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(Detroit Free Press)   Meet Julian Pavone, 21; a talented young drummer called "genius" by legendary Jazz bassist Ralphe Armstrong. By the way, that's 21 months of age, not years (with video goodness)   (freep.com ) divider line
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2006-03-08 09:08:23 AM  
Very slow news day. "Everyone, look! These parents gave their kid a drum set instead of pots and pans!"
 
2006-03-08 09:10:13 AM  
The kid has chops.
 
2006-03-08 09:10:42 AM  
yeah... Watching the video, it's more like the kid just banging away randomly like most kids that age do. how is that a "genius"?
 
2006-03-08 09:12:55 AM  
Phishy
The kid has chops.

If you consider chops to be parents ready to exploit a kids that likes hitting things, then hell yeah. Chops galore.
 
2006-03-08 09:14:05 AM  
Julian is still a toddler who sometimes throws his sticks on the ground and doesn't want to play when he's tired

Obviously he's off to a good start, but I'd hardly say "virtuoso" performances at this point.

Of course, most modern jazz doesn't sound much different than that, so I could be wrong...
 
2006-03-08 09:14:11 AM  
Next they should put him in a dress and have him compete in a beauty contest. He can do it all.
 
2006-03-08 09:14:49 AM  
I.M.APseudonym: banging away randomly

Thats jazz apparently
 
2006-03-08 09:15:13 AM  
Clevenger: If you consider chops to be parents ready to exploit a kids that likes hitting things, then hell yeah. Chops galore.

I don't know, he certainly has a sense of rhythm and can translate in into a drum set. He also seemed to be playing around with beats a little bit. I was rather impressed.
 
2006-03-08 09:19:31 AM  
Holy exploitation, Batman!

Here's what's going to happen: In about two months or so, the little kid is going to tire of playing the drums and turn his attention to another toy (because that's all it is for him now). The parents are going to spend hours a day forcing the drumsticks into the kid's hands and telling him to play, saying things like "Come on baby, you have a CD coming out, you can't quit now," or "Make us some money, baby!"

Hopefully, the kid will be smart and poke one of his father's eyes out with a drumstick. That would be far more "genius" than randomly banging some cymbals and drums.
 
2006-03-08 09:22:08 AM  
That's not too much different from what my son does. It's monkey see, monkey do. Kids are great imitators at this age.

Incidently, my son is also 21 mos. The pic in my profile was taken a few months back.
 
2006-03-08 09:22:20 AM  
I heard that for an encore he takes a dump in his pants and throws a fit.
 
2006-03-08 09:23:07 AM  
Phishy: he certainly has a sense of rhythm


The kid has the rythmn of a straight white boy trying to dance.

/straight white boy
//can't dance worth shiat
 
2006-03-08 09:26:48 AM  
woodpecker from mars: In about two months or so, the little kid is going to tire of playing the drums and turn his attention to another toy (because that's all it is for him now).

Anytime my son sees drumsticks, it's "drum! drum!" and he runs to the basement door. I intentionally do not "teach" him; he watches me and/or sits on my lap.

If he decides to keep playing as he gets older, great. If not, that's fine, too. However, I will strongly encourage him to play some instrument (preferably piano) as I believe music is an important educational component.
 
2006-03-08 09:29:03 AM  
And, at 21 months, he also has a higher IQ than most drummers.
 
2006-03-08 09:29:41 AM  
Greg Rebellion: he also has a higher IQ than most drummers.

What did the drummer get on his math test?

Drool.
 
2006-03-08 09:33:55 AM  
Ohh drummer jokes!

Did you hear about the bass player who locked his keys in the car?
He had to break a window to get the drummer out!
 
2006-03-08 09:34:20 AM  
He could soon make an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Or, be run over by an SUV. Lots of things could happen.
 
2006-03-08 09:35:13 AM  
What is the difference between a dead snake in the middle of the road and a dead jazz drummer in the middle of the road?

The snake was on its way to a gig.
 
2006-03-08 09:37:46 AM  
Oh, good! Drummer jokes...

----

So this drummer dies and finds himself face-to-face with St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. From within he can hear some incredible drumming going on: solos that are mind boggling and single stroke rolls of incredible speed.

Astounded, the drummer asks St. Peter, "Is that Buddy Rich?"

"No," says St. Peter. "That's just God. He only thinks he's Buddy Rich."

----

Q. What's the last think any drummer says to his bandmates?

A. Hey guys, let's try one of my songs!
 
2006-03-08 09:40:16 AM  
What do you do when a drummer shows up at your door?

Pay him for the pizza.

---

What the difference betweem a drummer and a large pizza?

The pizza will feed a family of 4.
 
2006-03-08 09:41:36 AM  
Q. How do you tell if the stage is level?

A. The drummer drools out of both sides of his mouth.

----

Q. What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine?

A. You only have to punch the information into the drum machine once.
 
2006-03-08 09:42:21 AM  
How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb?

Five. One to change it, and the other four to stand around and talk about how much better Neil Peart would have done it.
 
2006-03-08 09:46:54 AM  
Q. What do you do when a drummer loses a drumstick?

A. Make him the conductor.

----

Q. How can you tell if you're being followed by a drummer?

A. You can hear his knuckles dragging behing you.
 
2006-03-08 09:47:16 AM  
How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb?

None. They have a machine for that now.
 
2006-03-08 09:56:50 AM  
What do you call a guy that hangs out a group of musicians?

The drummer

/is a drummer and still finds that very funny
 
2006-03-08 10:03:33 AM  
Q. What do you tell a drummer with two black eyes?

A. "Stop getting into fights, you stupid asshole!"

---

Q. What's the difference between a bouncing nun and a drummer?

A. The bouncing nun is black and white and red all over, while the drummer is a stupid asshole!

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Q. What do you call three thousand drummers at the bottom of a lake?

A. A bunch of stupid assholes!


Note: I don't actually think drummers are stupid assholes.
 
2006-03-08 10:14:20 AM  
Q. How can you tell when a drummer is knowing at your door?
A. The knocking speeds up.

Q. How else can you tell when a drummer is knowing at your door?
A. He never knows when to come in.

Q. Why is Ginger Baker like black coffee?
A. They both suck without Cream.
 
2006-03-08 10:15:03 AM  
knocking, not knowing...now I am the stupid asshole. All cockpunches are deserved.
 
2006-03-08 11:24:37 AM  
What kind of father puts his kid infront of a set at 3 months old? All I can think of is that drums are loud and can cause hearing trouble, especially at such a young age.

/is a drummer
//Liked the Buddy Rich / g-d joke
 
2006-03-08 11:40:41 AM  
This would be more impressive if the kid were a musician.

/obligatory
 
2006-03-08 12:24:05 PM  
What kind of father puts his kid infront of a set at 3 months old? All I can think of is that drums are loud and can cause hearing trouble, especially at such a young age.

watch the video - the boy is wearing isolation headphones.
 
2006-03-08 01:04:52 PM  
my kid (18 months) bashes the shiat out of anything put infront of her too.
Not sure I'd give her weapons (drumsticks) though, she does enough damage with her sippy-cup.
 
2006-03-08 01:26:23 PM  
enough of the kid.. .what about.. Ralphe Armstrong he does have quite the cackle.
 
2006-03-08 01:55:19 PM  
if you wanna see a prodigy on drums, do a search for "tony royster" on video.google.com.

i wasn't able to hear the baby playing drums, but it looked like he was doing a snare roll. which anybody below the age of 5 would not be able to comprehend or even try something like that, but i wont' make judgements until i can hear what he was playing (along with the bass player)
 
2006-03-08 02:07:52 PM  
Q: What do you call a drummer without a girlfriend?

A: Homeless
 
2006-03-08 04:37:00 PM  
I'm a drummer and guitarist..happen to be playing lead in the band I'm currently playing with..dunno if I should laugh or frown at those drummer jokes. :)
 
2006-03-08 05:21:31 PM  
Something's missing. Can't put my finger on it. Could it be BASS DRUM AND RHYTHM!!

/I know, he's short. Can't reach
//still not impressed with the video
 
2006-03-08 10:44:09 PM  
Yeah, talk about a let down.

So I'm expecting the kid to bust out like Akira Jimbo, and I get pretty much the same stuff ANY toddler with a drummer parent would do. Hell, my two year old wrote a song (thank you Finale), but ya don't see me pimpin his Pampered butt on the internet. Sure, if I plopped him down in front of the computer for ten hours a day I could exploit him just like these "parents" are doing. It was a cute little exercise in "aww, look what the son of a musician did..." but that's it.

/DETROIT must not have had enough shootings that day
 
2006-03-08 10:46:33 PM  
//implying, of course, a slow news day
///not toddlericide or anything like that.
 
2006-03-08 11:29:07 PM  
that tony royster stuf was nuts...amazing.

wishes i had stuck with 1 thign long enough to master it like that.
 
2006-03-09 02:38:54 AM  
Q: What does a jazz drum solo and premature ejaculation have in common?

A: You know its coming and there's nothing you can do to stop it.
 
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