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Drummers Drumming

When my daughters were teenagers and began to bring home young men, I would attempt to engage them in conversation. One day, the conversation gravitated toward music. “Are you a musician?” I asked one prospect. Yeah,” he replied. “I’m a drummer.” The problem wasn’t that he thought drummers were actually musicians. The problem was that […]

Miscellaneous Thoughts

A Canadian is someone whose primary loyalty is to the nation from which his ancestors fled in order to escape persecution or poverty. Drummers travel to a different beat. They are flakey, like hockey goaltenders. I remember a time when our high school bandmaster stopped our band in the middle of practice to ask the […]