Thanks for the article on Pablo Batista in the hand drum! section of the Dean Butterworth issue. I am a drumset player getting into hand drumming in Taos, New Mexico, and I appreciate the hand drumming section so much each month. It makes Drum! magazine really unique, and I hope you’ll always keep it.
I’ve been reading Drum! since the first large newspaper-style issues way, way back. (I still have one or two that aren’t moth-eaten!) I think that Traps was the classiest, most well-written drum magazine ever, and I hope that when the economy gets better you might be able to publish it again.
Meanwhile, kudos to the John Bonham feature with all of the reminiscing with his peers. It was so great, and contained such great bits from so many of his friends. All of you at Drum! rock!!