On episode fifty of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined by drummer, composer and orchestrator, Hal Rosenfeld, who has worked on projects for The Greatest Showman, Ringo Starr, Hans Zimmer, Kanye, Fortnite, The Jonas Brothers, and many more! Hal tells some outrageous stories of sessions he's worked on, and the guys talk about the most valuable way to succeed in the music industry. Finally, they all take turns talking about their "dream" artists to work with.
On episode forty nine of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim catch up after a busy couple of weeks then bring on special guest, Kortney Grinwis (drummer of Chapel). Matt and Kortney talk about a small venue experience they shared together and the tendency to be over critical of yourself as a performer, then they discuss mentally preparing for a show, the effect Covid has had on the industry, and new music from Chapel. Kortney also shares her thoughts on the increase of female drummers in the industry and her love for the drum community as a whole.
On episode forty eight of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt reads and talks about a speech by Teddy Roosevelt before introducing guest and friend, Alex Rüdinger (drummer of Whitechapel, formerly of Good Tiger, and The Faceless). Alex talks about his company, RS Drums, and what went into putting together their new drum sample pack. The guys chat about tour, pro tools, the difficulties of house hunting, and Alex deep dives his process of transcribing drums and opens up about his mental health struggles.
On episode forty seven of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined by drummer and educator, Justin Scott (aka jscottdrummer). Justin shares a little about himself and his background and talks about how his approach to drumming is a little “backwards”. The guys discuss the importance of taking breaks and giving your brain time to process what you practice. Finally, Tim comically reveals to Matt a television show spot that featured ABR in a slightly unflattering manor.
On episode forty six of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt shares his nightmarish encounter during the recent snowstorm. Then the guys breakdown some strategies to help increase your speed and stamina on the drum kit, before diving into Luke 10:38-42 (the story of Mary and Martha). The conversation takes a familiar course, but not without some interesting twists and turns along the way.
On episode forty five of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt shares about a friend who recently passed away of cancer and Tim contrastingly shares about preparing for a new baby. The guys jump right into talking about a drummer’s unique ‘Drum DNA’ and how that plays into growth as a drummer. They also dive into Luke 5 and explore how obedience to God, even when it’s difficult or doesn’t make sense, can be the best thing for you.
On episode forty four of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined, once again, by their friend Adam Gray (of Texas In July) and it gets personal. Adam talks about his newfound enthusiasm for reading books, brought on by his fresh college career. Through many a shared laugh, the guys talk video games, tour life, "normal life", writing music, and answer some listener questions. To top it all off, Adam drops some wisdom around mental health and how he deals with anxiety.
Merry Christmas! On episode forty three of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim switch things up and jump into their faith topic first. After reading through the Christmas story, they talk about what it means to them and, as usual, uncover some deep and unconventional truths. Then, inspired by a recent conversation with Matt Gartska, the guys refocus on what drum goals/resolutions to set in the new year and reiterate some of their most impactful tips.
On episode forty two of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim reminisce about the non-profit they “failed” to get off the ground and find a way to shift the perspective. Then they change things up and answer as many listener questions as they can fit into an episode, many of which lead to some very interesting dialogue, decisions, and discoveries.
On episode forty one of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim bring on their friend Andrew Tkaczyk of The Ghost Inside for a heart to heart, and boy is it just something else! They talk about Adam Gray, Andrew's clothing company - TakeBack Brand, Andrew's uncanny voice impressions, gaming with Adam Gray, recovering after the tragic bus accident, the chilling TGI comeback show, and Adam Gray. This episode has it all. What a rush!