You guys may not remember but in the very first Pump It Up column, we started on the chest/pectoral area with the goal of developing this muscle group on the flat bench press. This time we’re going take it up a couple of notches by shifting the angle of the bench: the incline-press position to target the upper portion of the pectoral area and the decline press for the lower portion of the chest.
Yoga is the same as learning to play the drums: You learn the rudiments (in yoga, they are the standing poses), and as you become more proficient, you begin to combine rudiments (yoga flows).
Vertical knee leg raises are effective in helping to fire up the abdominals.
I was recently made aware of the actions of, apparently, more than a few musicians, who, while on the road, have engaged in intimate relations with perfect (or less-than-perfect) strangers.
Inevitably, I am contacted a few times a month with a question that goes something like, “My band broke up and my guitar player joined another band, and I think he is going to play one of the songs we wrote together at their next gig … can I stop him?”
I recently received an email from a DRUM! reader in Italy who wasn’t able to sit on his drum throne because of hemorrhoids. As a novice drummer, I originally thought it seemed strange that drummers would ever be sidelined by such a problem. But after asking around the drum community I learned that this was a much more common problem than I thought.
As I was perusing some music-related message boards online the other day, I came across a thread that I found troublesome. The title of the thread was something like, “Demos, B-Sides, And Out Of Print Songs.” It was about 15 pages of people posting links to downloadable files of various bands’ demo tapes, live recordings, and songs that are on albums that are no longer being produced by the record companies.