Bonham in polka dot socks rocks.
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8 year old Yoyoka Soma's entry for the Hit Like A Girl Contest: Good Times, Bad Times. posted by Lutoslawski (37 comments total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
 
How she's doing those triplets on the kick drum when she can barely reach the pedal is beyond me...
posted by kuanes at 4:40 AM on June 12 [6 favorites]


So many times, kids in the "prodigy making music" videos look like somebody is holding their puppy hostage off-camera. Not this kid. She looks like she's having a freaking blast. Totally loose and grooving, happy to be there.

I love how she has to stand up to choke the crash.
posted by uncleozzy at 4:51 AM on June 12 [34 favorites]


There is no More Cowbell.
posted by nicwolff at 5:27 AM on June 12 [1 favorite]


Ladies and gentleman, reincarnation is confirmed. This is John Bonham.
posted by Increase at 5:46 AM on June 12 [6 favorites]


Besides all that, I love how she keeps hitting the cymbal to her right without so much as a glance at it.
posted by Gelatin at 6:05 AM on June 12 [2 favorites]


My new fave drumming move is this dual-crash-cymbals-behind-your-head thing
posted by thelonius at 6:09 AM on June 12 [4 favorites]


Holy crap!
posted by carter at 6:13 AM on June 12


Oh man. Genuine tears of joy. Love Bonham, love that song, and she fucking nails it to the wall.
posted by quinndexter at 6:18 AM on June 12 [3 favorites]


Holyfuckingshit!
How can that not be one of the tags? Damn but hot damn that was beautiful.
posted by From Bklyn at 7:32 AM on June 12


That girl is metal as fuck and I want to give her at least six puppies to play with
posted by middleclasstool at 7:34 AM on June 12 [5 favorites]


That was awesome.
posted by droplet at 7:36 AM on June 12


I love the giggle at the end!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 7:46 AM on June 12 [6 favorites]


This is great. I have a new thing to trot out next time my friends dump on me for listening to Led Zeppelin.
posted by lagomorphius at 7:49 AM on June 12


If she's metal, she needs kittens.
posted by wotsac at 8:03 AM on June 12


Added to the list of videos I will NOT be showing to my 7yo daughter...
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 8:05 AM on June 12 [1 favorite]


next time my friends dump on me for listening to Led Zeppelin

I'll be honest, I don't really care for Zep (the wailing, oh god the wailing), but Bonham's drumming was just so, so good. To take such busy, out-there playing and make it so deeply groovy is incredible. And this kid nails it.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:09 AM on June 12 [3 favorites]


Not usually a Zep fan. Happy to make this a caveat.
posted by Dillionaire at 8:26 AM on June 12


So much fun!
posted by Gorgik at 8:38 AM on June 12


This is wonderful.
posted by minsies at 8:40 AM on June 12


Holy shit. She's mastered John Bonham's drum triplets. And she's having a blast doing it.
posted by tallmiddleagedgeek at 8:47 AM on June 12 [2 favorites]


Was having a bad day and feeling pretty glum but holy shit that was the most soul-cheering thing I've watched in a long time. That kid rules.
posted by the phlegmatic king at 8:54 AM on June 12 [4 favorites]


Goddammit, I really needed to use my face later for work and now I can't because IT'S MELTED OFF.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:27 AM on June 12 [6 favorites]


Those triplets. And she's just... bouncing with glee. Also, sometimes she's standing up because she can't reach the cymbal to choke it. But sometimes she's just so excited that she's just bouncing up off the stool.

My son and daughter have both recently started drum lessons. My son is enjoying it, I suppose, but he's not really feeling the drums, I don't think. He likes the idea of drums. I think, down the road, he's going to end up taking up bass.

My daughter, though, is really loving it. You can tell when they love it, because you don't have to remind them to practice. She does it all on her own. She's not quite up to Bonham yet, but I think she'll get there.
posted by curiousgene at 9:49 AM on June 12 [7 favorites]


I'll be honest, I don't really care for Zep (the wailing, oh god the wailing), but Bonham's drumming was just so, so good. To take such busy, out-there playing and make it so deeply groovy is incredible. And this kid nails it.

If you'd just like the Bonham and none of the rest.
posted by lagomorphius at 9:49 AM on June 12


Tears of joy. That giggle at the end made it. Well, that and the virtuosity.
posted by mondo dentro at 10:13 AM on June 12


No I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying.
posted by slogger at 10:33 AM on June 12


OH MY STARS THAT GIGGLE AT THE END
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:03 AM on June 12 [3 favorites]


15 years from now I'll be listening to some new tunes, and I'll think to myself, "holy shit, who is that ANIMAL on the drums?" and then I'll realize it's little Yoyoka all growed up.

Honestly, there are a few parts of getting older that really are genuinely fun. That's one of them.
posted by klanawa at 11:07 AM on June 12 [5 favorites]


How she's doing those triplets on the kick drum when she can barely reach the pedal is beyond me...

Modern chain’n’spring kick pedals are ridiculously jumpy, and will kind of just do that quick one-footed double-kick thing on their own, particularly if you’re light-footed. I’m honestly more impressed by the solid quarter notes.

(I really mourn my old kick pedal with a simple leather strap. That thing did what it was told.)
posted by Sys Rq at 11:24 AM on June 12 [3 favorites]


Sugoi! This is why I drum, cos I get the same grin when it all comes together.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 11:43 AM on June 12


How she's doing those triplets on the kick drum when she can barely reach the pedal is beyond me...

She can reached the pedal just fine, it looks like she is barely touching it because how you use heel and toe and twist your ankle to pull off triplets without using a double pedal. [yt video on technique]
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:29 PM on June 12


You have a busy day, getting things dragged forward, against the forces of ineptitude, and it takes a toll.

Starting at 00:45 of this video I was feeling a lot better, watching someone truly enjoy what they were doing.

I'm good for a little while more now. Thanks, kid, keep kicking out the jams.
posted by dglynn at 1:29 PM on June 12 [2 favorites]


The kids will save us.
posted by How the runs scored at 2:02 PM on June 12


If you'd just like the Bonham and none of the rest.

LOL I half thought that was just going to be Moby Dick.
posted by juv3nal at 2:11 PM on June 12 [6 favorites]


Please let there be more footage of Yoyoka!
posted by AJaffe at 11:55 AM on June 13


Why yes, yes there is!
posted by progosk at 3:41 PM on June 13 [4 favorites]




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