So I kept writing. I ended this journey with a story about muscle memory, less thinking on the band stand, and jazz drummer extraordinaire, Roy Haynes!
Here we are, just over two years later, and the end of the Patch is nigh. And so goes my Patch blogging experience. The Patch site will, for the most part, shut down Oct. 15, 2013.
Carl Engelking, still the editor of the Patch, gets a big thank you for the support he gave me as I wrote about percussion, told stories about some of my students, and introduced the Falls to what's happening in my world of drumming.
Carl was only a phone call or message away when I needed help or advice about getting my story to electronic print. Thank you, Carl, for all you did to support me, my stories, and my writing. I count you as a friend, and I hope we can do lunch again in the near future. I appreciate you, brutha!
Mark Maley, former Patch employee, also gets a shout-out. He always showed interest in my blog, and forwarded the work I'd done via Facebook and Twitter. We've never met, but you helped me anyway. Thanks, friend!
Mostly, I want to deeply thank my readers. You shared my stories on Facebook, Tweeted them, wrote in with many positive comments, engaging questions and observations! So many, in fact, that for those interested in the type of stories I do, I decided to continue blogging on the Wordpress blogging site: jimkubedrums.wordpress.com.
If you prefer, you'll also be able to find my stories, new and old, on my studio's Facebook page. Click the "Like" button on my page, and you'll have an easy path via my page to find my blog posts.
Thank you all for your participation!
My site at Wordpress is a work in progress, but soon, I'll be "writing some new material"--as we musicians say--as well as re-posting all of my past blog muses.
I hope to catch up with all of you over at my Wordpress blogging site. I'll keep slinging music and human interest stories from a percussionist's viewpoint as long as you guys remain interested.
I'll miss you if you don't stop on by!
Please bookmark my new blogging site at Wordpress. Thanks!
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To my love, Kat: Your editing skills are extraordinary.