Not your real name: Brad M. Carlson better known by the stage name Bun E. CarlosYes bigbonzo ( what the hell does that mean anyway?), that's my name.
So, you're criticizing every person that uses an avatar on this site? Wow, you are a trip.The checks say Bun E. Carlos! (And, I don't hide behind an avatar name on this site.)
You shouldn't get so bent out of shape because you thought you were getting a biography on Mr. Watts. Apparently, you are the only one who didn't figure out the book is an appreciation of a great drummer, not a warts and all bio........
See ya around like a donut! B-)
Wanna know something?Not your real name: Brad M. Carlson better known by the stage name Bun E. Carlos
And, so what? Bigbonzo is the name I chose for this website, as most folks make up a name. Why is that so funny? Apparently, I'm just as entertained by Bun E as you are bigbonzo. It's too funny that you're using that as an insult.
Are you accusing me of harassment, and calling me a pip-squeak? Read very carefully at the harassment that Mr. Carlos is dishing out on this thread. I expressed an opinion about a book that I read. Mr. Carlos apparently didn't like my opinion and got abusive. That's not on me, runt. Yeah, I'm calling you a runt because you decided to call me a pip-squeak. What's fair is fair.Wanna know something?
We've seen a number of Pro drummers come & go here at DFO. Some never to return.
Because a few pip-squeaks ended up running them off when they just wanted to participate.
Personally, I enjoy any insight from the pro drummers who visit here as it benefits this community.
Nobody likes harassment. Comprende?
Read ALL comments directed at me because I didn't like the book and you'll see why I got so agitated.Bigbonzo,
Why get so personal? You don't like the book. Cool, but why get so agitated. Let's not get to snarky and be good to each other.
Basically, it's a lighthearted look at Charlie and the Stones in general.
Well said.Not once upon reading that title did I ever think it would be a bio about Charlie Watts. Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters reads more to me like a book about why a drummer who is perceived to be basic in his playing and overall approach (Ringo, too), is so integral to the success of one of the (if not THE) most successful rock band of all time. As someone that hasn't read it, I would expect it to address a broader topic. I interpreted the use of Charlie's name as more of an archetype. Not sure if that makes sense.
As someone mentioned, the cover designation of Biography is a general classification. AND these classifications are often wrong. How many times have you seen a record or band filed under a genre that had you scratching your head? Kinda the same thing.
For some reason this book just hasn't called out to me. But I did just start the Jeff Tweedy bio. We'll see where that one goes.