This Wednesday my next solo adventure will be at the Ace Hotel, downtown Portland. Honored to be playing with sound alchemist Jonathon Sielaff of Golden Retriever. Free, early and all ages. 6pm is lift off.
Happy to announce that "The Stoic Drummer" is now available on Amazon. The main reason for this decision is for my overseas drummers. Now postage/shipping won't cost a fortune. Very grateful to fellow drummer and author Mark Powers for helping make this happen. Thank you all for the kind words and support! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1796539295?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860
Inspiring meeting/tea with music loving innovator, legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, drumming titan Mark Guilana and artist, drummer, designer Micah Kassell. We riffed on the creative process, music, footwear, drumming and what helps keep us going. Thank you Micah Kassell for facilitating this EPIC hang!
I had the privilege to attend a talk with Robert Green and Ryan Holiday in Los Angeles. Witnessing these 2 titans coversing about Mr. Greenes new book "The Laws of Human Nature" was a thought expanding experience to say the least. Absolute honor to have quick chats with 2 of my favorite living authors. Special... Continue Reading →
Absolutely beautiful evening. Incredible drumming by Tim Baltes, Adam Morford, John Niekrasz, Matt Chamberlain with guitarist Mike Gamble, Mark Guiliana and the comedy genius of Fred Armisen. Thank you Mississippi Studios for hosting. I'm overwhelmed by the communal love for Revival locally and beyond. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and experiences with... Continue Reading →
Had the privilege to speaking with Nick Ruffini from the Drummers Resource Podcast. We covered a lot of ground including my musical beginning, the conception of The Stoic Drummer book, Stoicism, ups and downs of running a business, tea and living a full, creative life. Please enjoy.... https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/466-jose-medeles-the-stoic-drummer/id737480499?i=1000428647777&mt=2
For ten years, we’ve been honored to help change the collective mind of the performing drummer- to help remind them that their instrument is something more than a device of rhythmical accompaniment, relegated to the back of the music store and the back of the stage. And in celebrating the drummer, we’ve found our calling,... Continue Reading →
“EQD allow me to weave and string together patchworks of sonic, ambient soundscapes. Tools made by creatives for creatives, perfect.” https://www.earthquakerdevices.com
Huge thanks to everyone at Modern Drummer Magazine for their continued support. Honor to be among these great books. The Stoic Drummer by José Medeles Subtitled A Look at Drumming and Musicality Inspired by the Writings of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Others, The Stoic Drummer by Breeders/Modest Mouse/Ben Harper drummer and Revival Drum Shop... Continue Reading →