Arts & Culture My Top Ten with John Locke The percussionist for the BSO shares his favorite things. By Lauren Bell | October 2018 Christopher Myers Late 1960s vintage Bulova Accutron watch. It was my father’s, and I think of him every time I look at it. I love the date feature and smooth-running sweep hand. Boucheron Pour Homme cologne. This scent changes with your body chemistry and is different on each person who wears it. For me, it’s fresh, clean, and happy. Champagne. Elevates any meal or occasion. Pink, white, brut, dry—I love it. Vintage K. Zildjian cymbals. These belonged to my former teacher, John Soroka, who played in the Pittsburgh Symphony, and were gifted to me by my wife for my birthday. They have a very unique old-world sound. Vintage Slingerland Radio King snare drum. This drum is from the 1930s and has a solid maple shell. It creates a really beautiful sound. BSO tour shirt. It’s tremendously difficult work to play 160 concerts a year, but it’s not a job in the traditional sense. It takes hard work, discipline, dedication, vision, perseverance, intellect, and love. This shirt reminds me of that. Lindt chocolate. Any variety, but especially dark. I make my own truffles from scratch and give them as gifts on holidays. BSA hat. I have taught Percussion at the Baltimore School for the Arts for several decades. Helping young students to realize their potential and to go onward and upward is very rewarding. Miyabi prep knife. I love to cook, and this knife has great control, cuts beautifully, and reminds me of past BSO tours of Japan. Davines. This is a medium hold pliable paste. I have tried nearly every product out there in my hair, and this is the only one that works for me.