With MEINL since:
Since the summer of 2004...I think
July 09, 1979
Place of birth:
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Currently living in:
Dayton, OH, USA
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
I was 13
Car that you currently drive:
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
I've been working out a bunch since we've been home writing our new record. Its something I started when were on tour with Fall Out Boy, last spring and have kept up since. I mostly run, but since we've been home, I've started weight training again.
That's a toss up between three things: Chipotle Chicken Burritos, Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Bryan from Carraba's
Water, that's all I ever drink.
Highlight of your career so far:
There's been several highlights, the first being playing the Conan O'Brian Show and second was supporting Fall Out Boy on a sold out arena tour.
I can play really loud
Drumming means to me:
Drumming is my life and has been since I picked up sticks when I was 13. I would drum all day long every day if I could. Its a creative and stress release for me.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Take lessons, play along to your favorite recordings and learn your rudiments. I wish I had spent more time learning them. Its only been in the last couple of years that I've realized how applicable they are in everyday playing and gone back to learn them. I wish I had done marching band in high school and picked up all of those snare chops.
How would you describe yourself:
I'm pretty laid back most of the time. I'd rather hang out with my wife or good friends than go partying.
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
It used to be that I could say I was a professional musician. Now, I want to hone my skills to the point that I might have an impact on
people and influence or inspire others in their playing (even though I don't consider myself as possesing anywhere near the ability of my influences).
Hawthorne Heights - This Is Who We Are - live
Hawthorne Heights - Blue Burns Orange - live
Hawthorne Heights - The Transition - live
Hawthorne Heights - Pens and Needles - live
Hawthorne Heights - Indianapolis - Part V
Hawthorne Heights - Indianapolis - part VII
Hawthorne Heights - Dead In Water - live
Hawthorne Heights - Niki FM
Hawthorne Heights - Silver Bullet