December 18, 2011
Anything can happen. Just as soon as you feel that rhythm fades a new hook waves in. The communal energy of all the different types of drums and sounds is liberating and challenging. It reminds me of "Go-Go" music, where bands just kept on playing to keep the sounds going for as long as they could and down any paths that they could, mixing sounds, beats and song styles along the way. It's the best of that and the Jam-Band style of Little Feat and the Grateful Dead. (my favourite bands, by the way) You cannot predict how the night will start or musically how or where or what note the night will end on. It's where unpredictability is a happy bonus.
I haven't hit (or inadvertently demolished) a traditional "kit" with sticks in quite a few years. I'm a hands drummer/percussionist. I've even hit cymbals and cowbellls with my knuckels (if I need to). I'm a barely serviceable to downright bad barrelhouse piano player (please discourage me- I'm not being modest) and I'm re learning the blues harp and harmonica. I just think I need more confidence to cut loose on it.
CUU Church newsletter. And a bit of word of mouth. Also due to recent health issues (long story) drumming, at the suggestion of P.T.'s and (some) doctors, was highly recommended to restart my motor skills and dextrerity. So I was pretty much seeking out a place to drum again.
Ex smoker, dieter, reporter, New Yorker and lab tech. Full time family man, (private) investigator, security guy, satirist, playwright and percussionist. Thanks folks for all the opportunity, fun and music. "Patent British Exploding Drummer".
A grand night, musically we went all over the map, in a very good way, two guitars as well. We rocked- we went all mythic swampy- we went into some kind of jamming dream vibe. The whole group played their bloody little hands off. Laurie our grand master kept the whole thing moving 'bout. Brilliant.