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02/08/2006 Entry: "Mystery Drums"

Harvey* paid me a great compliment today. I don't know if he even realized he did it. He called me up, and said

"I need to talk to the master of all things struck."

I really dug that.

He said "I've got these drums here, and I've never seen anything like them. They're supposed to be congas, but they're made by Slingerland."

"Yeah," I said knowingly.

"And they're both the same size," he said.

"Yeah," I said. "Twelve inches." You could almost see his quizzical look over the phone. "And it's got straight sides, right? No belly like a regular conga..."

"Right!" he said.

"Does it have an oval silver and black badge?" They weren't right in front of him, so he couldn't tell me. "They're what American drum companies called congas back in the '60s and '70s. They're nothing like real congas, though."

"I need to get some heads for them. Where do I get them?"

I was so honored the manager of a music store was calling me for drum info!

"Only Ludwig makes them anymore. They have a real deep collar to fit over the shell. Hold on, I'll get you the part number." Again, here's little old me getting a part number for the greatest music store in the world. And they even have a "drum specialist" on staff. But who did they call? That's right! "The master of all things struck!" Really, it made me feel real good. All warm and fuzzy.

*He's been getting a lot of press here recently, huh? Well, cool people have cool things happen to them. Like being mentioned on a blog.

Replies: 3 people have rocked the mic!

Guess what....."You" are "our" drum expert, Marcia doesn't work for us anymore.

Posted by Harvey @ 02/08/2006 09:59 PM EST

Little known Amy fact...I have always wanted to play the drums...just not brave enough to try it out! big grin

Posted by Amy @ 02/09/2006 06:17 PM EST

I live in NY. I want to live in Florida though. Snow is only nice when it first comes down then its just ugly. I hope you guys are all doing well. big grin

Posted by Michelle @ 02/13/2006 10:54 AM EST

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