I recognize this will sound macabre…

But I’m in the mood for drums. And am trawling Youtube for the sound I need. The thing is… The sound I’m in the mood for? I heard it once before, but it was…

Well, it wasn’t drums. It was the sound of Russian artillery. I slept well that night. Don’t know what to say.

Naturally, I’m not in the mood for war. But I do want drums that sound like artillery fire…

I’m settling for some “shamanic” Native American drumming playing from one Youtube link, and some of this:


About sputnitsa

Born in the US, I grew up in Africa and the West Indies, and returned stateside in my teens. After a decade in international development, democracy work, and inclusivity training for domestic NGOs, I joined Peace Corps, and after a year, experienced my first Russian invasion. I followed that up by volunteering with refugees and youth, and after some vacation time climbing minarets and mountains, I returned to New York City, where today I work on social justice with college students, produce short films, and write.
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