Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

Lunchtime epiphany du jour

Got back to my office with a mess o' sushi, plugged in the headphones, and started listening to the Melvins' Night Goat. I'm no air guitar player - normally I just sing along at the top of my lungs. Of course, singing Melvins songs at top volume is emphatically Not A Good Idea in virtually any office environment I'm familiar with, so I decided to try playing drums along with Dale Crover, which I don't think I've done before.

What I learned is simple: I have absolutely no idea how drummers do it. Damn, that's hard. All of the instruments I know how to play only require two hands: saxophone, bass guitar, piano - they're all easy enough. Yeah, you can add a little bit of pedal action on the piano, but come on - that doesn't really require much thought. Drumming, though? Ouch. I just can't get my foot to do the bass drum in a different pattern than the snare, etc. - forget it.

This of course led me to download a certain Chris Cunningham video [requires Google Video Player]. I'll let that speak for itself.

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