Are you throwing down the e-gauntlets? Ready for some mano y mano? Yes, I watched the video. Three times actually. It's very good. I do not feel anyone is bashing him. Are we commenting on his playing? Sure. It's what we do regarding videos. Don't post videos expecting sunshine blown up your butt. As for me posting a video - please. I have nothing to prove.
That being said, is he faster than me? Absolutely. Can you play double bass better than me? Yes. Can he take a better solo than me? You bet. I'm assuming he can read music at this stage so it's a draw. Eloy 3 - mlehnertz 0.
Does this make him a better drummer than me? No.
Can he kick an 18 piece big band? Can he use brushes? Can he play a shuffle? Can he pull off playing an R&B gig? Could he play a gig for the circus/theater? Would someone call him to play a GB gig at with four hours notice? Has he even played a gig? I won't even mention mallets, timpani or any or any other percussion instrument.
Now let's fix your statements a little. "That kid has more RAW talent", but not more skills. It IS your opinion and NOT a fact. I think we've all given him credit but he's not certainly Vinnie or Weckl or anything close. Does this mean he won't be someone we're talking about 10 years from now? Maybe, but let's hold off the comparisons to the "greats" for now.
Originally Posted by jpekarek
Did you actually watch the video? That kid has more skill and talent than ANY of the home made videos on this site. That's not my "opinion", that's a fact. Nobody here can bash that kid.
That seems to be all I hear anymore is "musicality". That means entirely different things to different people. I hear a lot of "musicallity" in his playing. Polyrhythms aren't the end of the earth either. Some people are into them and some are not, it doesn't mean that one is better than the other.
Let's give some credit where credit is due. Let's not sit back and judge people who are out in the world giving it all they have and doing what we wish we could be doing.
Are you better than this kid?...Post a video.