When people ask you to 'play something', what do you play?

JustJames

Platinum Member
Depending on my mood, the audience and time of day, I'll either play "Polynesian Nightmare" or the second movement of 4'33".
 
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DSCRAPRE

Guest
Crossover Triplets. No better way to easily impress people who know nothing about drums.

If the person asking is a musician, I just play something really simple and tell them I suck.
 

StaggerLee

Silver Member
My three go-to's are mercy mercy mercy, sing sing sing or take 5. Or sometimes just rudiments around the kit for a minute then walk away. But you cant beat a good flam rest.
 

BillRayDrums

Gold Member
My favorite is when I go to a jam session to sit in with some people I've never seen before and when I sit down, start cheesin' on the kit like an uncoordinated buffoon... makes 'em really nervous then they start giving me a "talk-down" of the tune... "OK this is Mustang Sally, it's just a straight, easy beat. Just give me a simple beat, look at me for breaks"... When I kick it off with a "Motown on Steroids" feel they look at me like I'm possessed or something.
 

Magenta

Platinum Member
My favorite is when I go to a jam session to sit in with some people I've never seen before and when I sit down, start cheesin' on the kit like an uncoordinated buffoon... makes 'em really nervous then they start giving me a "talk-down" of the tune... "OK this is Mustang Sally, it's just a straight, easy beat. Just give me a simple beat, look at me for breaks"... When I kick it off with a "Motown on Steroids" feel they look at me like I'm possessed or something.
BAAAAD man!..................................
 
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