Mapex Falcon single. I finally have it dialed in so that it’s pretty responsive. I still have a DW5000 single chain (“nothin’ fancy, thanks, and proud of it.”) Loved the simplicity of that pedal - spring tension and beater height the only adjustments. Amazing pedal, used for 20+ years, could do...
I ordered a new Tama Starclassic W/B on Easter wknd this year. Added an extra rack tom and a matching snare. (I like big kits, so what?) Everything except the extra tom should be here in the next few weeks, the tom they said not until November. The supply chain issues are real with supplies...
I used to have a sheet of non drummer musician jokes that were hilarious. I can only remember these two.
Q: Why do bagpipers walk around when they play?
A: To get away from the noise.
At a music convention there was a rumor that a certain violinist could play 32nd notes. Several other...
Before I got my first kit I was playing along to The Grand Illusion album on the couch with a pair of mismatched dowels whenever my parents weren’t home. Probably 8th grade (78-79). Then convinced my parents I was serious so the summer before 9th grade they bought me an old Sonor bd and rack...
What a fantastic opportunity!! I’m so jealous!! I was into Styx way back in 9th grade and loved everything up through Pieces of Eight, even loved most of the Wooden Nickel stuff. Then, unfortunately, in the wake of Cornerstone and Mr. Roboto, like a bad boyfriend, I kind of dumped them for Rush...
Hemispheres was the first Rush album I ever bought. (A friend introduced me to 2112 a few days earlier. I was blown away.) The playing, the musicianship, the fact that that much sound was being made by only 3 guys! I’ve only seen them 5 times, but I am a fan for life. I remember reading the MD...
In no particular ranking, just chronological and remembering what I thought after each album or concert:
John Panozzo - Grand Illusion
Neil Peart - 2112
Mike Portnoy - Images and Words
Gavin Harrison - In Absentia
Todd Sucherman - the first time I saw Styx in concert 2001ish.
Too many for only one. In no particular order:
Rush (up to probably ASOH)
Genesis (through Duke)
Spock’s Beard and anything else Neal Morse is doing
The list goes on.
and Barbara Eden all day long!
I’ll be 57 next month. Wanted to play drums as long as I can remember, but my parents said no, so I had to start with piano and then the viola. But I kept chipping away at my parents and finally they relented when I was 14 and pretty much on the spur of the moment got me my first...