Mark Danger Powers

drummer • educator • author

Benjamin Franklin’s Advice for Drumming and Life!

Benjamin Franklin?
He was a drummer?

Well . . . no. But he did utter some words that can really benefit those of us who ARE!

The following is a collection of valuable quotes from Franklin on the topic of time. I’m not the one to say how you should interpret and apply these. But I will suggest that you seriously take some time to consider each quote in terms of how it might relate to both time-keeping [on the gig] AND to time management [in your personal and professional life].

• You may delay, but time will not.

• Do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.

• Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.

• If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again.

• Time is money.

A bit of trivia for you to leave with:
One of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was (among many other things) an author, inventor and scientist. But did you know that he was such a fan of music that he actually invented a new instrument?

Are you kiddin’ me? With a name like Been Jammin’, of course he dug making music!

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