We don’t need no education , we don’t need no thought control… wait, that’s something else. We need more used/broken sticks! Must have sticks. Must complete the wall… Oh and bring us your used/broken drum-heads, we’re shredding them and making a quilt.
Nugget stopped by for a visit the other day. Actually, he was out on parole. He’s currently incarcerated at the Animal Shelter and is available for adoption. Nugget is 4 months old and is the most polite, well-behaved pup you’re ever likely to meet. He needs a good home and will make an excellent companion for some lucky human. Nugget is a fine light-rock drummer. He plays a Tama Silver-star kit with Zildjian A custom cymbals, and has a delicate and musical touch. Remember, The Drum Smith really is pet-friendly!
Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses… wait, that’s something else. Give us your used or broken sticks! We’re making a wall out of them. Honest. But we must have more. Bring in your sticks – you can even sign them if you like – and we’ll hang them on the wall. When you’re famous we can say “We knew you when…”
Heidi stopped in to see us the other day. She’s styling in her doggie sun-glasses – perfect for sticking one’s head out the car window and not getting bugs in one’s eyes. Ever the stylish one, Heidi plays Alt-Rock on a Tama Hyper-drive kit with Sabian HHX cymbals.
Remember, we're pet friendly here at The Drum Smith!
The wacky troupe from England? Even Better! Monty the Cockapoo. Monty and his boundless energy visited the store the other day. He sat down behind a Yamaha Stage-Custom kit and showed us his amazing jazz-fusion chops. The guy can play anything. The he displayed his best “Ministry-of-Funny-Walks” gait and had us all in stiches – wait that was Monty PYTHON. Remember, The Drum Smith is PET FRIENDLY!
Phoenix Harley came to us knowing that he enjoyed drumming, but he didn’t know the first thing about reading music or Orchestral Percussion. Yet Phoenix wanted to get into the Chaney Visual and Performing Arts High School in the worst way. Over the summer, he took up study with our ace teacher, Larry Paoletta, often coming in twice a week. Phoenix buckled down and was doing the hard work.
Then tragedy struck; a broken finger! Just try practicing rudiments with one of your fingers in a cast! Still Phoenix was undaunted. His two aunts, Maryann Slaven, Denise Price, and his mother, Nikki Harley-Braun, were behind Phoenix all the way, transporting him to lessons, and encouraging him at every turn.
The summer flew by and the audition date loomed. The finger was out of the cast, and Phoenix redoubled his efforts. Lessons twice a week, practice twice a day. He passed the audition! Phoenix is now a Visual and Performing Arts student.
Please join us here at The Drum Smith along with Aunt Ree, Aunt Neicy, and his mom Nikki in congratulating Phoenix on a job well done!
Rico stopped in for a visit last Saturday. He looks fierce but is as laid-back of a pooch as you’re ever likely to meet. Rico is naturally a reggae drummer. He plays a vintage red-sparkle Ludwig kit (with acrolite snare, no wires, cranked tight), and a variety of old, mostly cracked cymbals. “It don’t matter, the drums, mon, so long as it have the spirit.”
Yes, here at The Drum Smith, we are pet friendly!
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