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Drummer bonding. Clients +Sean Paddock, drummer for Kenny Chesney, and +Rich Redmond, drummer for Jason Aldean, at Saturday's Chesney / Aldean concert at Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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Ronnie Baker Brooks - I’m kind of used to being able to adjust to those kinds of situations because I played behind my father, Lonnie Brooks, for many years. And I've learned how to sit in the passenger side and let the driver drive. And that was my whole philosophy when I came on with the Big Head Todd and the Monsters and they asked me to join them on some tours was to find out where I could fit in and not get in the way and not step on any toes, but also do what I can to help elevate the music.

“Do you think it is kind of a lost art form to be able to do that?”

Yeah. Cause everybody wants to be the man. And sometimes you have to learn how to support the man. And I learned that very early on from my father.

And it’s an adjustment because you also have to know when to step on the gas and go for yourself too. But also support the band. And that’s my whole thing: To make everybody feel good and sound good. And it’s been fun. A lot of fun.
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Do you lean towards quality or quantity? 

If you want big numbers on social media, you ideally need to post multiple times a day. This is primarily because most (if not all) social media platforms have algorithms that severely limit the number of people each post reaches. 

Creating enough quality content to cover one post a day every day is infinitely possible for most bands, even if a lot of the content you see suggests otherwise. Creating enough quality content to ensure you have multiple great posts every day of the week takes a huge time commitment. Even with bands that hire someone to run their social media, most can't afford to pay for that amount of work. 

So do you just go for one great post a day, knowing that your reach stats won't go through the roof but at least you will have quality content? Or do you throw anything and everything up online, hoping that in your desperate grab for numbers fans will forgive you for bombarding them with crap?
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Had the chance to spend some time with client Taylor Dayne​ last weekend during a stop on her tour. She packs an amazing amount of power into her singing. Check out her new album, Greatest Hits Live, at smarturl.it/Taylor-Live-Hits

#taylordayne   #bandstofans  
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"I talk about faith and I talk about finding the faith during the shows. And I don’t want people to think that’s an easy process, that it’s like 'Oh. Find the faith. Everybody’s happy.' It’s tough. It’s tough to have faith. This world is not designed for people to believe. This world is not designed for people to believe in themselves, to have faith in your friends and your family and the things that matter to you. In pop culture, even in daily living, it’s very hard to maintain a life of any value or commitment. Because nowadays there’s so much that says, 'Why do that? It’s easier this way.' It’s very hard to live a life of value and commitment to anything."  - Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth​ 
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Were you aware that all social media sites use algorithms to control what you see what you don't see?

http://fortune.com/2015/03/18/how-do-you-govern-a-hidden-fluid-and-amoral-algorithm/
Every time you use a computer, you are at the whim of an algorithm that may impact you more than you realize.
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The online tributes to the late "Stand by Me" singer came from Public Enemy's Chuck D, Def Leppard, Carole King and many others.
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If you land a gig touring with a signed artist and that artist is one of the opening acts, be prepared to not have it your way. Get the lay of the land and adapt to what is handed to you. 

In the early days when Kenny was the opening act on the bill, I had to play the other opening act's drums or he had to play mine. If I was playing his, I would be respectful of how he set it up. Maybe I would swap some cymbals out, but I wouldn't make too many changes.

#drums   #drumming   #seanpaddock  
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"What are the best parts about being on shows like The Tonight Show?"

Some of the comedy bits are great. And I dig the house bands. The Roots are, well, do I need to explain? Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra are extra bad ass ya know. Just enjoyable to listen to these players.  Don't forget the other bands too. The last Tonight show band was groovin'. Conan's band is great.  But the comedy bits are pretty entertaining, and watching them rehearse is cool too. Plus we get to play on TV and that makes mom proud. - +Sean Paddock  (drummer for Kenny Chesney)
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Last night hanging with client +Sean Paddock while he did some last minute tuning before the start of the Kenny Chesney concert. 
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If you think Pink is fat, you are probably the type to be aroused when looking at a wire coat hanger.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2015/04/13/pink-slams-fat-shaming-twitter-trolls/25704495/ …
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