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Garth Belcon is a lifelong artist. He is an independent film producer, writer, musician and theatrical technical director. A native New Yorker, he grew up in the Bronx during the birth of hip-hop, toured extensively around the nation and the world, and took a few years to experience "life" in Los Angeles. He now makes his home in Brooklyn.
January 3rd, 2013
I’m hurtling down New York City’s West Side Highway, being driven to high school. A very cool song with a very cool drum intro starts to play. I’d heard it before, but this time everything is different. I hear it anew because just a few weeks prior to that moment I had received a trap drum kit and a video from the Dave Weckl “Back To Basics” series as a gift from my parents, and I’d begun to teach myself how to play drums. When I get home that day, I dig out the Dave Brubeck LP Time Out from my parents’ vinyl collection and listen to “Take Five.” My mother, a singer and lifelong musician herself, asks me if perhaps I’m biting off a little more than I can chew. She knows the technical complexity of this…
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