Haven't heard much from Ken I was just checking to see if he's OK.
Mr. Marino, are you still with us?
Mr. Marino, are you still with us?
Good one, DED. Glad he's well and I miss the in-depth chats. I've been wondering about him but too chickeny to make contact ... and there are worse fates than taking a break from the net.Funny you brought this up. I've been thinking the same thing.
Then I remembered I have his cell phone number from NAMM, so I called him.
He's alive and good, just taking a break from the net. He'll be back at some point. Hopefully soon. I miss the guy around here.
Not quite the way I saw it Bob. I didn't comment in that thread, but I followed the whole sordid saga. If there is any apology owing, it ain't from anyone posting here.Were some of you mean to him a while back when he posted some video here?
I think that you were.
I think that some people here should apologize.
I would miss you if you were absent for a while Phillippe. I feel that way about all the "regulars" here. Except maybe Bob.You guys are so awesome. I hope somebody checks on me someday if I go off the DW grid.
Yep, that covers the situation spot on. It's not always easy to be critiqued negatively but honest feedback is heaps better than being ignored (which sucks) or given sweet lies (which would be patronising).Ken is a longtime member, well liked by most (can't please everybody) who is a very knowledgeable music historian and teacher. He put up a vid of some of his playing and it got critiqued pretty honestly and it hit a nerve with him. That's my take on it.
Yeah I agree with that up to a point. The initial comments are never so incorrect, and in this case a lot of what was said was on the money. But when it gets testy(usually around post #20) then the pile on guys chime in and most of those guys are clowns pretending to know what they're talking about, when they only comment to be seen and heard in a fantasy universe that doesn't match up with their real world. They're also the same ones (almost always older guys) who like to judge the behavior of others when their own issues are apparent to anyone. I've dealt with posers like this since I got on the Internet and lately I've run out of patience with them. So from that perspective I got Ken's vibe entirely. They're also the ones who like to call guys like me pompous young guys when the reality is they're infant drummers. And I'm sorry that too needs to be said. This of course doesn't apply to our level headed regulars (MFB, Polly, Andy, Larry and a dozen or so more) who get it it and can also play the drums on a good level or have sophisticated ears that are obvious under any evaluative scale.It's not always easy to be critiqued negatively but honest feedback is heaps better than being ignored (which sucks) or given sweet lies (which would be patronising).
Yep, it's scary at first but there's a lot of knowledge on the board and you'll either have your approach validated or get ideas on improving the performance. It's usually a LOT more reliably sane than da ube.It is a very scary prospect, uploading your playing for all to see. I've not been brave enough yet but I'm hoping to post some playing soon - I don't mind you guys seeing and giving constructive critism but I am worried about stuff being on youtube for all to see along with all the horrid cutting comments some people put, a tame example being simply "you suck".
It's a shame there's a not a way to put stuff up on here that only members of drummerworld can see.
I agree with this, but maybe I missed the worst of it. I wanted to chime in, but since I haven't posted my playing, I stay out of these discussions.Not quite the way I saw it Bob. I didn't comment in that thread, but I followed the whole sordid saga. If there is any apology owing, it ain't from anyone posting here.