april 10, 2019

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“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

 

the boss

 

A few months ago Dave Farris began posting short videos of his playing, his practices really. One day recently he posted an incredible video of some foot work he was doing and I was totally blown away. This was about the same time I hooked up with the second band. Super inspired, I got in touch with Dave to find out if he was teaching. Just so happens he is, and today we had our first get together. As expected, he did not disappoint. In fact, it was awesome. I don’t know how long I’ve known Dave. I can’t tell you the first time we met. Our band paths never crossed much so I really don’t know how we met. We just did. Making that call a few weeks ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, right? I’m a believer and so is Dave. Plus, he gives great hugs.

december 8, 2017

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“Never regret a day in your life. Good days give happiness, bad days give experience,
worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.” ~ Unknown

 

that’s why

 

I’ll just leave this here, while reminding the universe that I’m still the drummer (and would like to play much, much more). That’s why. Plus, Mike Moore, also a drummer, is awesome and has the best shirts ever.

april 1, 2016

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“Life can be short. Life can be hard. Give each other a little love. Cut each other some slack.”
~ John Lackey

 

get rhythm #1
get rhythm #1

 

Because…..no band can rock without the foundation. Trouble is, I can’t decide between color and black and white. So, I’ll just leave them both here. I hope you enjoy them in whatever flavor you like.

 

get rhythm #2
get rhythm #2

december 13, 2014

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“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.”
~ Barbara Kingsolver

 

Christmas cheer (instagram)
Christmas cheer (instagram)

 

Today is the last sequential date of the century, ending an 11-year run. 12/13/14. The first being 01/02/03. Many of us may never see a date like this again in our lifetimes,” said my friend Jimmy Duckworth. I hadn’t realized the magnitude of the date until he pointed it out. This is just one in a long line of wonderful, scary, glorious, momentous, and sometimes little but important, things I’ve experienced in my near-fifty years. To mark the occasion, I decorated the house for the holiday, well, as much as the cats would allow anyway. I filled out my Christmas cards. I made chili. Christmas movies played in the background. My pitiful little tree that doubles as a house plant may be in its final Christmas season, but I’m ever so thankful for its years of service, and for the cats letting me do something to cheer up the place. 12/13/14 was a pretty ding dang awesome day full of Christmas cheer and blessings all ’round.

 

decorate (instagram)
decorate (instagram)