Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Li'l Drummer Boy
Cooper's been asking for a set of Blue Drums for some time now. He's got a drum that he plays around with and he likes to beat on my congas (which are pretty much his now). Actually, now that I think about it, it was the McClintocks who gave him that first drum... thanks guys! He's really gotten a lot of use out of it. In fact, when he's watching concerts, he'll get a booster seat and set up his own kit. I've let him work out on the church kit after hours a couple of time. He's got quite a punch.
So, this weekend we were in Wisconsin (a whole 'nother story) and I noticed a Guitar Center near our hotel. What better way to bond with your 2 y-o than go gear hunting? And we did.
If you've never been in a GC, imagine all the gear from a massive road show crammed floor to ceiling in one maze of a space. Amp racks, heads, drums, lighting, pro audio, and wall-to-wall guitars. I normally stop just inside the door just to smell it. Any gearhead will tell you there's something wonderful about the wafting of new gear in the morning.
This time I paused as my son stopped dead in his tracks and went, "Whoooooa..."
That's my boy.
We lingered a bit with a few guys who were testing stomp boxes and then turned the corner into percussion. My son lost all interest in anything else. We pulled some sticks and went on the test ride of his life. Interestingly enough, I couldn't get him into the electronic sets. He's an acoustic man through & through.
So, without further ado, here's Cooper's first run at a retail test kit.