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03/28/20

Since I auditioned / joined theDramedy two months ago I have been rehearsing nonstop. And oh my god! I know I'm not the greatest but the hard work is paying off! The two men in the band, Dave and Michael, are the greatest bandmates I have ever met. They are very serious about their work and carry a great deal of passion and patience. Dave loves to move and headbang a lot which is one way that has helped me learn the music. That it comes from a place a feeling as opposed to techniques... I really appreciate that. Michael always pushes me to play tighter and more focused, sometimes to the point where I can't move my feet (LOL)! All kidding aside, watching his hand and hitting my bass right on his beat has really been a good guide for me. But I still don't understand American jokes!! All I know is "why did the chicken cross the road?" (LOL!) I just stand there and smile politely while they both enjoy their American jokes ;). My English is still not so good but I really enjoy playing in theDramedy. Keep an eye on us, we'll be rocking the world soon! And as far as what's going on with the current situation in our country, I'm just trying to be as positive as I can. Working and rehearsing our music really helps out a lot, as well as being with family. Thank you, please be safe! Africa Jett

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3/25/2020

Hello everyone—Michael from The Dramedy here. I hope you are all in good health and spirits despite the recent events. I know I speak for all of us in the band when I say what a bummer it was not to play what was supposed to be our first show together 10 days ago. But there will be other shows, there will be other opportunities when this is all done.


I, personally, have had a little bit different experience than most and therefore have had slightly different mental wranglings. My day job has continued on as an “essential service”. While I am fortunate and glad to be earning a regular paycheck while so many others are getting laid off or losing gigs, running a Service Department for high-end Italian motorcycles hardly feels up there with working at a hospital or grocery store (and let me put a fine point on it: it isn’t). I feel for those individuals who do work those jobs and have to grapple with the risk of exposure.


It’s been very hard to stay separated from my drums, but I have been getting a lot of mileage on the practice pad on the weekends. I’ve been cooking a lot, which I love doing as well. I try not to dwell on social media too much as it can have an adverse affect on one’s mental state, but I have enjoyed seeing the creativity and perseverance of friends and family during this time—it is a reminder of the positive capabilities of this technology.

I hope that through this whole thing there is a fundamental shift in what is seen as important by society. I hope that the vulgarity and exploitation of certain aspects of our so-called “system” are laid bare and vanquished while the stories of kindness and decency are amplified and create their own brand of contagion and that it sticks around long after this immediate threat is gone. At this point in my life, I never take a show for granted and I play my heart out each time. I cannot wait to get back at it. Time is all we have, and I already feel like I don’t spend enough of it behind the drums like I want.


Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones. Check on your family, your friends, your neighbors, concern yourself with the well-being of others and be mindful of your health. Let’s stamp out this illness (and a few other negative aspects of our current climate). As my Uncle Jack says, “let’s work for justice so that we can have peace”.

Keep on chooglin’,


Michael Collins

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Here it is, the first official website for theDramedy...


So here it is, the official website for theDramedy. It only took 20 years to make but it has finally arrived so feel free to look around. And along with the website debut I am proud to announce the first official show in 2020 for theDramedy, and it will most definitely not be an acoustic affair. So save the date, mark your calendars and come out March 29th at The Whisky A Go Go. There will be more so stay tuned...


-d.

Event is all ages.


Tickets starting at $8.

Purchase tickets here.

Whisky A Go Go

8901 W. Sunset Blvd

West Hollywood, CA

90069

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