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(The Atlantic)   Science confirms musicians are "sexy." Except drummers; they will always be confused for homeless people   ( divider line
    More: PSA, Biological life cycle, University of Sussex, Tim McGraw  
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2647 clicks; posted to Geek » on 25 Jun 2014 at 10:33 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-06-25 12:38:01 PM  
2 votes:
I'll just leave this here to counter all the drummer jokes.

Drummers are smarter than you.
2014-06-25 11:12:27 AM  
2 votes:
Laugh all you want, but drummers nail top shelf trim

Ringo, hottest wife in the band:

Tommy Lee

Travis Barker

David grohl
2014-06-25 02:13:14 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:48:31 AM  
1 vote:
Drummers are not always homeless. Sometimes they have girlfriends.
2014-06-25 11:48:08 AM  
1 vote:
I'll take the from-the-gut drumming of Moon and Baker over highly technical drumming any day of the week.
2014-06-25 11:37:48 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-06-25 11:23:05 AM  
1 vote:
I so have a great story to tell.  But because of the main guy involved, his being very well known, I kinda can't.

I just thought I'd tell you that.

Anyway...  I've played with all manner of drummers from really crappy and inconsistent, to just really amazing.
The best ones are those that will not stop playing even in light of an obvious screw up.  I played with one guy who's pedal fell apart during the first song.  He used the other pedal for a couple of songs, until he got a break and was able to fix the problem.  Not even us in the band knew he was having problems.

That's the mark of a pro right there.
2014-06-25 11:05:03 AM  
1 vote:
In before the Neil Pert fanboys
2014-06-25 10:52:58 AM  
1 vote:
Drummers aren't just mistaken for homeless people, they're also frequently mistaken for musicians.
2014-06-25 10:41:37 AM  
1 vote:

Cheron: What do you...

Pangea: What's the last ...

pounddawg: Did you hear...

FormlessOne: How can you tell...

Within less than a minute. That's amazing.
2014-06-25 10:39:53 AM  
1 vote:
How can you tell the stage is level?

When the drummer's drooling from both sides of his mouth.
2014-06-25 09:13:10 AM  
1 vote:
Homeless? Excuse me?
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