Now that all the Black Album Project videos have been released, I am going back to my monthly YouTube channel releases. I have completed two drum covers already; one for March and one for April. I was beginning to work on the drum cover for May when my buddy Frank messages me and says, “You need to cover this new song and release it before the bands upcoming record drops”. I actually was going to cover the song; a few months down the road. But I like a challenge…sometimes! So there we were with about 5 weeks to go before the bands new album comes out, I’m learning the song, and it’s going rather well. Then BOOM! I get the flu. At this point I don’t want to play the drums at all. My breathing is all fucked up and I ache everywhere. Not to mention I just had COVID in the middle of January… (that was a piece of cake compared to this flu shit!).
Today I finally sat down on the throne again and tried to get back at learning the song. It went ok. I still remember some of the parts. Need work on some of the fills. But my breathing is still laboring and my arms/chest hurts from coughing so much. I got about 2.5 weeks to finish learning and filming this cover if I am going to release it by Maarch 17th -which is my next scheduled video release date. If I can’t make it, you’ll see one I previously recorded and I obviously failed the challenge! I don’t plan on that happening!