Monday, May 23, 2011

Keith Moon's in the Loo

Eddie Ekis, the great Yorkville rock drummer practiced daily in his 82nd Street basement. He had an inside line on the space with the building’s superintendent, his mother. One day, the boiler blew up. Luckily, Eddie and his drums weren’t there, but he needed to practice and the basement was off limits. Setting the drums up in his apartment drove the neighbors crazy, so resourceful Eddie decided to set up his kit in his bathroom with the door closed. Being windowless, the bathroom was a perfect little recording studio. Eddie brought in his tape player with headphones, sat on the bowl and practiced to his heart’s content. Here's a picture of Eddie at work. Keith Moon smiled down on Edward.

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