Using the drums as his vehicle, Daniel Glass takes you on a thrilling journey through 100 years of pop music evolution.
My name is Daniel Glass. I've been a professional drummer for the last 20 years, having worked with Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer, Bette Midler, Gene Simmons, Liza Minnelli and many others. To learn more about me, click here.
The Century Project is the culmination of a journey begun a dozen years ago, when I started researching the evolution of the drums and the way we play them. Through my research, I came to a startling conclusion: if we understand more about the drum set, we can understand the origin of every style of popular music we play and listen to today: jazz, rock, blues, hip-hop, funk, reggae, etc. To learn more about my research, click here.
Over time, I took all this research and turned it into a clinic presentation. The clinic takes audiences on a 100-year thrill ride, from 1865 at the end of the Civil War right up to 1965 and the dawn of the British Invasion. It shows how drums and pop music evolved hand-in-hand, and how, by 1965, the drumming blueprint that we still follow to this day had been cemented.
In turning The Century Project into a DVD, my goal is to create a compelling, multi-media, interactive, lecture/performance that takes the typical (dare I say "boring") conception of "history," and turns it on its ear. As in my clinics, I aim to create a world that helps modern musicians realize just how much they have in common with their forebearers . . . a world that shows how the pioneers of the past "rocked" just as hard as rock stars of today.
For the last two years, I've been actively working with DrumChannel.com to bring The Century Project to life. In order to make my vision a reality, however, I need to raise $12,000, just over half the funds necessary to produce the DVD. If I'm able to raise that amount here on Kickstarter, DrumChannel has agreed to kick in an additional $10,000, allowing us to start production in early 2012.
How you can help:
To support our Kickstarter campaign, and learn more about the amazing list of incentives we're offering, just click the Green "Back the Project" Button to the right!
If you get a minute, please take a few minutes to spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, or with a quick e-mail to a few friends. Please include the following link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/danielglass/the-century-project-100-years-of-music-evolution
If you have any questions about the project, about the incentives, about drums or music in general, please don't hesitate to contact me via the "send message" link at the top of this page.
Thanks so much for your help in bringing The Century Project to life!
** Additional information and FAQ's **
"Drumaniac Pack" #1: VINTAGE SNARE DRUM
- Early '60s "Shelly Manne" model.
- Sold at classic L.A. drum shop "Drum City" - owned by Roy Harte and Remo Belli (special Drum City label is affixed to the drum).
- Outfitted with all original hardware (Stick Saver Hoops, 8193 Strainer, etc.).
- This drum is not in mint condition. There is some slight pitting on the chrome, and light rust in various spots.
"Drumaniac Pack" #2: DW Performance Series Snare Drum:
Drum Workshop 6.5 x 14" Performance Series chrome-over-steel snare drum (Note: The Performance Series offers the same top-of-the-line quality materials and craftsmanship as DW's premier drum lines, only without as many customizable features. It's currently used by many top studio and touring drummers).
1mm Steel Shell.
Highest Quality Chroming.
DW's patented new "Mag" (magnetic) throw off.
Made in USA at DW's Oxnard factory.
"Drumaniac Pack" #3: PDP Mainstage 5-Piece Drum Set. Includes cymbals and hardware:
NOTE: Includes Sabian entry level hi-hats, ride, and crash cymbals with accompanying stands (everything except a bass drum pedal). Also includes a limited edition "Century Project" front bass drum head, courtesy of Aquarian. Shells will be signed by Daniel. Choice of two finishes. If you are outside the US and Canada, there will be an additional charge for shipping. For more information on the PDP Mainstage series, click HERE.
"Drumaniac Pack" #4: Complete set of BOSPHORUS CYMBALS - Traditional Series:
This set of Traditional Series Bosphorus cymbals includes: 20" Ride, 18" Crash, 14" Hi Hats, and 8" Splash (a $1,932 value). To listen to samples of the Traditionals and understand why they are Bosphorus' most popular line, please click HERE.
DOMESTIC: Shipping costs within the United States (Alaska & Hawaii included) are included in the pledge price.
INTERNATIONAL: There are added costs to ship outside the U.S.Pledges below $75: Add $5.00 for international shipping. Pledges from $75 - $1,000: Add $12.00 for international shipping. For Drumaniac Pack #3 (Snare Drum): Add $45 for international shipping. Priority/Tracking If you wish to add Priority, Tracking or Insurance to your delivery, please send me a message and we'll figure out the exact shipping price.
If there are any additional international duties & taxes they are the recipient's responsibility. Please check into your countries regulations & fees if you have any concerns. If the shipping ends up being an issue you can simply cancel your pledge before project end, no harm done. Please message me if you have any questions.
The pledge field is editable, so if you pledge $100, then you can edit the field to add the additional shipping costs applicable to you pledge item. If you have already submitted your pledge, you can click the "manage your pledge" button and then add the appropriate $ amount to your pledge.
Assuming we raise our targeted amount ($12,000), we estimate the Century Project will be ready for release around March, 2012. Rewards will be fulfilled once we have an exact release date. I will send out frequent updates regarding delivery dates and other reward related issues.
After the campaign ends, you will receive an email requesting your shipping address and any other details required to fulfill your reward.
Absolutely, pledge as often & as much as you like! It will not hurt my feelings or cause any problems.
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A signed, personalized Century Project postcard, and many thanks for your support.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $15 or more
A digital download of the finished Century Project video + Signed Century Project postcard.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Pair of Vic Firth "Daniel Glass" sticks + Digital download of the CP video + Signed postcard.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Autographed hard copy of the full DVD (will contain special features not included with the digital download) + Pair of Vic Firth Daniel Glass sticks + Signed postcard + 5-minute "Thank You" call from Daniel via phone or Skype. We can talk about whatever you like: Tales from the road with RCR, shooting craps with James Brown, shooting the breeze in Gene Simmons' kitchen, cutting tracks in the studio with Bette Midler, getting fired by junk bond king Michael Milken. Heck, we can talk about the weather. It's YOUR five minutes.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Daniel Glass 3-CD Bundle (includes discs by Royal Crown Revue, the Daniel Glass Trio, and the Rhythm Club All Stars) + Everything at the $50 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, "Thank You" call from Daniel).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $125 or more
12-month subscription to DrumChannel ($50 value) + Everything at the $75 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, "Thank You" call from Daniel).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Box set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs (Neil Peart/Mike Portnoy/J.R. Robinson/Peter Erskine - a $100 value) + 30-minute Skype lesson or chat with Daniel + Everything at the $125 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $350 or more
2 backers Limited (18 of 20 left)
A seat in the studio audience for the Century Project taping (we'll be shooting at the Drum Channel Studios in Oxnard, CA in early 2012) + Tour of the DW Factory (also in Oxnard) + Special limited edition "Century Project - Crew" logo T-Shirt (given at this level only) + Everything at the $125 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, "Thank You" call from Daniel).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Hang with Daniel for an evening - Dinner with Daniel and backstage pass to a show in LA or NYC (could be one of Daniel's shows or something you attend together) + Everything at the $250 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, Box Set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs). [NOTE: Transportation is not included - you are responsible for getting to and from New York or Los Angeles]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
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“Drumaniac Pack” #1: A vintage snare drum from Daniel's personal collection! Early '60s Leedy "Shelly Manne" model, originally sold at legendary L.A. drum shop "Drum City" (see photos and catalog page at left), used by Daniel on RCR's "Mugzy's Move" CD, signed by Daniel and outfitted with new Aquarian heads and Puresound snare wires + 60-minute Skype Lesson + Everything at the $250 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, Box Set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
“Drumaniac Pack” #2: DW Performance Series chrome-over-steel snare drum (6.5 x 14"). Performance Series is DW's newest prestige line, features 1mm steel shell, highest quality chroming, and DW's patented new "mag" throw off (see photo at left) + 60 minute Skype Lesson + Everything at the $250 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, Box Set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,250 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
“Drumaniac Pack” #3: Complete PDP (Pacific Drum and Percussion) Mainstage Series 5-Piece set. The Mainstage Series is an entry level set that includes a throne, hardware and cymbals - everything you need to get started! Perfect gift for a beginner, or makes a great donation to a school/church music program. These kits will all be customized for the Century Project, with shells signed by Daniel, and a special Century Project bass drum logo head from Aquarian (see photos at left) + 60-minute Skype Lesson + Everything at the $250 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, Box Set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs). [NOTE: Due to shipping costs, this incentive is NOT available outside the United States]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,250 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
A “Day in L.A.” with Daniel - We'll spend the afternoon and evening visiting some of my fave "East of Hollywood" haunts. How 'bout we kick it off with a lesson at my Silverlake studio, then lunch downtown at the Pantry or Phillipe's. Perhaps we could grab a custom cocktail at the Edison or on the rooftop of the Standard Hotel, then sup while digging Marty and Elaine at the Dresden Room, and end up mingling with the glitterati at a show at Cicada. Or customize your own package. Who knows, maybe we could get Veikko from RCR to join us along the way. It's YOUR day! + Everything at the $250 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, Box Set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs). [NOTE: You are responsible for getting to and from Los Angeles - transportation is not included]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $1,250 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
A “Day in New York” with Daniel - Roam of the streets of Gotham with me. Start with a lesson at the pad, then on to lunch at my favorite Japanese noodle soup shop, followed by a boat cruise of New York Harbor. Or if we time it right, you could be my guest at the New York Drummer's Lunch Club in Greenwich Village (hosted by Billy Ward). How about a tour of Steve Maxwell's legendary drum shop (I'll help you select a killer set of cymbals), followed by dinner and jazz at Birdland - we can watch a show together or we'll make it a Monday when I'm playing. Or customize your own package. Remember, it's YOUR day! + Everything at the $250 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, Box Set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs). [NOTE: You are responsible for getting to and from New York - transportation is not included]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
"Drumaniac Pack" #4: A complete set of Bosphorus cymbals (Traditional Series): 20" Ride, 18" Crash, 14" Hi Hats, 8" Splash (Valued at $1,932). Crafted and hand hammered in Istanbul, Turkey, every Bosphorus cymbal is a unique work of art (more info at left) + Associate Producer credit on the DVD + 60-minute Skype lesson or chat + Everything at the $500 level (Postcard, Signed DVD, DG Sticks, 3-CD Bundle, 12-month subscription to DrumChannel, Box Set of 4 Drum Channel DVDs, Dinner with Daniel in NY or LA). [NOTE: Transportation is not included - you are responsible for getting to and from New York or Los Angeles]Estimated delivery: Mar 2012