Well Charlie Brown, another US election has come and gone, and I am here to say that I am currently living in what has been affirmed as of last night as a different America. Whether you the reader thinks that's a good or bad thing, I will leave to you to silently decide, however, I had to bring that up since it is the MAIN topic of discussion these days in the States.
...And I am sure it will be a main topic of discussion at PASIC 2008, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention happening November 05, 06, 07, and 08 in awesome Austin, Texas. PASIC is the Percussive Arts Society's annual shin-dig, where manufacturers get together on a trade show floor and display their products, while artists and educators give performances and work-shops for those interested in learning. It's always a great event. Shoot, any event where it's just drummers can't be a bad thing, right???
I leave tonight, flying from Nashville down to Austin and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to a few days worth of a hang with my peers, partners, co-workers and friends in the drumming industry. Out of all of the trade shows that I attend, I have come to enjoy PASIC the most.
Meinl Cymbals will help host clinics by Derek Roddy and Johnny Rabb. Meinl Percussion will help host clinics by Luis Conte, Take Hirano and Gilson de Assis. Meinl Cymbals and Percussion will be in booth #212, so please stop by if you happen to be at the convention, say hello and check out all we have to offer...which incidentally is all on sale at some awesome discounts.