NB: DV--- Drummers Version
So here we go:
1)Never Outshine your Master
DV: If you still want to have gigs to play, if you still want to get connected to the big names in the industry never outshine your drums master. Lol.
2)Never put too much Trust in Friends, learn how to use Enemies
DV: Never put too much trust in your regular drum kit, learn to use the electronic drum kit.
3)Always say Less than Necessary
DV: We tired of hearing how good you are. Lets see what you can do on the kit.
4)So much depend on reputation - Guard it with your life
DV: If you are a pro drummer, be a better pro. If you are an amateur strive to be a better drummer.
5)Get other People to do the Work for you, but always take the credit
DV: Get the metronome to do the work for you, but always take the credit. Lol.
6)Infection: Avoid the unhappy and unlucky
DV: Avoid the unhappy band mates and the unhappy drum kit, they make you look bad.
7)Learn to keep people dependent on you
DV: learn to keep the band/lead singers dependent on you, if not you are gonna be kicked out.
8)Crush your enemy totally
DV: Crush every Gig totally but in a good way. Lol.
9)Know Who you are Dealing with - Do not offend the wrong person
DV: Do not offend the music director or the lead singer, i repeat do not offend.
DV: Recreate yourself by reinventing yourself. Be a better person/drummer.
11)Enter Action with Boldness
DV: Enter every Gig with Boldness.
12)Make Your Accomplishment Seem Effortless
DV: Let people see the amazing things you can do on the drum kit. Conceal your tricks and
13)Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like King to be treated like One
DV: Act like a pro drummer to be treated like one. Be the boss in the Game.
14)Avoiding Stepping into a Great Man's Shoes
DV: As much as you can, avoid stepping into the shoes of the guys that got you the big Gigs and connections.
15)Never appear too Perfect
DV: Sit down and be humble. Lol.