Well… I got the opportunity to start playing drums again… I have been out for a little while… last time I played publicly was back in 2010 sometime… sure I have played gigs with my bass… and that is usually the call that I get… but have not had the chance to play drums…
Drums started for me back in 1976 or so… As a 14 year old… I set up cans and boxes and put on records and learned how to play the drums long before I ever climbed behind a real kit (we were poor… no money for a drum kit… so I improvised). Then one day, I finally got to climb behind a real kit and the rest is history!
Anyway… flash forward to today!
I got the opportunity to play again and it started today! The boy in me is jumping up and down and shouting from the rooftops… the almost 50 year old man in me says… wow… you are a little out of shape for this…
I played the equivalent of 3 sets today… starting around 7:00 AM (Rehearsal). The last set ended at around noon or so… each “set” lasted about 25-30 minutes.
It was a great feeling to get back behind the kit and play some great music with some great musicians and singers.
I look back at my life and I realize that I was destined to create music. God gave me some pretty awesome musical abilities and skills and I really enjoy using them. I am not the best… and I certainly cannot compete with some of today’s drummers… like the Calrods and Royster’s of the world. But I have solid clock and play pretty well. I still feel great when I play.
My almost 50 year old body will get used to it… and even if it doesn’t… the boy in me will win the war!