Originally Posted by andSometimesY
Excellent post, pbm. There is almost always a difference between whomever my favorite drummer is at the time and the drummer that I think is the best at the instrument. My favorite may not be the very best, but the things he plays flow so perfectly with the music that if you aren't listening for drums, you will forget they are there. I call music that flows together like that "transcendental" music, because it transcends the senses (at least my senses).
P.S. pbm, does the singer for that Rush show you are doing sound anything like Geddy? That would be a tough find if so. Will anyone be recording the show? It sounds really interesting and I would come if I was close enough.
Great username, by the way! You may find interesting a couple of articles I wrote regarding the 'best drummer' title:
The Best Drummer In the World Is...
The Reference Drummer
They're very much in line with what you're saying (hence I agree with you!). Hope you find them interesting.