Originally Posted by Bo Eder
I'm not going to continually poke the bear, but come on Steamer, you had to find that a bit funny. People make fun of drummers as an entire group too, ya' know! And as a sound man for tune-jazz groups (among others), I've heard my fair share of bull$&#t flying off the bandstand like you wouldn't believe.
I recall a story told by the great Charles Mingus, where he got a bunch of kids to noodle around on instruments behind the curtain on stage and told the audience it was avant garde jazz, then opened the curtain as the crowd was diggin' it. If he had a sense of humor about it, I would think we all would.
OK, I'm done poking ;)
BTW - if you watched this video all the way to the end, this same guy did another one where he was harassing a guy with a sign giving away FREE HUGS. But the sign he had said, "DELUXE HUGS $2.00" This guy is a genius!
Fine then...it just hits on a personal level for me so i've lost my humor on it to be honest.
I've heard just a much "BS" on standards gigs trust me from those who don't have a clue how to play but open based improv is a much easier target for those who don't have a clue about this type of music comimg from someone with many years of experience on the subject of actually playing it.