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February 28, 2007 7:35 AM   Subscribe


 
I think Gene/Rich is the same as the first 'two', sorry. But be sure to check out 'Wonder'.
posted by unSane at 7:44 AM on February 28, 2007


Yet more blind links to youtube. Wheeee!
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:45 AM on February 28, 2007


Links without explanatory text make the baby Jesus cry.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:54 AM on February 28, 2007


Context, motherf***er! Do you have any?!
posted by Pastabagel at 7:54 AM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah but they're good blind links, so thanks unsane.
posted by vronsky at 7:55 AM on February 28, 2007


^^^ paraphrasing pulp fiction - no offense intended
posted by Pastabagel at 7:55 AM on February 28, 2007


OK, I'll explain. They're all drummers doing drum solos, duets, trios etc. Some are battles. Gene Krupa is the father of the modern drumset. Animal is a muppet created by Jim Henson. Who knew Stevie Wonder played drums, huh? That one guy is playing a scholastic snare solo.

God, I want to give up living sometimes. You people.
posted by unSane at 7:59 AM on February 28, 2007


Oh, I get it, these are all drumming clips. Cool. How about this one - a bit more contemporary?
posted by Pastabagel at 8:00 AM on February 28, 2007


I'm in a good mood, so I'm not angry about the mystery links but that doesn't mean I approve.
posted by grimmelm at 8:01 AM on February 28, 2007


(And they are good clips, but would the words, "Drum solos, duets, trios, battles, and beyond . . ." have ruined the post?)
posted by grimmelm at 8:03 AM on February 28, 2007


OK, I'll explain.

There. Now that wasn't so hard was it?
posted by R. Mutt at 8:04 AM on February 28, 2007


When I saw Meat Beat Manifesto play live, they had their drummer battle with a number of videoed other drummers, including ANIMAL!

I'm surprised nobody mentioned this contraption.
posted by mkb at 8:13 AM on February 28, 2007


You could invent a never-before-imagined instrument tomorrow and Stevie Wonder would already know how to play it.
posted by ND¢ at 8:13 AM on February 28, 2007


Those were entertaining.
posted by serazin at 8:15 AM on February 28, 2007


Great stuff. Don't forget about Max and his Hi Hat.
posted by gwint at 8:17 AM on February 28, 2007


Buddy Rich was an awesome drummer. Also a bit verbally abusive, but still.
posted by maryh at 8:20 AM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


and this one
posted by vronsky at 8:21 AM on February 28, 2007


How did I miss that???

Fantastic.
posted by unSane at 8:21 AM on February 28, 2007


BASS SOLO
posted by soundofsuburbia at 8:22 AM on February 28, 2007


Cool find maryh. He curses just like he's playing the drums. Seriously, listen to the rhythms and percussive quality in those clips. neat!
posted by vronsky at 8:29 AM on February 28, 2007


That Stevie Wonder clip is f**king awesome.
posted by itchylick at 8:37 AM on February 28, 2007


That Stevie Wonder clip has me grinning like an idiot. Thanks for the links!
posted by maxwelton at 8:53 AM on February 28, 2007


OK, I'll explain.

Thank you. A simple comment about "Hey, check out this drum solos!" would have certainly caught my interest.

Cool links.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:08 AM on February 28, 2007


I thought you said "Gene".
posted by Wolfdog at 9:37 AM on February 28, 2007


Cool stuff. Also, I don't mind blind links so much as long as they aren't to Lemonparty, Goatse, Tubgirl, etc.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:38 AM on February 28, 2007


Ummm...as a more-casual visitor/commentator on MeFi, I may have missed lengthy discussions and debates on the topic...but why so many YouTube links? I like YouTube. YouTube is a great thing. But I know it exists. And there are YouTube aggregator sites.

Yeah, it's nice to present a themed set of YouTube links for easy consumption (although the lack of context or introduction nudges me away from clicking on all of them for an unspecified chunk of time out of my workday) but I just don't see the MeFi-ness of it all.

YouTube itself is a Best of the Web. Interesting videos are a subset thereof.
posted by the sobsister at 9:39 AM on February 28, 2007


No. No no nonononono. Shut up, already. We've been over this. Shut it.
posted by Evstar at 10:01 AM on February 28, 2007


YouTube itself is a Best of the Web. Interesting videos are a subset thereof.

This is more of a metatalk discussion, but I disagree with this notion. The same could be said for blogger.com, myspace, or deviantART-- each, like youtube, are huge aggregations of content, small parts of which can be "best of the web"

I think of posts like this more like little curated tours. A site that holds millions of videos (and adds 65,000 more a week I believe) can be accessed in a number of ways. You can go to the homepage and type something in the search box if you've got something in mind. You can watch the "most popular" vids, or you can have someone pick up on a interesting theme, sort through what's there, pick the best, and present them.

The current form of youtube, like napster before it, will likely not be around for that much longer. Posts like this are a great way to enjoy this surfeit of video history while it lasts.
posted by gwint at 10:07 AM on February 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I got it it right away. Saw most of them before, but still worth watching again.

Great post, unsane......
posted by peewinkle at 10:22 AM on February 28, 2007


Ginger
posted by MtDewd at 11:06 AM on February 28, 2007


Gee, "Evstar", most readers would have taken the prefatory remarks I made in my post as an indication that, actually, I didn't know that this discussion has apparently proceeded elsewhere for as long as the Trojan War raged.

But, hey, thanks for letting me know how you, y'know, feel in the form of that measured and eloquent response. All better now?
posted by the sobsister at 11:07 AM on February 28, 2007


Drum Solo. Drum Solo. Drum Solo. Not a Drum Solo.

What? No-context links are what all the kids are doing these days.
posted by Bluecoat93 at 11:16 AM on February 28, 2007


I don't want to sound like a twat but I deliberately didn't put in the Bonham/Baker kinds of 12-minute rawk drum solos because the Blakey/Krupa/Rich things seemed to have so much more life to them. Moon gets in by virtue of being, well, Moon. The snare kid made it in because of his deft moves and shoulderpads.

Next up: Gamelan.
posted by unSane at 12:42 PM on February 28, 2007


Next up: Gamelan.

Yes. Yes. YESSSSSSSSSS.
I'm eagerly awaiting this one.
posted by Dr-Baa at 1:17 PM on February 28, 2007


Nice Ian Dury reference in the title. Now that song is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day!
posted by malocchio at 1:29 PM on February 28, 2007


OK, I'll explain.

I liked the creativity of the post and the title better than an explanation.
posted by juiceCake at 5:54 PM on February 28, 2007


In general, nice selection of clips. I didn't think anyone needed context when the names were Gene, Gene/Rich, Gene/Lewis (although you might have written Gene/Buddy or Krupa/Rich to be somewhat consistent). My main gripe? Leading off with Moon, who barely deserves to be in that grouping, if that clip is any evidence. And it is.

Buddy Rich is dead. (I know, I just like hearing it.)
posted by klangklangston at 6:08 PM on February 28, 2007


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