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Who needs a drummer?

meself 02 Mar 09 - 01:18 AM
Mr Red 02 Mar 09 - 05:35 AM
bubblyrat 02 Mar 09 - 05:37 AM
Chris Green 02 Mar 09 - 06:20 AM
Fidjit 02 Mar 09 - 06:59 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 Mar 09 - 07:40 AM
Bobert 02 Mar 09 - 08:41 AM
curmudgeon 02 Mar 09 - 11:00 AM
meself 02 Mar 09 - 11:39 AM
Barry Finn 02 Mar 09 - 11:50 AM
curmudgeon 02 Mar 09 - 11:53 AM
JohnB 02 Mar 09 - 12:32 PM
Chris Green 02 Mar 09 - 12:58 PM
Les in Chorlton 02 Mar 09 - 01:50 PM
John P 02 Mar 09 - 02:26 PM
Jim Carroll 02 Mar 09 - 02:49 PM
GUEST,Jonny Sunshine 02 Mar 09 - 03:36 PM
michaelr 02 Mar 09 - 10:30 PM
Les in Chorlton 03 Mar 09 - 03:06 AM
Fidjit 03 Mar 09 - 04:29 AM
GUEST,leeneia 03 Mar 09 - 09:46 AM
GUEST 03 Mar 09 - 11:04 AM
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Subject: Who needs a drummer?
From: meself
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 01:18 AM

or, for that matter, a drum machine? Check out this uber-folkie alternative: down on the farm.


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Mr Red
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 05:35 AM

need?

no-one needs a guitarist, banjo player, flautist et al

But at the end of that list all you have is yourself.

Want is the word that fits the sentiment.

and on that score drum machines are definitely a want we can do without. IMNSHO


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 05:37 AM

Drum machines don't dribble,for a start.How un-real is that ??


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Chris Green
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 06:20 AM

And you only have punch the instructions in once!


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Fidjit
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 06:59 AM

Yes, exactly. Who NEEDS a drummer ??

Chas


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 07:40 AM

Somewhere underneath these thoughtful and sympathetic comments do I detect some uncertainty about the role (roll?) of the drummer?

If, perhaps, a tractor would not be your first choice of mechanical drummer, what else might be more practical?

Cheers

L in C
Member of the "Life needs more Banjos Peoples Front"


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 08:41 AM

Well, I've had drummers who would work for beer but never one that worked for petro...

B~


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 11:00 AM

Of late, drummers, ie. all percusionists, have become the bane of my musical existance.

In our sessions we have three good bodhran players, along with a handful of thumpers, bangers, and rattlers on spoon and drum. To put it politely, that lot is just awful. One uses a brush type tipper and makes her bodhran sound like a shaky egg, all of which should be smashed into oblivion. I've been sorely tempted to pass out pen knives.

What is worse is when these insenstives try to back a ballad with their pounding. I've developed a reasonably good glare which stops some of them, but others pay no attention to anything but themslves.

End of rant - Tom


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: meself
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 11:39 AM

um ... it wasn't really a serious question; it was a light-hearted introduction to a somewhat amusing video clip - as a couple of you seemed to realize -


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 11:50 AM

Should I be taking offense Tom?
I do sing to my drum on occasion but I usually leave you alone, still I don't know of anyone that wants never mind needs a drummer, even for St Pat's day, not even a singing drummer.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 11:53 AM

" In our sessions we have three good bodhran players..."

Barry's one of them - Tom


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: JohnB
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 12:32 PM

I agree, it's about time they picked a replacement for Keith Moon.
JohnB.


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Chris Green
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 12:58 PM

I think you mean 'in our session we have ALL three good bodhran players'? *ducks and runs for cover*


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 01:50 PM

Perhaps a lawn mower could be used at bbqs

L in C


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: John P
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 02:26 PM

Typewriters work pretty well, especially the old manual ones with the bell that rings at every carriage return. I'm probably displaying my age here.

As for the other side of this thread, who needs any musician who can't play in time, doesn't listen to what's going on around them, and is too loud? At least with drums there is less chance that they will also be out of tune.


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 02:49 PM

A drummer walks into a shop and asks for a Martin Guitar with a high action, Thomastic strings and mother of pearl inlay, because "I'm going to change my instrument and try something else".
The man behind the counter says, "You're a drummer, aren't you?"
"How did you know?" asked your man.
"This is a fishmongers".
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 03:36 PM

The video clip reminded me a bit of the time I saw the Leningrad Cowboys' drummer doing the opposite- using a drum kit to make the sound of a tractor starting up!

More to the point, who needs drums? The other day I got a brilliant kick drum sound in the studio by sticking a mic inside a cardboard box, which rather ironically was the box for a new kick drum pedal..


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: michaelr
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 10:30 PM

I do. I have two very good and very different ones, who brilliantly help to shape the sound of my band. Once every few years, we get them onstage at the same time, which is special fun.


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 03:06 AM

Somewhere, perhaps in 'manywheres', a group of drummers meet and discuss guitarist who cant keep a rhythm, play in tune, keep the thrashing volume at an acceptable level and find a suitable place to stick their guitar cases.

Perhaps that collection of folkie instruments we all know and love, the melodeon, banjo, guitar, bodhran, fiddle, piano accordion and so on come together because other instruments and their owners wont play with them.

Now, who do they look down on most and who is actually prohibited altogether, inspite of a long history of playing dance tunes??????????

Cheers

L in C


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: Fidjit
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 04:29 AM

Tractor was OK, but I preferred the

Suspension

That was the next one on the list

Chas


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 09:46 AM

'Perhaps that collection of folkie instruments we all know and love, the melodeon, banjo, guitar, bodhran, fiddle, piano accordion and so on come together because other instruments and their owners wont play with them.'

No. Those instruments are ridiculed because they originated with people who didn't have a lot of money. That's all there is to it.

If somebody says 'Steinway' or 'Stradivarius,' people kowtow, because these instruments represent Big Money.

================
Meself, thanks for the link to the delightful video. I'm going to send it to my little nephew who wants to be a farmer when he grows up.

But wait a minute - if I send him the link, will the same ads that look like soft porn appear on the page? His mother and father won't thank me if that happens.


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 11:04 AM

Hmmm, I don't know ... oh, you mean those links to other video clips - I suppose they will come up ...

I wanted to be a farmer too when I was a kid - if I'd known I could have combined driving a tractor with making music, no one could have stopped me ...

(Nice to know that some people are looking at the video!)


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 11:05 AM

Whoops! That was me, cookieless.


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 02:23 PM

I tried bumping my security level up to high and still got the come-on for 'Sloppy Drunk in the Bathtub.'

The link is not going to my nephew, even though the video is perfectly harmless itself.


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Subject: RE: Who needs a drummer?
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 03 Mar 09 - 02:31 PM

Modern times, mon, modern times ...

(exit, shaking head)


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