SKF NOTE: I’ve been asked later this morning to take part in my friend Jason Carey‘s mini-documentary. My role is to talk on camera about how this blog, Life Beyond the Cymbals, came about. That is, I’m to talk about how my love of drumming, starting at age six, became a lifelong passion, a subject to study and write about.
Who knows why drumming became a passion? I remember the bug bit me in the drafting room at my grandfather’s Charles R. Fish Nurseries, listening to my Uncle Bob’s record of the Gene Krupa Quartet playing “China Boy.” Krupa’s press rolls were impressive and mysterious.,
The road to Life Beyond the Cymbals began with my search for an answer to the question, “How does he do that?”