Meet the Dearloves

As much as we like to thing we’re all unique, 30 seconds on Google will quickly dispel you of that notion.  For example, a search shows there are at least six individuals who share both my first and last name.  Included in this illustrious group is an infamous “scrounger” who has been banned from every… More Meet the Dearloves

1981 Tama Mastercraft Artwood Superstar Snare

I’ve definitely been bitten by the vintage drum bug over the past year.  Since picking up a nice Ludwig Acrolite in the spring of 2014, I’ve become a bit obsessed and have started a nice collection of snare drums.  There’s a ton of information online about seemingly every make and model of drum, although sometimes… More 1981 Tama Mastercraft Artwood Superstar Snare

Bringing a Deagan Back from the Dead

I’ve come across a few Deagan Century of Progress marimbas online over the past few years.  A couple have been in beautiful shape, with bright green laminate and gleaming brass resonators.  More often than not, though, they’ve started to show their age.  Missing plaques, dented resonators, deep patina on the metal frame.  The green laminate… More Bringing a Deagan Back from the Dead

Guard History: The Champagne Breakfast vs. The Beer ‘N Steer

The following is a short article I wrote for the latest edition of the Guardsmen, the official newsletter of the Fort Henry Guard Club. At the heart of the Guard is the not-so-subtle rivalry between the Drums and the Squad.  While friendly in nature, the divisions between the two units have deep roots, and upon… More Guard History: The Champagne Breakfast vs. The Beer ‘N Steer