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Kenny Martin

Peter Fox , Defunkt , Pocket Zone

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With MEINL since:

April 2009. And I´m really digin´it!

Birthday:

May 22, 1956

Zodiac Sign:

Gemini

Place of birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Currently living in:

Berlin, Germany - N.Y. New York

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional Thin Crash 15"

Drumming since:

Since I was 6 years old

Car that you currently drive:

No car, I bike. 2004, Giant, 860 XTC, MTB and a 1997 Bianchi road bike with the full Campagnolo package.

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Sleep...Because I can dream and put myself in some great situations!

Favorite Food:

Asian and Italian. Or a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich with cold milk.

Favorite Drink:

1949 Cháteau Lafitte. And if it is not available, Jack Daniel´s straight.

Teacher:

Many.

Highlight of your career so far:

So, so , so many....But a big standout, was when my Mom and Dad came to a Defunkt show in N.Y.C.

Drumming strengths:

Knowing where "1" is....Pocket, Pocket, Pocket,....Starting a song at one temp and ending it relatively in the same ballpark.

Drumming means to me:

I can´t believe you asked this question!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Where do I start...Ok...Learn to "tune" your drums. (tape is NOT the answer). If you what to be a "chops master" cool. Just make sure you have a "pocket" to put them in. It´s nice to be able to play in a band (if your get my drift!). PRACTICE! PRACTISE! PRACTISE! And last...Get a "Roadie" or become a Singer, IT WILL SAVE YOUR BACK

How would you describe yourself:

Half Native American (Mashantucket Pequeot Tribe) Half Bermudian/American. 5´9", 215 lbs., Br, Eye´s. Love´s the "Great Spirit", Life and Family And is "Crazy" about DRUMMING!

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

"Yup...That´s That...Waiter, Check Please!"