Thank you for the note. it was something that should be said repeatedly until it sinks in. When I was doing research for someone Iwas working for who was having screaming pain at every show usually during the fifth and ninth songs of the set, I couldn’t find any articles about how to help the pain. There were tons out there about “watch out for this pain” but nothing really helpful to a gigging drummer. Even surgeons were clueless as to a simple solution. They all wanted to cut him up which is not an option unless you’re Lady GaGa. Well on a chance flydate we had to rent gear and used a 20” kick as opposed to his standard 24”. This brought the toms down, not enough to notice but enough for him to get through the show without screaming and crying between songs. That’s when we noticed the 5th and 9th songs had crazy amounts of tom rolls and from there the story started. (For the record, the guy I was working for was not interviewed in the article)
It was a work in progress for about 3 months…which is way too long for a 3,000 word article, to make things worse, three days before my deadline, my lqaptop crashed and Ihad to rewrite the entire thing on my phone. If Ididn’t have carpooltunnel before, Icertainly do now. Ha! ...but came together nicely and I’m very glad someone took away anything from it. Believe me when I say notes like this really do make myself want to write even more.