime” - Haskell Harr

Slavoj Zizek

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Success is the Only Option - John Calipari

Eleven Rings - Phil Jackson

The Martian - Andy Weir

Apollo 11 trailer

Andy Hudson

Justin Worley

Paul Vaillancourt

“Khan Variations” - Alejandro Viñao

“Water” - Alejandro Viñao

“Impressions” - Nicolas Martynciow

“Gingersnap” - John S. Pratt

“Kyoto” - John Psathas

Thomas Sherwood

Cloyd Duff Timpani Master Class

Charles Settle

Ricardo Flores

Eighth Blackbird

Don DeLillo and TV Buddha

Katherine Syer

“Night Rhapsody” - John Serry

West Music

Scott Herring

Brandon Arvay

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

“Rhythm Gradation for Timpani” - Toshi Ichiyanagi

“Dances of Earth and Fire” - Peter Klatzow

“13 Drums” - Maki Ishii

“Arabesco Infinito” - Alejandro Viñao

“Phénix” - Francois-Bernard Mache

Ethos Percussion Group

Stanton Moore New Orleans Groove

The Purdie Shuffle

Athens Sonata - Pete Zambito

Falcons-Pats Super Bowl

Michael Vick

“The Waydown” - BINKBEATS


Strong Black Legends

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 131 - James Moyer

Texas A&M - International University Chair of the Fine Arts Department and former Percussion Instructor James Moyer stops by for a freewheeling, exciting discussion of his career in and out of academia, percussion, and the Apple Corporation, along with talk about the Steelers, Billy Joel, and Star Trek. He maintains time at the end for the Random Ass Questions (01:34:00).

Finishing with a Rave on Apollo 11 (01:57:10).


James Moyer’s TAMIU page

Mark Boseman

Ivan Trevino

Todd Meehan

Lance Drege

Richard Gipson

“Diabolic Variations” - Raymond Helble

“Portico” - Tom Gauger

“Duo Chopinesque” - Michael Hennagin

Robert Schietroma

Lisa Rogers

Scott Cameron

DeMorrow Instruments

Leigh Howard Stevens

Gordon Stout

Jamie Moyer, pitcher

Four-Mallet Method for Marimba - James Moyer

Four-Mallet Progressive Literature for Marimba - James Moyer

Bill Moersch

Michael Burritt

Vida Chenoweth

Nancy Zeltsman

Cort McClaren

Vic Firth

Brian West

Blake Wilkins

James Lambert

Staci Stokes-Waites

Emery Alford

J.C. Combs

Saul Goodman

Julia Gaines

Alan Shinn

Allan Teel

Tom Morgan

Rich Thompson

“Back Talk” - Harry Breuer

“Fluffy Ruffles” - G. H. Green

Tom Siwe

Johnny Lee Lane

Brian Justison

Larry Holmes, the “Easton Assassin”

Steelers Killer B’s

Steve Jobs

Frank Kumor

Jeff Moore

Chris Hanning

Jim Casella

“After Syrinx II” - Richard Rodney Bennett

“Northern Lights” - Eric Ewazen

Ji Hye Jung

Mike Tomlin

Adam Brennan

John W. Parks IV

Stanley Leonard

Bob Becker

Gary Olmstead

Casey Cangelosi

Gene Koshinski

Brian Britt

Super Bowl XL

Jets-Steelers 2004 Divisional Playoff

Neil O’Donnell

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - trailer

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier trailer

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Gran Torino trailer

The Mule trailer

The Shawshank Redemption trailer

Monty Python and the Holy Grail trailer

H. Robert Reynolds

Crystal Talieferro

Billy Joel Kennedy Center Honors


Apollo 11 trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 130 - Juels Thomas

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 129 - Jim Snell

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Associate Dean of Performance Management and Chair of the Instrumental Division Jim Snell stops by to talk about his positions as Percussion Professor and Administrator at UMKC and the “joy” of meetings (02:25), the challenges of recruiting to UMKC and its place in the state (34:00), growing up near Chicago and being part of a VERY artistic family concerned with quality (53:15), going to the University of Illinois for undergrad (01:10:00), doing his master’s at Southern Methodist University (TX) (01:18:00), getting his doctorate at UMKC and teaching for 2 years in New Mexico (01:26:30), and takes time for the Random Ass Questions (01:33:20).

Finishing with a Rave on the Aretha Franklin Concert Film Amazing Grace (01:51:45).


Jim Snell’s UMKC page

Marimba Yajalón

Laurence Kaptain

Rebecca Kite

Michael Udow

Christopher Shultis

Doug Howard

Nick Petrella

Diane Petrella

Chris McLaurin

Ron Swanson

UMKC Football Twitter

Terry Applebaum

Tom Siwe

Kal Cherry

Terrie Snell

Five Finger Death Punch

Kelsey Snell

Second City

Erin Snell

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Goonies trailer

Easy Rider trailer

Steve Gadd

Paul Price

Lieutenant Kijé - Prokofiev

SMU Death Penalty

Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibraphone - Morris Goldenberg

Instruction Course for Xylophone - George H. Green

2015 World Series

Fran Tarkenton

Cody Parker’s “Double Doink” field goal

Real Genius trailer

Weird Science trailer

Smokey and the Bandit trailer

Sixteen Candles trailer

Fast Times at Ridgemont High trailer


Amazing Grace trailer