I'm a Drummer At Heart

When I was a teenager I bought a drum set at Woolworths for $99 . I took it home set it up in the basement and annoyed the neighbours. I just liked the sensation of drumming. Jim played guitar, Blaine played keyboard. Barry played bas, I think. Someone said, "Let's start a band." We practiced a few times but like Jim pointed out. "We never finished a whole song." It was probably my fault. (I invite Jim to add his perspective to this.) Bottom line - we sucked. I still love drums and drumming but I don't pretend to have any talent. 

Recently I discovered Brandon Buckley and he is kind of an okay drummer. What I found interesting is that two following videos. One is the Shakira performance, from the audience point of view and them the same song in a live performance, from Brendan's (Shakira's drummer) point of view. Why I find this so cool is that when I hear a performance, live or on video - I hear the second version - every time. You don't have to listen to the whole song in either video but do listen to the perspective of a drummer (wannabe).

This is what most people hear...

This is what I see and hear.    (Jimmy will appreciate this.)

I just put this in here for me, but if you are even mildly interested in the current drumming technology - go ahead check it out. 


  1. In regards to the last video - the drum set is very impressive indeed. But I cringed when I saw the "electronic" drums that Buckley uses. With all the other "real" drums - are they really necessary?

    It kind of reminds me of a contractor showing up on a job site with his "Handy Andy Tool Kit".

    In fact, wasn't the electronic drum "primarily designed to serve as an ALTERNATIVE to an acoustic drum kit or other percussion instruments"?

    But the laptops - not one - but two and the cell phone? Sorry - it's really hard for me to take Buckley seriously. I'd much prefer to listen to Keith Moon, John Bonham, Ringo, Buddy Rich or Sandy Nelson any day.


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