Take a journey back in time to the year 1990. I was a fourth grader ready to join band. With excitement, I announced to my parents that I wanted to play the drums, when they said I could choose any instrument and join band. They rephrased the question: besides drums, you can play any instrument you want. I asked, “how about flute?” No. Saxophone? No. “You can play the clarinet like your sister,” my parents demanded, “That way, you can share her sheet music.” Bummer dude. Needless to say, band was short lived, I participated for two years.
I’ve never forgotten percussion instruments. I believe NBC was my favorite network because of their great 3 note sound tag line, played on bells. Ding, Ding, Ding.
Fast forward to about a year ago. At the wonderful Minneapolis store “I Like You,” I stumbled across a tongue drum. I had to have it. With no parents present to deny my purchase of a superfluous musical instrument, I brought it home.
I began dancing to the beat of my own drum (although many would argue I had already been doing this all my life). I played the drum daily after work and fell in love with its earthy sound.
Now, thanks to my extremely talented musician friend, Noah Hoehn, I have the opportunity to play on a real album, with a real musician’s credit to my name. Sure, I am purchasing this right on kickstarter, but my dream of becoming a real percussionist may be coming true.
This dream is only a maybe because in order for the album to become reality, Noah Hoehn needs his kickstarter to be fully funded by December 2, 2012. He is getting close! Please visit his kickstarter page, watch the video and consider backing the project.
With your help, I just might become a real percussionist.