Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 31 - Norman Weinberg

Outgoing University of Arizona Percussion Professor Norman Weinberg talks about his current job status (02:40), when he did NOT meet Pete in 1997 (05:35), getting and negotiating for the job at Arizona (07:50), the status of electronic percussion in the 1980s (12:45), Texas vs. Arizona weather (37:30), growing up in Kansas City, Kansas (40:00), going to Kansas University for undergrad (01:01:40), leaving undergrad to drum with Sanctuary (and reuniting in 2014) (01:13:30), thoughts on 1970s nostalgia and movements in pop music (01:34:00), making a career in music post-Sanctuary (01:41:10), teaching and performing in Jerusalem (01:45:55), and working at the Spoleto festivals (01:55:50).  He then delightfully succumbs to some Random-Ass Questions (02:02:05).

Finishing with a Rave on “Sing, Sing, Sing” (02:16:15).


Norm Weinberg's homepage

Norm Weinberg's Arizona homepage

Norm Weinberg's Remo page

Gary Cook


Macintosh 128K

Apple IIGS

Robert McCormick

"Two Mexican Dances" - Gordon Stout

"Chrysoprase IV" - Norman Weinberg

"Variations on Japanese Children's Songs" - Keiko Abe

"Fugue from Sonata in G Minor" - J.S. Bach

"Duettino Concertante" - Ingolf Dahl


River Market



TV Hep Cats Toy Drumset

Max Roach

"Sing Sing Sing" - Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa vs. Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich vs. Max Roach

Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

"Tom Dooley" - The Kingston Trio

"If I Had A Hammer" - Peter, Paul and Mary

"El Cumbanchero" - Dick Schory's Percussion Pops

"You Really Got Me" - The Kinks

"It's My Life" - The Animals


Keith Moon's drum kit explodes

George Boberg

"Ostinato Pianissimo" - Henry Cowell (Paul Price's group)


Eric Bikales

"Roundabout" - Yes

"Get Closer" - Seals and Crofts

"Only You Know and I Know" - Delaney and Bonnie

"Fire and Ice" - Edgar Winter

Nordiska Pianos


Sonor Drums

The Fabulous Flippers

Tree Frog

Nigel Olsson

Dallas Taylor

"Yummy Yummy Yummy" - 1910 Fruitgum Company

"I'll Never Find Another You" - The Seekers

Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

"Everything in Its Right Place" - Radiohead

"Paranoid Android" - Radiohead

"15 Step" - Radiohead

Kim Kei


"Sing Sing Sing" - Swing Kids

"Sing Sing Sing" - Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa, 1938

"Sing Sing Sing" - Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton, 1971