I’d have a better time if I approached it this way , I beat myself up to no end .I’m not serious … intentionally.
I‘ve always lived with the idea that when a person is serious about an instrument … it becomes difficult to see the joy … and it tends to look and feel like work.
And to me, drumming and music are art.
So I’d like to be far away from serious where art is concerned.
I like to laugh and play behind the kit.
But that’s just me.
Others have different takes and that’s cool.
The Earth still spins.
For me, this is it .......I listen continually and intensely to what the other musicians with whom I am playing are doing and play accordingly.