Totally genius. And it’s like illegal for them to go through your stuff in your room if it isn’t out in plain sight or anything, so it could totally work.
Exactly. It’s a plan that’s bound to work someday. I just gotta figure out which pots and pans to use. I kinda lost track of what ones were mine, and what ones weren’t. We just kinda share them here.
But what if they take your pots and pans away? Then you’ll have no drums, and you won’t be able to make food.
But, they won’t take away my pots and pans, dude, because I’ll hide them before they even come into my room. It’s a genius idea already, right?
While I would love to provide my well rehearsed and heart wrenching lecture on the the various ways stunting musicians’ growth can affect me, I don’t really have time to visit Ohio right now, Ryder. I could always record a film version of it but I’m worried that the overall effect could be lost in translation when compared to the powerful, attitude changing effect of my live performance. I strongly urge you to continue your fight against musical terrorism, however, and a silent protest is always highly effective provided you take time out of your silence to explain to every single person exactly why you are depriving them of your voice, and by extension your singing talents.
A silent protest? Rachel, you’re a genius, and you remembered my name. That’s great. I’ll be sure to give that a shot. Though, I mean, I don’t know how it’d work, considering I’m not talkative most of the time, anyway. I’m sure there’s gotta be something that’ll make it work. It’s the thought that counts, right? And, I appreciate your input. Something good might just come out of this conversation, and that’s all that really matters to me. I just hope they don’t completely write me off before I get a chance to explain my reasons for wanting drums in my room. Maybe I’ll try to get a job and some money, so I can rent my own place and put whatever I want in it.
Then why are they being lame about it? You should put in a complaint with whoever’s in charge.
I should, but I won’t because I’d rather not cause trouble and make ‘em hate me. I’ll just use pots and pans until they give in and let me use regular drums.
Well, there’s Cooper. He’s kind of famous.
Do you think he’d sign the thing?
No, Gumby. Of course I’m not agreeing with you. Why on Earth would you want a set of drums in a tiny little college dump when you have music rooms and shit? Besides, people are naturally whiny. No matter what time of the day you decide to go full chimpanzee on the tambourines, your ass is going to get in trouble. Why bother.
Their music rooms suck, and I’m not actually taking a music class, so I don’t have access to any of the places with instruments. I’m not gonna get in trouble. I’ll be respectful of schedules and when people are sleeping, and all that stuff. I’m not a monster, Santana. I just wanna play some drums once in a while.
That’s totally lame, dude. I’d hate sharing my room with someone I’m not getting with.
But, what if that someone is a friend? I mean, it’s not that bad.
So, are you agreeing with me… or?
This is the sort of musical oppression that you must stand up again, Ryder, lest we end up in a world where no-one can practise their instruments and my orchestra ruins every performance I give. I strongly suggest that you star a campaign to fight against this horrific breach of your basic music rights or I may never be able to trust you as a drummer again.
See, I think you should come tell our DA that. He seems to think that it’s some kind of disruption to the students studying and trying to sleep. It’s not like I’ll be bangin’ around at one in the morning. And, if they want to study so bad, they can go to the library. I mean, it’s only fair, right? They don’t even have a proper auditorium with a set of drums in it.
It’s probably a space issue. I hear dorm room are like the size of a closet or something.
There’s no space issue. We’ll just get rid of one of the desks and turn the beds into bunks. That’ll leave a corner for the drums.