A Gig, A Broken Pedal, and A Few Good Lessons

I recently got slapped by a few realizations…

About my own ego, the role drummers play (from an audience’s perspective), self-control, and being in charge of your own mood…

All stemming from some catastrophic gear failure.

First, a little background:

I played a Sunday gig the other night, a benefit for a the food pantry Flexadecibel‘s trombonist works for, and at the outset, everything seemed like it was going to be a great night…

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