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Old 07-18-2007, 09:41 PM
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Anyone here find them selves making strange faces while drumming?

Sometimes when I speed Up and hit harder I pull some most bizarre faces...

I guess Its part of the passion of drumming...

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Old 07-18-2007, 09:56 PM
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Yea well if anyone says anything you tell em' "how bout you try and play some 4 way independence and focus on how your face looks..."
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:03 PM
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I find that if you dont make a strange face, it looks even weirder than if you do. Watching somebody play drums without anything happening to their face is less intertaning.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:58 PM
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There's this one amazing drummer in my area, who plays regularly at this jazz club called Matt and Phred's called Mikey Wilson and the faces he makes whilst he's playing sometimes draws more attention to his face than his drumming. Either way he's a top notch drummer, pure intensity and gives it 100% everytime. He played on Corine Bailey Rays album as well. Whenever you happen to be in the UK and in Manchester, go to Matt & Phreds and check this guy out. If not for the drumming do it for the facial expressions.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:05 PM
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I stick my tongue out a little and bite it sometimes, but I do that for anything I put effort into
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:06 PM
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Keith Moon ;)

Also, I've noticed that I like when musicians smile while playing, e.g. Papa Jo Jones and Eddie van Halen.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:08 PM
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I remember watching my dad play, back in the 80's when I was a kiddo. He'd make some of the most bizarre facial expressions I'd ever seen. People might have laughed if he couldn't play...but he had pretty amazing chops...so no one really noticed. If anything, it added to the experience because he really felt what he was playing. I remember, more than once, he'd pull off a lick that was really cool...and he'd surprise himself...and he'd laugh out loud.

Ahh, the memories!

I know I probably make some weird faces while playing. I smile a lot...especially when I get in the pocket and the groove goes all the way to the bone. I nod my head to the rhythm, also...it's all part of that internal clock.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:08 PM
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man i look like im having a stroke when i drum...

what happens to me is i kind of turn my neck slightly so im always lookin to my left an i close my eyes and just grooove!!

i look possessed...
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:12 PM
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My playing face otherwise known as the "oh" face...
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:21 PM
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I was going to make a thread similar to this

I called it musicians face, and the idea was to get a funny picture of musicians and put a funny caption. My example from the Soul of the Funky drummers DVD, the guitar player.

Edit: hmm the quality of his face did not come through well, I need to find a clearer one. And now looking back on it, not really that funny. Oh well, maybe someone else can come up with a better one.

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Old 07-18-2007, 11:46 PM
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the monkey face:

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Old 07-18-2007, 11:49 PM
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Yeah, but you look strange when you're not playing J!!! LMBFAO!
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:49 PM
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I used to suffer from jaw ache after playing the drums for long sessions, simply because I grit to hard...
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:46 AM
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Nutha, what type of top are you wearing? Looks like a surfing rash-guard. If it is... I'm glad to see that someone else sees the benefits of them.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:52 AM
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whenever i play anything that involves focus and speed, my whole face just scrunches up, ew
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:13 AM
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The first time I saw this one drummer play (it was in a studio), I wanted to ask him where he went mentally when he was playing, because he was so zoned you could have thrown a brick at him and he wouldn't have noticed.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:30 AM
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The biggest thing I try not to do is leave my mouth open. I look like a tool when I've got my mouth open playing. It ends up being this more concentrated look with my lips tightly clenched. Maybe that's not much better lol.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:03 PM
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the monkey face:

Lol, nice.

I think we should all post pictures, then again, how likely is it that we have enough arms to play and take a pic.....

Nutha, is that someone elses kit?
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:11 PM
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zoro is the man for the best drumming faces!!
ive seen some horrible pics of myself. but i think music has to be all about letting go.
even non musicians do it. sometimes you see pictures of people with insane expressions on their faces just dancing to music....
all i can say is, thank god ive never seen my "sex" face.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:27 PM
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zoro is the man for the best drumming faces!!
ive seen some horrible pics of myself. but i think music has to be all about letting go.
even non musicians do it. sometimes you see pictures of people with insane expressions on their faces just dancing to music....
all i can say is, thank god ive never seen my "sex" face.
That is why they invented the video camera :P
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:56 PM
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Heh I too was about to start something like this. My playing face changes radically...
I've got the 'screaming like something's burning my ass' face, and the 'getting a nice back rub' face' and last but not least, the 'worse case of constipation you've ever seen' face. I think face number 3 usually happens when I'm playing jazz. The music of constipation as my brother so adequately put it. Apparently he has a constipated face too as a bassist. Or maybe it just runs in the family.

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*notice that they're all at the same gig... shows you how diverse my face can be. Muahahahaha
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:48 AM
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Sorry no pics but i bite my lip while i play. Sometimes my teeth just rest on my lip but a couple times ive drawn blood because I bite myself so hard.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:41 AM
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Heh I too was about to start something like this. My playing face changes radically...
I've got the 'screaming like something's burning my ass' face, and the 'getting a nice back rub' face' and last but not least, the 'worse case of constipation you've ever seen' face. I think face number 3 usually happens when I'm playing jazz. The music of constipation as my brother so adequately put it. Apparently he has a constipated face too as a bassist. Or maybe it just runs in the family.

Here's a compilation of some of my playing faces.
"A new drumming commandment I give unto you. Thou shalt be proud of thy drumming face(s)"




*notice that they're all at the same gig... shows you how diverse my face can be. Muahahahaha
Ha Ha!!! nice post mate.

But I beat you too it......
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:06 AM
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I've been told I can have quite an angry face behind the kit sometimes. Its not really me being pissed off but rather just really getting into it.

I was once told by a female friend of a friend "I'll only come if you promise to do that angry act when you play and pull those crazy faces". I didn't let her down :)
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:00 PM
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I have been told, my playing face is the same as my vodka face XD!!!
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Old 07-21-2007, 01:18 PM
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I have been told, my playing face is the same as my vodka face XD!!!
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Greg Bissonete has the best playing face, lol
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I have numerous playing faces haha check these ugly mug shots out :-)

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Old 07-23-2007, 04:07 PM
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lol.

Greg Bissonete has the best playing face, lol
I totally agree...

Come on people, more pictures!
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Old 07-23-2007, 04:48 PM
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Here it is, only being warmed up though, more of a jasonesque pout in this one. I've been told i do all sorts off stuff. My bass player stands in front of me and copies it during practice, the bastard.

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I stick my tongue out a little and bite it sometimes, but I do that for anything I put effort into
I do that too. My Dad taught me that as I was just starting out, as a way of learning how to stop my right hand from tensing up.
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a mix between "the 'oh' face" and the blank stare...

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Old 07-24-2007, 10:17 AM
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Lol Jay B, thats some great face action going on there.....


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I`m happy when drummers do their strange faces. They really express themselves and live for what they do. The moment...of making art.

I also have some pics, unfortunatly till now no pics exist with my extreme faces. lol






hehe...they are pretty harmless, kinda relaxing and enjoying. lol

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Jay B, that's priceless dude! Karl looks happy as ever. Here's me - nothing overly spectacular:
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I found this old one and it looks like I have just missed the snare and hit myself square in the nuts :)

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I found this old one and it looks like I have just missed the snare and hit myself square in the nuts :)
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I like Karl's 'happy face' (2nd picture)

Looks like he's saying 'Oh yeah I'm good...'
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I like Karl's 'happy face' (2nd picture)

Looks like he's saying 'Oh yeah I'm good...'
hahaha...no, I said: 'Good that the audience doesn`t notice how bad I play.'

...just kidding. I actually "think" nothing in those moments, I just feel pure joy.
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Not nice! Kidney stones are no laughing matter.
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