History Of The Boingy Boingy
The boingy boingy started in my mind in the year 2000.
After years of thinking on how to make the drum kit more dynamic, with 2 failing protoypes, I found success in Medicine Hat with a ring of custom motorcycle builders. After a 10 month brainstorm the boingy boingy was born. It cost 4000 dollars in beer and pizza and an El Camino.
I took it to edmonton and slapped a patent on it right away. It went to Whitehorse, Yukon for its first gig. I was by no means a seasoned rider at this point. I was learning my moves as I performed.
It fell apart on me once, luckily there were no injuries.
Following the northern tour, the boingy came back to Medicine hat to appear in the stampede parade ... yee-ha!
I had a calling to take it to the grand canyon, so I did. I set it up on the south rim and played into the canyon. A mini van full of Mexicans stopped and filmed the drumming for me. I felt the happiness come from everyone who saw it.
I brought it back to Canada and busked in Victoria, once a day for 2 hours. I learned a lot of boingy moves then. The funky duck, one two three four, get on the boing and work your core!
Another tour to the Yukon followed, after the unit was reinforced, my butt put a dent in the barrel! After that tour I decided to build one out of wood, all by myself. I did this on the Sunshine Coast BC, where the wood is huge and inspiring. This model appeared on the CBC classic show, On the Road Again.
Keeping my head down and focusing on my invention has helped considerably. Many people have tried to take the glory of this invention away, but I have always been too stubborn to listen.
There is therapy in moving, bouncing, drumming and singing.