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April 9, 2004 3:26 PM   Subscribe

Drum Solo. With no drums
posted by psychotic_venom (23 comments total)

 
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posted by psychotic_venom at 3:27 PM on April 9, 2004


That's incredible.

Where's he from? I want to buy him a kit.
posted by esch at 3:34 PM on April 9, 2004


Daaaaaammmmn. That was really good.

That's the famous kid from NYC that's been around for 10-15 years doing this, right? I don't remember him being that impressive.
posted by mathowie at 3:38 PM on April 9, 2004


i remember seeing this guy years ago, he was down in times square on a thursday night going nuts on those buckets, and there was a crowd of at least a hundred people watching him.
we hung out for about two hours watching him play. it was amazing.
iirc he was also in at least one music video that got played on mtv, but for the life of me i can't remember which one.
posted by dolface at 3:51 PM on April 9, 2004


I want to buy him a kit.

Theres an old adage that great art rises to the top no matter what tools the artist uses. In the hands of a pro a $5 pin hole camera can take better pictures than a $50,000 camera. It is all in how you use what you have. Sometimes fancy equipment just gets in the way, see how he uses his foot to move the jug to create endless variety of sound.
posted by stbalbach at 4:05 PM on April 9, 2004


There's a movie, title of which slips my mind at the moment, that has a young black kid doing exactly this. Maybe it's the same guy, I dunno. Bugging the hell out of me that I can't remember the film though. Woulda been late 80s/early 90s.
posted by dobbs at 4:37 PM on April 9, 2004


Very impressive.
posted by lazaruslong at 4:48 PM on April 9, 2004


There are a few folks running around the subway system doing this sort of stuff... There's some amazing talent underground... This guy generally hangs out over by the S at 42nd st.
posted by KnitWit at 5:14 PM on April 9, 2004


Sweeeeeet.
posted by thebabelfish at 6:01 PM on April 9, 2004


Excellent stuff. Thanks!
posted by bullitt 5 at 6:48 PM on April 9, 2004


A true talent.
posted by Ynoxas at 6:49 PM on April 9, 2004


dobbs: Are you thinking "Green Card"? There was a kid drumming a plastic bucket in the opening. Using IMDB, it turns out his name is Larry Wright, but that's all I can find.
posted by myopicman at 7:14 PM on April 9, 2004


This just makes me wish I lived in New York City.

Or, you know...anywhere but Clemson, South Carolina, where the closes thing you find to "underground talent" is a guy who figured out how to hide his KKK meetings in a basement.
posted by lazaruslong at 7:39 PM on April 9, 2004


Very rudimental too... which really makes it.
posted by Witty at 8:26 PM on April 9, 2004


Wow... Makes me find a new appreciation for my cheap Mexican guitar. Although I won't be adopting a milk-carton eukalay any time soon.
posted by Dark Messiah at 8:55 PM on April 9, 2004


He's no Buddy Rich . . .
posted by cinderful at 9:18 PM on April 9, 2004


myopicman, that's probably it. Couldn't remember which movie because Green Card was one I tried to forget.
posted by dobbs at 10:14 PM on April 9, 2004


Wasn't he in a madonna video?

Or, you know...anywhere but Clemson, South Carolina, where the closes thing you find to "underground talent" is a guy who figured out how to hide his KKK meetings in a basement.

Yep, that's a real funny stereotype, huh? Never heard that one before. People here will eat that crap up. I've never lived in south carolina, but I've known a few people who lived in the area, and they were pretty talented.

Besides, if you want 'underground' talent like this, new orleans is a lot closer and has a ton of it.
posted by justgary at 11:12 PM on April 9, 2004


If you like drums and drum solos....
posted by flatlander at 11:15 PM on April 9, 2004


Hey, have you heard about this group that plays South American Andes Mountain-style songs with Pan pipes and guitars in the subways of American cities?

Did you seen the mime when you went to Paris?

Surely you've heard of street drummers before?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:33 AM on April 10, 2004


it's brilliant how he simulates the sound and mechanics of the kick drum by lifting the "snare" bucket up on one side with his foot.
posted by mcsweetie at 5:38 AM on April 10, 2004


Wasn't he in a madonna video?

The "Secret" video, I believe.
posted by grabbingsand at 9:44 AM on April 10, 2004


fucking yes
posted by Satapher at 12:32 PM on April 10, 2004


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