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(Mike Watkins)

Member Since: Tuesday, May 31 2005 @ 09:53 AM CDT
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Homepage: http://www.kevmikwa.com/pages/internetdrums.html
Location: Sterling, VA United States
Song Comments: 248
Song Votes: 4
Forum Posts: 193
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A self-respecting drummer, I've also been a faithful Mac user since my mid-90s Performa purchase. I recognized its usefulness as a musical tool when I started poking around with GB on my eMac to add some drum sketches to a friend's drumless recordings. One thing led to another, and now I've got my v-drum studio all set-up.

Most of my appearances on MJ will be in support of the works of others, since I have minimal musical talent otherwise. So here's my listing, with sincere thanks to each musician who has agreed to let me "sit in", virtually. The red songs are posted on my profile.

[1] My Head (by sbloodsworth) by Stephen Bloodsworth (not yet a MacJammer).
[2] One Of A Kind by DOCTORBIZARRE (the first and second versions of this song have been deleted).
[3] Black and Blue by DOCTORBIZARRE (the first and second versions of this song have been deleted).
[4] What If? by jiguma.
[5] resolution v.2 by jonx.
[6] Tried To Hide by selters with stevel and stevec.
[7] Sometimes / Sometimes - Zauberflöte (magic flute) Mix by drakonis.
[8] So Selfish by e46 (remix of original).
[9] Her Eyes by DOCTORBIZARRE (the first, second and third versions of this song have been deleted).
[10] Damaged Goods by e46.
[11] Leaving Kerrville Behind w/ Kewmikva [sic] by selters.
[12] Blue Pool (w SISTER,kevmikwa,alfalpha) by jiguma with SISTERS and alfalpha.
[13] SAYING SO YOU'LL KNOW by jiguma.
[14] #25. Moon Over The Tides by eorthman.
[15] Baghdad Blues remix w/kevmikwa & willnlf by bud with willnlf.
[16] The same herd - multicollab by thoddi with Moviz, damiengh, DWL, SISTERS, moorlandt, jiguma, ledebutant, dadai, Alannah and timothy devine.
[17] Wonderland by jiguma.
[18] With All of This (Final) by bug67 with Alimar and TEXASFEEL (the first version of this song has been deleted).
[19] Shostakovich (by grizzle w/kevmikwa) by ktb with grizzle.
[20] Doing The Eggshell Walk (MJRF) w ziti, ktb, kevmikwa by jiguma with ziti and ktb.
[21] Flyin' High (multi-collab) by Rocha Malhada with e46, TEXASFEEL and Steen (this song has been deleted).
[22] Amazing Grace (Multi-Collab) by magnatone with jiguma, damiengh, futzpucker and guitardriver.
[23] sit down [kassia Band] by davisamerica with kassia, gail60, magnatone, futzpucker, Roxylee, Feter, MarkHolbrook, davisamerica2 and awigze.
[24] Piece of Heaven (by sbloodsworth) by Stephen Bloodsworth (still not yet a MacJammer).
[25] Lost In Translation (w Mike Watkins) by jiguma.
[26] There Was A Time w/ kevmikwa by crissew (this song has been deleted).
[27] Shine (MJ Collab) by davisamerica with kassia, gail60, magnatone, Roxylee, Outtaorbit, Char, KissMeKate, DWL, SmokeyVW, Rocha Malhada, davisamerica2 and awigze.
[28] Take Me To Heart (w thoddi, alfalpha, kevmikwa) by jiguma with thoddi and alfalpha.
[29] WHEN WE WERE KIDS by thoddi with bent, SISTERS, damiengh, jiguma, ktb and Alannah.
[30] Table Five (Collab. w/Sisters, Ziti,Jiguma Awigze, Kevmikwa) by davisamerica2 with davisamerica, SISTERS, awigze, jiguma and ziti.
[31] WAITING (For The Rain To Fall) w Mike Watkins by jiguma.
[32] Grace of You (by sbloodsworth) by sbloodsworth (finally a MacJammer).
[33] Unraveled w/Alackbass/KTB/kevmikwa by Gaylen75 with alackbass and ktb.
[34] Loading Zone (w/alackbass, kevmikwa, rgpaddler, ktb, rok41, & sigmund by davisamerica2 with alackbass, paddler, ktb, rok41 and sigmund.
[35] Radio Eyes (Mike Watkins/Gaylen/Tokai) by ktb with Gaylen75 and tokai.
[36] CAT FACED GIRL (w ktb and kevmikwa) by jiguma with ktb.
[37] Flaunt It w/Gaylen Alackbass Awigze Paddler Kevmikwa Particledots Ryan by Carrie71 with Gaylen75, alackbass, awigze, paddler, particledots and Ryan Lack.
[38] What Kind of Person Do I Want to Be w/D. Jorden, My Students, Rich, Andy, Mike, Bryn, & Bob by alackbass with paddler, awigze, particledots, David Jorden and a mess of kids from Wimauma Elementary School, near Tampa, FL.
[39] Forgive Me, I (w/ Symphony101, Sigmund, alackbass, kevmikwa) by RAVENS with Symphony101, Sigmund and alackbass.
[40] Another Lonely Soul w/Alackbass & Kevmikwa by hackneybloke with alackbass.
[41] Carol of the Bells (Xmas Challenge w/ jdholliday) with jdholliday.
[42] If I Go w/ Gaylen75, Sigmund, & kevmikwa by alackbass with Gaylen75 and Sigmund.
[43] Don't Bully Me w/ D. Jorden, my students, Ryan, TERRAPLANE, ktb, & kevmikwa by alackbass with ktb, TERRAPLANE, Ryan Lack, David Jorden and a mess of kids from Wimauma Elementary School, near Tampa, FL.
[44] Moon Called Mars w/ Rok41 and Kevmikwa by Sigmund with rok41.
[45] I Can't w/speedonl, rok41, kevmikwa, illuminati, crissew Produced by Matt Smith (illuminati) by jdholliday with speedonl, rok41, illuminati and crissew (the first version of this song has been deleted).
[46] Begin Today w/ D. Jorden, students, Ryan, RAVENS, ktb, kevmikwa by alackbass with RAVENS, ktb, Ryan Lack, David Jorden and a mess of kids from Wimauma Elementary School, near Tampa, FL.
[47] Mission (stevel, kevmikwa, Hectorious) by ktb with stevel and Hectorious.
[48] Long Gone by jerry_quinn w/ gadzooks, ktb, kevmikwa, Ryan, & David by alackbass with Jerry_Quinn , gadzooks, ktb, Ryan Lack and David Tanury.
[49] Better Off Broken (w/strangedream, rok41, kevmikwa) by Sigmund with strangedream and rok41.
[50] If All the World Were MJ w/ Alannah, Andrew, John, Mike, Scott & Stan by Philip18 with alackbass, Alannah, gadzooks, ktb and SCJohnson59.
[51] SAFE HANDS w sisters,thoddi,ktb,kevmikwa,rok41 by jiguma with SISTERS, thoddi, ktb and rok41 (with video by jiguma).
[52] Donna by His_Boy_Sherman.
[53] Who's Gonna Love Me - w/strangedream, rok41 & kevmikwa by Sigmund with strangedream and rok41.

By the way (if it's not already obvious), I'd like to collab electronically with anyone who has a cool tune that needs some realistic drums and/or percussion. Time has certainly grown tough for me to come by with two young boys in tow, but I promise to be a straight-shooter about my situation.

I have a page (under construction) to fill you in on how I operate - please take a look. Then drop me a note, let me know!
kevmikwa's Songs (4)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
12.22.10 Carol of the Bells (Xmas Challenge w/ jdholliday) 2.00 (1) 4482 (71) Holiday 12.19.11 Active
07.29.10 Grace of You (by sbloodsworth) 8.75 (4) 3271 (21) Country-Western 01.12.12 Active
07.29.09 Piece of Heaven (by sbloodsworth) 8.83 (3) 3576 (18) Acoustic Rock 07.05.11 Active
01.14.06 My Head (by sbloodsworth) 8.07 (19) 5928 (32) Soft Rock-Adult Contemporary 12.10.10 Active
Favorite Songs (2)
Title Artist Date Genre
found jonx 05.09.05 Alternative Rock
if not now, why? brb 08.12.04 Alternative Rock
Favorite MacJammers (25)
Fans (38)
Music Background
Music Skills I've played drums since 1986, but I don't know if that counts as a "musical skill", really. I played trumpet way back in the day. I'm pretty fair at playing things by ear, as long as I don't need to hit more than one key at a time! I got a guitar and bass in March 2010 and hope to someday be able to play them.
Music Hardware Roland TD-12 e-drumset with a Roland FD-8 hi-hat controller; M-Audio Axiom Pro 61, M-Audio Keystation e49; Casio CDP-100 Digital Piano (as a controller for its 88 keys and weighted hammer action); Korg M-1 (currently being used as a MIDI control surface for Logic); Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS electric guitar (that I don't know how to play); Fender Standard Precision electric bass (that I don't know how to play); Yamaha EZ-AG (a cheesy guitar trainer that has strings and a MIDI out, used for digitizing strums); Mackie Onyx 400F interface; Behringer Powerplay Pro XL headphone distribution amp; Shure KSM27 cardioid condenser mic; (2) Rode NTG-1 condenser shotgun mics; SE Electronics Project Studio Reflexion Filter, Tascam VLA5 powered monitors; Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones for me (Sennheiser HD 205-II headphones for folks I record).
Music Software Logic Studio (i.e. Logic Pro 9 and all of its buddies); Toontrack's Superior Drummer 2.0 and a bunch of drumset expansion packs (Custom & Vintage SDX, New York Studios Vol. 2 SDX, The Metal Foundry SDX, Music City SDX, Evil Drums SDX, Jazz EZX, Funk Masters EZX, Twisted Kit EZX, Claustrophobic EZX, Latin Percussion EZX and Electronic EZX); Spectrasonics Trilian Bass Module (until I can figure out how to play the real bass I now have), Ivory 2, Ozone 4, East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Complete, Celemony Melodyne.
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