“Think about your posture and learn how to adjust your drums with authority and respect. Don’t just sit down at the drum set improperly; if you don’t sit comfortably at the drums, the drums will know.
“Drums can’t play themselves; you have to play them. But if you’re not comfortable, the people listening to you won’t be comfortable either, because everything is off. An audience can feel that something is wrong. They know when something isn’t happening, even if it’s something they can’t identify like, ‘Oh, he’s sitting wrong.’
“Music is a very mystical platform, and if you’re not in control of what you have to say on that level, it comes right across to everybody – and not always in the way you hope it will. So sit at the drums with respect and present your ideas, and from there you’re off.”