Re: What made you want to play drums more than anything?
That's an easy one for me to answer. I started playing bass when I was 12, and always looked over at the drummer and thought, "man that's cool, I want to be able to do that;" unfortunately, though my parents put up with the bass droning on in the basement for years, drums were right out.
I was always fascinated with the speed and the fluidity drummers exhibited, which is in direct contrast to the percussive nature of the instrument. I also liked the huge range of sounds one could get from a drum kit.
I think drums, more than any other musical instrument, have the ability to make people want to move rhythmically, and get their heads bobbing; drums really can be hypnotic. Those are the things that drew me to drumming.
A soon as I had my own place and enough time and money, I bought drums, and though I still play the bass regularly, my main instrument is the one I always wanted to play, drums.
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