Here it is, an old man playing like a 2 year old and having fun. The link about should be the video… it 1 am…. nap time
I’ll check it in the morning.
and here is Monday afternoon’s fun and noisy banging around…tuning it up….
let me say I am no musician, drummer, singer, or other musical talent.
I am someone who remembers being two and a half years old and looking up into a closet and seeing a drum, and knowing I would not see it again.
It was my brother David’s drum.
I do not remember David, he died a few years ago, and in so doing began a process that brought me back in touch with my mother and that part of the family a couple months ago.
I will be 59 in January. 57 years of emotional assault has ended, they confirmed that the man I had to call dad would need a gene test to claim any relationship, Ever again. I will NOT submit to a test.
I built this for me and my desire to have a drum of my own some day.
I was around a few drummers during 1990-2005 years.
In 2004 one drummer spoke of a business venture in building drums. So I made this just to see what it would end up like, knowing I had no one BUT me to please.
The man left the business idea behind before this drum was very far along and I finished it up on my own. Saw the market and public desire and saw no reason to try on my own.
I how did get myself my very own drum, an original, one of a kind in looks, and maybe in sounds…. too many weird bits and pieces I used and
no knowledge of what drums can really do outside of the usual range of music the masses like.
Because at the time the drum was finished, I had my shoulder/arm/chest cavity broken from the Plumas County Sheriff/Court torture, abusive behavior problems,
I learned to play one handed, and never played with or for anyone.
I played for a few months in 2005.
In August 2005, I was arrested again for not shutting up about the abuse, ( my original felony charges Against Plumas County Court illegal actions in 1993. due to the murder of my son, there is no claim of statue of limitations by the USA government.)
The drum has sat till the other day, shown to a few people, pulled out and touched and reminded that I would tune and play her again.
That day, Dec. 4, 2015, was the first time in 10 years that I have picked up and tuned the drum, and then I played it.
At 2am on the 5th I walked out side and played to see if the tuning was nearly right. The drum and I connected, all day Saturday, I would hit record and play around………dozens of bits and pieces.
I hope to put some of what I sound like up, so anyone who EVER wanted to bang on a drum sees that you can. I did several video tapes of me just playing around.
Using the weird and fun different tones I can make with the drum.
I have no lessons to speak of, 1 or 2 drum circles at most.
I show one handed noise……….
Mike Ripley, a musician who put up with me listening to him play, because I had cars and gas, so He got to gigs and rehearsal. Would tell me to shut up even if I was just moving my lips…… Mike is a great friend, I am no musician.
Drums take no talent or training……..what parent does not remember their child and a spoon banging on something????
I am spiritual, so yes, I do approach trance drumming in my understanding of it.
The video tapes if I can put them up, are just that.
Playing as my heart, soul, spirit, reconnect with the drum and the nature surrounding the drum and it’s power.
If I CAN’T get the files uploaded and let you get it up here, well, Facebook, my zenfolio site, youtube exist…….
the heart of a 2 year old banging on a drum will not be denied……..
Dance to you own music and play on whatever instrument YOU like,
It is your life.