Parts and Labour
So we were talking about my new crush, Parts and Labour (yes, Anon I do love that synthesized bagpipe sound)...
You left the band? Ah sh*t... this bites. I just learned about you! Look, I'm almost 45, live in North Carolina and don't get out much anymore, but...
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your drumming! I have a drum set that's been collecting dust for 30 months. After xmas I picked up the sticks and tried to follow you.. couldn't on most (the paradiddle on GOLD... I'm three weeks out), but just knowing I could participate on Long Way Down was complete pleasure, and a release from my daily drudge working for the government.
I Know that you've inspired someone who is jaded. Are you still playing? (Of course you are, but where?)
If you ever make it to the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC let me know..."
Yours Truly circa 1980... look at the size of that cowbell!
You'd probably be sad to know I haven't played drums more than two or three times in the course of the last 18 months.
I'm working on a book and a career and zzzzz boring, but I'm probably gonna start a metal band this summer if (here's hoping) my book is done and whatnot. I miss playing so much right now. :/ I'll be sure to let you know.
PS: the paraddidle on "Gold" is more like RLRRLRRL with reversed placement (ie, the RIGHT hand on the snare and the LEFT hand on the hi-hat). Bass drum is just four on the floor the whole way thru.
Wow, thanks agaiN!"