I mean it like that.
Playing all by itself. Playing as opposed to working. Playing because it brings us joy. No stresses of comparison and good enough or is it hard enough or am I able enough. We’re playing here. Playing. Like kids play. Have some fun!
Together is all of us. It includes everyone. It means you need to listen to other people. It is a dialog. One instrument speaks as a question, another a response; other instruments fill, support, encourage and burst out in joy. We need each other to make the song. We need to play together.
Listening, communicating, working together, creating opportunities for each person involved to contribute, finding the way to do the best for the most… this is Community Building. This is the essence of what FaillaDrums is about.
UPDATE: FaillaDrums is taking this show on the road….
[This next part here, is a call for support. $upport. Just so you know….]
I’m getting a short bus [cuz enough is enough], and fixing it up to be the only home I will know. I’ll be filling the rig up with drums and rhythm toys, and taking the music to where it is most needed; places where kids and communities have limited access to music play and performance opportunities. Mostly, you know, they lack access because they lack resources.
This is the way it has always worked for me. I’ll take my drums and heart, and all my skill and love, and serve the extended community the best way I know how. Sometimes, compensation is a good meal, or a big wad of dough. Sometimes it is not.
Most often, I am able to volunteer at community events, shelters, schools and rallies. It is difficult to say no…
I am going through the paper work to turn FaillaDrums into a non-profit, but until then, I will gratefully accept any support for this you’re willing to share… I have to convert the bus to be a home, the engine to non-petrol, and all of that. Any help helps. Coffee always helps.
Since we are not a non-profit, so your gift will truly be a gift. And I’d like to thank you in advance for your generosity. We have a lot to do…..