The rest of my Stevie Nicks music and videos arrived yesterday. I’m further along with the In Your Dreams documentary. I had to pause again when Stevie Nicks went to visit military people at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital. The footage was from 2005, so it was a few years after I was at Walter Reed. As a disabled veteran, there aren’t words for how much we appreciate such visits.
I’m overwhelmed in a good way. First I find a unicorn in plain sight (Stevie Nicks,) then I discover she makes rainbows in her spare time. I don’t know a better way to express it. I’ve been beating on my drums, trying to match Mick Fleetwood beat for beat on Dreams from the Rumours album. The first time, I spent most of the song like a deer in headlights. I didn’t want to mess up the song by playing wrong notes, but I wasn’t ready to play the right ones.
It turns out; I needed to learn how to play the blues first. I practice the forty drum rudiments, then play along to blues songs in my drum module. At some point, it clicked. Now I like the blues. I didn’t recognize the rock connection before now. Now I can match him for the first half of the song consistently. Unfortunately, I get too excited at that point and ruin it. At least it makes me laugh, and I won’t stop until I can nail it every time. Good thing I love practicing.
After playing on a studio grade acoustic kit for two hours, I figured out why acoustic drums are necessary. While my electronic drum kit is all kinds of awesome, it’s a different experience. I remember the fullness of sound being nearly tangible while playing the acoustic kit. I still smile when I think about it. I plan on booking more time on the acoustic kit in the future. Real cymbals are fucking fabulous compared to electronic versions. I can’t wait till next time.
I’ve been dating a guy I met at the gym for just over a year now. I adore him, but he’s getting on my nerves. His sister is visiting from India, and I’m spending more time with her than him. It’s logical to me because she goes home in August. I told him I’d rather hang out with her if I have to choose. He said I don’t have to choose. I’m glad. His sister likes Stevie Nicks as much as I do. He asked if we could watch something else while we were watching the documentary. 🙄
I have a feeling he’s not going to be thrilled by the rest of the videos. Welp. His sister and I have a Twilight marathon in the works, to boot. I think he has to work this weekend, anyway. I understand he wants me to spend more time with him doing what he wants to do. We’ll have to talk about it again from this more accurate perspective. I’m sure we can work something out. I’m off to firm up plans for a Twilight marathon. Squee!