Red Drums

Snapshot of red drums at El Machetazo Supermarket yesterday afternoon. You can almost hear the energetic rhythms of the great Gene Krupa or Buddy Rich in the exhibition room. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

There was another famous drummer whose name circled the globe many times over during the roaring sixties.  His name was Richard Starkey,  better known by his stage name Ringo Starr. In hindsight, I don’t know if he was famous for being a gifted drummer or for being one of the Beatles.  What do you think?


2 thoughts on “Red Drums”

  1. Gene Krupa was the best! I’m enjoying listening to some of that big band music right now.

    Oh – I got my copy of “Our Man in Havana” in the mail today. Great service. Now I just need to get started reading it.

  2. Yep, he was indeed one of the best who ever played the drums. Now that you mention big band music, the names of Glenn Miller, Peter Duchin, and Mantovani comes to my mind. We don’t have these wonderful bands anymore. It was an Golden Era gone by. Sigh!

    That means you ordered a paper book. I should get it through Amazon’s Kindle service. For us in Panama, English paper books are extremely expensive and almost nonexistent. Electronic books is the cheapest and fastest option of buying a book either in English or Spanish, plus it doesn’t occupy any space.

    The other advantage is that you can read the same book in either my main desktop computer, the Vaio laptop, my old Kindle e-book reader, or my Apple iPad. Yep, technology can be a blessing sometimes or a nightmare on other instances.

    Will exchange impressions of the book shortly. Another book written by Graham Green is “The Quiet American” about the Vietnam War which is tickling my mind. Could make a run for it when the time is ripe.

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