me: I'm progressive and I welcome change
*IHOP changes name to IHOB*
me: BACK IN MY DAY
drum diary Show more
I finally did it. I bought a new 3 piece drum shell pack. The first high quality drumset I've ever bought (I still love my cheap Gretsch I bought in 2007, though). I'm starting from scratch with stands, cymbals, etc. and the cost of all that stuff adds up really fast so I've been scouring ebay for deals with pretty good success.
she's a rose breasted grosbeak, btw.
this birb likes her some seeds
I believe this is a swallowtail butterfly that has come to snack on some aster. Absolutely beautiful.
Come through the gate to the magical garden.
If you're too poor for A/C, here's what I did when I was also too poor for A/C. Copper tubing attached to fan with zip ties. Plastic tubing attached to fishtank pump, submerged in beer cooler full of ice water. Cold water runs through the pipes and makes 'em frostycold, fan blows frostycold at hot people. Works pretty well! Lots of guides online on how to make one. Put a towel on the floor in front of it, lots of condensation.
meta drum stuff Show more
over the next couple of years I was able to replace the heads, stands, cymbals, and snare drum, mostly because my friends helped me pay for it. I went from having the worst drum kit at shows and being embarrassed to still having the worst drum kit at shows but being proud of how good I was able to make that cheap kit sound.
meta drum stuff Show more
I'm on the verge of buying my first highish-end drum kit ever and thinking back to when I got my first kit when I was 14. my friends wanted to start a band but didn't know any drummers, so they pooled their money to buy this ~$400 thing. IIRC I was only able to contribute $50. it was all we could afford. it sounded awful and came with the worst cymbals and stands ever, but it was something.
Suicide, sexual assualt Show more
Growing up in a restaurant and working in them for years, as well as being a vegetarian for several years, I had a lot of conflicting feelings about Anthony Bourdain, but I generally appreciated how curious and passionate to the point of verging on anger he always was about everything because I can relate to that.
I can't stop thinking about his partner, Asia Argento, and how she has had this hellish year with all this Weinstein shit, and I hope someone is with her.
@eryn was beaten up by cops this week for no good reason. They've been kind to me in times of stress, so if you could give a few dollars to them, I'd appreciate it.
Here's a run down of what happened: