To the Zendrum community,
We had a fantastic weekend here in Atlanta. The Zendrummer gathering was amazing. Thanks to all the participants for making this event very special. I am planning on making this event an annual get together and look forward to seeing more folks bring their talents to showcase, and use an an educational tool for others to benefit. Thanks to David Haney for his participation and wisdom as well as John Emrich for making himself available via Skype and allowing us to peek into the future. A big shoutout for the guys who took their show on the road and traveled a great distance to be here, Mike Campasso, AKA Thumper, traveled from Austin Texas to be here. You rock my friend. Rob Anderson, AKA Pocketmaster,from St. Louis. A military man who brought the heat with him. This is one amazing Zendrummer who everyone needs to know and see play live. Of course, we had the great Tom Roady, AKA The Mayor, in town from Nasheville, to bring his many talents and share great stories. It was a pleasure and an honor to meet you sir. And of course, the local folks, Kim Daniel, who I finally got to meet, and the professor Bob Santianna who both live here in Atlanta. Several outstanding moments included a presentation by Rob Anderson to David Haney, an American flag, encased, which was flown over Irag. There were some great pix of Rob in the desert displaying his beautiful Zendrum, in his fatigues, along side some heavy artillary. NICE !! Another amazing moment in time was having six Zendrummers playing together in time. Kim and Tom utilizing their melodic skills as others played kit pieces and percussion. I was extremly proud to be a part of that. Also, thanks to my wonderful wife, Christine, for her audio/visual expertise and for all the wonderful food that she prepared. Personally, I gained some extremly valuable knowledge and made some lifelong friendships that I will treasure forever. I look forward to the next meeting.
Mark AKA DrShark