Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
C'mon folks, let's stick to Dick.
Wait, not so fast there pilgrim! Methinks that the mods are only trying to prevent lewd and lascivious interactions and perhaps misinterpreted something.? It’s a fine line so don’t rush to judgment and let’s see how it plays out. Just hang in there for a minuteI had made a joke about the Fembots from Austin Powers, but it seems to have been deleted. As to why, I have no idea. I can only guess someone has never seen the movie and had no context from which to extrapolate that it was a joke.
I can only surmise that DW has now also fallen into the hands of the virtue signaling social justice warrior who will take things out of context in order to be offended and subsequently complain vehemently.
Guess it's time for me to exit this lovely forum as I can't abide by a simple joke being taken that far out of context.
Good day gentlemen, I wish you all well walking on eggshells.
The thing I hate to see is all the drums going electronic. The drum set is such a wonderful instrument for people to learn, it really trains your coordination and rhythm and feel.
I agree PushPull I don't even classify electronic as real drums. Not that I'm averse to using them nor think they sound bad-just a technicality. It's a electronic/digitized sound module playing a synthesized samples sounds- configured like a drum. It's NOT the real thing. Like I could order one fo those synthetic female toys with working parts but I'd rather have the real thing. There's nothing like the real thing.
Thought you were leaving mate? ?Not quite old enough for that label. Close, but not quite.
My experience with many hardcore jazz musicians is that the “dark cloud” is always present. I know because I traveled down this path with them. I’ve met a few of those jazz artists that played a lot of those records coming out of LA in the 60s and I think it just starts with sarcasm and dry humor, and it becomes a way of life. I’ve noticed that because they’ve studied “jazz”, a bit of the “genius” snobbery comes forth and all of a sudden they’re surprised by nothing and can’t get excited about anything because they’re beyond the mere mortals playing non-art music in the dance clubs for mere money.
You can encounter those types in any musical style, I try to just look past it and ignore their quirks. In fact, I'll admit I've got sort of the same thing going on with electronic music and current studio techniques that require less than stellar playing because technology will "fix it" anyways.I've noticed that as well. My first instructor was one of those jazz-holes.
Thought you were leaving mate? ?
But yeah, I get what you're saying. Comments like yours are deleted while disparaging comments about e-drums are par for the course (sorry, just jumping on the outrage bandwagon) ?
Fair enough, I'll save my outrage for another dayIn all honesty, I was talking about drum loops and such, not e-drums. The only thing that truly bothers me about e-drums is the lack of the ability to do a buzz roll on the snare.
When I was 15 I definitely would have gone off the rails if you DARED disrespect Lars. I've matured (slightly) since then thankfully ?We write disparaging comments about everything - I thought that was par. Poor Lars can’t no respect here.
It looks like another attempt to make Jazz white again. I particularly like how "The Confederate Army on the March" is at the top of his favorites playlist. When are these confederacy-loving turds gonna die off?
I agree that Dick Cully is a sad case. He obviously has attitude problems. I remember reading an interview with Joe Morello many years ago, in which he sais that many drummers had spent their lives trying to copy Buddy Rich, but they all ended up in his shadow. I can think of Charley Antolini, Roy Burns, Butch Miles and Donny Osbourne - all excellent players, but no match for Buddy. I think Dick Cully comes closest. He not only wants to copy Buddy's playing; he wants to get the same recognition and is bitter that it hasn't come. He is foolish to criticise the audience which has turned out for him. When Buddy first toured England in 1966 his first concerts were largely empty; he wasn't well known. By the end of the tour they were sold out. He said that if there were only one person in the audience, he would play his very best for them. It's a pity that Dick Cully doesn't copy that attitrude. He must have spent hundreds of hours practising to reach the standard that he has. He should be proud of that, but he's not the world's greatest drummer, if there is such a thing, and he should accept that his talents don't draw a wide audience today. It's been said that Jazz musicians know a thousand chords and attract an audienc of three, whereas rock musicians know three chords and attract an audience of thousands. De gustibus non est disputandum.