I can’t begin to tell you how happy this makes me. It’s not that I crave going to the pub, I’m not even much of a drinker. My emotions aren’t taking into account the new health risks of going to the pub. It's just, we rehearse above a pub. My drum kits are above a pub. The pub is open so I can now go and play on my beautiful drums. We can get back to rehearsing, writing and recording. I get to spend some quality time doing what I love with 2 wonderful people who just happen to be 2 of the best musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing with.
I popped down to our rehearsal space over the weekend to drop a few things off. I’ve had a P.A. Speaker rattling round in the back of my van for weeks and obviously, I had to take my new snare drum down and have a little play. We can’t let these opportunities pass us by, especially as I’ve waited so long. If you don’t know the story of the snare drum yet then please sign up to our mailing list and also subscribe to our YouTube channel, we’ve got buttons for each on this web page. There’s an unboxing video and some exclusive photos of me being let loose in the drum shop pretty much as soon as they opened.
Lockdown has been a rollercoaster ride for me. My work life has taken a battering. As a drum teacher I’ve been lucky that we have the technology of video calls to keep my private teaching practice going. Unfortunately, half of my working week is teaching in schools which I obviously haven’t been able to do since March. Nightmare.
Even more of a nightmare is I’ve been home schooling my kids. I have 3, only 2 of them are of school age but still, this is far more challenging than I expected. I know I’m not alone so if you’re reading this and have been pushed over the edge on occasion then get in touch. We can help each other out with a bit of group therapy. The pubs being open may help with that. On the plus side, it’s nearly the summer holidays so we can bin off the school work and try to have a bit of fun.
I hope you all manage to stay safe and well now that lockdown restrictions are being lifted and I look forward to seeing you at a gig as soon as we’re allowed.
Take it easy