2nd day of rehearsals

I have just returned from the 2nd rehearsalday. I started at 9 this morning with changing all the drumheads, and tuning the kit together with Ruben, my friend and drumtech. After that I helped Henk (the keyboardplayer) with some programming. At eleven we started with playing. We played through the whole setlist, and tweaked where needed.
This week we have a so called ‘hitte golf’, don’t know that in Engilsh, but translated it sould be something like ‘heatwave’. It means 5 days in a row with 30+ degrees celcius, and no rain. And it is hot…. pppfffff, BUT where we are rehearsing they have airconditioning, so that’s great 🙂
I am really looking foreward to playing with the band before real audiences. I think it will be soooo cool! The music is soo powerfull, I really enjoy every minute of it!
I promised a videoclip of the rehearsal, but we where so busy, I did not have the time to set it all up. Maybe tomorrow! I do know that Neal has filmed some parts of it, and he will try to get it online. So check his site!
I usally close with… ‘and now off to bed…’, but I hope that I can sleep, it is about 35 degrees Celcius in my room… ppffff…

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I am drummer of the Dutch post-prog band Dilemma (http://www.dilemma.band) and drummer and founder of the progressive rock/metal band Affector (www.affectormusic.com). As a musician I made a name in the progressive rock scene as drummer, bandleader and tour manager of the progressive rock legend Neal Morse (Transatlantic / Flying Colors / ex-Spock’s Beard). With him and a lot of other acts, I toured the world and recorded many best-selling CD's. I own a music studio and label, where I record, produce and release my own music and other bands & artists. Next to being a musician, I am an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I started 4 businesses. My main company is Novae Popschool (www.popschool.eu). A modern music school with multiple locations throughout The Netherlands. As musician, producer, teacher, author and entrepreneur I work with a mission: "I help musicians create and develop their own musical singularity, through which they will have a more successful and more fulfilling life. It is my mission to contribute to a more socially, loving and caring society through the power of music and modern music education. Rock on!
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