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(The Atlantic)   Science confirms musicians are "sexy." Except drummers; they will always be confused for homeless people   (theatlantic.com) divider line 102
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2014-06-25 11:38:03 AM
Most drummers have difficulties reading music. Rick Allen is just stumped.
 
2014-06-25 11:40:15 AM
Years ago, when I was in a band, we locked the keys to our van inside the van while we were unloading our gear. It took us three hours to get our drummer out.
 
2014-06-25 11:42:33 AM

KatjaMouse: Don't put yourself down, dude. One of the most fun bands I follow and go out to see more than once a year is a cheesy 80's cover band.


Oh, don't get me wrong, I love being this band.  I used to play in an all original band back in the late 90's and early 00's and that was cool.  But I took 10 years off because of life and kids.  Now were just a bunch of old guys playing covers that we like and doing it for fun and it is a blast.

Andric: stupiddream: Slashies for the drummer who plays an electronic kit

Ouch.


I consider Slashies to be a compliment.  Our drummer rocks and we can turn him down!  His kit is also perfect for the new wave we play.
 
2014-06-25 11:48:08 AM
I'll take the from-the-gut drumming of Moon and Baker over highly technical drumming any day of the week.
 
2014-06-25 11:48:31 AM
Drummers are not always homeless. Sometimes they have girlfriends.
 
2014-06-25 11:50:06 AM

Gunderson: Laugh all you want, but drummers nail top shelf trim

Ringo, hottest wife in the band:

[www.bellazon.com image 290x400]

Tommy Lee

[img2-3.timeinc.net image 395x315]

Travis Barker

[cbsdetroit.files.wordpress.com image 400x349]

David grohl
[img2-1.timeinc.net image 240x320]


Dave Grohl isn't a drummer, hes a god.

That being said... Them Crooked Vultures is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrwFBG7-7s&feature=kp  Also, Songs for the Deaf is one of the best albums ever.
 
2014-06-25 11:55:42 AM
Dead sexy.
manolomen.com
 
2014-06-25 11:57:43 AM

EdNortonsTwin: durbnpoisn: EdNortonsTwin: Have you ever played in a band with a crappy drummer?

At least you can turn guitar, bass, and vocals down in the mix.  Drums, yea, not so much.

Actually - worse yet...  A drummer who is doing fine, but the other instrument NOT following the drummer.
I was at my daughter's school concert a few weeks ago.  There is this 90 year old woman who accompanies the chorus on piano.  She does fine on her own.
But for one song, they added a drummer into the mix.  She was good, and kept a solid beat.  But the piano player refused to acknowledge that she was even playing with someone else.  She just kept her own time regardless of the drummer.  And you rally can't blame the kid on the drums.  She likely couldn't hear the piano well enough to adjust.

That was very hard to listen to.  It was so disjointed.  Like a ripping wall of noise.

It all revolves around the drummer - I've never encountered a situation where the band did not follow the drummer unless the drummer was a fark-up.

Petpeeve:  Drummer whose kick drum sounds like tennis shoes in a dryer

Playing with a great drummer is truly exhilarating.

Fun fact:  One of 12 notes on your bass will cause the drummers snare to rattle uncontrollably.  Always a fun way to fark with a drummer who isn't aware of such.


Yeah, the last band I played with, the drummer was just truly excellent.
When I first joined the band, we were rehearsing in the bass player's livingroom.  The drummer brought a little electric practice kit.  I didn't actually hear him on a real kit until we played live for the first time.  That was wild.

But I remember one time, we were in a rehearsal studio in NYC.  I happened to be standing next to him, and for the first time, I really got to see and hear him play.  I was blown away.  The dude could play anything.  And in the true sense of a percussionist, he uses the high-hat correctly, which, as you should know, is very important.

Hey, you know what... I really don't care if anyone here knows what band I'm talking about.  I've been out of it for long enough...  Here is us playing a Springsteen cover.  Which is appropriate considering the venue and the crowd.  Half the guys on the stage aren't even regular members of the band.  I'm the guy off on the side with the white Charvel.
Bar A at the Jersey Shore
 
2014-06-25 12:00:11 PM
i343.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-25 12:01:25 PM

stupiddream: KatjaMouse: Don't put yourself down, dude. One of the most fun bands I follow and go out to see more than once a year is a cheesy 80's cover band.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I love being this band.  I used to play in an all original band back in the late 90's and early 00's and that was cool.  But I took 10 years off because of life and kids.  Now were just a bunch of old guys playing covers that we like and doing it for fun and it is a blast.

Andric: stupiddream: Slashies for the drummer who plays an electronic kit

Ouch.

I consider Slashies to be a compliment.  Our drummer rocks and we can turn him down!  His kit is also perfect for the new wave we play.


Yep. I bought an electronic kit a year ago (not a drummer) just to fool around with, but it's turned out great to have around when people who can actually play drums come over. It's nice to be able to play with a drummer without everyone needing ear protection.
 
2014-06-25 12:18:34 PM

Jory: What is the difference between a musician and a large pepperoni pizza?

The pizza can feed a family of four...


I heard that joke specifically about drummers.  Amy Rigby told it in the middle of her song "Tonight I'm Gonna Give the Drummer Some." She was opening for Warren Zevon years ago.

From the video:  How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb? 17.  1 to hold the bulb, and 16 to drink so much that the room spins around.
 
2014-06-25 12:18:53 PM
Ginger Baker was the one who said Keith Moon kept time like a pair of tennis shoes in a dryer.
I can't see how anyone tolerates that guy. What a dick.

David Lee Roth said the way to tell Alex Van Halen was at the door was the knocking speeds up.

Drummers. Ugh.  A good one (and they are rare) will make the lamest band sound good.
A bad one (and they are everywhere) will wreck the best band around.

Me, I'm just middlin'. I'd be great by now but I started playing guitar and bass. Oops. Gateway drugs.

/ So many drummers, so little time.
 
2014-06-25 12:25:54 PM
I had no idea there were so many musician jokes. I just recently heard the one about "what do you all a musician with no girlfriend?", thought it was amazing and original, told it one of my "musician" friends. He was not amused. Maybe because he'd heard it 100 times before, because that's funny.
 
2014-06-25 12:28:57 PM
we know we are.
 
2014-06-25 12:29:41 PM

Slypork: Most drummers have difficulties reading music. Rick Allen is just stumped.


Peter Criss of KISS couldn't read music at all.
 
2014-06-25 12:33:15 PM

EdNortonsTwin: If you've ever played in a band with a crappy drummer?

At least you can turn guitar, bass, and vocals down in the mix.  Drums, yea, not so much.


I played in a band with a drummer that had to hit a cymbal twice per measure though out the entire song, every song.  The first time I thought he was just being a dick to the new guy.  The second time I thought he thought he was funny the first time he did it so he did it again, the third time I told him he sucked in front his friends (other band members) then packed up my base and left after two songs.
 
2014-06-25 12:37:11 PM
What's the difference between a drummer and a large pizza?
A large pizza can feed a family of four!

What do you call a drummer that just broke up with his girlfriend?
Homeless!
 
2014-06-25 12:37:53 PM

Fissile: Slypork: Most drummers have difficulties reading music. Rick Allen is just stumped.

Peter Criss of KISS couldn't read music at all.


Niether can Adrian Belew or at least he couldn't while he played with Zappa.
 
2014-06-25 12:38:01 PM
I'll just leave this here to counter all the drummer jokes.

Drummers are smarter than you.
 
2014-06-25 12:39:18 PM
And that is a smoking pic of Meg White.
 
2014-06-25 12:40:44 PM
FU all

/drummer
 
2014-06-25 12:42:25 PM
Minimalist drummers are the way to go IMHO. The last guy I played with had Kick, snare, and a floor tom, with a hi-hat, a ride, and one crash. It was all about the nuances.

.....and the fact that he could make one kick drum pedal sound like 2.
 
2014-06-25 12:42:31 PM
How important can a drummer be? Def Leppard's drummer lost an arm, and the rest of the band went "Eh. No biggie."
 
2014-06-25 12:46:41 PM
BTW -- TFA mentioned Händel's fugue in E minor.  All I know is Bach's fugue in E minor, I am not familiar with Händel's.  Was it just the author taking some liberties with Liszt and I'm just being pedantic?
 
2014-06-25 12:49:49 PM

Booyaxe: Minimalist drummers are the way to go IMHO. The last guy I played with had Kick, snare, and a floor tom, with a hi-hat, a ride, and one crash. It was all about the nuances.

.....and the fact that he could make one kick drum pedal sound like 2.


So you mean minimalist drum setup, not drumming.
 
2014-06-25 12:50:24 PM
I'm not the sharpest crayon in the shed.

I didn't know this song title was about this old penist. pianist. sheesh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF3reVVUbio
 
2014-06-25 01:05:26 PM

Booyaxe: Minimalist drummers are the way to go IMHO


The sound of one hand clapping?
 
2014-06-25 01:09:07 PM

EdNortonsTwin: If you've ever played in a band with a crappy drummer?

At least you can turn guitar, bass, and vocals down in the mix.  Drums, yea, not so much.


That's why you never let the drummer in the room during mixing.

/i should be louder!
 
2014-06-25 01:24:33 PM

milowitz: Booyaxe: Minimalist drummers are the way to go IMHO. The last guy I played with had Kick, snare, and a floor tom, with a hi-hat, a ride, and one crash. It was all about the nuances.

.....and the fact that he could make one kick drum pedal sound like 2.

So you mean minimalist drum setup, not drumming.


Both, actually. A lot of drummers will throw in fills all over the place. This guy would put a fill in at exactly the right time. He would maybe have only 4-5 per song.
 
2014-06-25 01:31:34 PM
Me to drummer: Say it with me again. Louder does not mean faster. Faster does not mean louder.

AGAIN!
 
2014-06-25 01:32:36 PM

Muta: EdNortonsTwin: If you've ever played in a band with a crappy drummer?

At least you can turn guitar, bass, and vocals down in the mix.  Drums, yea, not so much.

I played in a band with a drummer that had to hit a cymbal twice per measure though out the entire song, every song.  The first time I thought he was just being a dick to the new guy.  The second time I thought he thought he was funny the first time he did it so he did it again, the third time I told him he sucked in front his friends (other band members) then packed up my base and left after two songs.


Marine Core like typing detected.

/oh no! where will they ever find someone else who can play bass?
 
2014-06-25 01:50:53 PM
You're welcome to white knight the crappy drummer all you want and I am sorry bass isn't list of approved musical instruments.  It was clear after three practices that the others were more interested making noise than music.  I had other goals.
 
2014-06-25 01:52:05 PM

skinink: How important can a drummer be? Def Leppard's drummer lost an arm, and the rest of the band went "Eh. No biggie."


did he ever find it again? Those musicians do way too many drugs.
 
2014-06-25 02:05:50 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: [i1123.photobucket.com image 351x332]


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2014-06-25 02:13:14 PM
I'm one of those drummers who actually learned the instrument, I can read drum music (albeit slowly, I rarely need to for popular music), I've taken lessons from some awesome instructors, I know all the rudiments & can play music from lounge standards with brushes (guys, learn to swing your brushes, they're not just quiet sticks) to full-on balls-to-the-wall rock 'n roll at full volume. I have very good equipment (3 sets) & I'm anal about keeping them in perfect shape, along with being well-tuned.

That & $1.50'll get me a cup of coffee :).
 
2014-06-25 02:14:03 PM
I see that all the egos and "band leaders" have chimed in.
 
2014-06-25 02:14:49 PM
The problem with all these not sexy drummers is that they are wearing clothes.
 
2014-06-25 02:17:13 PM

mdeesnuts: Booyaxe: Minimalist drummers are the way to go IMHO

The sound of one hand clapping?


Yeah, that's a Rick Allen ovation.
 
2014-06-25 02:22:05 PM

Muta: You're welcome to white knight the crappy drummer all you want and I am sorry bass isn't list of approved musical instruments.  It was clear after three practices that the others were more interested making noise than music.  I had other goals.


Just giving you a hard time.

This thread needs less Neil Peart and more Steve Gadd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfg5QddiPh4
 
2014-06-25 02:49:46 PM
Couldn't read music well, hired drummers who could to go through new charts with him, played the parts perfectly after hearing them once:  http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=buddy+rich&FORM=VIRE4#view=detail & mid=0FDB8568671F54866A820FDB8568671F54866A82
 
2014-06-25 02:52:54 PM
Why do lead singers stand on their front porch so long?  They can never find the key.
 
2014-06-25 03:18:22 PM
"Do you want me to play too fast or too slow?"
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2014-06-25 03:25:19 PM
No love for Sandy Nelson?
 
2014-06-25 03:25:36 PM

rockforever: Gunderson: Laugh all you want, but drummers nail top shelf trim

Ringo, hottest wife in the band:

[www.bellazon.com image 290x400]

Tommy Lee

[img2-3.timeinc.net image 395x315]

Travis Barker

[cbsdetroit.files.wordpress.com image 400x349]

David grohl
[img2-1.timeinc.net image 240x320]

Dave Grohl isn't a drummer, hes a god.

That being said... Them Crooked Vultures is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrwFBG7-7s&feature=kp  Also, Songs for the Deaf is one of the best albums ever.


i think it's track #4 that has a sweet intro of guitar and not quite random drumming that freaking kicks ass as one of the best intros to a song ever

/have more cd's than mp3's
/no 8 track though
/third slashie is a hipster vinyl douche
 
2014-06-25 04:09:00 PM
How can you tell when there's a drummer knocking on your door?

The knocking speeds up and slows down.
 
2014-06-25 04:12:23 PM
A guy decides, on a whim, that he'd like to learn to play bass. He buys himself a cheap-o bass and calls the first bass teacher he finds in the phone book, and arranges a lesson.

When he arrives, the teacher asks him, "Have you ever had any musical training at all? Piano, theory, anything?"

"No," says the guy. "This is the first time I've ever even held an instrument in my hands."

"Okay," says the teacher, "we'll start at the beginning. I just want you to practice playing the open 'E' string, and the open 'A' string. E, A, E, A. Then we'll move on."

The guy agrees, and practices like he's been told.

A week passes, and the guy doesn't show up for his next lesson, or the next, or the one after that. "I guess he wasn't interested," thought the teacher.

A few weeks later, the teacher bumps into the guy on the street, and says, "Say, how come you never came back for your second lesson?"

"Oh, man," says the guy, "I got so many gigs."
 
2014-06-25 05:35:22 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: How can you tell when there's a drummer knocking on your door?

The knocking speeds up and slows down.


How do you know when a singer is at your door?

He doesn't know when to come in.

/singer
//keyboardist
///guitarist
////bassist
//Chapman Stickist
//pretty much everything elseist
//can't play drums to save my life
 
2014-06-25 05:47:22 PM

skinink: How important can a drummer be? Def Leppard's drummer lost an arm, and the rest of the band went "Eh. No biggie."


Mutt Lange produces them, so not important. As long as he can play "boom boom BANG! boom boom BANG!", he's in like Flynn.

For example:

- Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
- Lovin' Every Minute Of It - Loverboy
- Any Man Of Mine - Shania Twain
 
2014-06-25 08:32:03 PM

LewDux: "Do you want me to play too fast or too slow?"
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Ok, I'm only two links in but I'm already blown away by Moloko. This is some kick ass stuff!

/this is coming from a devout prog-metalhead
 
2014-06-25 11:14:25 PM
I played with four drummers in my band back in the day. Two were awesome, in different ways, and it was a pleasure trading the main beat back and forth between drums and bass without hiccup. I had some sublime moments with those two guys. Another was only mediocre, he wasn't terrible, just boring and unimaginative. The fourth one... well, it's a bad sign when your bass player has to count off the measures to let you know when to come back in.
 
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