I'm arrivin'... On a jet plane

Downtown LA

Coming in to land at LAX

Once again we make the trek up Convention Way to get to Hall D

Taking in some of the flora and fauna along the way

Once inside and at the Hohner Booth

The Force 3007 Display

The new 7x13 Force 3007 snare

The new Force Extreme Kit

I want one of those rugs

The Steve Smith 30th Anniversary Kit

Side Snare

The Cast Steel Steve Smith Snare

Delite Toms

S-Classix and Force 3007 toms

The 600 series 2-leg hihat stand and holder

SQ2 Walnut kit

Check out the cowbell holder


S-Classix Kit

Delite Kit with Artist Cottonwood Snare

Latino, Champion and Global congas, bongos

Artist Maple Snare

S-Classix Snare with new double lug

Andrew Mamaliga - Alien Egypt, holding an Artist Bronze Snare

I think he needs a hernia truss

Dav Langguth playing the SQ2 Stratawood kit

Jerry Goldenson introducing Steve Smith

Steve Smith introducing the 30th Anniversary Kit

Karl-Heinz Menzel in profile


As usual, I snapped dozens of pictures that didn't come out , missed lots of shots waiting

for my ancient Olympus camera to snap, and I only went on Thursday and Friday missing many more.

It was great to see Sonorholic, AlienEgypt, Storsav, Kanbasher, Dave Kurdelak, Derek Roddy

(though I didn't get to see him play this year), Shane and Chris from The Drum Shop

(congratultions on being named top independent Sonor dealer, BTW)

Kelly Brady, Marcus, Ronn, DED, Paul Mason, Danny, Bermuda and the rest of the Drumsmith gang

and of course my man Sean Cox, Karl, Jerry, Andy, David and the rest of the staff from

Hohner and Sonor.



That's all folks