Re: What's the story behind your user name?
Thinking out of the box I see. What a great question. The little things make all the difference. I really enjoy reading and thinking about drums and many of my "friends" on DW have influenced how I feel about one of my true loves....anyway. Slingerland755, I was fortunate enough to work out a deal with my first drum idol, Barry (BB Queen) Borden (the drummer for Mother's Finest, Choice, Illusion, Molly Hatchet, and the Marshall Tucker Band). We worked out a trade back in 1985 that included my 1979 Celica Supra for "Fred Red" (his 1978 candy apple red 9 piece Slingerland set). I watched BB and Mother's Finest open up for Aerosmith back in 1979 at the Omni in Atlanta, and they blew them off the stage. Truly the definig moment when I lknew drums were for me. Funk rock at its finest. Steven Tyler and the boys were no match for the energy MF displayed that night. BB gave me $500.00 and piece of crap 1978(?)MGB and Fred Red. A far as I'm concerned, he could have given me a terd and the drums. My drums will always be classice to me. The 755 is just a baseball thing (Hammerin' Hank, homeruns and Atlanta). Although, I wish I would have made it Slingerland285, because 285 was my band's name for 13 years. OK that's enough.