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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ten Albums I Listened to A Lot in 2016: #05 - Uncle Rico "Live at the Iowa City Elks Club"

As noted in items number 9, 8, and 7, I spent a lot of time listening to bands in preparation for an audition to play drums in a band. Because of the frustration I often felt when a band or situation fell through, I found myself listening to the recordings from the lone gig I played with Uncle Rico the Band in the summer of 2014. I know it seems like a cop-out but, authentically, I listened to what I sounded like frequently. I can safely say that I played my ass off at those gigs. No, of course, I was not perfect, but honestly, I don't think my tempos wavered. I used these recordings as a way to reassure myself that I have talent as a drummer. Being rejected repeatedly was a bruise to my ego so these recordings help heal the bruise.

Notes from the Editor:
  • Including an album in this Top Ten list should not imply an endorsement of the album as being "good" - nothing in the title of these posts states that these are "Ten GOOD Albums I Listened to A Lot in 2016". Pay attention to details. 
  • Also, this is a post in a series of 10 that began being published at 7:30 PM on 12/28. The #1 album was to be posted at 11:59 PM on 12/28, with this schedule, but sometimes "life" takes away plans.
    1159 - 1
    1129 - 2
    1059 - 3
    1029 - 4
    0959 - 5
    0929 - 6
    0859 - 7
    0829 - 8
    0759 - 9
    0729 - 10

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