Call me crazy, but I love sounds that might drive other people insane. The resonance of a steam train's whistle, loud pipes on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and of course, the distinct timbre of the bagpipes. There is something about the bagpipes that brings out the outlaw in me; after all, the bagpipes for many years were labeled "Outlawed Tunes on Outlawed Pipes."

My wife and I both love being in the Wyoming Pipe and Drum band. I really like being the bass drummer, and everyone has been great getting me started. Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that in the next parade I could set a pace that would have everyone running down the street instead of marching.

None of this would be possible without the McElhiney family though and all of the fantastic people in the band. Dave is my new hero, you've just gotta love a guy that gives your wife a uniform that shows a little leg! There is not a better group of people on this earth and I'm looking forward to spending many, many more years playing with them and relaxing at the survivor's parties afterward.

May those who love us, love us.
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts;
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping.

Bass Drummer