Entries by Nick

532 – Vlade Guigni: Running down a dream

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_532.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVlade Guigni can accurately be labeled as hard-working, passionate, relentless, and many other things. One thing he is not though is lucky. For many people, it’s easy to look at someone like Vlade who’s had a successful career so far and point to luck as the differentiator, but […]

531 – SPECIAL EDITION: Uncut with Nick Ruffini

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_531.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this special edition of the podcast, I share an episode from my new podcast Uncut with Nick Ruffini, where I interview drummer and internet pioneer, Lou Montulli. Why share this episode? Uncut is all about creative entrepreneurship and takin an idea that’s in your head and executing […]

530 – Jason McGerr (Death Cab for Cutie): Play more, judge less

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_530.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJason McGerr is on a journey. A never-ending journey to create his own, unique sound. Though most drummers attempt this in their playing, Jason is actually obtaining it. A student of the craft, the Death Cab For Cutie drummer knows what it takes to serve the music, serve […]

529 – Is your ego getting in your way?

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_529.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe all have an ego. Yes, you too. The thing most people don’t realize is that ego can manifest itself in many ways, including overconfidence, arrogance, insecurities and a wide variety of other ways. This episode sheds some light on how your ego may be getting in the […]

528 – Frank Zummo (Sum 41): Keep it consistent

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_528.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf there’s one thing Frank Zummo embodies, it’s persistence. The Long Island native moved to Los Angeles with a dream, his drums and a car full of clothes. Although the gigs were few and far between when he arrived, his work ethic and relentless pursuit of his goals […]

527 – Glen Sobel: California dreaming and doing

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_527.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGlen Sobel is a rare breed. He was born and bred in Los Angeles, which isn’t something you hear every day. Growing up in LA, Sobel knew at an early age that he wanted to be a professional drummer. But just living it LA wasn’t enough – far […]

526 – The other 75% of the puzzle

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_526.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor the most part, we all know what needs to be done to become a great player: Learn the basics, get a teacher, practice, practice and practice some more. Get a teacher. It’ll change how you look at the instrument, how you think about playing and give you […]

523 – [#AskRuffini] Finding time to practice, dealing with struggle, recording without a budget and moving to a new city

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_523.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI shot a message out on Instagram asking you to submit questions for me to answer on the podcast and you didn’t disappoint. Thanks! Keep the questions coming! Email me or shoot me a DM on Instagram.

521 – How to stay motivated to practice

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_521.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe’ve all dealt with feeling unmotivated to practice. Whether it’s the “not enough time” myth, life is getting in the way, you’re too tired or just flat out don’t feel like doing it, you’re in luck. This episode unpacks the idea of motivation and how to use it […]

519 – The two career paths for a drummer

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_519.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen it comes down to it, there are only two main career paths for a drummer and I dive into both of them in the episode. Not only do I discuss what they are but also what’s required with each of them, the pros and cons, etc.

517 – Didi Negron: Chasing Happiness

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_517.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDid Negron, the PA native who grew up in church, was inspired at a very early age by the allure of the drums. The inspiration and love for percussion stuck with her through middle school,  high school and into college where she had a revelation. She realized that […]

516 – [#AskRuffini] Time Management

http://media.blubrry.com/drummers_resource/p/traffic.libsyn.com/drummersresource/DR_516.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI posted a question on Instagram last week asking what you’d like to hear covered on the podcast. There were a lot of different responses but one topic that was mentioned over and over was the idea of time management. Time management is something that has always fascinated […]