odd times

If you were looking for information on how to learn to play drums in odd time signatures, try Drum Dojo — they’ve got a nice explanation there.

We’re moving through odd times in odd time signatures, with only a few steady drumbeats keeping us on track. Just as drummers are fascinated with splitting time into smaller parts, parts that they can then add, subtract, re-measure, and turn around into some amazingly esoteric piece of drummatica to amaze and delight their audience, so am I fascinated with splitting pieces of today into smaller pieces, putting other pieces around it in an effort to inform and maybe even make you laugh once in awhile.

This blog is about living in odd time signatures — signatures defined by the patterns and rhythms of anyone who struggles to remain inside the normal flow of daily life even as it’s redefined to fit our own special, fragmented and sometimes odd, patterns.

Welcome. I hope you’ll find encouragement, information, passion and a pretty picture or two.

  • BarbL

    love reading about you and your son. I can really relate to the comments about wondering if these children w/adhd could actually live to adulthood. Glad to say my lovely son is now 17 and one year to go till graduation. When he was little i thought for sure i was raising a criminal. I am undiagnosed, but sure he got his adhd from me. So encouraging to hear other people's stories

  • BarbL

    love reading about you and your son. I can really relate to the comments about wondering if these children w/adhd could actually live to adulthood. Glad to say my lovely son is now 17 and one year to go till graduation. When he was little i thought for sure i was raising a criminal. I am undiagnosed, but sure he got his adhd from me. So encouraging to hear other people's stories