Drum lessons

I used to be in a band and we used to practice in a rehearsal space in Chicago. The room next to us had this guy who was always playing drums alone, working on his technique, practicing one-handed fills, etc. Our drummer, Rich, thought this was ridiculous.

I'll always remember the advice Rich wanted to give this guy on how to be a good drummer: "Stop practicing your fills, smoke more weed, read Aldous Huxley, and listen to Ringo."

Good advice that. I guess the comedian equivalent would be: Stop writing at home and get up onstage more, smoke more weed, go see pros at The Cellar, and, well, still listen to Ringo. (Actually, if you watch the Beatles Anthology, Ringo really is hilarious.)


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