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Old 08-24-2009, 04:23 AM
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Default Re: Pop Music in General

Steve Gadd still is, has long been and will probably always be my favorite drummer. People say he invented disco with "Do the Hustle" but it is quintessential Gadd from the upbeat tom in the intro, ghost notes, tom fills and two measure phrases. It's not just some basic four on the floor disco beat.

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
Ken, I thought true republicanism involved going into debt to boost the military and going on hare-brained invasions :P

. . .and blaming the democrats for it. :)

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
More seriously, I think pop will always be around because simple and catchy music works for those who don't listen hard enough to enjoy nuance, skill or originality. It's musical ice cream. I like ice cream but I don't want a diet of it. I eat a lot of veggies, which I enjoy because they are versatile, taste good, are nourishing and don't involve killing animals to satisfy my taste buds. I like my musical veggies too :)

I would hope that some day people will either realize they can just make that music themselves or teach their kids to do it. There is a very large community of folk music enthusiast here in the States, and esp. NY. They essential believe that people should write music to chronicle their own lives, and not have the pop industry do it for them. They can keep that chronicle for their grandchildrens' grandchildren.
Ken Marino Drum Teacher "It's not worth keeping score. You win some. You lose some, you let it go"
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