It’s nice to have someone appreciate percussionists. I was one for many years (my specialty was mallets, but I did my share of auxiliary work) and everybody always thinks it’s so easy. The concept is best demonstrated by the old joke:
Q: What do you call a guy who likes to hang out with musicians?
A: A drummer.
They’re all so jealous it’s disgusting.
Anyway, I just wanted to say “thank you” for showing the TM the truth on this particualr issue.