lol. Best post I've seen in a while. Is it possible the goalie/drummer genes are spliced? Both exhibit a love for lots of gear right? It is totally true, when a goalie doesn't show up to my pickup hockey it just isn't the same. Not sure why I'm not a goalie though....from my experience, musicians are like a box of granola, chock full of flakes, fruits, and nuts.
Before I was ever a drummer, I was a hockey goalie, which is the sporting worlds equivalent to a drummer. In my view, both positions compliment each other quite nicely, and as I have posted before on a forum far far away...
As a drummer/goalie, you are the one that has to pack and haul the most gear.
As a drummer/goalie, you always get the least amount of respect, but your presence is the most noticible in its absence.
As a drummer/goalie, if the band/team sucks, you can hold them in.
As a drummer/goalie, if you suck, the band team sucks worse.
As a drummer/goalie, timing, rythm, and reflex are key.
As a drummer/goalie, you spend a lot of time watching the arseholes in front of you.
A puck in the nuts, a beer bottle in the head, drummers/goalies are tough and we can take it.
As far as the jokes go, we can take them, as we are pretty thick skinned. If you tell enough lead singer, keyboard or guitar player jokes, you might find the sensitive, fragile ego, prima donnas curled up in the fetal position sucking their thumbs, and then it's months of therapy before they're any good for anything.(cough) Metalica,(cough).
Perhaps because there is something to it. I've had over 150 transactions on ebay, and my worst buying experiences by far have been from drummers. I'm still trying to recover $900 that is owed me by a drummer in New Jersey. Never again will I buy drum gear on ebay.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