I want to comment but the "pride is one of the 7 deadly sins" thing prevents me.
My greatest achievement is discovering all the buttons on this forum, and finally learning to sometimes make paragraphs or use punctuation on threads . Larry inspired that so that’s an achievement of his. Pretty monumental an achievement since a good decade of scrambled verbiage I vomit out of my head.
My greatest failure is never making any of Larry’s list. So his list Another great achievement. Then he discovered a cure for GAS however the Guru-vy cure is no longer available. Larry is my hero. He’s philanthropic another check ,then humble a big factor for my hero list. Crap I need to work on my list.
Well, I already had the prideful thought...So I guess I already committed the sin, right? It's the thought not the words, right? So I guess it's stupid to close the barn door after the horse has already bolted, right?C'mon..........take a leap of faith. Let's hear it!
If you do it..... I'll do it!
Far out Brussel Sprout.........I really appreciate that. Very impressed and yup, you oughta be proud.Well, I already had the prideful thought...So I guess I already committed the sin, right? It's the thought not the words, right? So I guess it's stupid to close the barn door after the horse has already bolted, right?
OK. The fact that I felt that I was born to play drums...but in September 1984, I realized financially it wasn't going to happen in time for me to be able to live in a house...so I left music for money. I did various things for 5 years. At age 30, with a little business contact help and some basic electrical guidance from my electrician older brother...in 1989...I started doing energy efficient lighting retrofits in commercial buildings of all sizes and types including indoor tennis courts from DC to New England, when customer utility rebates were so high as to pay for over 95% of the jobs. The rebates started drying up around 1995.
In 1995 I took and amazingly passed my NJ electrical examination and got licensed. I carved out a small little electrical service business that I never would have imagined I would be doing. All with almost no electrical training for the first 6 years and zero business training to this day, and survived ha ha.
I was supposed to play drums to make money! I had to side track myself and now I play drums for fun and zaniness, which I am actually grateful for.
Everything works out. It's both good and bad, like it's supposed to be.
Well, I'll do it for you.I want to comment but the "pride is one of the 7 deadly sins" thing prevents me.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Good luck and remember, hard work pays off!!After years and years of tapping on steering wheels, table tops, and other people's kits at band practice, I finally got my own drum set.
This, to me, is an accomplishment, even with the basic stuff I have... I am really enjoying playing it, learning rudiments, and watching many videos.
I am also still working my day gig, as it has been deemed "essential" for the time being, and I am also, also digging in to my daily radio show, adding new music and stretching out a bit.
I've also managed to find some time to avoid doing yard work, so, no complaints thus far.