Re: I'm here! - Billy Ward
Also - yeah, Mark Craney. I'm honestly still speechless - I hope you saw the Modern Drummer magazine feature about him. It has two wonderful articles - one by Robyn Flans with quotes from many drummers who knew Mark - and the other by Doane Perry (Jethro Tull) who was very close to Mark and it is a WONDERFUL read. I saw Mark play with Jean Luc Ponty and Gino Vanelli 9this was before I knew him) and he totally killed me. I learned a ton just by watching him. (Hi Mark - you are missed)[/quote]
The MD article was simply amazing. One of the best articles I have ever read in my life. Sometime I should get a picture of one of Mark Craney's last kits he had. It is on display at a music store where I live cause Mark grew up here. It is a beautiful kit, plus it has a huge poster collage thing of Mark in the background, which is truly awesome! It has many pictures of him from his playing days in SF to his days with Vanelli, Ponty, Jethro Tull. Really cool!