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2014-01-31 07:26:37 AM  
Why?
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-31 07:28:11 AM  
Don't be bashing the drummer.  Try your band without one.
 
2014-01-31 07:29:18 AM  
He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.
 
2014-01-31 07:32:11 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Don't be bashing the drummer.  Try your band without one.


What, and improve the tempo, looks, and smell of the band?
 
2014-01-31 07:33:03 AM  
Jerry Garcia frowns on these shenanigans
 
2014-01-31 07:34:39 AM  

antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.


Bang. On the money.
Was about to reference this. Don't work in a foundry if you like to play guitar.
 
2014-01-31 07:38:48 AM  

RayD8: antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.

Bang. On the money.
Was about to reference this. Don't work in a foundry if you like to play guitar.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-31 07:40:29 AM  
Or, do both well.

nme.assets.ipccdn.co.uk
 
2014-01-31 07:41:12 AM  

jso2897: Why?
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antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.


Derwood: Jerry Garcia frowns on these shenanigans


well, i see farkers have things covered here without me

keep up the good work. carry on.
 
2014-01-31 07:48:47 AM  

Teaser: Or, do both well.

[nme.assets.ipccdn.co.uk image 552x368]


OK, I'm a big fan of David's.  He's an amazing song writer and he was in the Muppets movie as a knockoff of animal.  Being raised in a house with the Muppet Show, that's a greater accomplishment than it sounds.  He's been in some of the best bands I can think of both as a drummer and as a vocalist and singer.

He plays the simplest, dumbed down guitar licks I've ever seen.  Except for the white stripes.  Those were written expressly as basic rhythm licks because that's what he does well.  They should have put a bass in his hands, but apparently the bass player for Foo Fighters couldn't play guitar either and they didn't want to hire someone else for reasons unbeknownst to me.
 
2014-01-31 07:49:24 AM  
Vocalist and guitar player.

/preview is for the weak.
//Unbeknownst
 
2014-01-31 07:50:36 AM  

antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.


That was my first thought as well
 
2014-01-31 07:53:34 AM  
+1 Subby.  Would read again.
 
2014-01-31 08:07:16 AM  
 
2014-01-31 08:12:23 AM  
maybe the guy sucked, and the "thug" did the world a favor
 
2014-01-31 08:18:14 AM  
i dont get the foo fighter love.

grohl seems like a really good musician and a kind of a douchebag.

the sound city documentary was awesome.

i liked nirvana.

bought a drum kit last summer , got no rhythm, plenty of blues.  definitely NOT a musician, dont seem to have the  "feel" for it.

im going for technique and perfect timing, metronome and all,  treating it like math.  dont care if i ever join a band or not, but that may change if i get better.

great fun....like learning to juggle on bath salts.  got me off the extra 2 - 3 alcohols i was drinking a night, and the daily weed cause i lose all coordination on the kit when high.  i look forward to getting good enough to drum competently on weed.  i think i would sink into that nicely for a few hours.
 
2014-01-31 08:23:07 AM  

jso2897: Why?
[i18.photobucket.com image 574x599]


Done in 1, fantastic.
 
2014-01-31 08:24:16 AM  
billyjoeshaver.fansiter.com
 
2014-01-31 08:29:24 AM  

RayD8: Was about to reference this. Don't work in a foundry if you like to play guitar.


People have worked in foundries before with no incident.  You should be a bit more specific:

If your boss says "Hey the guy that works this deadly machine is out today...can you work it?"

Say NO adamantly.  And run away fast.
 
2014-01-31 08:37:57 AM  

jso2897: Why?
[i18.photobucket.com image 574x599]


Yup

antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.


Yup.

Derwood: Jerry Garcia frowns on these shenanigans


And yup.
 
2014-01-31 08:50:21 AM  
Come to make sure Django, Tony and Jerry are accounted for, stay for the Grohl-bashing.
 
2014-01-31 08:51:21 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Don't be bashing the drummer.  Try your band without one.


www.vintagesynth.com

/ducks..
 
2014-01-31 09:08:41 AM  

SDRR: RayD8: antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.

Bang. On the money.
Was about to reference this. Don't work in a foundry if you like to play guitar.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 500x436]


To be fair, most Sabbath riffs only require a couple fingers anyway...
 
2014-01-31 09:11:06 AM  

ristst: RayD8: Was about to reference this. Don't work in a foundry if you like to play guitar.

People have worked in foundries before with no incident.  You should be a bit more specific:

If your boss says "Hey the guy that works this deadly machine is out today...can you work it?"

Say NO adamantly.  And run away fast.


Back in undergrad, a friend of a friend had perfect pitch, until he worked a jackhammer on a steel bridge between sophomore and junior years  :(
 
2014-01-31 09:19:47 AM  

feelslikerain: i dont get the foo fighter love.

grohl seems like a really good musician and a kind of a douchebag.

the sound city documentary was awesome.

i liked nirvana.

bought a drum kit last summer , got no rhythm, plenty of blues.  definitely NOT a musician, dont seem to have the  "feel" for it.

im going for technique and perfect timing, metronome and all,  treating it like math.  dont care if i ever join a band or not, but that may change if i get better.

great fun....like learning to juggle on bath salts.  got me off the extra 2 - 3 alcohols i was drinking a night, and the daily weed cause i lose all coordination on the kit when high.  i look forward to getting good enough to drum competently on weed.  i think i would sink into that nicely for a few hours.


Stick with what you love, never know what the future holds.
A guy I grew up with is the drummer in a great local blues/rnb band. When we were growing up he didn't have a drum kit, but he taught himself and practiced on the set the kid who lived behind him had - kid lost interst quick.
He will tell you himself that he is only an average drummer, but boy oh boy has he had some fun! And life as a tile setter surely has been made easier by having gigs to look forward to.

/didn't find this out til last year
//R Bar Pgh Feb8
///rock on, Tim!
 
2014-01-31 09:20:15 AM  

PunGent: ristst: RayD8: Was about to reference this. Don't work in a foundry if you like to play guitar.

People have worked in foundries before with no incident.  You should be a bit more specific:

If your boss says "Hey the guy that works this deadly machine is out today...can you work it?"

Say NO adamantly.  And run away fast.

Back in undergrad, a friend of a friend had perfect pitch, until he worked a jackhammer on a steel bridge between sophomore and junior years  :(


ok... was his hearing damaged from using power tools or did he hurt his throat because he "worked a jackhammer"?
 
2014-01-31 09:30:49 AM  
Came for the Jerry Garcia, leaving happy

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-31 09:31:37 AM  

mike_d85: PunGent: ristst: RayD8: Was about to reference this. Don't work in a foundry if you like to play guitar.

People have worked in foundries before with no incident.  You should be a bit more specific:

If your boss says "Hey the guy that works this deadly machine is out today...can you work it?"

Say NO adamantly.  And run away fast.

Back in undergrad, a friend of a friend had perfect pitch, until he worked a jackhammer on a steel bridge between sophomore and junior years  :(

ok... was his hearing damaged from using power tools or did he hurt his throat because he "worked a jackhammer"?


His hearing, smart guy.

An acquaintance of mine designs speakers for a large audio company. He can't go out to shows or even play his own music live anymore to protect his hearing.
 
2014-01-31 09:33:20 AM  
shiat, it's not even his fret hand.
 
2014-01-31 09:41:04 AM  

antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.


www.examiner.com

Excuse me, I'm gonna let you finish, but Ronnie James Dio had the best fingertip story EVER.


http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Dios-bizarre-gardening-acci de nt&nItemID=2708
 
2014-01-31 09:43:00 AM  

lindalouwho: And life as a tile setter surely has been made easier by having gigs to look forward to.


After doing gigs for many decades I don't really look forward to them any more.  It's more like dread.
 
2014-01-31 09:54:49 AM  

ristst: lindalouwho: And life as a tile setter surely has been made easier by having gigs to look forward to.

After doing gigs for many decades I don't really look forward to them any more.  It's more like dread.


Aw, don't tell me that, man. Is it the physical toll, or getting monotonous or what?

/Knew a pretty good guitarist who lost the first joint of his left index to a table saw.
 
2014-01-31 09:57:44 AM  
How do you get a drummer off your porch?  You pay him for the pizza.
 
2014-01-31 10:04:57 AM  

max_pooper: [billyjoeshaver.fansiter.com image 310x447]


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DENIM MAN! LIVE IN CONCERT!
 
2014-01-31 10:07:55 AM  

ristst: lindalouwho: And life as a tile setter surely has been made easier by having gigs to look forward to.

After doing gigs for many decades I don't really look forward to them any more.  It's more like dread.


:-(
I'm not sure I understand. Do you make your living playing gigs? If not it might be time to take a break/stop. Please don't say you'll be letting people down, because right now you're letting YOURSELF down and that's never good.
I have another friend who fronts a band- singer, harmonica, some guitar -who recently threw in the towel. Feels he is just plain sick of music. Who knows about the future, but he sure is in a better place at the moment.
For selfish reasons I hope he eventually puts the/a band back together. Best damn harmonica player within 500 miles.
 
2014-01-31 10:11:51 AM  

Gunderson: antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.

[www.examiner.com image 333x500]

Excuse me, I'm gonna let you finish, but Ronnie James Dio had the best fingertip story EVER.


http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Dios-bizarre-gardening-acci de nt&nItemID=2708


The thing about working around gnomes is that you have to be taller than they are.

franoramaworld.files.wordpress.com
Bonus, here is his high school photo.  Member of the Slide Rule Club, and nickname "pigmy"
 
2014-01-31 10:18:16 AM  

antidumbass: He needs to look up Tony Iommi's (Black Sabbath) story.


And we're done here.
 
2014-01-31 10:28:28 AM  

lindalouwho: ristst: lindalouwho: And life as a tile setter surely has been made easier by having gigs to look forward to.

After doing gigs for many decades I don't really look forward to them any more.  It's more like dread.

:-(
I'm not sure I understand. Do you make your living playing gigs? If not it might be time to take a break/stop. Please don't say you'll be letting people down, because right now you're letting YOURSELF down and that's never good.
I have another friend who fronts a band- singer, harmonica, some guitar -who recently threw in the towel. Feels he is just plain sick of music. Who knows about the future, but he sure is in a better place at the moment.
For selfish reasons I hope he eventually puts the/a band back together. Best damn harmonica player within 500 miles.


 Nope, it's my 2nd job.  And make no mistake, it IS a job.  But it's not the playing so much as all the other stuff that goes with it....fight my way into downtown Savannah, move equipment, go find parking, lather-rinse-repeat.  Some gigs are better than others logistically, and that's a huge factor.  But we always put on a decent show, if the audience is any indication.

But after playing for so many years I won't deny there are a lotta weekends I'd just rather sit home and relax.  And this is what I rag the pros about..."oh, all I had to do was walk on stage a play for an hour...but I am *so* physically exhausted".  Horse hockey.  Try moving your own shiat for several decades, and your gigs are 4hrs rather than 1hr...and you don't get paid massive amounts of cash either.

BTW...for anyone in Savannah tonite we're at World of Beer on Broughton St.
 
2014-01-31 10:41:12 AM  

ristst: lindalouwho: ristst: lindalouwho: And life as a tile setter surely has been made easier by having gigs to look forward to.

After doing gigs for many decades I don't really look forward to them any more.  It's more like dread.

:-(
I'm not sure I understand. Do you make your living playing gigs? If not it might be time to take a break/stop. Please don't say you'll be letting people down, because right now you're letting YOURSELF down and that's never good.
I have another friend who fronts a band- singer, harmonica, some guitar -who recently threw in the towel. Feels he is just plain sick of music. Who knows about the future, but he sure is in a better place at the moment.
For selfish reasons I hope he eventually puts the/a band back together. Best damn harmonica player within 500 miles.

 Nope, it's my 2nd job.  And make no mistake, it IS a job.  But it's not the playing so much as all the other stuff that goes with it....fight my way into downtown Savannah, move equipment, go find parking, lather-rinse-repeat.  Some gigs are better than others logistically, and that's a huge factor.  But we always put on a decent show, if the audience is any indication.

But after playing for so many years I won't deny there are a lotta weekends I'd just rather sit home and relax.  And this is what I rag the pros about..."oh, all I had to do was walk on stage a play for an hour...but I am *so* physically exhausted".  Horse hockey.  Try moving your own shiat for several decades, and your gigs are 4hrs rather than 1hr...and you don't get paid massive amounts of cash either.

BTW...for anyone in Savannah tonite we're at World of Beer on Broughton St.


Ok, I do feel ya. You still have some love.
I hardly ever stay til close (don't drink. In my early 40s beer started making me wanna go to sleep instead of get up and dance) but last time I saw my friends band I did, and insisted on helping him lug his equipment. He told me it was the first time he's ever had a roadie. We're 58. People can be oblivious to their friends struggles.

/feels your pain
//rock on, brother!
 
2014-01-31 10:44:31 AM  
I knew about Django Rhinehart (obviously) and Tommy Iommi.

I did not know about Jerry Garcia, however.

But:

farm4.static.flickr.com

and

3.bp.blogspot.com

Both approve.
 
2014-01-31 10:46:15 AM  
Take his skills, it has been done
s3.mcstatic.com
 
2014-01-31 10:49:41 AM  

Teaser: Or, do both well.

[nme.assets.ipccdn.co.uk image 552x368]


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2014-01-31 10:56:29 AM  

lindalouwho: ristst: lindalouwho: ristst: lindalouwho: And life as a tile setter surely has been made easier by having gigs to look forward to.

After doing gigs for many decades I don't really look forward to them any more.  It's more like dread.

:-(
I'm not sure I understand. Do you make your living playing gigs? If not it might be time to take a break/stop. Please don't say you'll be letting people down, because right now you're letting YOURSELF down and that's never good.
I have another friend who fronts a band- singer, harmonica, some guitar -who recently threw in the towel. Feels he is just plain sick of music. Who knows about the future, but he sure is in a better place at the moment.
For selfish reasons I hope he eventually puts the/a band back together. Best damn harmonica player within 500 miles.

 Nope, it's my 2nd job.  And make no mistake, it IS a job.  But it's not the playing so much as all the other stuff that goes with it....fight my way into downtown Savannah, move equipment, go find parking, lather-rinse-repeat.  Some gigs are better than others logistically, and that's a huge factor.  But we always put on a decent show, if the audience is any indication.

But after playing for so many years I won't deny there are a lotta weekends I'd just rather sit home and relax.  And this is what I rag the pros about..."oh, all I had to do was walk on stage a play for an hour...but I am *so* physically exhausted".  Horse hockey.  Try moving your own shiat for several decades, and your gigs are 4hrs rather than 1hr...and you don't get paid massive amounts of cash either.

BTW...for anyone in Savannah tonite we're at World of Beer on Broughton St.

Ok, I do feel ya. You still have some love.
I hardly ever stay til close (don't drink. In my early 40s beer started making me wanna go to sleep instead of get up and dance) but last time I saw my friends band I did, and insisted on helping him lug his equipment. He told me it was the first time he's ever had a roadie. We're 58. People can be oblivious to their friends struggles.

/feels your pain
//rock on, brother!


*wait. we're 57. Duh.

/sometimers
// ooooor....practicing for what to say mid-March. Yeah! That's the ticket!
 
2014-01-31 11:04:52 AM  

mike_d85: Teaser: Or, do both well.

[nme.assets.ipccdn.co.uk image 552x368]

OK, I'm a big fan of David's.  He's an amazing song writer and he was in the Muppets movie as a knockoff of animal.  Being raised in a house with the Muppet Show, that's a greater accomplishment than it sounds.  He's been in some of the best bands I can think of both as a drummer and as a vocalist and singer.

He plays the simplest, dumbed down guitar licks I've ever seen.  Except for the white stripes.  Those were written expressly as basic rhythm licks because that's what he does well.  They should have put a bass in his hands, but apparently the bass player for Foo Fighters couldn't play guitar either and they didn't want to hire someone else for reasons unbeknownst to me.


If you want technical goodness, try Tool or Dream Theater or Meshuggah or...

Dave writes good songs. They're not blow-your-balls-off-with-technique good (although there are a few speedfreak songs like Monkeywrench), but they're mostly catchy and they're not based on the same I-V-VI-IV crap as everything else.

// "Hey, Johnny Park" is in my current rotation
 
2014-01-31 11:21:11 AM  
At least he is not the bassist.
 
2014-01-31 11:25:35 AM  
Reading this thread it looks like everyone's lost part of their finger.
 
2014-01-31 11:32:04 AM  

skinbubble: At least he is not the bassist.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-31 11:35:53 AM  
Thread needs more jokes that degrade drummers.

/Did you here the one about the time the guitarist locked his keys in his car? It took him two hours to get the drummer out.
 
2014-01-31 11:37:57 AM  

Dr Dreidel: mike_d85: Teaser: Or, do both well.

[nme.assets.ipccdn.co.uk image 552x368]

OK, I'm a big fan of David's.  He's an amazing song writer and he was in the Muppets movie as a knockoff of animal.  Being raised in a house with the Muppet Show, that's a greater accomplishment than it sounds.  He's been in some of the best bands I can think of both as a drummer and as a vocalist and singer.

He plays the simplest, dumbed down guitar licks I've ever seen.  Except for the white stripes.  Those were written expressly as basic rhythm licks because that's what he does well.  They should have put a bass in his hands, but apparently the bass player for Foo Fighters couldn't play guitar either and they didn't want to hire someone else for reasons unbeknownst to me.

If you want technical goodness, try Tool or Dream Theater or Meshuggah or...

Dave writes good songs. They're not blow-your-balls-off-with-technique good (although there are a few speedfreak songs like Monkeywrench), but they're mostly catchy and they're not based on the same I-V-VI-IV crap as everything else.

// "Hey, Johnny Park" is in my current rotation


Technical goodness? Jeff Beck.
Us fans are always holding our breath a bit when he's not touring/playing out a lot. His first love is working on cars, and he once had to postpone a tour for 18months because he hurt his hand doing that.
 
2014-01-31 11:38:03 AM  

skinbubble: At least he is not the bassist.


Geddy Lee and Lemmy Kilmister would like to have a word with you.
 
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