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Old 02-18-2009, 01:47 PM
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if any member of the band im in revealed they could juggle i would punch them in the face immediately.
Then you'd be punching lot of good drummers.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:00 PM
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Then you'd be punching lot of good drummers.
I can juggle but not very good in self defense. Looks like I am in trouble too.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:25 PM
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See what I mean! You even scared the feckcampaign in to confessing...

.....not a great idea either....he's from Brooklyn.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:28 PM
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I can juggle but not very good in self defense. Looks like I am in trouble too.
How do you juggle in self-defence? If I had to defend myself I'd drop my juggling balls, or risk losing my other ones.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:21 PM
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''if any member of the band im in revealed they could juggle i would punch them in the face immediately"

lol my point was not entirely serious there forum users...! my 'opinion' was specifically aimed at the band i'm in not the drumming community who, i dont doubt contain many a good juggler. apologies for any offence caused to circus fans everywhere.

back on topic, the 'romantic' drummers is surprising to me. i would happily admit to being romantic but i wouldnt have associated it with a particular trait amongst drummers.maybe i need to research my drum heros more. the 6th point i definately agree with, which is interesting considering the drumset is most frequently an ensemble instrument (although clearly as expressive as any other instrument)!
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:25 PM
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''if any member of the band im in revealed they could juggle i would punch them in the face immediately"

lol my point was not entirely serious there forum users...! my 'opinion' was specifically aimed at the band i'm in not the drumming community who, i dont doubt contain many a good juggler. apologies for any offence caused to circus fans everywhere.

back on topic, the 'romantic' drummers is surprising to me. i would happily admit to being romantic but i wouldnt have associated it with a particular trait amongst drummers.maybe i need to research my drum heros more. the 6th point i definately agree with, which is interesting considering the drumset is most frequently an ensemble instrument (although clearly as expressive as any other instrument)!
None taken, bud... I hate flutists as much as you hate jugglers ; )

Its just a thing I've noticed... it is really surprising how many can actually juggle.

PS- Lovemysonors, many apologies for the hijack-............ back to flakiness : )
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if any member of the band im in revealed they could juggle i would punch them in the face immediately.
I can juggle. What now? Wanna take this outside? :-)
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:08 PM
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I juggle and I show up early to rehearsal. I'm a total flake.
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I don't know about flaky... but this threads got me thinking if there is a pattern to the type & personality of the average drummer

here's what I think.

Drummers tend to be ( in general...):

1) Athletic, muscular, strong, fit.

2) Aggressive type A personalities... quick to get irritated..can handle themselves in a brawl.

3) Definitely not stupid, but not the smartest guys in the band.

4) Most of them can juggle ( what a weird quirk )

5) Very romantic guys. They dont sleep around as often as they fall in love

6) Loners, mostly. Wont go out of their way to start a conversation, but pleasant when talked to ( the exact opposite of guitarists )

ya, I suppose you could call all this....flaky.



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1, Not me
2, Not me....Oo actually yes sometimes. Especially the little *$" that was causing trouble at the Gun gig
3, Not me
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5, Not me - Well I don't sleep around. Her indoors wold cut my bits off in an instant but I don't do the hearts and flowers bit.
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Sorry I just needed a bit of me time before I finished this post.

It's a difficult one Keith Moon and Neil Peart, Evelyn Glennie and Tommy Lee. There are probably more differences than similarities.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:54 PM
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I can juggle. What now? Wanna take this outside? :-)

lol

its on! but put that damn unicycle away, fairs fair man!

i think the sentance "i can juggle... wanna take this outside?" is my favourite sentance of all time, thanks dkerwood.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:30 PM
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I keep hearing drummer jokes and that drummers come and go and are the biggest flakes of the band.

Can someone explain why drummers get a bad rep? haha
Well...


ya just have to visit this forum, to figure that out.

It's a no-brainer when you read the DW forum! ;-)


Yeah...
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:45 PM
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How do you juggle in self-defence? If I had to defend myself I'd drop my juggling balls, or risk losing my other ones.
My English has just been corrected by someone who lives in the Netherlands and it may be their second language. Does that say anything about drummers?
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:21 PM
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Hey wait a minute! I started off on guitar many moons ago.

'Twas nice piece of crap my parents picked up for me in an outdoor market in Matamoros, Mexico after I pitched a fit because I wanted that guitar above all the other pieces of crap in the outdoor market in Matamoros, Mexico. I was going to be a guitar player and that guitar was unlike all the other guitars my friends had. It was from Mexico!!!! LOL

I lasted about 3 lessons from some dude who came to my house to teach me "Puff the Magic Dragon" and two chords. Boring!!

Then it was French Horn. I was gonna be the best damn French Horn player in concert band AND orchestra! Ok...um...that lasted maybe several weeks....until I forgot to brush my teeth one night, played my brother's friend's French Horn and left a bunch of chewed up lettuce and cheese all in the tubes from when I blew into it....yeah, gross I know!! But I decided the French Horn was too french for my tastes and it was most definately not as cool an instrument as I had thought.

And then......there was this 14 year old drummer in the junior high jazz band that played a really cool black diamond pearl Slingerland 4 piece drum set with Zildjian cymbals. I was only 10 and that dude was WICKED!! He had the cool name, the cool drum kit, the cool friends, his parents drove cool cars, he had the cute girlfriends, this dude was only 14 but seemed to have it all!!! And he was smart! EVERYONE looked up to him.

And so, my journey was set that day waaay back in um.....1972.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:54 AM
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Drummers aren't flakey. Everyone else is too normal.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:51 AM
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Rogue. It's ironic then that the French Horn is actually a German instrument...
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:08 PM
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But I decided the French Horn was too french for my tastes and it was most definately not as cool an instrument as I had thought.


Ya....that was a joke.

You have to give it to the Germans and French, though. Get all tanked up on beer and wine, start bending a tube of pipe, add some valves, put on a mouthpiece, and .......poof..........an instrument!
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But I decided the French Horn was too french for my tastes and it was most definately not as cool an instrument as I had thought.


Ya....that was a joke.

You have to give it to the Germans and French, though. Get all tanked up on beer and wine, start bending a tube of pipe, add some valves, put on a mouthpiece, and .......poof..........an instrument!
You have to give it to the Germans, though. Get all tanked up on beer and wine, roll and glue wood, add some hardware and.....poof.......a sonor kit! Then melt, cut and bang on some metal disks and .....poof!.....Meinl cymbals.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:49 PM
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Drummers aren't flakey. Everyone else is too normal.
Or too...tasteless, colourless, odourless.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:57 PM
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Nah. Drummer are cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL73MQX76Dg (Proof - and best wishes for the weekend)

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Ahhh....so the common denominator here is wine and beer! LOL
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I can juggle and fight.

Chip Ritter can juggle and play drums at the same time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BGT-CX9UsE
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I can juggle and fight.

Chip Ritter can juggle and play drums at the same time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BGT-CX9UsE
I can play drums and cymbals, all at once!!
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I can play drums and cymbals, all at once!!
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I am a guitarist/bassist.....and I only wish I were coordinated enough to play drums. It would help my guitar/bass playing tremendously. The best gutar players I know are also drummers, or at least can function on drums to some extent. I can't sing and play at the same time if it is anything remotely complicated or complex on the guitar. But I know drummers who can, effortlessly, play drums and sing without missing a beat. Having said all that, I would say drummers are flakey (if I buy the premise of this thread) because they can be.
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I think musicians in general are pretty flaky. But you could also apply this to any classification of people (which is bad in an ethical way).

But I think when the 'business sense' of how to conduct yourself was handed out in society, musicians often get this bit of information too late, or last (if there were a line of people lined up for it).

I never understood how some of my musician friends never applied what they did for their jobs or society to their music handlings. I mean, if you have a job and it starts at 9AM, why is it any different if you get a gig that starts at 9PM that its ok to be a little late? Drummers can't complain about carrying so much stuff, either. We as drummers have decided to use what we use so it's basically our problem getting it to the gig and being ready on time. Just that act alone would lift you to the 'not flaky' status. Everything else we can work on in later lessons ;)
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I don't listen to those secondary instrumentalist's..lol
I do like the Bass player breed. lol
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I never understood how some of my musician friends never applied what they did for their jobs or society to their music handlings. I mean, if you have a job and it starts at 9AM, why is it any different if you get a gig that starts at 9PM that its ok to be a little late? Drummers can't complain about carrying so much stuff, either. We as drummers have decided to use what we use so it's basically our problem getting it to the gig and being ready on time. Just that act alone would lift you to the 'not flaky' status. Everything else we can work on in later lessons ;)
yeah - our new keyboardist is always late to practice

he did show up at the last gig on time, though
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yeah - our new keyboardist is always late to practice

he did show up at the last gig on time, though
Weird, eh? I mean, people get fired for being consistently late getting to their jobs. I've known band leaders fire people for showing up late.

In fact, my old jazz band director in college was of the age when he knew people like Maynard Ferguson when they were coming up (he himself played for Stan Kenton at one time as a trombonist), and he told me a story of when Maynard showed up late to a studio session for a soundtrack (definitely before Maynard became a star of sorts), and they never called Maynard after that for at least a year. In fact, this may have been why Maynard rose to trumpet stardom since he couldn't get 'regular work', he had to start his own big band and gig. It worked out for him, but he's one of those exceptions.
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When drum stuff costs so much, dandruff shampoo gets moved to the bottom of the "must have" list.
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I keep hearing drummer jokes and that drummers come and go and are the biggest flakes of the band.
Unless you're Rammstein's keyboardist
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