It’s Rudimentary: Learning to Hit the Skins


Okay, I’ll admit it. Maybe I’m a bit obsessed with live music. Conservatively guesstimating, I’ve seen 50 some-odd bands perform thus far in 2012, the highlight of which was a solo set by Dallas Green, aka City and Colour, back in July at the Newport Folk Festival.

Also, I may or may not be a compulsive steering wheel drummer. Sigh. I can be spotted all over New England, cruising down the highway and thrashing away as if I were on stage at the Knitting Factory. My favorite song to rock out to is “The Widow” by The Mars Volta, second only to “Trash Can” by Delta Spirit.

It seemed only natural, then, for me to combine my love of live music and steering wheel drumming; I decided to sign myself up for a drum lesson. I mean, it wasn’t as if I was getting any younger.

Click here to read the full article in Providence Monthly.



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