Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 88 - Thomas Claesen

Blue Knights Drum Corps instructor Thomas Claesen talks about his current working and living situation in the U.S. (01:25), growing up in Belgium and all things Team Handball (15:45), Belgium’s history, geography and culture (24:00), Music Education and Drum Corps activities in Belgium (41:10), how he got to Arizona State (56:25), the challenges of trying to make some type of career out of DCI and WGI and foreign language usage (01:13:30), and dealing with “tough” Random Ass Questions (01:34:20).

Finishing with a rave on a live taping of Slate’s Political Gabfest (01:54:35).


Thomas Claesen's website

Thomas Claesen's Innovative Percussion page

Thomas Claesen's Blue Knights page

Rhythm X

Chelsea Levine

Seavine Gloves

U.S.A. visas

Nashville Predators

Rules of Handball

"In Flanders Fields" - John McCrae


The Glassmen

European X

Andrew Markworth

J.B. Smith

Elizabeth Delamater

Dom Moio

Santa Clara Vanguard

Murray Gusseck

V for Vendetta trailer

Wes Anderson

Inglourious Basterds trailer

USA - Belgium World Cup 2014

2011 Cavaliers Upside Down Quad Break

The Happening trailer

Rene Magritte paintings


Slate's Political Gabfest