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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 16:44 PM


The author...when he was still getting a good night's sleep.


Random thoughts -

 - I am operating on a mere two to four hours of sleep each night. I have a newborn baby girl at home that has apparently decided that the middle of the night is the best time to be wide awake and hang out with her daddy.  :-)

 - I am addicted to two recent releases - Killing Season by Death Angel ( and Death is This Communion by High On Fire ( These are two of the best METAL records I have heard recently. I grew up on metal in the 80's and early 90's and have to say that as the 90's wore on, most metal sounded like "pro" wrestling to me...just very fake and very laughable. But in recent years there has been much more believable and cool metal that has surfaced and these two albums are great examples.

 - Meinl Cymbal artist Trevor Lawrence Jr. just hipped me to a new video he posted on You Tube. It's a lot of fun to watch. Trev has this cool 'stutter' thing that he does, for lack of a better term. Click here to watch.

Hope you're all well. Take care.


Chris Brewer

Chris Brewer

Artist Relations Manager for Meinl USA

4 responses to "Random..."

Mike Nessen posted on Mar 04, 2008 - 15:23 PM

Thanks for the update, Chris! If I haven\'t mentioned it to you before, congratulations on the new addition to your fam. Glad to see you are well... (in all areas besides sleep, at least).

Chris Brewer posted on Mar 07, 2008 - 18:57 PM

Thanks Mike. Good to hear from you. Hope Hotlanta is treating you well.

Benjamin Davis posted on Mar 23, 2008 - 15:33 PM

Hi Chris,

I am curious: I wrote an email to Meinl concerning the weight of their \'dark\' byzance cymbals. I also left the question on your blog after your discussion of weights. So far no response. What is the best way to get this answered?


Andi posted on Mar 24, 2008 - 10:17 AM

Hi Benjamin,

I know that norbert had a bad cold last week and therefore wasn\'t able to answer your question.
As far as I know Norbert will be back on tuesday (tomorrow)
I guess the dark cymbals are medium to heavy weight. Unfortunately I don\'t know this for sure \'cause I don\'t play the dark series from byzance...

So I think you get this answered either tomorrow or within the next few days.



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