Thursday, August 26, 2010
Where did the summer go? Maria starts teaching again next week (Michigan State University), and it seems like everything is happening at once. I'm still making some progress on the Gretsch book thanks to John Sheridan's assistance. A new project still in the planning stage is an autobiography of Jerry Shirley, drummer for Humble Pie. Jon Cohan will be editing the text and it looks like Chad Smith may be involved with translating some of the Anglo-centric comments. Casino video gigs were heavy in August; tomorrow is Donny and Marie Osmond, Sunday we have Paul Revere and The Raiders. In betweeen, on Saturday, the Lions have their first home exhibition game of the season so I'll be at Ford Field teching the visiting coaches intercom systems. (Cleveland Browns.) Next week I'll be shipping stuff to Winnie in Amsterdam for the UK Drum Fair at the end of September- I'll be flying to Amsterdam and driving (and riding the ferry) with Winnie to Birmingham, England, for the show. I'll have to miss the Amsterdam show and George Lawrence's Ohio drum show, both coming up soon in September.