This is a re-run from my old blog, The Caffeinated Drummer. I thought I’d revive it and see what kind of response people had.

There comes a time in every person’s life when they lose their musical virginity. It’s kind of an appropriate phrase, which is good, because I can’t think of any other way to describe it.

The first stage of this process is when a young person will take their hard-earned money, hie down to the local music store and buy their first, very own album. This is a heady experience, where they are making the decision to commit, and invest financially as well as emotionally into something that will remain with them for the rest of their lives… View full article »