Drummerworld says I am a drum expert

JimmyM

Silver Member
The hell I am, but Drummerworld has seen fit to deem me one, even though I just restarted on drums 2 months ago. If it's on the internet, it must be true.

Oh sure, I know what it takes to make drums sound good if not all the intracacies and possibilities of different tuning methods, I know a good cymbal from a bad, and I know what to do to rebuild my competence. I also have stellar timing, if not the chops and stamina to follow through consistently. That's something I guess, but no, not an expert.

I feel all this pressure now. I got enough pressure in my life. I just like discussing music with good folks worldwide and have a lot of questions about drumming, so I probably have a higher post count than most. Expert schmexpert.

I think DW needs to add a level or two between "drum expert" and "new member." How about "Semi-competent but working on it"? Or "Drum dilettante with aspirations"? They may be too long, huh? I don't know. Got any ideas?
 
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Ransan

Senior Member
Yea since you bring this up often, this is perplexing to me as well, but it’s a good laugh - no offense JimmyM.

Keep up the good work your still my guy and my goto for drum advice.
 

JimmyM

Silver Member
Yea since you bring this up often, this is perplexing to me as well, but it’s a good laugh - no offense JimmyM.

Keep up the good work your still my guy and my goto for drum advice.
Don't even...

:p
 

GetAgrippa

Diamond Member
Wow and you got to Drum Expert without the flogillator technique which is an amazing feat. I’ve been banned from any DW list or any such titles - it’s like some Barnabas Collins Dark Shadow that overs me.
Don’t forget even a tiny tree can cast a Big Shadow my friend. Live long and wear your title proudly.
There was a time I dreamed of being an “Astatine member” but that dashed by the curse.
 
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Jml

Senior Member
I’m deemed a “Senior Member” but I think that has to do with my age, right? I still have no idea how they come up with the titles. No real explanation has been given.
 

JimmyM

Silver Member
Oh man, sorry folks...might have had a senior moment. Did I already do a thread about this? I think I may have. No need to paste it here if I did...it could have easily happened.
 

No Way Jose

Silver Member
Maybe you could give me lessons.
 

King Tiger

Senior Member
@JimmyM, we will come to you for wisdom, knowledge, enlightenment. Guide us on our drumming path and make it clear to us when it comes to playing, practicing, and what gear to purchase. Your divine wisdom regarding finances and women may also be sought out. Like, should I keep rejecting the advances of that woman in accounting (you know, the one with long hair and very top heavy :rolleyes:). As disciples of yours, should we shave our heads and wear robes or some type of mumu? What drum brand or cymbal is right for us? This is some of the knowledge we seek from you wise one. (Enter gong sound effect here). Thank you . . . . . .
 

JimmyM

Silver Member
@JimmyM, we will come to you for wisdom, knowledge, enlightenment. Guide us on our drumming path and make it clear to us when it comes to playing, practicing, and what gear to purchase. Your divine wisdom regarding finances and women may also be sought out. Like, should I keep rejecting the advances of that woman in accounting (you know, the one with long hair and very top heavy :rolleyes:). As disciples of yours, should we shave our heads and wear robes or some type of mumu? What drum brand or cymbal is right for us? This is some of the knowledge we seek from you wise one. (Enter gong sound effect here). Thank you . . . . . .
I can do that now...watch this:

Playing: Never play like you're playing rudiments only or like you're trying to win drummer polls, but do impress us with monster chops when it feels right for the music.

Practicing: Rudiments, ergonomics, limb independence, rimshots on every snare hit (that was a new one on me), and lots of it at slow speeds till you build it up.

What gear to purchase: Whatever works for you that you can stand to pay for and look at.

Finances: Don't be a musician for a living.

Women: Music does help you play out of your league, but don't expect supermodels unless you look like Bradley Cooper. But do accept the top heavy accountant's advances unless you're married or don't care that you are.

Shave, robe, or mumu: I'm pretty bald. Not entirely but close. Shave.

Drum brands: Not particular with brands, though Ludwig is a sentimental favorite and I also dig Yamaha and DW a lot based on looks and performance. I wouldn't go total bottom feeder like Glarry/Griffin if you can help it, but I'm shocked at how good the bottom of the line drums at most major companies are these days.

Cymbals: I've seen the high end cymbal junkies, and it's bad, man. I am anyone's for a good price, have a mutt set currently, and have zero brand loyalty. I imagine I could find a couple safe but fun rides, two crashes and a set of hats I love out of anyone's ginormous cymbal ranges.
 

GetAgrippa

Diamond Member
What?!? I knew I shouldn’t have mentioned my curse .Dang now my curse spilled over on you- you’ve been demoted. It’s a dark cloud thst follows me- I suspect some alien space craft in their mucking with my destiny to be the Astatine king. You must hold a future seat in my kingdom so you’ve been nicktoed. I’d appeal
 

felonious69

Silver Member
I'm not really silver!
 

felonious69

Silver Member
What gear to purchase: Whatever works for you that you can stand to pay for and look at.
Playing C. M. Jones' advocate here:

Pearl...and go AHEAD get some "worthy" sticks too!
(And THAT's coming from a Silver Guy! so ya know it's un-tarnished)


I just now noticed you are now "ASPIRING"
 

someguy01

Gold Member
Yeah well, somehow "feckless twit" became "gold member" <insert smelting accident jokes here>.
More like "gold plated turd" as that would aptly describe my "drumming"
 

A J

Active Member
What?!? I knew I shouldn’t have mentioned my curse .Dang now my curse spilled over on you- you’ve been demoted. It’s a dark cloud thst follows me- I suspect some alien space craft in their mucking with my destiny to be the Astatine king. You must hold a future seat in my kingdom so you’ve been nicktoed. I’d appeal
Legions of lesser drummers, enraged by jealousy got him demoted. 😄
 

JimmyM

Silver Member
Playing C. M. Jones' advocate here:

Pearl...and go AHEAD get some "worthy" sticks too!
(And THAT's coming from a Silver Guy! so ya know it's un-tarnished)


I just now noticed you are now "ASPIRING"
Yes, by my own repeated requests not to make me look better than I am currently, and improving each day. And CM need not fear...I'm getting a blue/chrome 14 x 20 Pearl Export bass drum to go with my red sparkle/black hardware DDrum Diablos when I dont want to bring a 20 x 22 DDrum cannon...and that would be pretty much every gig I could do :D
 
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