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I'm actually surprised nothing came up in the search function for him. In 2013 he was voted 3rd for Alternative Press' Drummer Of The Year, and 2nd for Modern Drummer's Up & Coming. He plays for The Word Alive and in a duo with Jason Richardson, as well as a ton of YouTube cover videos. Apparently he's self taught on drums, with a few semesters in highschool drumline. His Skrillex cover has over 5 million views.
I haven't played in a while, no. I have started playing again, but so far the cover songs have required a snare, bass, crash, hats and... I mean... I could do without the ride and tom, and we've only rehearsed on an electric kit for location/noise purposes.
As for why I haven't really played... Musicians are the flakiest, least reliable, most dishonest, intolerably weird pains in the ass to deal with. If I can find someone to play with, it's most often music I'd rather not play. My current situation is a combination of both those, but two other guys are dedicated and motivated, so I keep at it because I'd really like to play again. It has started moving into a direction where progress needs to be made on a regular basis. If I'm putting in the time to learn these songs perfectly working 10 hours a day 6 days a week, restoring a car, and doing a few other time consuming projects, then we should have more than 3-4 partially learned songs after a few months.
Now if everything that I'm working on falls into place, I'm not going to have much money to work on projects to entertain myself, but I will have the space and time to use things I already have: like drums, guitar, bass, keyboard. So if progress isn't made with others, I can get some recording gear and do the one man show thing.
This has been another problem I've faced.
Nope. I used to go exotic car hunting on occasion, take pictures at regular car shows and take pictures of friends' bands at gigs. The biggest regular car show shut down. There are smaller ones that aren't as frequent, but regular enough. It just gets boring looking at the same small club's cars, and I certainly don't need more pictures of them. The other shows where I'd be interested in taking pictures always seem to fall on a date when life gets in the way. As far as bands... there just doesn't seem to be any small venues or music scene around here anymore. Also, I got out of the habit towards the end of school and never picked it back up again. I've never been paid for any of it though. It all started because I was given a camera at high school graduation and I wanted to use it, otherwise the gift was pointless.