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Intermediate Member
Username: phylo

Post Number: 135
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post

This guy may be out of his league....

Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 643
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post

I don't know. He's annoying as heck, but his time is right on. I've played with a number of drummers who obviously spent more time learning to twirl their sticks than actually playing their instruments. I don't think Rick K. and the Allergies need to find another drummer quite yet.
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 68
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post

Oh my... Hope those cymbals are threaded down really good, notice their completely horizontally mounted, (no angle at all on the cymbal stand tooth-ratchet tilter)!
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 726
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post

I dunno, Edwin - what with the yellow-lamé (and yellow lame) tuxes & general jive-ass lounge-atiude, I'd say he was the least annoying part of it. And whatever it is he's doing, he is really good at it.

Advanced Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 212
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 4:50 pm:   Edit Post

That is too funny.
The drummer is right in the pocket though.
I played/auditioned a drummer once who fell
asleep on his toms inbetween songs!
At least this chap is animated

Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1223
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

Got to agree with most of you..although he was demonstrating show skills he didn't miss a beat did he??
Maybe we are just too musically snobbish??
I guess it takes all to make music in this world, and at least he is out there doing it!
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 830
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

Reminds me of Animal on Sesame Street ...
Advanced Member
Username: jbybj

Post Number: 291
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 7:21 pm:   Edit Post

I couldn't look away......... The best part by far was not really captured on camera, It's when he does the mechanical monkey drummer. Even though you can only see a little bit of it, it's spectacular.
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4451
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 8:45 am:   Edit Post

Keith Half-Moon! Love the pink flamed drum kit! And what's the story with the toilet seat that shows up on the far right at about 3:34 and at the very end?

Bill, tgo
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1159
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post

Great analogy Alan! And the mechanical monkey was great! That was really funny... I couldn't stop watching it either as I didn't want to miss a beat (just like him).
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2502
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 1:15 am:   Edit Post

I've seen Cornell Rochester do complex stuff with just one stick, the other hand pointing in the air, then he switched hands. Musically speaking plain unnecessary, but fun to watch.
Username: bluplirst

Post Number: 88
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 2:27 am:   Edit Post

What I really want to know is....does he do that for every song?

Fun to watch, but his fills and tone sucked.
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 72
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, June 07, 2010 - 3:57 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I finally got to listen to the vid with the sound on - sound was off at work... I see what you mean about being in/on time... but that octopus thing around the head...
Username: slammin

Post Number: 44
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post

Ya know, just as a test, try this:

You know how some of those really 'expressive' musicians make those funny (pinchin off one) faces when they are really into it?

The next time (alone of course) you are just messing around, try it. I mean, hit a note that you think sounds you are lifting a 200lb barbell, and make a face to go with it. Keep doing it! It works! Seriously!

Me, I'm normally like Mr. Spock. Emotionless, but groovin. But when I cut loose and start making the faces, I feel good.

That drummer, theatrics or real, certainly has the skills to back up his antics.

I like his style, over-the-top? Maybe, But he does back it up! Plus what he is doing is fun!
Username: toma_hawk01

Post Number: 8
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 11:31 pm:   Edit Post

If you are playing well, and you know it... show it.

When you work a groove, the audience will feed off whoever is in motion in the band. That's energy you'll feed on to keep you at a level euphoric, and unlimited energy. "It's a natural high" and I seek this feeling every time I strap on...

Sometimes, I don't get there, but if the music's good, it's better than anything... (yes, better than that too).

Back in the 70's though the 80's taking Martial Arts, with every kick or punch, we were instructed to let out a yell. It's relaxing.

Peace and Love,

Senior Member
Username: paulman

Post Number: 437
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 1:25 pm:   Edit Post

That Monkey thing at 2:25...Kevin I would totally have missed that had you not said something. Fantastic!

I'm thinking the type of music is limiting the drumming, but not the style. Frank Beard wasn't much for drum riffing but totally gave a great back beat IMHO. Give this guy a great, open song and I bet he'd take it all the way.

Username: pocket8

Post Number: 12
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 1:54 pm:   Edit Post

As per the implicit request:

Username: pocket8

Post Number: 13
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:07 pm:   Edit Post




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