biggest drum kit ever

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

How many drums do you REALLY need in a drumkit? I stumbled on the following picture today:

Terry Bozzio's Huge drumkit

This picture comes from Terry Bozzio’s website (click here for drum specs, click the image to go to Terry’s site).  This is officially the biggest drumkit I have ever seen!  How does one even play such a beast?  I also stumbled upon the following video today.  This is a timelapse video of what it takes to set up the kit.  I definitely admire the guy for being able to play so many drums, but there is no way I would be able to have the patience to setup that kind of a kit (to say nothing of the skill required to actually play it).

my twitter comes of age

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
followers > following!

followers > following!

I now have more people following me than I am following! I somehow feel like I’ve come of age in the Twitter world. I’m pretty new to the Twitter world, my account is less than a year old.  I didn’t quite understand it at first, when a friend explained it to me – it took a lot of experimenting on my own to figure it out.  But now that I’m on it I love it.  I especially love using the TwitterFox extension for FireFox – it turns Twitter into a truly real-time stream of updates from people I care about, and allows me to almost use Twitter as an instant messaging protocol.  I also love that Twitter has so many apps that interface with it, it’s available through WordPress here at my blog, and from my iPod touch, etc.  Twitter is truly a modern-day phenomenon.  It allows me to quickly communicate my thoughts on pressing issues to an audience of people that is different from Facebook and other accounts I may have.  I use it to comment on science and technology articles, shamelessly promote my content, and occasionally tell people what I’m doing at work or at my recording studio (shameless plug).  Here’s to Twitter and more growth to come! Follow me on Twitter @kheftel

sunday thoughts

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Just some thoughts on a Sunday afternoon as I sit here on the couch while Ne’ is resting next to me.  As many or all of you know, I have been working at the LDS Motion Picture Studio and I’ve been working on editing audio from the Seminar for New Mission Presidents.  This is where all the new mission presidents come to the MTC for four days of intense training from General Authorities before they go out to preside over their missions for three years.  It really is an amazing thing – they have only a few marathon twelve-hour days to learn how to do their calling, learning from General Authorities and drinking in their instruction firehose-style, before they are sent out across the world.  The second they arrive in their missions, they are in charge and the current mission president becomes the former mission president.  Usually within a day the former mission president is on a plane headed home.  How’s that for feeling inadequate and having to rely on the spirit? (more…)