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Most experienced drummers probably know this trick, but if you’re a beginner then it may be a helpful tip for you. If you’re ever struggling to get your snare drum to sound good, and you’ve tried everything else, place your wallet on top of the snare. More often than not, this will solve your problem. Now, I can’t guarantee this, but I know it’s worked for me. However, it may depend on your wallet size and weight, as well other indeterminate factors. But if you have a pretty average size wallet (such as our Buck wallet), with an average amount...

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“You’re living the dream.” People have been telling me that for over a decade. People think being in a touring band, and making a living from it, must be one of the greatest jobs in the world. Well, I want to share the truth with you. IT IS! I have a great job. I write songs and people will buy them. I say I’ll perform the songs live and people will show up to watch...and pay to see me! In this day and age of complaining and criticizing everything I just want to say I am blessed. I love creating...

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We all grew up in the small town of Greer, South Carolina. Now you probably have never heard of Greer, but I want to tell it was a Mecca for fashion and quality apparel. Well, except the opposite of that plus warehouse superstores that sold things like a bundle of ten pairs of socks, plus 1 free pair thrown in for $6.99. We were never taught that clothing mattered or that it could be something worth your time and effort. We weren’t poor but we weren’t rich either. Clothing was just a necessity. We were told to wear what our...

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So if you read the previous story 'The Fireworks Battle', you will remember that we bought a ton of fireworks.  Even after the thirty minute battle, we still had fireworks leftover. When? Where? How could we use the rest? Well, we decided it would be hilarious and fairly safe to light smoke bombs in the van. Turns out that it was really funny. One time, Josh wanted to go find Vegetarian food and dropped us all off at Wendy’s. As we closed the door, we lit an orange smoke bomb, threw it in, and closed the door without him realizing...

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I’ve been credited many times with being able to pick the perfect snacks. I never claimed to have this ability, but my impeccable track record speaks for itself. If you’ve ever traveled much, you know that stopping at a gas station or truck stop after hours of sitting inside a vehicle, can be a real treat. It starts with the road sign. Sometimes you’re in the middle of nowhere and your options are limited. Sometimes you happen upon a plethora of delicious choices between a Sheetz and a Pilot. Let’s imagine the latter together. The exit sign lays before us...

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