I got into it later than most people I know. I grew up playing sports, video games and doing visual art. I didn’t have any proper musical training as a youngster and I decided I’d just dive into it all headfirst. I practiced relentlessly, driven by my sheer love of music.
Three albums I think everyone should own are
Thriller by Michael Jackson
X by Ed Sheeran
This Is War by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
My drumming role model is Cobus Potgieter. I’ve been watching his drumming videos since the very beginning. He is one of the reasons I started playing in the first place. I’ve learned a ton from watching him, and I love his energy behind the kit, both physically and compositionally. He also seems like a genuinely good person.
My favorite things:
Beer: Sam Adams Winter Lager
Favorite video game series: The Legend of Zelda
Favorite lepton: The muon
Favorite city: London
Favorite cymbal: The 18” Byzance Extra Dry Thin Crash
Favorite skateboard company: Almost
Favorite weather: A warm thunderstorm
Favorite exercise: The pull-up
Favorite dog: The bearded collie
Favorite food: Rice (it goes with EVERYTHING)
Favorite planet: Definitely Earth
Favorite TV show: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Favorite liquid: Water (that stuff is so weird)
Favorite bird: The Peregrine Falcon
Favorite physicist: Isaac Newton
Favorite pasta shape: Penne;
aaaaand favorite human: you for actually reading all of this.