Photo by Scott Pickering

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Working Toward Excellence

Working Toward Excellence identifies eight values for achieving excellence in work and life:
Hunger, Effort, Process, Quality, Consistency, Leadership, Time, and Perseverance

AND the book is written by a percussionist!

Paul Buyer is Director of Percussion at Clemson University and knows a thing or two (or eight) about achieving excellence.  

A fairly quick read at around 100 pages, Working Toward Excellence is packed with inspiring stories from business, sports, and the arts along with techniques for raising your standards and reaching your potential.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Forever Yours from Gateway Worship

The drumming skills of six percussionists are part of the recent Gateway Worship "live" recording.
Released back in the fall of 2012, Forever Yours includes Josh Alltop and Chad Whiteley sharing drum set duties and percussionists, James Larza and Caleb Jobe.  Since I was in attendance at the event, I can also report that David Moore and Cody Carnes join in on the "big toms action" in "Be Lifted Higher."  Check out some great songs and some mighty fine percussion from my colleagues with Gateway Worship.