#18 Andy Tamulynas- Category Manager of Drumsticks & Mallets for Vic Firth/Zildjian Company
Vic Firth is aware of the environment and takes steps to reduce their carbon footprint. You can read more about the steps they take here.
If you're interested in donating to Team Vic for the PanMass Challenge to raise money for fighting cancer, you can donate here.
This is the article on how NPR and PBS are safe from budget cuts for this financial year.
This is what went wrong with the Fyre Festival
As promised, here is Damon's Guacamole recipe:
2 Ripe Hass Avocados
2 Tsp. Lime Juice
2 Tbsp. (Chopped) Cilantro
¼ Cup (Finely Chopped) Red Onions
½ Jalapeño or Habanero (Finely Chopped w/seeds)
¼ Tsp. Kosher Salt
Opt. Cayenne pepper to taste
This is the Guardians of the Galaxy 'Mixtape' Vol. 2
This is the history of the song "My Old Kentucky Home" from the Kentucky Derby. We played the Louis Armstrong version because the New Orleans JazzFest is going on and here's more info on that festival.
This is the video and news article of Questlove playing with drummer Darius on Frenchman Street and then gifting him a drumset. Lyricist Common took the video.
This is the article on Metallica offering to replace the Metallica Tribute Band, Blistered Earth's stolen gear.
Shoutout to Micaela Erlanger crushing the stylings at the Met Gala.
This is a series of videos on how the Vic Firth Sticks are made and the accompanying factory tour.
Here are a couple of the Fortress Session videos shot in L.A., facilitated by Ben Davies
You can catch up with Andy on Twitter and Instagram and check out more about Vic Firth and all they do with education and the various products they have on their Website. Shout out to Ben Davies and Mark Wessels, for running the Vic Firth Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages!
Vic explains how he started the company in 1963, from playing in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
This is the Beyond Meat company that Andy and Damon talk about at the end of the episode.