A Drummer's Love Song to Rock Shows, Fatherhood, Writing, and the Passing of a Beloved Mom
Will Dreamly Arts
GIGMENTIA is a reflection on the raw, challenging, and gritty vocation of a blue-collar musician living in the Pacific Northwest; and the varied adventures of a hard-working, day-in-day-out rock band.
Introspective, insightful, and eloquently observed, Koep chronicles a summer season of fifty rock shows performed in small clubs, huge bars, and outdoor festival stages, to barns, backyards, and in the middle of the woods.
Between gigs, Koep writes of sword fights on the lawn with his young son, the challenges of building a household, of world travel, pop music, poetry, and the fascinating pursuit of the writer's craft as he works toward completing his third novel.
As the summer wanes and he balances the rigors and joys of live performance, promoting his books, and being a father and partner, his mother descends into dementia and forgets the world around her, including her son.