A Farewell to Summer and LOTR in the House

Fall approaches and it’s time once again to dust off the old drum gear. The summer was nice and my son and I spent a lot of time at the local water park but the pool is long closed and the days are shortening rapidly. Here’s what we looked like on many days last summer:

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And this:

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Other summer activities included getting some baseball tickets from my friend Greg. We took the boys and sat in the bleachers. A pic:

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Good thing I brought lots of cash. Them hotdogs and pretzels and beer (especially beer) is expensive.

Here’s the photographer:

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I’ve been hired to play the Lord of the Rings Symphony by Howard Shore this week with the SLSO. It should be pretty fun. I’m playing a lot of cymbals and bass drum.

They’ll be projecting storyboards from the movie for a bit of audio visual excitement. The shows are sold out, which is a very good thing.