Greetings, salutations, what have you (insert synonymous greeting here).
I have never done/participated in this forum 'concept' before, but anyway, here this goes...
I started at age 13, have been playing (and will continue to play) for eight and 1/2 years and have taken private lessons ( which were quite intensive, even grueling at times) for 7 years.
My primary influences are Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham, Danny Carey, and Virgil Donati.
My equipment consists of: Yamaha
drums (stage and maple custom absolute), Zildjian
cymbals (sometimes Paiste
), Vic Firth
sticks and Remo
drumheads as well as DW
single pedal and a Yamaha
'flying dragon' double kick pedal.
I practice and respect all styles (though to varying degrees) and, L-dub, will be playing for the rest of my life until my dying breath (I'm incredibly thankful that I have been made as a musician!)...dnastrands.