Re: Your parent's attitude towards your drumming
My family is very musical. Almost everybody learned to play an instrument and/or sing growing up.
They love the fact that I have such an exciting "hobby" to compliment my engineering degree and yearly salary. My parents come to all the gigs they can and they bring friends and dance. Good times.
In my ideal world where I would be drumming full time, they would not support that decision. They think that music can't pay the bills and would ruin my family life. That's what they told me in high school and in college when I was planning a music career. Here I am now, again, thinking about music. I wonder what they'll say now.. If I ever took the plunge, I think they would be supportive because they feel obligated as parents, but they'll fight tooth and nail until that happens.
"Lay the backbeat home."