The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Archive for October 2009

Taking Care of Your Hands: Part I

October 30, 2009

Ultimately your actual instrument in hand drumming is your hands. Taking care of your drums is a good thing, but the most important thing to take care of is your hands. The millions of different types of percussion instruments are all fancy, flash, gorgeous, and interesting, but they do not play themselves.   Without your hands […]

Rehearsal: October 28, 2009

October 29, 2009

After a solid month and a half of gigs every weekend, and many weeks of double rehearsals, our Troupe had taken a bit of a break.   Taking time off the first Wednesday after our gigs at the Great Western War was planned.   Our hands were bruised, cut, broken and tired, and we needed to heal […]

Gig: October 10, 2009

October 19, 2009

On Saturday we awoke only slightly hung over, and only slightly sore.   Some ibuprofen, orange juice and a breakfast pasty or two solved those issues and helped us to face our strenuous day. And by strenuous I mean: we mostly just hung around our camp. We did a little bit of jamming, but for the […]

Gig: October 9, 2009

October 14, 2009

The drummers and dancers performed this weekend at the SCA Great Western War, which was held at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area, near Taft, California.   Just about three hours north of Los Angeles, the park is essentially nice grass and trees to the side of a large, man made lake.   Ducks, trout, some horse […]

Rehearsal: October 7th, 2009

October 13, 2009

Last rehearsal with the dancers for a bit.  Only three of our drummers made it for this last rehearsal before our weekend of gigs.  K, D, and myself were all game, and held everything down for the dancers just fine. C had work, and N had some cooking to do for our food while at […]