“Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I do disagree? I traveled the world and the seven seas. Everybody is looking for something.”
What is it about vintage and custom drums that consumes us so? Tony Williams said, “I play because I must.” It’s the same with us drum addicts. We musicians are sensual people and the drums appeal to so many senses – They are art to our eyes, sound and music to our ears, a physical pleasure to touch, and the most addicted of us of even get off on the smell of the interior of a drum or the scents of the polishes and cleaners that we use to restore them. I love writing about them and I love talking to other drummers about the drums and about themselves. It is a very worthwhile pastime.
So, everybody is looking for something. I’m looking for an 18” x 14” Gretsch bass drum in rosewood finish; any Jasper shell model between the sixties round badges and the nineties. I’m also looking for any scrap pieces of purple peacock satin flame wrap.
Chris and I launched the new version of Not So Modern Drummer just about six months ago now. We hope that you've enjoyed the ride so far - and have found what you've been looking for on the pages of our publication. Our ears are open - comments, suggestions... let us know! We'll be at the Chicago Drum Show next weekend - please stop by our booth and say hi.
OK - enough talking - on to the May articles!
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