You, then & now. Same guy?

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sticks4drums

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I'm not really leaving! Don't get all excited. It just really felt good! Thanks Matt.
 
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sticks4drums

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Of course it is, & no need to get upset.
I no Upset. I happy. I grew up with a mother that was a drama Queen. Everything was over the top. Probably why I tend to do that as well. I guess I have a hard time when I see things like that Piano player. It triggers a negative reaction in me because of who I grew up with.
 

Midnite Zephyr

Platinum Member
I have a friend who only listens to Tom Petty. I've heard him play nothing else. He doesn't play a lot of music, but when he does, it's always Tom Petty. This guy is quirky though: he's 34, he wears black jeans and only black jeans each and everyday of his life, he only drinks IPA, he's never been swimming, he's never had a driver's license and I've never seen him wear a hat. I've known this guy over a decade.
 

aydee

Platinum Member
I have a friend who only listens to Tom Petty. I've heard him play nothing else. He doesn't play a lot of music, but when he does, it's always Tom Petty. This guy is quirky though: he's 34, he wears black jeans and only black jeans each and everyday of his life, he only drinks IPA, he's never been swimming, he's never had a driver's license and I've never seen him wear a hat. I've known this guy over a decade.



I know this guy! : )


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jimtyler

Senior Member
Definitely not the "same guy". Deaf in one ear now (surgury gone bad) mostly deaf in the other has left me no chance of ever playing in a band again.I have to watch movies at home with captioning for the hearing impaired. Has it stopped my drumming? No way,,
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
I've had similar conversations before. Perhaps even on this forum.

I know some people (non-musicians) who honestly don't listen to anything outside of the same bands/albums they listened to when they were 18. They are forever stuck on their past. Others constantly show the need to that they are hip and only listen to the latest thing.

I'm all over. I'm constantly searching the net for new and interesting bands from all over the world. I do spent much of my time listening to bands I had no clue existed a few years ago.
but at the same time, I also listen to the same albums I had as a kid. And then I'm also often discovering bands/albums from prior eras that I missed the first time around.

But at the end of the day, I like what I like, and don't what I don't.
 

harryconway

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I'm a music junkie ... so, in that sense, yeah, I'm that same guy.​
My "first" cover songs, were Cream, Deep Purple, Led Zepp., Grand Funk, Alice Cooper ... but at the same time, I was listening to J. Tull, King Crimson, Creedence, Hendrix .... and as new bands and music showed up .... I followed. Mahavishnu Orchestra was a big turning point, for me. So was Frank Zappa. And so, here I am ... still spinning a Zepp. CD once in a while ... but also spinning John Zorn .... or Simone Sou. Diversity ... what a concept !!!!​
 

dmacc

Platinum Member
For me, there is only a tiny fraction of resemblance.

I was raised and Jazz music of the 20's - 40's and I still listen to it to this day.

Other than that from about the 1976 - 1982 it was all Rock and some Soul.

Around 1982 I purchased the Tower of Power record "Back To Oakland" and everything changed from then on. I took a deeper dive into Rufus/Chaka Khan (especially with John Robinson).

From there I went deep, deep, deep into Jazz and have never came back from there. The Jazz music from the 1920's on up until today keeps me inspired to play.

I can still enjoy listening to some Rock but can't even remotely begin to want to play it - nor could I any longer. I've lost all of that ability to do that genre any justice on a set of drums.
 

Mark_S

Silver Member
I have to be honest. All the drama and trying to cry, ruined it for me. Maybe if I didn't have to see her face.
I really don't think she was trying to cry. I've pulled some pretty cringe-worthy faces when I'm really feeling what I'm playing and sometimes jamming my eyes shut does happen, but the trick is not to care what people think and enjoy it, otherwise the music can't "take you". It's fairly involuntary when it does..

I remember once playing a gig like that, and a "friend" came up to me afterwards who I never felt was particularly sensitive to music, and he said "why did you keep pulling faces, did you keep making mistakes?" .... I just laughed it off.

Some people say it's pretentious - but it's only pretentious if you're pretending (duh), and I seriously doubt she is pretending.

EDIT: To get back on topic: I've recently got into classical music; specifically when it is featuring violin, partly because I've just taken up violin (and piano). I must be insane starting at this age but screw it, worth a try! I've found it is so nice to listen to at work with sound isolating IEMs to drown out all the gossip in the office.
 
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Pollyanna

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I have eclectic tastes and have been that way for decades so it's easiest to talk about the genres I don't care for - C&W, modern metal, punk, thrash, hip hop, techno (of the doof variety). There are particular songs in all of those genres that I enjoy but generally, no.

There are many ways to live a life - some people stay in the same village / town / suburb all their lives. Some are itinerant all their lives. It depends on whether you travel on the outside or the inside (or not at all).

Nothing wrong with being a specialist, sticking to their one domain ... though if digging deeper isn't part of the equation then it's just about repeating a particular emotional effect, which can be a waste of life like Harry Potter's Mirror of Erised.

Generally, when people only like one genre I think of them as people who generally don't like music. That's okay too - there's no law against being a miserable, soulless bore :)
 

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
Well it did get my feet a tap'n.

This is more what I am talking about.


http://vimeo.com/36098191
Yes, It's really good, I'm a fan of Amy :)

Now this just prove Aydee 1st paragraph in the OP, the music which inspire any of us, is different from one individual to another, you didn't really appreciate Hiromi's performance with the same feel and emetion as I did, or Andy did, when I first watched this video of Hiromi, I nearly cried myself, it's so... err emotional for me, and no, I don't think for a minute that she's trying to cry, it's a genuine emotion that's she's feeling about this piece of music, but don't read too much on my feelings, I know I'm a big softy guy :)

But seriously, when I read your comments about you liking a grand piano performance, for me, when I put the link for you to listen, I really thought you would enjoy it, so it shows that everyone can be radically different when it comes to tastes and styles of music, as Aydee said "they almost mocked my interest in 'other music' "

At the end of the day, it's all good, it's what makes you happy and inspires you as a musician that will make the difference. lol
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
Generally, when people only like one genre I think of them as people who generally don't like music. That's okay too - there's no law against being a miserable, soulless bore :)
A good point Pol. So, certainly from my playing POV, you've confirmed what I already suspected ;) Deep down, I'm pretty sure I do bore myself, so something else must be keeping my playing bearable.












Got it, delusion :)
 

New Tricks

Platinum Member
I started music in The Beatles era and always kept kind of current.

I appreciate a lot of music and I like a wide variety.

I also hate a lot of "music".

I'm not really stuck in any decade. In my top 20 all time songs are The Kinks You Really Got Me and Jane's Addiction Stealing. That spans a few generations.



And, the piano is an awesome instrument. That's one thing in life I would have done diferently. I would have learned to play.
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
A good point Pol. So, certainly from my playing POV, you've confirmed what I already suspected ;) Deep down, I'm pretty sure I do bore myself, so something else must be keeping my playing bearable.

Got it, delusion :)
Andy, I think of it as aural airbrushing, where you kind of aurally squint and then our playing can sound pretty damn good :) ... which of course is motivating.

The reason why players like you and I stick to certain genres is certainly not a matter of being musically narrow-minded so much as narrow-techniqued.

I sometime joke that I have about three beats and three fills that I apply to just about everything, just bending them around to fit the music. It's a "joke" because, really, it's at least five!


I also hate a lot of "music".
Interesting point. I try hard not to think of it as "hate" because all music is put out there for our soul food ...

... just that some things we find hard to digest - or tolerate.

I like to think in terms of time limits ... there's some music I can listen to for hours and some that I can only enjoy for a few bars before it becomes grating. In my early-ish teens that metal guitar sound was almost compulsory for me. Now I find it gets irritating fast, unless it's very raw / bluesy / grungy. I completely don't relate to glossy, reverbed, compressed, generally coiffed and heavily produced metal guitar sounds.
 

iwantmemoney

Senior Member
When Bruford made a comment about this(can't remember exact words), I was kinda put off, like, "oh you're gonna be a snootie jazzer now", but I'm there myself at this point, and I totally get it. It's just completely natural as you raise your experience and execution, in any craft, to expand. Doesn't mean you have to be any less of a rocker, rather, just take it to a higher expression, but just as vital. lots of players doing that...i have now used four words that start with ex-.

I read the book, "The Law of Attraction" a few years ago. I really liked it but it was hard to find my place because they went over the same stuff many times. However they gave the best reason I've heard for why life is eternal(not that I know)-"for every desire that's fulfilled, a new one is born". That works on every level for me, but applies very aptly to this O.P. I believe.
 

Midnite Zephyr

Platinum Member
A good point Pol. So, certainly from my playing POV, you've confirmed what I already suspected ;) Deep down, I'm pretty sure I do bore myself, so something else must be keeping my playing bearable.
KIS, you're so modest with your self-deflating humor. I do that a lot too. That's why I get a chuckle out of it.
 

keep it simple

Platinum Member
KIS, you're so modest with your self-deflating humor. I do that a lot too. That's why I get a chuckle out of it.
I genuinely don't see it as humour, more as reality. Back in the day, I was regarded as a reasonably good rock player. I earned my living at it for a few years, & there was no shortage of work, so that sort of supported the view. After a couple of decades, I come back into it (although on a totally different basis), & find the game has moved on hugely. Not only has the general skill level increased, but my access to examples of playing from others has been transformed via the internet. Massive wake up call! Not only am I rusty, lazy, & of mediocre talent this time out, but I realise I was never that good back in the day. There was a time when I could sit comfortably on the ladder by being the guy who kept good time, played with a strong dynamic, had a good instrument sound, & was viewed as being 100% reliable. Really, that was enough back then, but not now. Other players & employers didn't seem to mind that I had a limited repertoire, so long as I was reliably good at what I did.

I look around now at the talent out there, & the talent within the cyber walls of this forum, & I know my place. The good thing is, I'm happy with that. I'm content in my shell. I do have playing frustrations though. Not because I'm deluded enough to aspire to chops heaven, but because my lack of technical prowess stifles my ability to express myself. I could do something about that, & probably will, in small doses, but age & life's time consumption will greatly temper any progress to a trickle.

So here I am, Andy the reliable weekend warrior who mostly gets the job done. A guy who can knock out a few beats, nothing more, nothing less, & that's just fine with me.

I will give some credence to the benefit of putting yourself down though. On the rare occasion you exceed your own expectations, it sure feels good :)
 
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