Drummer Bill Ward of the band Black Sabbath displays full, total commitment to his craft in the DVD Paris 1970. Ward is a tour-of-force menace throughout the disc, which captures he and his fellow young band members during a Paris, France show in the ascendant early days of the group. Ward hammers away at his simple, basic, no-frills drum kit in overwhelming fashion. There is no extra motion or frivolous fill, only a minimum number of notes that convey his maximum focus and riveted attention. Nothing is wasted; nothing is spared.
Forget the music, if you’re not a fan, and focus on the spirit in his drumming which transcends taste and fashion and time. Ward displays commitment in his every movement. His music is a foreboding force that finds release in these 8 songs. Whether fast, slow, intricate or simple, his every note carries the full weight of a sledgehammer commitment. Perform your every act in this same style, and you too will become a man of greatness.
From September 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com