Tired of Friends Sending Me Drum YouTube Links

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Perhaps you have some well-meaning (or not) friends who send video links to Blazing Chops Wunder-child or 5000 BPM Double Kick Dude/Dudette.

Endless speed and chops…without musicality. I’m tired of it...ok, sometimes maybe disheartened.

I send them one of two videos saying —“Oh, man! Thanks for that link! That was epic, but check out this player!” -–and I send along either Francesca or Earl The Hammer, depending on the maturity level or musical sophistication of the recipient.

I really like Mr. Bennett’s touch, groove and subtlety, and Ms. Avolio has an honest and infectious solidity of groove.



 

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I don’t get many you tube text links ...
Thank goodness.
 

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I'm pretty low key about my project here and I don't have a lot of friends in this sense but one, childhood friend who I turned on to drumming around early pre-teen. He went on to do some things after that and still does. He sends me, not often but enough to keep me interested stuff sometimes and I actually wish he sent me more of it. Really heavy stuff and he's really good and his sons are good too.

But that's me though, maybe appreciate that you're on the radar. That means a lot if that makes sense and be at peace with it. Even with a sense of humor.
 

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Outstanding!
And Earl is a great choice. He really relaxes into that one.
I may steal this one, too.
 

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Perhaps you have some well-meaning (or not) friends who send video links to Blazing Chops Wunder-child or 5000 BPM Double Kick Dude/Dudette.

Endless speed and chops…without musicality. I’m tired of it...ok, sometimes maybe disheartened.

I send them one of two videos saying —“Oh, man! Thanks for that link! That was epic, but check out this player!” -–and I send along either Francesca or Earl The Hammer, depending on the maturity level or musical sophistication of the recipient.

I really like Mr. Bennett’s touch, groove and subtlety, and Ms. Avolio has an honest and infectious solidity of groove.



Or, just say "thanks, but not my style".
 

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Wow, woe is you! Having friends reach out during a pandemic to share things they think you'd be interested in. Such an imposition! Even Oscar the Grouch wouldn't be so unappreciative. Then again, Oscar isn't trying to uphold some imaginary code of drumming purity.
 

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Well, it's Youtube, and it platforms (or exploits) a collapsing industry, so there are going to be shredders. And people are going to share that stuff because it’s exceptional in some regard.

Tangentially, playing with feeling and creating solid grooves that compliment the music is not mutually exclusive to having reputable chops. This seems to come up a lot online. Plenty of groove players have chops and vice versa. And it seems it's more from the non-chops side to the point it speaks to an insecurity.

Be happy with whatever you have; there’s no reason to throw negative on guys who put in the time and effort to develop chops. Odds are they have groove as well. And if not, as long as they’re having fun, so what. It takes 30 seconds to watch the start of a video and delete the link.
 

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My old guitar buddy told me about a conversation he had with Buddy Emmons famed Steel guitarist. They were in Nashville at a club and some hot shot steel guitarist was just blazing through a song. Buddy said "I wish I could play that fast....and then I wouldn't" That's sorta how I feel about most of the stuff I see. It's cool and some of it is really good but most of the time I don't see where I would use it. Though I do have a double pedal set up at home to geek out on. Maybe I should send y'all some videos of me playing Live Wire :)
 

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You have reminded me of general video sharing etiquette that has not landed upon a common standard.

It doesn't bother me for people to send me links.
It's very easy for me to not click on links sent to me. It's tied for easyness with not doing many other activities (pencil sharpening, dusting a potted plant, chiseling marble...).

What has gotten me and continues to get me is a behavior enabled by the smart phone: people SHOWING me links. I can be having a nice conversation with someone and a video will come to their mind. They proceed to load said video on their phone and point the screen at me.

I do not like that.
Now I must choose how nice to be about the terribly awkward situation that is occurring. Many choices need to be made.

Do I fake laugh extra hard at things that I wouldn't have chuckled at in the comfort of my own private viewing session? I rarely do. That is more effort than not dusting a potted plant.

Do I hold my arms rigidly at my side forcing the phone owner to continue to support the screen at a viewing angle for me? This I commonly do. It is similar effort to not sharpening a pencil and may reduce my sentence.

Do I continue the course until the end of the 20 minute video? Never.

I always look for an off ramp to bring things back to an analog conversation without unsolicited forced video watching.
Several generic transitions have proven successful:

1. "Oh! This reminds me of a dog I saw the other day! I swore my dog from 20 years ago used to look just like it... before I painted him. Do you have a shared experience?"

2. "Oh! My Grandma used to do something very similar to this! Except she would use apples and cut them into thin slices, often after peeling them. She would pour a cinnamon and sugar mixture over them and then bed them down onto a thin layer of uncooked bread supported by a low round dish. On occasion she would hide the apples with another layer of thin, butter-rich, uncooked bread and bake the whole nonsense in the oven for quite sometime. Do you have a shared experience?"

3. "Oh! This reminds me about a children's book we never had growing up. The pictures were a little larger and much stiller. I recall it was a collaboration, as most children's books are. Say! Why is it that illustration and lyrics need to be performed by siloed industry specialists when the scope of the project does not exceed rhyming primary colors of dinosaurs preparing for bedtime? Do you have a shared experience?"


Thanks for bringing that up.
 

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Wow, woe is you! Having friends reach out during a pandemic to share things they think you'd be interested in. Such an imposition! Even Oscar the Grouch wouldn't be so unappreciative. Then again, Oscar isn't trying to uphold some imaginary code of drumming purity.
I admit my issues run backhoe trench deep.

The Tool album did not interest me. Kim and Kanye broke up. Sabian changed their logo.

Everything is just harshing my mellow, Canine.
 


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