Been playing Ukulele and Mandolin since I can remember. Started alto sax when I was 11 years old. Then Guitar when I was 12. My friend played Bass, but we needed drums; so I mowed lawns and swept shit up for about 7 months to earn the money for half of a drum set (my momma covered the other half). I got the drums when I was about 15 years old.
I played either drums or guitar in a couple of bands all throughout high school, but we usually got kicked out of whatever bar we were playing in because we (meaning I) were disrespectful to the audience.
When I went to college, I couldn't bring my drums because they were too loud. My mom got me an electric kit to keep me from killing myself. Eventually, my friend let me put my drums in his house, but, after a little while, I realized my children (read: drums) were being mistreated there. I ended up putting them in storage for a few years.
Now I live with my folks again because I cannot function properly in society. The good news is: I have my drums up and running again. I do not play with or for people, but I record a lot of music on my own. I write and play everything myself. I would like to play with other people, but I'm a psychopath, so I don't think it will work out.
Describe Your Drum Kit:
Old TAMA Rockstar 5 piece
Remo Coated Ambassador Heads & Evans EQ Bass Head
Sabian AAX Metal Hi-Hats 14"
Paiste 502 Power Crash 16"
Sabian HH Thin Crash 16"
Sabian Hand Hammered Vintage Ride 21"
Sabian AA Splash 10"
Sabian B8Pro Splash 6"
Sabian B8Pro China Splash 10"
Wuhan Mini China 12"
Two Lp Cow Bells, Some set of three Bells (similar to Agogos), Lp Jam Block, Lp Tamborine
Roland TD-5K with extra Kick pad, Snare Pad, and 2 Cymbal Pads; plus an Alesis D4 for extra inputs
J.S. Bach; Slayer; Bela Fleck; The Bangles; Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers; Owen and the Fuck-Show Idiots; Bill Monroe; Primus; Sepultura; Funkadelic; James Brown; Sly and the Family Stone; Pantera; Hannah Montana; Lucinda Williams; Ron Carter; Parliament; Ennio Morricone; Jenny Lewis; Herbie Hancock; Edgar Meyer; Shonen Knife; Mariah Carey; Bela Bartok; Anoushka Shankar; Bootsy Collins; Norah Jones; Edgard Varese; Pop-Pop (my Grandpa).