What do tiles, tyres and tekkies have in common?

As there is probably just a few people who have an inkling of the answer, let me put you out of your misery. Bachis, of course.

Say what?

Tamashii Daiko has been practising Japanese drumming on tiles, tyres and tekkies because our usual practice space became unavailable and our leader is visiting family and learning new stuff to teach us (:-D). Lindie kindly offered her garage, but as she wanted to remain on speaking terms with her neighbours we opted for less noisy “drums”. Amanda kept us on track:

I believe our brains are like jungles. When we learn something new, we start cutting a pathway through the jungle. But the jungle being the jungle, quickly starts to grow back across the pathway. When we practise something, we prune and cut the branches back before the pathway is totally reclaimed by the jungle. So even though we did not drum on real drums, we managed to keep the regrowth at bay. [Of course, we explored some new pathways as well – don doko 1-2-3, clack-clack!]

We are looking forward to practising with drums again, though! Hitting tiles, tyres and tekkies are a bit like having an argument with someone who doesn’t argue back. Sometimes you want the noise and vibrations and passion and sore muscles that come from jumping yokatas and long arms and deep stances…


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ria
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 21:26:13

    I know what you are talking about girl… 🙂

    But for now I’m going to enjoy having your “leader” close to me…:-)

    big hug,


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