so brad and i have been playing music almost a year now, under the alias BIZ KAZH /business casual/. as stellar a drummer as he is, something about his kit wasn't chiming with the present tense. we discussed tearing off the age old, split up blue plastic wrap to let the wood buried below beathe yet again. after sanding the daylights out of the contact cement over a few days in the depths of a dirt-floor basement, a fresh coat of acrylic sealant yielded impressive results. here's to the next twenty-some years.