Originally Posted by Drummer Karl
Michael...now that`s very complex and confusing stuff.
Haha, just kidding.
Mine is so simple as well:
Karl is my first name obviously and even more obvious: I`m a drummer.
By the way, I`m soooo happy I didn`t choose "Jazzer Karl" for example...personally I think the word "Jazzer" has an ironic or insulting undertone. The reason for this word-phobia is the music class teacher at our school. He always offends the Jazzband leader (who`s a real Jazz cat and lover) and me by using damn stereotypes about "Jazzers"...he`s a pianist coming more from the classical scene, especially church music. Of course it`s all fun but he caused this word phobia anyway. :-D
I get that from classical music snobs all the time. They don't like any genre except classical... And they hate jazz more than rock! I've never been called a jazzer because I'm as good at jazz as I am at Quantum Physics, but being called a rocker is pretty annoying too. What's a musicist slur for classical musicians? : )