What is it with drummers

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Sound Guy Paul, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. Alright heres the story. A month ago we kicked out our old drummer because he was a complete jerk, and we got a new drummer. We set up this huge gig for halloween that we have always wanted to do and are actually just now organized enough to do it. And then our drummer decided to be a fool. While grinding his bike down a rail, one of his pegs fell off and he fell to the ground crushing his wrist. He had to have surgery on it and wont be able to play for three-four months. What is it with drummers. Isnt there that perfect drummer anywhere in the world.

    Oh and by the way if you happen to know any good single drummers in the Dayton, OH area drop me an e-mail:D :D
  2. kick him out.. people that grind bikes on rails suck !

    You should get a drummer that grinds his skateboard on rails instead !! :D :p

    nah just kidding..

    uhm.. well what you could do is either one of these :

    1) hook up a pc with some random music-program and make the computer do the drumming :)
    2) arrange for another drummer to do the gig with you. and hope your own drummer will understand..
    3) go to a place in the middle of nowhere, with no single life-form within a 5-mile radius.. take a deep breath, and shout the living hell out of your chest.
    use a lot of excessive bad language,etc.. everything is allowed.. then when you go back home.. tell the rest of the band that the gig is off..
    4) go to your drummer's house with a baseball bat.. and make sure he won't be drumming for at least another 7-8 months [​IMG]

    Good luck !
  3. Drummers! Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em!

    I feel your pain. A former drummer of mine got dumped by his girlfriend, and decided that punching a hole in his bedroom wall would make things better. Idiot. His broken hand put him on the DL for about two months, and set off a chain of events that ultimately led to the demise of the entire band.

    My current drummer is a skater, and went to see Tony Hawk in Richmond last weekend. Our Monday rehearsal was cancelled 'cause he fell on his wrist while skating after watching the pros. No major damage fortunately, but I cringe every time I hear he is out skating.
  4. is there a rule that to be a drummer you must be extremely immature and lacking in any common sense?

    the drummer in my originals band has always had problems with the bass drum moving forward- he prides himself on how hard he hits the drums :rolleyes:

    there've been many gigs when he's insisted on using another band's kit- "there won't be any problem"
    -at the gig the bass drum moves forward, and he has to stop to reposition it- sometimes during a song :mad:

    at least we've got him to use his own kit now at every gig.

    at a rehearsal before the last gig he took away the mat beneath the rehearsal studio's kit before setting up his own kit-
    the mat had a rubber block to stop the bass drum moving- perfect, I think.

    "why don't you get one of those?"
    "no, they're a pain in the arse to carry around, and I've got a carpet anyway" (lame excuse)
    later on he thinks of another excuse "I don't like sitting on a rubber mat".
    "I just have to sharpen the bass drum foot spikes- there won't be any problem".

    at the gig- guess what- the bass drum moves forward and he stops in a song to pull it back :mad:

    obviously he's got a problem with other people making sugestions, but if he doesn't sort it out somehow I'm going to nail his bass drum to the floor at the next gig.:mad:
  5. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    Yeah well me and a guitarist from the band we both started in started a Primus-like band and when the drummer heard about it he said he was in the band. What a bastard. We were at a concert when that happened, I was gonna push him in the pit and then tear him apart (hes a little skinny kid so others would go after him too) Luckily for him he kept his distance from me and my best friend (he got pissed at him to since he was trying to get money from him and he thought it was stupid he anounced himself the drummer (BTW that kid isnt the guitarist)

    But anyway hes mondo egotistical which is another reason he bugs me.
  6. Good idea. Lets all do this. All right everyone. Lets say Nov. 5th is national beat the S**t out of your drummer day. Everyone mark your calenders. We'll show those drummers!!!!:D
  7. rmonk

    rmonk Guest

    Aug 26, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Years ago I was in a band that had an upcoming gig opening for Glass Eye (may not mean much to any of you, but it did to the guitarist & myself!!). While enjoying some frosty beverages on the guitarists roof, our drummer decided to get more refreshments & walked off the roof. Broken ankle--no gig. We fired him shortly thereafter--not for the ankle, just for sucking.

  8. BWB

    BWB Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2000
    Knoxville TN
    Yes - it's commonly referred to as
    Keithmooniation Syndrome

  9. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    "Perfect drummer." An oxymoron if I ever heard one. :D
  10. yeah, there is. unfortunately for you she's my drummer. :D
  11. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Hey coconut monkey, is there any chance your drummer will see that post?

    Ha ha, ass kisser! ;) :D
  12. Rafterman

    Rafterman Guest

    Nov 29, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA.
    Vinnie Colaiuta...he is the greatest drummer alive.
  13. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    it's a bad sign when you're a better drummer than the drummer in your band, isn't it?
  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Colaiuta is *great*(naysayers, pick up Chick Corea's Akoustic Band Live @The Tokyo Blue Note w/ Vinnie(no Weckl). The difference is glaring...Chick & Patitucci are holdin' on for dear life.
    Too, the recent Live @The Baked Potato 2000 w/ Laboriel, Landau, & Mathieson is killin'. Abe really lets loose on this disc!).

    Rafter(since you're into Colaiuta),
    Some other guys you oughta give a listen to-
    Hamid Drake
    Cornell Rochester(w/ "Blood" Ulmer's Music Revelation Ensemble)
    Grant Calvin Wesley(w/ Ornette Coleman's Prime Time)
    Billy Kilson(Dave Holland's Prime Directive cd)
    Gene Lake/Jo Jo Mayer(Screaming Headless Torsos)
    William Kennedy(Yellowjackets' The Spin, Greenhouse, etc)

    It ain't no 1&3/2&4! ;)
    With these guys, the bassist better have their s*** in a sock(time-wise, that is). ;)
  15. Rafterman

    Rafterman Guest

    Nov 29, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA.
    Live @ the Baked Potatoe...I was there.

    It was the Baked P. in Studio City. Abe Jr. was there also...he sat right behind me. I met Abe Laboriel and had he and his son sign my strap. They are all very nice ppl. Vinnie is the god of the drums, and Abe, he's not the god of the bass, but he's the hardest groover i know! That was the best show i've ever been to.

    The line outside the Baked P. was very long, we had to get there an hour and a half early so we were at the front of the line.

    of course, we got our CDs autographed. My friend screams the loudest and most frequent in the 2nd CD.
  16. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    why are there so many threads about fIeLdY?

    get it... cuz its called "what is it with drummers"... ok ill shut up now... :D
  17. ConTraBajisTa

    ConTraBajisTa Guest

    Oct 5, 2000
    auburn, ny
    no no no, the perfect drummer is my drummer, and also my bf =)

    well, he has his flaws, as do all drummers, but he's still the best--at drumming and at being my boyfriend =)
  18. Tony Hawk is my principal's step son... cool huh?
  19. I wish she would see it.
    and theres nuthin wrong wit a little ass-kissin now and again;)