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Monk, a commenter on a previous post, pointed out this clip of James Taylor performing with ‘Slap Leather’ with his drumming machine, Big Foot. Not the most elegant device, but effective – and perhaps not what you’d expect to accompany Mr. Taylor on stage.

Drum machine, unplugged

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • DHFC

    Looks pretty freakin’ elegant to me. Maybe not James’ dance in the middle there, but the song and the machine are fabulous.

  • Marc de Vinck

    Love it!

  • Victor Nash

    Did James Taylor just talk shit about ring mod?