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That last beer at my friend Dave's bachelor party.
Acoustic & Electronic:
Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch)
Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion.
Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
16", 17", 18", 20" Full Crash
Paiste Formula 602:
22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride
Paiste Sound Formula:
20" Full Ride (Frankenstein)
Like all of us, certainly I have regrets, but like most of us who chose the path of peace and sanity I never dwell on them.
That said there's something that comes back to me once in a while. Not really a "regret", but more of a fork in the road/possibly major "what if."
I was playing with an original band from Hopkinsville KY. We were playing a gig in Jacksonville, FL, and knew we were breaking up in a few months. We were playing sort of southern country rock moving toward a jazzier bop-swing thing after I joined.
There was a sax player (named Smokey) that was coming in every night and he spoke to some of the other guys about me and then asked me if I would try out for his jazz group. He "liked the way I swing."
It was just before Xmas, ('75) I was in my mid to late 20s and was super homesick for a family holiday back up north so I passed it up and headed home after the gig.
I've wondered more than once over the years what would have become of my music career had I ventured down the path of swingin' with Smokey and the boys.
i kind of regret not trying harder with the other guys to find a replacement singer for our band in the 90's. We were a pretty good original rock band. I still remember my audition. But things happen for reasons sometimes unknown.
I don't regret the long break i took after 97.
Last edited by slinky; 04-03-2017 at 07:08 AM.
RED DIRT MOUNTAIN
in general 0 regrets on any decisions made along my life. the only choice that i did that i would change is the lenght of time i've replaced music by racing ; instead of the 8 last years lost over my 15 years in racing , ( when in fact i knew perfectly after the firsts 6-7 years that there was no career for me into it ) i know now that it would had been wiser to just let this go after 7-8 years. i came back to drums and music (40 i'm now 53) maybe too late in my life to really entertain any hopes of getting some of my yearly earning with music, whereas if i had came back to music earlier, the drive to go on the road with a band and play out there wouldn't have been diluted with age .
playing for myself is rewarding, but i sometimes miss to play in a band for the fun of it.
tama SC/BB anthique sunburst 14-10-8-10-12-16-bd 22reference snare14x5cymbals HHX's/AAX'shardware tama
I have a couple, the biggest being I regret selling some of the kits I owned. Recently though I've come into possession of some old Video tape of one of the more successful bands I was in. Watching it I am kind of just maybe a little bit regretting quitting at such a young age. I stopped playing out at age 31 , although i was completely burnt out on playing popular cover tunes at the time, ( so much so to this day I can't listen to music on the radio) we were still a very successful band and going strong when I left. Oh well , I still have enjoyed playing in my basement for the past 26 years.....