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

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 128 - African-American Orchestral Percussionists

Teddy Hall, Jr. (Alabama State) and Joe W. Moore III (UT-Rio Grande Valley) return to the show to talk about their research on African-American Orchestral Percussionists.  Included in the discussion are the beginnings of the research (02:00), their own orchestral history (13:50), the influence of conservatories vs. other institutions of higher learning (22:40), orchestral pipelines and numbers (36:20), and the interests of orchestras in diversity, along with final thoughts (46:00).

Finishing with a Rave on American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr. (01:01:15).


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


American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr. trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 127 - Francisco Perez

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 126 - Tammy Fisher

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Marching Band Director and Percussion Instructor Tammy Fisher stops by to talk about her various work activities and the local importance of Oktoberfest (01:45), growing up in Western Pennsylvania and going to nearby Clarion University (PA) for undergrad (31:30), her years with National Guard Reserves and teaching high school (51:40), her time at UNC Greensboro doing her doctorate (01:02:25), and withstands the Random Ass Questions (01:19:15).

Finishing with a Rave on Eyes on the Prize (01:35:30).


Tammy Fisher’s UW-LaCrosse page

Oktoberfest U.S.A.

Cort McClaren

“Hey Baby” for Marching Band

“Crazy Train” for Marching Band

Rubank Band Method

Ted Reed’s Syncopation

Larry Wells

Clarion University ends music department

“Flight” - Claude T. Smith

Jack Stamp

Gary Olmstead

John Locke

Patty Sink

Maribeth Yoder-White

UNCG Summer Music Camp

Randy Kohlenberg

Ed Bach

Immaculate Reception

100-Year Game Commercial

Lynn Swann

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

“Thriller” - Michael Jackson

Requiem - Mozart

The Frozen Cathedral - John Mackey

October - Eric Whitacre


Eyes on the Prize trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 125 - Garrett Arney

Arx Duo Founder and Member Garrett Arney talks about his percussion responsibilities and making Arx Duo a Non-Profit (01:45), forming the percussion duo with Mari Yoshinaga and making it work long distance (23:45), his 2 years living in NYC and working with Ensemble Connect (31:40), growing up in Michigan and having to learn how to “hang out” (39:40), going to Michigan State and Peabody and learning from Gwen Dease and Bob Van Sice (59:20), and lives through the Random Ass Questions (01:15:35).

Finishing with a Rave on If Beale Street Could Talk (01:33:10).


Garrett Arney’s Pearl Drums page

Arx Duo

Alex Smith

Music for 18 Musicians - Steve Reich

Nick DiBeradino

Sandbox Percussion

Sō Percussion

Third Coast Percussion

Maria Finkelmeier

Doug Perry

Ayano Kataoka

“Timber” - Michael Gordon

Adam Rosenblatt

Ensemble Connect

Rachel Dratch

Bob Van Sice

Sharp Objects trailer

Michael Burritt

Hop (2) - Paul Lansky

“Khan Variations” - Alejandro Vinaö

The Wire trailer

The Sopranos trailer

Harry Potter


Memento trailer

Snatch trailer

Locke trailer

Shrek The Third trailer

Spring Breakers trailer

Crazy Rich Asians trailer

The Martian Tribes - Emmanuel Séjourné

Spiegel Im Spiegel - Arvo Pärt


Moonlight wins Best Picture

If Beale Street Could Talk trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 124 - Lynn Vartan

Southern Utah University Percussion Professor Lynn Vartan stops by to talk about her percussion activities and getting the SUU job (03:20), having a significant other in a small town (27:25), The A.P.E.X. Hour (32:05), growing up in Fresno, CA (52:45), going to Cal State-Northridge for undergrad (01:04:45), her grad school years at the University of Southern California and high school teaching (01:13:40), and takes on the Random Ass Questions (01:27:50).

Finishing with a Rave on The Secret History of Wonder Woman (01:52:05).


Lynn Vartan’s homepage

Lynn Vartan’s SUU page

The APEX Hour Podcast

Patrick Roulet

Fernando Meza

Gustavo Arellano

Ask a Mexican

“After Party” - Ozomatli

Vanderpump Rules

Jerry Steinholtz

Marimba Concerto - Ney Rosauro

“She Who Sleeps With a Small Blanket” - Kevin Volans

“Four Pieces for Timpani” - John Bergamo

“Just Seven for Drum” - Herbert Brun

Ivan Trevino

Xanadu trailer

“Billie Jean” - Michael Jackson

The Tennis Big Four

Chef’s Table


The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Jill Lepore

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 123 - Mark Boseman

Texas A&M International University Percussion Professor Mark Boseman stops by to talk briefly about boxing?! (02:45), before going on to talk about his current job and previously working at the University of Arkansas (07:30), growing up in Springdale, AR, ice skating, and the 1994 National Championship (25:55), going to Arkansas for undergrad and the moment things turned around for him as a musician (39:35), studying with Michael Burritt at both Northwestern and Eastman for his grad degrees (01:06:20), and takes the time for some Random Ass Questions (01:28:30).

Finishing with a Rave on the movie Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (01:43:45).


Mark Boseman’s website

Mark Boseman’s Texas A&M International page

Mark Boseman’s Malletech page

Freddie Roach

Ivan Trevino

Canelo Alvarez - Gennady Golovkin 2nd fight

Miguel Cotto

Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury fight

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” - Aerosmith

James Moyer

Michael Burritt

Chal Ragsdale

Aaron Ragsdale

Megan Arns

“Waking Dreams” - Michael Burritt

Arkansas 1994 National Championship

Dale Warren

Two Mexican Dances - Gordon Stout

“Astral Dance” - Gordon Stout

Rocky IV trailer

“Merlin” - Andrew Thomas

“Three Moves” - Paul Lansky

“The Anvil Chorus” - David Lang

“Toccata in E-Flat Minor” - Raymond Helble

“Carousel” - David Friedman and David Samuels

“Velocites” - Joseph Schwantner

“Northern Lights” - Eric Ewazen

“West Side Suite” - John Serry

“Night Rhapsody” - John Serry

“Village Burial with Fire” - James Wood

“Dances of Earth and Fire” - Peter Klatzow

“Who Wants to Drink from the Fire Hose?!”

“Smooth Criminal” - Michael Jackson

“Smooth Criminal” - Alien Ant Farm

The Godfather Part II trailer

Goodfellas trailer

The Hunt for Red October trailer

Close Encounters of the Third Kind trailer

“Strive to be Happy” - Ivan Trevino

Desiderata - Max Ehrmann


RUMBLE trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 122 - Carolyn Trowbridge

Walsh Middle School (TX) Percussion Instructor Carolyn Trowbridge stops by to talk about teaching, PASIC 2018, and playing in six local bands (02:40), growing up all over the U.S. and Europe and her beginnings in music (24:20), her background in ice skating (38:50), going to James Madison University (VA) for undergrad and UT-Austin for her master’s (50:40), and taking a stroll through the Random Ass Questions (01:02:30).

Finishing with a Rave on Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (01:18:30).


Walsh Middle School Band Private Lessons

KP and the Boom Boom

Walsh Middle School Band

“Xylophonia” - George Hamilton Green

“Aboriginal Dreams” - Roland Barrett

“Power Struggle” - Nathan Daughtrey

“Dilate” - Ayden Machajewski

Inside Out Steelband

Simon Says

“Late in the Evening” - Paul Simon

“I Think We’re Alone Now” - Tiffany

Blades of Glory trailer

Triple Salchow

“Put a Lid on It” - Squirrel Nut Zippers

“Run This Town” - Rihanna, Jay Z and Kanye West

I, Tonya trailer

“Baby Got Back” - Sir Mix-A-Lot

Bill Rice

Michael Overman

Thomas Burritt

Tony Edwards


“Grand Fantasy in C Major” - Raymond Helble

Darren Dyke

C.J. Menge

“My Spine” - Bjork

Mike Vernusky


Blazing Saddles trailer

Spaceballs trailer

Young Frankenstein trailer

Zoolander trailer

Edward Scissorhands trailer

“P.Y.T.” - Michael Jackson

“Pool Party” - Aquabats

Ghoulies trailer

Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College trailer

“Race for the Prize” - The Flaming Lips

“Everybody’s Coming to My House” - David Byrne


Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse trailer

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 121 - Shaun Tilburg

Phoenix Symphony Principal Percussionist Shaun Tilburg stops by to talk about his symphonic playing career (03:00), his teaching and publishing activities (33:15), growing up in Houston and his hoops game (46:20), his unusual path to his undergrad degree at Rice University (58:50), his master’s degree at the University of Houston (01:10:00), his Artist Diploma from DePaul University (IL) and studying with Ted Atkatz (01:16:40), and devotes a bit of time to the Random Ass Questions (01:39:50).

Finishing with a Rave on the A&E Series “Cultureshock” (01:51:10).


Shaun Tilburg’s Phoenix Symphony page

Pocket Publications

The Dynamic Snare

Brian Del Signore

Ted Atkatz

Cynthia Yeh

Casey Cangelosi

Pius Cheung

Andy Akiho

The Regimen - Shaun Tilburg

Tributes - Ted Atkatz

Renee Keller

Adam West

Richard Brown

Concerto for Orchestra - Witold Lutoslawski

“Mirage” - Sueyoshi

“Mourning Dove Sonnet” - Christopher Deane

“Rebonds B” - Iannis Xenakis

“Madrigals” - George Crumb

Jacob Druckman

Alan Abel

Matthew Strauss

She-e Wu

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Haruki Murakami

Isaac Asimov

Iain Banks

Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

Percussion Concerto - Andrew Norman


A&E’s Cultureshock

Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 120 - BEST OF 2018!

CLIP SHOW! CLIP SHOW! This year’s “Best Of” includes discussions about Justin Johnson and his high school sports career (02:45), Aarik Danielsen and adoption and fatherhood (12:25), Rebecca Kite and her gigging cover band in undergrad (25:35), Andrea Venet studying for the Eastman Comps with Ron Swanson’s help (40:50), Andrés Espinoza being considered “Latino” upon living in the United States (50:10), David Grubb attending the National Association of Black Journalists conventions (01:03:15), John W. Parks IV on the 2016 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition (01:13:25), Adam Hopper on beating cancer (01:29:10), and Cara Wildman on work/life balance after studying in Ireland (01:37:30).

Finishing with one of Pete’s favorite Raves for the year: attending a live taping of the Slate Political Gabfest in St. Louis (01:53:00).

Full Episodes Excerpted From:

Justin Johnson

Aarik Danielsen

Rebecca Kite

Andrea Venet

Andrés Espinoza

David Grubb

John W. Parks IV

Adam Hopper

Cara Wildman