Thats true Polly, There are numerous slants to this story.Um, I thought he was kidding around ...
Mrod ... whut ... er, what a drummer is and should be. I take it you don't mean as a human being but talking about a drummer's role in music. That varies depending on the genre, and even the drummers here disagree to the point where there is much discord and gnashing of teeth.
Do you want to talk about drummers as accompanists or drummers playing a lead or equal role in music-making?
Thats true Polly, There are numerous slants to this story.
Perhaps Mrod could break up his paper into sections like ...
The drummer as timekeeper and rhythm provider
The drummers role to color music
The drummers persona and the identity of the band
etc, etc, etc.
I take your point and agree in principle that drummers of different styles may see a drummer's role very differently.Terry Bozzio will tell you something completely different from Meg White.
I stand with the good doctor on this one!!Furst and formost a drummer should be rediculuss like me.