That is absolute gold!
Oh crap, that means I am old too.
My contribution: my band has a gig on Friday, sharing with 2 other bands, and I am delighted that we are on first because it means I get to play out and not get to bed late!
Rock and roll baby!
The inclusion of Billie Jean is a he'd scratcher for me. The song has a deserved place in drumming lore as an example of less being more, and the importance of playing a simple part with authority, but it's just not a great drum intro.
Stuff does happen just random.
How we react to it though is not random.
An optimistic outlook tends to bring positive results. Not because anything magical happens, but because people who maintain an optimistic outlook manage to find things to be optimistic about.
Having tried one once on an Acrolite, I am not a fan of reverse dot heads. I found that the feel and sound was too different depending on whether I struck the head on the reverse dot or just to the side of it.
For me, Genera HD Dry is the snare batter head.