Thursday, August 21, 2008
Knitting and Drumming
There's a lot of correlation between knitting and drumming. Both require two sticks. Both have evolved into varied styles. Both require rhythm, tools in different sizes, dedication, and practice. Both can be an art form when you put your heart into them.
I used to play the drums over a decade ago, before DD was born. Then I sold them to a house band in Hot Springs, and regretted that day ever since. Every now and then, the opportunity to play would arise - usually at parties or in a bar. It felt good knowing I still had it in me. But I didn't had the drums.
When I turned 36, I decided that if I could find a good set for under $300, I'd go for it. I found a cranberry red Pearl set locally on Craigslist. Granted there's only one cymbal and the throne is a little crooked, BUT the heads are new, and the hardware is in good shape, and they sound AWESOME.
So I sat down again after way too long, and recorded this clip with my same camera for knitting photos. This is what I came up with. Don't worry, I won't stop knitting!