My name is Riley, and I play drums and write music for a band called Thrice.

This is where I ramble about music, sports, food, books, the interwebs and whatever else I deem worthy of sharing.

In addition to my ramblings here, I'm also the co-founder of a baseball-specific twitter feed podcast and blog with my good friend Ian, called Productive Outs.

I also have a bandcamp page and a soundcloud page that I'll be posting my own music and remixes on every once in a while.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions presented on this blog are mine and mine only, and do not reflect the position or views of Thrice as a whole.

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Most of you who’ve been reading Hermitology or following Thrice over the years are probably well aware of how much I admire Dave Grohl and how much I’ve been inspired by what he’s done and continues to do. Marc Maron had Grohl as a guest on the WTF Podcast this week and the conversation they had boosted that admiration and inspiration to a whole new level. It’s an absolute must-listen. I could have listened to them chat for hours. 

Queens of the Stone Age w/ Dave Grohl: “A Song for the Dead” (Live at Glastonbury 2002)

Yes. A thousand times, yes.

Random Start: Nirvana, “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter”

Dave Grohl, you guys.

What a beast.

If you don’t own In Utero, open your right hand, look at your palm, and kindly put your face in it. And then buy it (for $4) here.

I’m officially in FRESH POTS mode.



I guess what it all boils down to, is that I wish I were Dave Grohl.

I spent a portion of this afternoon rediscovering Queens Of The Stone Age's, Songs For The Deaf, and re-realizing just how great it is/was. It’s heavy, energetic, catchy as hell without being dumbed-down, and Dave Grohl’s drumming is f—-ing fantastic.

Listening to that album made me want to geek out on Dave’s drums, and more specifically his current set up with Them Crooked Vultures, which led me to the article linked above. After reading it, I think I have some cymbal experimentation to do before we head out on the road again.

I was planning to do a post about my set up (w/ photos) before our last tour was cut short, and still intend to get that done for those readers that a drum dorks like myself. I’ll either get that done at the studio before we hit the road again, or once we’re out this summer.


Dave Grohl’s behavior in this clip reminds me way too much of my coffee-fueled insanity in Bearsville, NY during the making of The Artist In The Ambulance that was unfortunately immortalized on the “If We Could Only See Us Now" DVD. If you’ve seen the DVD, you know what I mean (and there are a lot of you, based on how many times I’m still asked to recreate your favorite moment of dorkery) and if you haven’t, you’re welcome. Those are two hours of your life that I’ll never owe you.

(via Letter26)

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