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March 26, 2015 / thackersam

March 25 – Drummer Viola Smith

Viola SmithA friend shared a post on Facebook recently about drummer Viola Smith, who at 102 swears by drumming, wine and reading. Think about it, in the early part of the last century, nearly 100 years ago, she was a pioneer. A drummer. A pioneer in not only the music industry, but for women in general. And I didn’t even know it until now. Well the 1920s were wild times, so I heard. Anything goes?

I found this interview from 2013 to be particularly interesting as at 100 she is fit, lucid , has interesting stories and looks fabulous! So, because today I’m playing hooky, please enjoy the interview, articles and great video of Frances Carroll and Her Coquettes featuring Viola Smith. http://tomtommag.com/2014/12/life-long-drummer-viola-smith-turns-102/,  http://loudwire.com/americas-fastest-girl-drummer-viola-smith-best-of-youtube/

Fitness update: While I still have to take off the weight I put back on throughout the past few months, my upper arms are getting toned.

Thanks to Carol.

 

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