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Hiya kids! This week I have a guest DJ mixin’ it up for you. Jack Feerick wrote a great Popdose Guide to Traffic and, unsatisfied with lack of music love drummers usually get, has put together an eclectic Mix Six featuring some very imaginative rhythms. Before we get started, an obligatory drummer joke: A man walks into a shop and says to the shop assistant: “Excuse me, I’d like to buy a guitar pick, and some strings.” The shop assistant looks uncomprehendingly at his customer, and says “Pardon?” “I’d like a guitar pick please, and some strings.” The shop assistant thinks on this for a while, and then turns to his customer and says “You’re a drummer, aren’t you?” “Yeah! How did you know, man?” “This is a fish and chip shop.” And now, on with the show! Take it away, Jack. –Py Korry DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE I’ve played with a lot of drummers, and they’ve all had a drum key — but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one actually using it. …