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    Hiatus Over: My Lessons with Gary Chaffee, Anika Nilles, and More

    I achieved my first #100daypracticechallenge and immediately lapsed into endomeotriosis overdrive. Dealing with an illness while attempting to work, drum, be in relationship, sell a house, and move to a new city can make anyone a bit crazy. I took the time I needed to recover, am finally living in Seattle, and working on a new book (female archetypes in film; details soon). I am also resolved not to let the very misinformed press influence my book; I created a new website for Sabina Spielrein and will be updating it soon in hopes of reclaiming her (any my own) narrative. An amazingly insightful review was given in the Oxford University…

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    Day #9

    Has anyone ever gone to drum camp? Which one? Did you like it? I’m thinking about Ladies Rock Camp in Seattle or camp with the innovative┬áMike Johnston. I’m SO nervous thinking about joining in a camp without knowing all of my rudiments by memory (all 40 that is) and being surrounded by so many amazing drummers who will feel held back by my skill level. However, one of my goals this year is to push through that mental hang-up and improve–which means challenging myself both emotionally and physically! Being around people really turns the pressure up to eleven and the adrenaline rush to play “correctly” is a good thing to…