On December 10th a special, super secret virtual conference was held between high ranking members of several well-known and supremely cool drum forums. I have been dispatched to inform you of the results of that meeting. It is hereby established that the following shall be entered into the public consciousness as irrefutable truths and stuff. 1.) Drummers are cool, really cool. 2.) We need and deserve more space on stage. 3.) We will hit on your girlfriends if they are cute. Deal with it. 4.) Drummers need a ride home. You are that ride. 5.) Bass players who a.) play a bass with more than four strings, b.) have a rack of gear and 3.) wear their bass "Urkel style" (just under the chin) should spend the break far away from us drummers, we're tryin' to get chicks, man. 6.) Give the drummer some. 7.) Did I mention that drummers are cool? Well, they are. 8.) Do not ever. . ever. . .EVER hit our cymbals with the headstock on your bass. 9.) All bass playing should take place below the fifth fret, preferably on those two fatter strings. Anything else is just noodling and repeated offenses will result in endless "bugada bugada" double bass drum fills. 10.) We promise to stop talking about Neil Peart if you guys will shut up about Jaco. 11.) Yes, we can hear a difference between all those snare drums that look alike. It takes years of experience and a finely tune sense of hearing to recognize the difference between maple and birch. Those effect pedals you use, on the other hand, all sound the same to us. 12.) Stop popping and snapping. If we need a percussionist, we'll hire one. 13.) Phased bass guitar = big-ass china cymbal. You've been warned. 14.) Anyone using a Hofner Beatle bass who is not named Paul McCartney is a weenie. The Rickenbacker is a close second but exceptions are made. 15.) It's your double SVT system in road cases. . .you carry it! Thanks!