Re: What's your "day" job?
I work at a factory that makes awnings, you know those things that blocks out the sun on your terrace/on your windows. Funny thing, this is in Norway, where we have 3-4 months a year when we actually can see the sun. So I'm a bit surprised that I still can live off it, after working here for almost 10 years now. I like the job though, and have plenty of free time to play with my bands if needed.
Mapex Saturn IV (maple/walnut)
Sonor Essential Force (birch)
Paiste (and a few Meinl) cymbals