Re: Introduce Yourself
real name? - James Walker
age? - 39
how long been playing? - a little over 25 years
origin of user name? - too lazy to make one up
top 5 drummers? Steve Gadd, Airto, Jack DeJohnette, Manu Katche, Stewart Copeland. Honorable mention to Don Alias.
make of drumkit? Ludwig (late 1970s six-ply maple/poplar) kit; many different makes/models of snare drums.
make of cymbal? - current collection is a mix of Ziljdian, Sabian, Paiste, Wuhan...if I had to choose one brand, it'd be Paiste
where do you practice? - at home
are you in a band/s? - yes, several
covers or originals? - some of each
what style of music? - primarily Caribbean and jazz, with some classical as well
favourite take out food? - Vietnamese. Specifically, food from Bea's Wok'N'Roll in DeKalb, IL. Yes, it's a silly name, but Bea makes some of the best food I've ever tasted. I strongly recommend the Friday "catfish special." Outstanding.
country? - USA
one really odd fact about yourself? - Devoted listener, Coast To Coast AM
how did you start drumming? - When I was in sixth grade, the band director in my school came to the general music classes, canvassing for students to join the school band program. On a lark, I decided to try drums, and it stuck.