So I went to my old neighborhood in Seattle for a writer’s meeting. Afterward, I went to look up my old pub where I used to hang out there, a Welsh pub called “Cardiff Arms.” In the past, some of my favorite places of all time have gone out of business, moved, or invariably become a formless bar and grill. But this time, my former favorite pub, “Cardiff Arms,” was now an Irish pub! I was so delighted I went inside. It is now “The Irish Triangle.” I was so excited. So I ordered a Newcastle Brown Ale and sat down to enjoy the atmosphere.
Then a guitar player got up on stage and started to play. He asked if there were any drummers in the house and deja-vu set in for me! When I first moved to Seattle, I went to the “Dubliner,” an Irish pub in Fremont (Seattle). The same thing happened to me then and there and I went up to play the drums, and ended up meeting the guys would become my band. It has been a long and adventurous professional drummer’s career for me, recording an album, releasing a cd, touring the west coast, playing in some famous clubs where other big bands played. And there I was, last night, starting it all over again! I had a blast. We finished with “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd and I nailed it! So much fun!