posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 04:31 PM
a reply to: Night Star
Hi Night, yeah I'm back, but not quite on track. Small steps as they say. My music days are limited to concerts but I did quite a few back in the day.
Bands most people have never heard of or would probably want to see but for the alternative circuit, some are just brain-meltingly good. (Ozric
Tentacles, Gong, Hawkwind, Eat Static, Senser)
I always got the impression that musicians play the music they like and that is the best music they can play. My direct neighbour here is also a
drummer. I'll tell the story....
I'd seen the drums in his room all stacked up by his door. He used it as a kinda shield because he hadn't blacked out the glass next to the door which
gives full view as to the contents of rooms here. I'm sitting in my room one Sunday morning, it's about 10 am and (the walls between us are very
thin!!!) I hear this almost childlike tap on the drums. I think to myself "Oh crap, here's another one that thinks he can drum...." and then he really
My jaw hit the floor. He played beautifully.My foot starts tapping, I crack open a beer and enjoy the performance. Bear in mind, you can hear no music
whatsoever, just the drums. I asked him afterwards and he has earbuds in his ears and plays along with a song. Much punk, rock and suchlike.
Eventually I end up standing directly outside his door because it sounds much better and closer to the source. I knock on his door eventually after
several songs, but not to complain! I just wanna make sure he is the one playing. He says yes.
Next week it's the same story but he starts without warning. I crack open a beer and just sit and listen. Brilliant! At the second song I think to
myself, you have to ask him what this song is cos I reckon I could bang along to this on my bass (I am a sucky aspiring bass player) so I go and knock
on his door and ask him what song he was playing along to. He says some Primus song, I thank him and leave, No way in Hell I could ever hope to
emulate Les Claypool. Ah well....back to reality. Drum and bass...one day I'll get there...
ETA: You pic seems to coincide with my sig...
edit on 31/7/17 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA