Holly Canoli, my son and I just finished a smoking jam session tonight. The kid (he's 12) has been learning double kick rythms from his teacher and has now attained a level where he has enough stamina and regularity to play quite a while.
We had not played together in over a month, and we started with a nasty riff I wrote, inspired by Dream Theater
and Symphony X. Real heavy stuff in the prog metal style. The kid latched on to it and started hammering those kick pedals like it's nobody's business. He made up some wicked licks, all syncopated and with weird timing. Man, I created a monster by brainwashing the kid with Dream Theater at an early age!
We recorded the improv as we went, using my iPod and a recording attachment to capture the chords changes that I was making up as I went, so as to not forget them. I was going to put the recording up here, but the iPod was placed too close to my speakers and it sounds like a complete mudlisde, with distant drums in the back. That's a shame. So much for that.
Anyway we both had a real blast and will probably make some more noise as soon as my left arm recovers from the power chord assault.
Just wanted to share this.