Re: Dave Weckl
Hmmm. I've seen a lot of criticism on this thread. You might not like his style, or the music he plays, but you have to admit: he is a phenomenal musician. If you don't like complicated music, that is fine, but... seriously. The man is a God. No one is above criticism and we are all entitled to our own opinion, but I really can't understand how anyone can criticise an unbelievable drummer like Weckl and keep a straight face.
I like knowing that there will always be far greater players than myself because firstly, it keeps me humble and secondly, it takes the pressure off because you realise that you will never be the best, no matter how hard you try. There will always be a better drummer somewhere in the world. At least, that's what I like to think. That way, you can focus on doing it your way rather than trying to sound like Weckl, Vinnie, Chambers, etc.
Then again, I'm always trying to sound like Gadd (and failing)
Release your eyes...