Re: Introduce Yourself
Real name - Michael Lehnertz.
Age - 39.
How long been playing - 30 years.
Origin of user name - Duh...
Top 5 drummers - Vinnie. Virgil. Simon Phillips. Buddy Rich. Jeff Porcaro. So many others that I like and respect (Weckl, Jonathan Mover, Omar Hakim, Gregg Bisonette).
Make of drum kit - Yamaha Recording Series Custom. Ludwig standard 5 pc. Yamaha electrics w/ Roland R8M guts.
Make of cymbal - Zildjian & Sabian, but really whatever sounds good.
Where do you practice - I have a room dedicated to drums.
Are you in a band(s) - No longer. Freelance.
Covers or originals - Whatever pays.
What style of music - Big band, rock, R&B, classical, whatever...
Favorite take out food - Pizza.
Country - USA/Rhode Island
One really odd fact about yourself - 3.
How did you start drumming - When I was a kid I could hear the local drum and bugle corps practicing on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. I could always hear the drums over the distance and I loved the cadences. I then managed to get permission to travel to where they were practicing and I'd watch the practices. I was hooked.