Friday, May 20, 2005

Singing Drummers

My radio just woke me up to Don Henley singing In the Long Run. Singing drummers amaze me. Don Henley, Levon Helm, Phil Collins, Dave Clark, how do you do that?

15 comments:

Jen T. (that's me) said...

The drummer is the lead vocalist in Brian's band, too. It's crazy. How do they remember all of their stuff and sing???

Lorna said...

I think it's all the sex and drugs---although if that were the case, I could drum, sing and dance at the same time, except I'm a little busy with the grandchildren at the moment.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

haha, funny, because none of the guys in brian's band do drugs! :) they're all very good Catholic boys. :)

Anonymous said...

Well that explains why I keep running into walls and cant walk and chew gum lately. Maybe I should start doing drugs and stop the celibacy attempt.

Baby sis

John Norton said...

I agree, I can't play anything more than simple, even-beat stuff on guitar and sing to it at the same time. I remember the very first time I tried to sing to something I was playing, and everything just collapsed...I was so depressed! But at least I can play guitar standing up now...it took a long time to get the hang of that.

But yes, singing drummers = WHOA

LG said...

What! Is drumming supposed to be some kind of talent? Waving your arms around and kicking your feet? Most drummers I ever knew didn't even consider them selves to be musicians. Can you drum your fingers and hum? Can you count to 4? Fine, you're a drummer.

Le laquet said...

I think they drink plenty of cuervo! I wouldn't have the co-ordination for it!!

p.s. A mention, because I read you every morning! http://laquet.blogspot.com/2005/05/in-order.html

Larry Jones said...

I'm gonna assume lg is kidding, and I make fun of drummers, too. But a drummer who can keep a beat and play the drums like a musical instrument is pure gold. If they sing like Levon Helm, it's heaven on earth.

Crazy Like A Fox said...

I am always amazed by multi-talented people. I have a cousin who started out playing the drums, then took up the guitar, then the piano. He can even play the fiddle and he has a very nice singing voice too. Way too much talent for one person.

Laurie said...

Jen T - I've definitely got to take a road trip with you sometime to go see them.

Lorna - Ah, sex and drugs. Good times, good times.

Jen T - That's sweet but I bet they still rock!

Baby sis - Try one, then the other, then both at the same time. Like a naughty science experiment.

John N. - Congratulations on the playing standing up! It's much cooler that way. Rock on.

LG - I bet a drummer stole one of your girlfriends before, didn't he?

Le Laquet - Cuervo is the answer for everything. At least until the next morning, then it's the question: Why the f**k did I drink so much Cuervo?

Larry - Levon is the best. I just get chills every time I heara him sing.

Crazy - I used to play the clarinet. I wouldn't know where to begin now, though. I always wanted to be able to sing. I guess I'll settle for semi-intelligent.

LG said...

No. No drummer ever stole anything or anyone from me, but I did lose a fairly loose and fun one to Mickey Gilleys guitar player about 25 years ago. OK... let me explain drumming: tap your foot - now clap your hands. Congratulations! Here's your sticks. I liked Earl Thomas Conley, he's from the era when country singers all had three names; Michael Martin Murphey, Jim Ed Brown, Moe Larry Curley.

Zina said...

Lots of drugs.

london cokehead said...

Any kid who has a tendancy to Hit things a lot , then want's to sing about it is pretty dam scary in my book ...

Drummer are insane , period !! , I've toured the world with a few ... O dear !!!

They hit things !!!

A lot !!

Laurie said...

Zina - They do seem to implode more often than other band members.

London Cokehead - I can tell you speak from experience. Be careful out there.

Laurie said...

LG - That was hilarious! "Here's your sticks." Hahahaha! Sorry about the chick at Gilley's. And, I have three words for you: John Michael Montgomery. Yummy.