Welcome to our Forum. I like your name, I play in a band called Ruff Diamonz.
As TainoJim pointed out rhere are no stupid questions here!
I am even more "senior" than you are, and I receive the same comments from my friends.
These are the same friends that have become complacent and have developed a cynical view of life!
Be always aware of dream stealers!!
Good on you for persuing your dreams, I had to wait quite a while for one of my precious cymbals to arrive and I was so excited!!
I play in a band that consist of players in their mid twenties, one player of 50 and myself. Also I am the only "white" player in the band.
My "friends" told me it woud never work.
It turns out to be the best musical experience of my life, and........... we our going to play concerts in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Saba for 10 days at the end of November. I am over the moon, the band is super tight and we all have become great friends. My wife is coming with me on this tour! It does not come much better in my book!
Cheers and Happy Drumming,