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I think I'll play me some drums right now on this fine Sunday afternoon. Too bad we can't video chat here @jwsoundgroup.net. If we could we could form a drum circle around the world with all of us sound mixer drummers. Oh well, I feel a Do Didley beat coming on. Look out.

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HI all! I too, am a fellow drummer. Been playing since about 1985, toured up and down the east coast for about 5 years. Got into recording the bands I was in, recorded some VO for a friend who did video production, which eventually led me into swinging a mic. Its been a crazy ride! I haven't played in a serious band for over a year, since I've been busying myself with the location sound work. The next film I'm working on, the DP is a guitarist, so we plan on having some jam sessions after hours. Should be a blast!

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common denominators between drummers and soundies?....

My theory about this is that as drummers, we are trained to listen to the whole. I always played as a music listener/lover, and tried to play things that complemented the music. Also, drummers are behind-the-scenes kind of people, usually, and this suits us well to the film and video production world. Think about it this way...Directors are the lead guitarists, actors are the "front-man", maybe gaffers are the bass player, and soundies are the drummer...just hanging out in the back, holding it all together, trying not to get in the way while we do our thing.

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My theory about this is that as drummers, we are trained to listen to the whole. I always played as a music listener/lover, and tried to play things that complemented the music. Also, drummers are behind-the-scenes kind of people, usually, and this suits us well to the film and video production world. Think about it this way...Directors are the lead guitarists, actors are the "front-man", maybe gaffers are the bass player, and soundies are the drummer...just hanging out in the back, holding it all together, trying not to get in the way while we do our thing.

I love this concept.

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My theory about this is that as drummers, we are trained to listen to the whole. I always played as a music listener/lover, and tried to play things that complemented the music. Also, drummers are behind-the-scenes kind of people, usually, and this suits us well to the film and video production world. Think about it this way...Directors are the lead guitarists, actors are the "front-man", maybe gaffers are the bass player, and soundies are the drummer...just hanging out in the back, holding it all together, trying not to get in the way while we do our thing.

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What has amazed me about this topic is the total lack of drummer jokes

I've been restraining myself but I'm going to throw caution to the wind

al " I'm not a drummer but I used to record them "

23 best drummer jokes

As every musician knows, to have a great band you need a great drummer.

It's true. Try to imagine The Beatles without Ringo Starr. Or The Rolling Stones without Charlie Watts. The Police without Stewart Copeland. Metallica without Lars Ulrich.Rush without Neil Peart. Unthinkable, right?

Even so, drummer jokes abound. But we're going to let you in on a little secret: We drummers love the jokes. We trade them and e-mail them to one another. The more the merrier. And so, with that in mind, MusicRadar has compiled the 23 best drummer jokes of all time.

Why 23 you ask? What, you expect us to actually count to a normal number?

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How do you tell if the stage is level?

The drummer is drooling from both sides of his mouth.

How can you tell a drummer's at the door?

The knocking speeds up.

What's the last thing a drummer says in a band?

"Hey, how about we try one of my songs?"

An Indian chief and a cavalry captain climb to the top of a tall hill and look out upon the entire Indian tribe. The captain says worriedly, "I don't like the sound of those drums." The chief says, "I know. It's not our regular drummer."

What do you call a drummer that breaks up with his girlfriend?

Homeless.

What do Ginger Baker and black coffee have in common?

They both suck without Cream.

How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Five: One to screw the bulb in, and four to talk about how much better

Neil Peart could've done it.

An amateur drummer died and went to heaven. He was waiting outside the pearly gates when he heard the most incredible fast and furious drumming coming from within. Immediately he recognized the playing and rushed to ask St. Peter if that was Buddy Rich playing drums inside the gates. St. Peter responded: "No, that's God. He just thinks he's Buddy Rich."

How do you get a drummer off of your porch?

Pay him 10 bucks for the pizza.

Why didn't the Little Drummer Boy get into heaven?

Because he woke up the baby, for Christ's sake!

What do you call a drummer with half a brain?

Gifted.

What does a drummer use for contraception?

His personality.

What do you say to a drummer in a three-piece suit?

"Will the defendant please rise?"

"Hey buddy, how late does the band play?"

"Oh, about half a beat behind the drummer."

Hey, did you hear about the drummer who finished high school?

Me neither.

Why do guitarists put drumsticks on the dash of their car?

So they can park in the handicapped spot.

How is a drum solo like a sneeze?

You know it's coming, but there's nothing you can do about it.

What's the first thing a drummer says when he moves to LA?

"Would you like fries with that, sir?

What is the difference between a drummer and a savings bond?

One will mature and make money.

Why do drummers have lots of kids?

They're not too good at the Rhythm Method.

What do you do if you accidentally run over a drummer?

Back up.

What did the drummer say to the band leader?

"Do you want me to play too fast or too slow?"

Deep in the African jungle, a safari was camped for the night. In the darkness, distant drums began a relentless throbbing that continued until dawn. The safari members were disturbed, but the guide reassured them: "Drums good. When drums stop, very bad." Every night the drumming continued, and every night the guide reiterated, "Drums good. When drums stop, VERY bad." This continues for several days until one morning the drumming suddenly stops and all the natives panic and run screaming. The man asks the guide what's the matter? The guide looking very frightened says: "When drums stop, VERY, VERY bad," he said. "Why is it bad?" asked a member of the safari. "Because when drums stop, bass solo begin!"

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How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb? 5...One to hold the light bulb and four to drink until the room spins.

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BTW, before anyone becomes a drummer, be forewarned that you will be tapping out beats forever to the annoyance of those around you.

hahaha soo true!

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Ex drummer here. Avid beat boxer though. Played the kit and timpanis in school, but really only kept up on beat boxing.

Me and an ac friend of mine are becoming know for entertaining the crew during lighting setups... dualling beatboxers.

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There was a kid who wanted to be in band, so he took up the trumpet. He was no good at that so they gave him two drumsticks and told him to be a drummer. He was no good at that, so they took one stick away and made him the band director.

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My theory about this is that as drummers, we are trained to listen to the whole. I always played as a music listener/lover, and tried to play things that complemented the music. Also, drummers are behind-the-scenes kind of people, usually, and this suits us well to the film and video production world. Think about it this way...Directors are the lead guitarists, actors are the "front-man", maybe gaffers are the bass player, and soundies are the drummer...just hanging out in the back, holding it all together, trying not to get in the way while we do our thing.

this is perfect, thanks Andy!

~tt

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I also think as a Mixer, handling multiple sources being mixed to one Comp track is very similar to handling as a Drummer, multiple ostinatos on different limbs, all coming together to make one killer rhythm over which the other musicians "paint".

There's this huge multitasking thing you're doing, all the while trying to incorporate it into this other even bigger thing.

Think I'll go play my drums now : )

~tt

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I also think as a Mixer, handling multiple sources being mixed to one Comp track is very similar to handling as a Drummer, multiple ostinatos on different limbs, all coming together to make one killer rhythm over which the other musicians "paint".

There's this huge multitasking thing you're doing, all the while trying to incorporate it into this other even bigger thing.

Think I'll go play my drums now : )

~tt

Well said and IMO true.

CrewC

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Hi all; drummer here as well. Grew up learning to play on a white marine pearl '67 Slingerland kit with a 20" bass drum. Later moved to a '74 Ludwig kit with two virgin (no holes drilled in them) 22" bass drums. I'm still in love with that era of drums, and if I ever get my chance to put my hands on a set of '55-'57 Gretsch round badges I'm doing it.

My hero when I was growing up was Louie Bellson. My dad gave me an old VHS video of Louie doing a clinic with focus on double bass drum technique when I was 14 or so, and I was hooked for life since then. In 2007 I had a chance to meet Louie just before he passed away, and it was really great for me. He was heavily medicated at the time (or appeared to be) and couldn't converse with me, but right before the picture below was taken I told him he's the reason I play, and this massive smile crept across his face... I know he understood, and I'm glad I was able to let him know that.

EDIT: I'm having trouble uploading pictures to this site. Will upload the picture ASAP.

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Myself I started with playing bass and that turned into music production and a lot of other instruments (including the didgeridoo). Music production eventually turned into films but I use a lot of my spare time writing atleast.

How many of you feel you have damaged your hearing during band practice and gigs? I'm pretty certain my tinnitus, which comes and goes more and more often, is a result of spending all those hours between loud drums, guitar amps and pa speakers.....oh and all the screaming fans of course!

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How many of you feel you have damaged your hearing during band practice and gigs? I'm pretty certain my tinnitus, which comes and goes more and more often, is a result of spending all those hours between loud drums, guitar amps and pa speakers.....oh and all the screaming fans of course!

What?

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