Re: Better after a drink??
The thread topic "Better after a drink double question mark" suggests you have doubts it is indeed better.
If you've ever been to a party where everybody is drinking and one guy isn't, you'll notice that one guy isn't fitting in as well as everybody else. You should be that one guy in a drunken crowd, imo.
As far as drinking when you practice, I think it's a great idea if it helps make you feel like you are more relaxed. Drumming is supposed to be fun and I don't see how a nice tumbler of wine could detract from the experience.
The danger, as I mentioned, is falling into a nasty habit where one drink leads to another and... We all know how it sucks to be at a gig where the guys on stage are drunker than everybody in the crowd. They're having an AWESOME time, but it just sucks for everyone in the crowd.
"... As war machine, crushes their balls, God have mercy..."