Steve Gadd Natural Finish Sticks!

It's no secret to every clerk that has had the unfortunate luck of talking to me at any drum shop or drum department in NYC or Nashville that I think Steve Gadd sticks from Vic Firth are just perfect, the best sticks ever, well, except for the black paint. I've gotten used to the paint, especially the discontinued (why?) original finish, but it does flake all over your drum heads, not cool when you are sitting in or at a jam session. Also, black sticks just always felt like a too-cool gimmick which makes no sense but I think you know what I mean? 

I've been building apps with the Ionic Framework for a year now, and I really like it. A big improvement over jQuery Mobile, especially if you only need Android, iOS and Windows phone apps. And now with Ionic Creator, I can create a mobile app prototype in about 15 minutes, check it into Git and start using other Ionic tools to complete the development.

It has been about a year since I switched development stacks from LAMP to MEAN. Interfaces have become more asynchronous, more event based. Consumers of internet technology have become accustomed to interfaces that feel like Facebook and Twitter. Old page based approaches feel outdated, slow and not dynamic or interactive.

I really do love AWS Elastic Beanstalk. It's the perfect technology to help auto-scale and deploy modern applications. But this power and flexibility does not come easy; the doc is pretty awful and the configuration files leave a lot to be desired. It can be great, if you're willing to work for it.

This CD is a brief collection of songs that we have been performing over the past year. It was recorded in a small house somewhere near Woodstock, Vermont. We both love John Dowland's music and so the recording flowed very easily. We recorded live using DigiDesign ProTools and the final edits were minimal.