On a lighter note...
I thought I'd go ahead and post some pictures of my work space. Elsie and I have a building on Commercial Street here in Springfield.
Steinway courtesy of Richard and Carter. Thank you!!!
Elsie bought me this cello for Christmas. Ever since, it has been the greatest source of inspiration for me. Well, that and the piano. Everyone is equal here...
Crumar DP-50, and an old Silvertone organ.
Bass Rhodes, borrowed from my good friend Chris.
Third snare from the top is a 1940's Leedy snare drum. I found it at a thrift store for $10. Probably my second favorite snare. There are also some 60's Slingerland snares in there.
Amp on the left is a CMI amp from the 70's. I guess Gibson merged with CMI for about two years and made this line of tube guitar amps. It is called an "SG 212".
My favorite snare. 1950's Ludwig. Oh, and yes, there is a drum room here as well, but I didn't get any usable shots of it.
70's TMS Studio Mixer. I'm in love with this board. Very rare, I've only found one other person that has ever used one of these.
My girlfriend Elsie shares this beautiful building with me. She recently opened up a store called Red Velvet Art. Rather than try to explain her art, I thought I would post some pictures of this as well. Her store is located in the front of the building. Magical isn't it?
Yes, she created ALL of the designs for my merch store. We will soon be moving all of my products into her online store . Please go there and take a look! Cutest online store you have ever seen.
Elsie not only designed most of the products in the store, she also took these pictures of the store. I took the pictures of the studio, and she did an exceptional job of making them look presentable. I am not a photographer, and I would hate for my lack of ability to reflect poorly on her.
This is where we spend most of our time; it really is a dream. Thanks for reading!