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I'm Defecting.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Mar 3, 2021.

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  1. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Afflicted

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    That's right. I'm learning to play the drums.

    Not that I've mastered the guitar after 50 years of pursuing it.

    It's just that playing the drums is a new source of joy for me. Just practicing rudiments spins my propeller. Beating on a drum set makes me laugh when I screw up, which is often.

    I've come here to hear from those of you have preceded me in this endeavor. I'd like to read your encouragement, suggestions, cheeky comments, and derision.

    If you "hate" drummers, give me your insults and drummer jokes.

    Thank you sir (madam), may I have another.
     
  2. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    What do you call a drummer who just broke up with his girlfriend?

    Homeless.

    Ba-dum-tssht!

    Good luck - drums are an integral part of a band, so enjoy. If it makes you happy, hey, have at it!
     
  3. Bluego1

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  4. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    a great drummer is a very rare thing, and makes playing in an ensemble an effortless joy
    most drummers are more like ...a necessary evil

    the greatest drummers I've worked with have had some experience with bigband backgrounds
     
  5. IanMoss

    IanMoss Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    (Stewart Copeland's approach to a backbeat. I could listen to him talk all day).
     
  6. sax4blues

    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

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    Drummers are the worst. I just can’t figure out why the first person asked to join the band is always the drummer.

    what’s the difference between a drummer and a pizza? Pizza can feed a family of four

    what’s the difference between a drummer and a park bench? A bench can support a family of four

    what do you call someone who likes to hang out with musicians? Drummer
     
  7. gregulator450

    gregulator450 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How do you know if the stage is level?

    The drummer is drooling out of both corners of his mouth.

    I am allowed to bag on drummers because I is one.
     
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  8. sax4blues

    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

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    Ok not fair, there are guitar player jokes too:

    Did you hear about the guitar player who locked his keys in the car? Took him 30 minutes to get the drummer out.

    How do you know the pizza deliver person is a drummer? The knock speeds up and slows down.
     
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    Ya, but
    Did you hear about the drummer who locked his keys in his car? It took an hour to get the bass player out!
     
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    If I was the drummer, my guitar playing wouldn't be out of time.:oops:
     
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    What does it mean when the drummer drools out of both sides of his mouth?
    The stage is level.
    How can you tell if there is a drummer knocking on your door?
    The knocking speeds up.
    What was the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band?
    “Hey, let’s do one of my songs.”
     
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    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    How do you know a drummer is at the door?

    He keeps banging & doesn't know when to come in
     
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    What’s the last thing the drummer said before he got fired? “Hey guys, I have an idea for a song.”
     
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    Don’t let ‘em put you down.
    And don’t be too stingy on the cymbals. All of these I got used.
    Drumming is very meditative.
    I put the rude in rudiments. AA2B5A6B-25B4-4AFA-BEED-0AABB922DE6C.jpeg
     
  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

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    I guess that makes me a defector also since my last gear acquisition was a synth and I'm working on keys. It's all good OP.
     
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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I owned a banjo for a few years.
    Since we are confessing.
     
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    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I started on the drums. Played in the band, even marching band. Hitting things is natural, and it feels good. I miss it.
     
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    My mom won’t let me play with sticks.
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Because, in a big band scenario, everyone needs to know their place. It's about the final product, not the player. And the groove. That groove. THAT GROOVE! Why do you think all big band players smile non-stop?
     
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    Dude, we may be some kinda brothers...
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