Re: Do drummers have the ability to transcend time and space?
How good are you at counting seconds? How many minutes before you go off? If you count again, will you be as accurate? I don't think anyone will be able to do it for very long with very consistency. As such, the same would hold true with respect to nailing the same song at the same bpm night after night. Bound to be some push and shove in that respect, it's all part of the feel of the performance. Slow night? Fast night? Drunk night? Who knows?
Time is all in your head, so the OP's question does make sense in some ways. It's like martial arts. The fastest wins. You're moving so fast, everything else seems to slow down around you. Bullet time, like the Matrix.
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