My memoir-in-progress is a nostalgic coming-of-age story that takes readers back to the 1970s, when I was a teenage girl with an unlikely dream: to be a drummer in a rock-n-roll band. Part love letter to my hometown of Far Rockaway, NY, it’s a universal tale of following your heart, which always leads home. I still play drums when I get the chance. Here are a few of my personal essays about drumming, and some pics and audio/videoclips spanning the decades.

For Oldster Magazine, I pay homage to the Rolling Stone who inspired me to play drums:

For Next Avenue, I recall a historic 1974 concert when I realized that being a drummer was finally within reach:

For Purple Clover, I reminisce about a gig at CBGB and a time in New York City that no longer exists:

Me on drums with my former band, Old No 7
Piermont Music Festival, Oct 2019

Me on drums with Old No 7
Circa 1988

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