Things are pretty quiet on the Tool front at the moment, so to keep you guys coming to the site, I think I may start posting a little more “Tool-related” news than normal. Otherwise I just end up with nothing to post!
To start with, here’s an interview with Aloke Dutta on LA Weekly I came across this morning, which is well worth your time:
Dutta is a talented drummer, though he does not believe in talent. He believes, rather, in discipline and hard work and knowing what you want to do and sticking with it. People often remark on how fast he plays, on how his hands flutter over the drums. But, he says, “Pretty much every tabla player plays fast.” What he has learned to do, however, is to sense and manipulate the infinity of micro-beats between beats, as a skilled painter sees the many gradations of color between red and pink.