Being a Diabetic myself, I always appreciate the bag of sweets Sweetwater provides. They come in handy whenever I experience low blood sugar episodes which force me to lay on the couch and have some candy. I keep a stash of Smartees at home for these wretched episodes. My wife has a sweet tooth...
I think of myself as a musician who plays drums.
Please let me elaborate...
It isn't just someone who can keep a beat. If that's all you do, you run the risk of being a polite bore.
Depending on the song / band ; are you locking in with the bassist? Are you making your bandmates comfortable...
You're absolutely spot-on about that!
My Black Beauty would go dead after tuning the bottom head to F.
The drum would go "Buh" as if the batter was muffled.
This would happen at more than a few batter head pitches.
No tone, no body, no nuthin'!