migrates back to Virginia
to Louisiana back in 2003 after having lived in Virginia forever.
back to Virginia back in 2005.
coming back "home", my in-house playing venue improved
greatly with the move.
are no basements in Louisiana. This was a new experience for me.
I couldn't play in the garage because it was not climate controlled
and drums are LOUD in a garage.
neighborhood you know, but that's a different story.
a beautiful house in Louisiana, but the layout of the house basically
forced me to locate my drums in a walk-in closet. Not just my
drums but 2 stereo speakers, a CD player, a cassette deck, and
a receiver. Not to mention the overhead mics, small digital recorder
and separate mixer. But hey, I could play as much as I wanted:
and we also used it as a closet. The overhead mics aren't set
up in this shot, but they hung from hooks in the ceiling since
there wasn't enough room for mic stands!
we move back to Virginia to a house with a basement!
one section of the basement for my new drum/recording area:
it's a lava lamp there in the middle. The classic office Christmas
left is the Mackie mixer. On the right is the Yamaha digital recorder.
of snares, nothing to brag about but I love them anyway. Drummers
know what I'm talking about.
requisite presence of Sandy Nelson's "let there be drums"
album cover, one of the coolest album covers ever.