Wow, thanks for posting that. I had not seen it. It's now a new favorite of mine.W&A Player said:This video (short film) has been posted here before. However, if you've never seen it, please give it a look. This is a "feel good" drummer movie that is not just about being a musician. Sadly, the featured drummer Dave Ratajczak passed away from cancer in October of 2014. He was a highly respected and in demand Broadway and recording session player. I sent the link to friends that included some who were not in the music business. Everyone said that they liked what they saw.....some loved it.
I gotta agree, a spoiler alert note in the tread title would have been nice.equipmentdork said:Not for nothing, but a spoiler alert would have been nice.I finally saw Whiplash on TV today. Horrible sadistic, foul mouthed a..hole a teacher? Trying to drive people to become "the greatest" with no regard for collateral damage? The suicide of a successful "ex student" that doesn't' deter his style? A talented young drummer driving himself to be "the best", not the best he can be for the love of music or his instrument. Fletcher sabotaging his big chance, not to "push him to greatness" but as an act of revenge, then a final collaboration in the big solo with happy faces at the end? Or was is Fletcher's big gamble that the kid would come back? Was this movie supposed to be inspirational? I don't get it. Glad I didn't pay for this. I'll take YouTube.
And, you know, dodging or blocking. Who can't do that? I told my dentist no shots for the deep cleaning, but he didn't get, or forgot the memo. When I saw that syringe cross the oral threshold, my midichlorians kicked in, time slowed down, and I instantly but gently took his wrist and reversed its course. I think the anesthetic squirt landed on the hygenist. Sorry, dude. I did specify that though.if this guy slapped me like that he'd be eating through a straw for quite some time.