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March 29, 2013 11:43 PM   Subscribe

Yeah, I think we could say that Avery Molek is a pretty good drummer, you know, for a six year old.
posted by flapjax at midnite (29 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm getting shin-splints just watching him work the dual bass pedals on "Hot For Teacher." Kid's got chops, for sure.

Guessing dad might be a drummer as well?
posted by ShutterBun at 11:52 PM on March 29, 2013


Kids damn good. For a six year old or a 26 year old or a 66 year old.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 12:15 AM on March 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Holy.... What the
posted by armoir from antproof case at 12:31 AM on March 30, 2013


As he is six years old he already has more mental capacity than most drummers!
posted by mightygodking at 12:36 AM on March 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


jeez

\m/
posted by dabug at 12:43 AM on March 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


I thought only Japanese six year-old girls were allowed to do this.
posted by bardic at 12:50 AM on March 30, 2013


holy cow the cute
posted by maggieb at 1:39 AM on March 30, 2013


Hot For Teacher is amazing.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:45 AM on March 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


Here's the son of a friend of mine, who was 9 at the time, playing drums to the Mario tune at "Estonia's Got Talent" show.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 2:15 AM on March 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


He holds the sticks way too close to the end #nitpick
posted by unSane at 3:40 AM on March 30, 2013


I love this guy! He makes great rock faces when he gets into it, perfectly complemented by the "I got this and am moving on" face. Fun post!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:11 AM on March 30, 2013


He holds the sticks way too close to the end #nitpick

Maybe he needs to just for the extra reach? ::shrug::
posted by Foosnark at 5:34 AM on March 30, 2013


His right wrist is a little turned over, but otherwise his technique is lovely. He's not holding the sticks too close to the end: where to hold them depends on the weight and balance of the stick, and the fact that he can do a one-handed ruff coming in off one of the Hot for Teacher breaks shows he's fine with the sticks he's using.
posted by hawthorne at 5:42 AM on March 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


The kid just looks so damned happy as well. Nice.
posted by kinetic at 5:51 AM on March 30, 2013 [3 favorites]


I've often wondered how many of these pint-sized prodigies grow out of these "amazing rock musicianship" phases and become Skrillex fans by their mid-teens.
posted by spoobnooble II: electric bugaboo at 6:00 AM on March 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


OK, if we're doing the awesome single link musical YouTubes, I just saw this
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:41 AM on March 30, 2013


PeterMcDermott, we've already got that covered.

And I love this kid. Especially when he's in his KISS get-up.
posted by paisley sheep at 6:53 AM on March 30, 2013


Man, I love stuff like this. Reminds me of The Mini Band.
posted by jbickers at 7:12 AM on March 30, 2013


I think it's funny that almost every commenter for the linked video takes the time to bitchslap Lars Ulrich. Hahahaha! ::snerk::

Somebody introduce this child to Steve Gadd.

Can you imagine this kid at 8 or 9 finessing it like Gadd does in Aja? Or have that awesome martial thing going like in 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover?
posted by droplet at 7:52 AM on March 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've often wondered how many of these pint-sized prodigies grow out of these "amazing rock musicianship" phases and become Skrillex fans by their mid-teens.

Well it appears that he's playing the music his teacher liked, so at some point he's going to wake up and discover new things. The important thing is that he's developing musicianship.
posted by jimmythefish at 9:11 AM on March 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I only watched 1 second of this video and was screaming, "Take those earphones off that kid?" Are you fucking crazy, he'll be deaf by the time he's 20.
posted by charlesminus at 11:26 AM on March 30, 2013


You'd rather he play drums with his ears completely unprotected?
posted by ShutterBun at 11:42 AM on March 30, 2013


They aren't earphones, they're ear defenders.
posted by unSane at 12:19 PM on March 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sure don't like the music a bit, but the boy is amazing. Maybe a drummer from a previous life, who knows?
posted by nostrada at 1:10 PM on March 30, 2013


This kid's gonna be a monster when he grows up.
posted by TheRedArmy at 3:12 PM on March 30, 2013


It really makes me uncomfortable that people pimp their kids out like this, but it seems to be the way things are now.

He is pretty good though, and may be a fine musician one day. You never know how that’s going to play out.
posted by bongo_x at 5:23 PM on March 30, 2013


Is there anyway he can replace Lars, like... now? He's a better drummer, cuter, taller, and I'm guessing at 6 there's still hope he doesn't grow up to as big an ass as Lars. Sign that kid up.
posted by justgary at 6:52 PM on March 30, 2013


Match grip?
posted by bonefish at 11:35 PM on March 30, 2013


Match grip?

Seems a perfect moment to visit ol' Buddy on his tour bus, don'tcha think?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:44 PM on March 30, 2013


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