Yeah, Cliff was actually abusive. But he used it to push his students really hard. I walked out on him a couple times, but we worked it out.
Are you still playing? I just didn't have what it takes to be a real jazz drummer. Takes a LOT of discipline, patience, focus, and more....like immense desire and love of the art. I was too wild back then.
Then when i got my act together, i moved into an awesome living situation, (landlord said no drums) my back went out on me and sold the drums. So it is what it is...lol.
I watched the movie "Whiplash" last night. It was pretty good/ok. The teacher reminded me of Cliff...lol. And the blood on the kids hands from practicing so hard under his teachers pressure to keep playing. I really identified with him.
yeah, I'm not very active these days either. Sites getting old for me i guess. i still like to do some things, like bet on fights, keep up to date with fights. GGG is on tonight...Another 3-4 round ko...lol. Hope you're keeping good bro.