From “Notes on the ravings of Jim Deluva”, now that Jim has left New Jersey and is working in undisclosed location #22.
I told him that I was working on trying to get the drummer in my “too old to get on stage” garage band as it beats working out in a gym, pounding tom-toms!
The words of James came after the suggestion that if Ticket To Ride by the Beatles precedes a song, and he could play the next song, or decide which song to play in a band like Daryl Hall and friends
“Ticket To Ride”. The drumbeat is INSANE. It lurches and never locks into a straight groove until the bridge, where it starts and stops again. It isn’t exactly in the pocket – I.E.: it would be difficult to notate those tom-tom upbeats.
Personally, I would segue into “Tomorrow Never Knows” (128). Slightly faster tempo, similar insane, lurching drum beat. Completely different mood, I know. But the beats sort of line up, in a weird way.
No one speaks with both the authority and open-mindedness of a Deluva while you know he may be thinking, “Dude, how did they even let you into this studio!”
Given his unduly harsh reputation, I asked him when he left his Princeton if he would lend his expertise to a website where his knowledge would give me some ideas to work with that would give my ideas wider use.