Post by pete
Your name came up recently after DW released their concrete drums. I
hope you are well!
Not too much new. News of note, Nick A had back surgery and is
recovering, Dave N isn't with Tritt's live band anymore, jmt's wife died
unexpectedly a while back.
Personally, dad passed 18 months ago; been teaching drums pretty
regularly with mostly success in the student's goals, of course they do
the work, I just bark at them; been in and out of about 8 bands for
various reasons in the past 5 years, right now doing some fill in work
and looking for a decent project.
Had one recently that was a little different. Right before xmas I was on
my way home from mom's, and almost home, got a text that said someone
needed a drummer so I called. Went straight to the gig, a new place
downtown in 'The Banks' which is right next to the Red's park, called
The Tin Roof. I got there and quickly set up and then we played for
almost 4 hours straight with one short p break. The singer never did
stop. I think my hands are still tight from that one… I had played
another cold sit in the night before. At least they called that morning.
CONCRETE DRUMS! I didn't know those came out! RMMP needs credit! :-)
I don't play drums (hand drums or kit) since heart trouble came to stay.
It's no huge problem doing most things, but I find drumming, dancing etc.
just too physical. So these days I'm playing bass except for noodling the
drums in the basement. I'm looking for a new house where I can set it all
up in a studio and hold jams etc. Last drumming I did was in a blues band
we were forming but I had to quit because it was too physical for me
although these days I seem to be getting much stronger than I was then.
Maybe I need ease back into drumming again. The new place would help.
Personally, my mom passed a few years ago and left me the family house.
You'd think that was a reward, but I've been cleaning on it for three
years now and it's still not sold. Clearly it was her plan to punish me
for not visiting enough! And there's nothing like TWO houses for a major
So every now and then I check in here just for old time's sake and see
what's happening. Great to hear from you again!