I got a nice surprise today, an e-mail from Ed Shaughnessy letting me know he appreciated the more than 60 letters and cards he got from you readers who saw the July 5th post about his back surgery.

Ed said he was looking to be out of the recovery center by 9-15, but I’m sure he’d still enjoy hearing from everyone, so here’s the address again in case you did not see the original post:

Ed Shaughnessy, Room 115A, Canyon Oaks Rehab, 22029 Saticoy St, Canoga Park, CA 91303

Thanks again to all of you who wrote and who will write. We are drummers, and it is a pretty cool brotherhood.