Last #SlapperCast of 2020!
- Recapping last week’s episode with drummer Ash Soan
- Bon Jovi’s cover of “Fairytale of New York”
- Bands that switch instruments on stage
- Famous musicians who have changed their main instrument
- Singing drummers who should stay behind the kit
- The pros/cons of remixing classic albums
Also, high praise for recording/mixing engineer Paul Beebe and mastering engineer Chris Longwood for their excellent work on our latest single, “Everyday is Christmas (Since You’re Gone)“.
Thanks to Garrett Mahanay for his question!
This week we have a stunning conversation with the mighty Ash Soanâ€”speaking to us from his recording studio all the way over in Norfolk, UK.
Ash is a brilliant drummer, recording and touring musician with a resumÃ© a mile long and loads of amazing stories to tell, of which you’ll hear plenty in this episode (SinÃ©ad O’Connor, Van Morrison, Del Amitri, Adele, Rick Wakeman, Terry Reid, et al). We also talk about how the pandemic has affected touring musicians and road crew, and what things might be like when we’re able to resume business as usual. But the main focus of this conversation turned out to be the underappreciated art of “playing for the song”.
This week we’re thrilled to welcome Tony Scalzo of the band Fastball on the show! We talk about how the pandemic has affected the music industry, Tony’s love for Austin and Houston, and many other subjects.
By the way, our new single “Fairytale of New York” (a cover of the Pogues classic) is on streaming services NOW!