As a gift this past Christmas, I was really excited to read “Start With a Dream: A Drummer’s Journey from Rock & Roll to T.V. to Broadway” by Joey Cassata. I had heard Joey on 3 Sides of the Coin talking about it and I was a huge fan of his show ‘Z Rock’ and his band Z02 so this was a no brainer.
I started this book back in late December and early January. I painstakingly got through about 100 pages and put it down. I didn’t pick it up again until my vacation at the end of July. I was bound and determined to finish the book while on vacation and I did.
So why was the first 100 pages so hard to get through? Basically it was Joey talking about his childhood, I mean young childhood and his love for Kiss and Wrestling and Drumming. He talked about it and talked about it and talked about it. I felt he spent way too much time in this area. I know he was building up to show what his motivations were, but I was able to pick up on that pretty quickly.
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First off, December is a little light compared to the last two months of purchases December was a more normal month of purchases mainly because it is the month for Christmas and my Birthday. For that reason, I have to leave things for people to buy for me as gifts.
The month started out actually on Black Friday and yes, I know that is November. The problem is I couldn’t get these purchases into last months post due to timing issues and Thanksgiving and all. I am sure you won’t mind.
Record Store Black Friday was on November 29th and I got up bright and early to pick up are few things and I got exactly what I was going for and nothing more…I stuck to the plan for once.
First up is the RSD Exclusive Release of Pearl Jam’s MTV Unplugged and you saw that one already at THIS POST!!!!
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