It’ hard work getting back into the studio and recording. I’ve got to not only memorize songs but be so focused, diligent, be physically fit and have excellent diligence. As evidenced by the first video I posted on Youtube, it takes time to get back into it.
But with perseverance, I got it going and will post the next video of my playing live in the studio soon! I will continue to work on recording the demo for my new band “Grave Fables.”
I am Celtic and I keep in touch with my Celtic routes. This involves eating Celtic food, visiting Celtic pubs, touring Celtic castles and reading Celtic literature, as well as performing Celtic music with Celtic instruments.
Here is our St. Patty’s Day performance where I play the bodhran:
Here is more of our band’s music for free download:
Photo by H.L. Edwards
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!