Of course, it was jeff. It should be forbidden for brothers to work in the same band
By the way, I saw a concert of TOTO with Simon Phillips (Strasbourg , 99 (!)) , it was really fantastic !
I never used the same way of writing than you (I already saw it though), so I don't really know what you mean by 4/8, but I guess it must be "binary rythm in double stroke" for me.
I insist that's not the touch of the bests.
Making double stroke at the double bass on a fast tempo is great, but you should then listen to drummers like Weckl or Gadd (especially with Chick Corea) who never played double bass as far as I know. Drummers like Lars Ulrich or Mike Portnoy sounds like small beginners in comparison (and I like those bands, especially Dream Theater).
Lars Ulrich admitted once he didn't know how to play drums !! But he practiced so much the double bass that he could impress everybody.
That doesn't mean that double bass cannot be great, I like it too. But what I dislike for example, is the way it is played in Stratovatius: just full speed all the time, with a very simple rythm on it. That absolutely not interesting musically.
For example, Dennis Chambers and Simon Phillips are real masters at the double bass.