Well, it's my 500th post, but you'll probably want to look elsewhere if you're looking for epic. I just wanted to thank everyone on DRUMMERWORLD for contributing to my evolution as a drummer. Special thanks go out to Bernard for creating the site.Thanks also to Bermuda, Masoni , Bo, and other professional drummers for giving me a glimpse into their world of making a living playing drums. Andy, also gets major kudos for sharing his insight into the anatomy of drums and of the drum business.
It's great to read and share everyone's posts, from the absolute beginners, the gigging drummers out there in the trenches, the ones who are coming back to the drum fraternity after taking a break, to the ones who play the biggest concert stages. Everyone has their own unique perspective, but everyone is courteous and considerate (aren't those the same?) and respectful of others.
It's great to see people who are not young pick up the drums. I like to share my somewhat limited experiences with them and help them avoid some of the many mistakes and unnecessary expenses I made along my journey. Along the same lines, I benefit from the experiences of others. If I'm looking to buy a new (or used) piece of gear I usually check here first thing to see how it works in the real world. By the way I've become pretty adept at using the search function.
Thanks again to everyone here at DRUMMERWORLD. It took me a year and a half to get to 500 posts. We'll see how long it takes me to get to 1000.