Encouragement from Weird Al's Drummer, "Bermuda" Schwartz
Thu., Dec. 9. 2004 11:33am EST
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz has been Weird Al Yankovic's drummer since the beginning, about 25 years. He's also Al's webmaster. Jon recorded seven tracks with us on our "Biblical Graffiti" CD in 1999 (some of which appear on our new "New & Used Hits: The Best of ApologetiX Vol. 1 & 2" CD), and has kept in touch with us periodically since then via email.
Here's an excerpt from an email we got December 8 from Jon:
Got the new Best Of CD, and it's terrific! The live stuff is great, and the new parodies as well. I have to admit, lately I get most of my new music through either Al's parodies... or yours! Oh sure, I know AC/DC and GNR and the like, but Maroon 5 and Fountains of Wayne are new to me. Nice version of the Jet song, that's one I happen to know. Tell Bill his playing has never been better... and I mean that in a good way!
One slight error in the booklet though, I got credited with drums on Jail Got Rocked! I remember recording it, but it sounds like Fred's version (from Biblical Graffiti.) Hope Fred doesn't mind...
I see you've been busy on tour as well... I'll do my best to make it to the next L.A. area show.
I hope everyone's Christmas is the Merriest, and New Year's the Happiest!
PS: Oh yeah, the new site design looks great!