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Yup, my work week starts today. Even though I’m still feeling wobbly from that nasty flu, I think I need to get my butt out there again and start working. I have a conference again to attend.

Anyway, to inspire me, I searched for the Youtube videos of one of my drum heroes, Cobus Potgieter, whom I discovered about seven years ago. When I was pregnant with my girls, I was listening to a lot of Breaking Benjamin and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (I don’t know why), which brought me to the Youtube videos of this amazing drummer from South Africa.

I could not find his videos of his early covers (he did a really good drum cover of Red Jump Apparatus’ Face Down) yesterday. Good thing I had the foresight of downloading his other videos, thinking nothing lasts forever in Youtube. How true I was.

I fell in love with Cobus when he covered some Breaking Benjamin songs (I don’t know why Flickr doesn’t allow me to upload the entire video).

Cobus - Breaking Benjamin - I Will Not Bow (Drum Cover)

And solidified his place in my heart after watching his drum cover of 30 Seconds to Mars. If you could see towards the end of the video, he was smiling, like he was really enjoying playing This is War. Plus watch out for the stick flips.

Cobus - 30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War (Drum Cover)

People who are very passionate with what they do inspire me.

UPDATE: Still sick. I just puked my way to the bathroom. No conference for me.


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