So the drummer we have had for the last year or so is good. Real Good. But, he only has one energy level. FULL ON. It has been brought to our attention by a couple of soundguys that he REALLY needs to bring it down a notch to make it easier on FOH and our stage volume. So besides giving him Xanax before every show i'm looking for creative ways to get him to play a little softer but with the same intensity. I KNOW i'm not the only one who has this issue! These were my first ideas, please, feel free to add to the list... 1. Foam Rubber drumsticks. 2. A marionette-like control system from an overhead rack. 3. A muscle atriphication pill slipped into his pre-show energy drink. 4. Make him watch the tear-jerking Sarah Mclachlan ASPCA ads before the gig. Who's got another suggestion?