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Music For One Apartment And Six Drummers

Posted this a long time ago but it’s worth revisiting – rather than a random Youtube clip it’s actually an award winning Swedish film by Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson called Music for one apartment and six drummers.

Got your popcorn? Good. Enjoy…

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Music In Simian Motion

Working with me (on drums) requires an unreasonable tolerance for chaos. Strange how that contrasts with my composer gig, which is autistically meticulous. When I get on my drums I’m not the urbane but brisk professional anymore. I’m a hairy-assed silverback swinging through the trees.

Stewart Copeland: Strange Things Happen p. 262

Stewart Copeland puts the cause of drummer equality back a hundred years by comparing percussionists to gorillas.

Seriously though, I just finished reading Stewart’s book and found it very entertaining. He has a way with words and a great store of anecdotes. Playing in school fundraiser supergroup The Grateful Dads with Gene Simmons and Steve Stills, drumming inside a lion cage and getting Rage Against The Machine to group hug while singing Kumbaya, it’s never boring!

Here’s some classic Copeland

Other free songs by Matt Blick

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Free Music Fun

What do you do when your drummer gets raptured?

Just carry on.

 

Random thoughts (a la Matt Redmond)

1) It’s OK he’s still smiling.
2) Boy I hope that song has some doctrinal content in the verses
3) I’m sure this freebie from Sovereign Grace does (free mp3 download of Hail the Day)

Related Posts: Sovereign Grace stuff

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Nameless and Awesome

Hope this brightens your day a little – have a good one…

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Machine Music Video

Is this the ultimate driving song?

This video from American actor and director Julian Smith(a full-time maker of viral videos) takes a little while to get it’s groove on so be patient and you’ll be rewarded with a ‘banging’ tune.

The Ridiculant saw it first
Related Posts: Tubthumping
Music for Six Drummer and an Apartment
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Wed News & Links

Future gear, fancy drummin’, loops, lists, & gritty rappin’

Bob Kauflin has a helpful song list on the second coming
and another on the resurrection.

If you use loops in your worship band Kyle Campos of Our Rising Sound can produce them for you. For example, check out his band playing God Of This City live. You can also get lots of loops from his site for whatever you want to donate.

Streets Of New YorkDJ Official feat. J.A.Z. & Magellan

You want to see amazingly sychronized highly flammable, yet curiously effeminent mock sword fighting drummers? You got it!

And finally, I gotta get me one of these…

I particularly like the Creative Difference Engine & Decade Selector.

The Future of music book saw it first

Related Posts: more links

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More Mutemath

Here’s a few more MM treats

Backfire live on the David Letterman show

The Nerve live in Tokyo

Sharing a stage with Paul Meany is dangerous – and the poor roadie was only trying to help…

Darren King – Gaffa tape & 100% commitment…

Covering Ray Charles’ Baby What I Say…mucho funky

Are you sure you don’t want to buy Armistice?

Zach saw some of it first

Related Posts: Armistice review part one & part two

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The Amazing Tony Royster Jnr (Aged 11)

Tony Royster Jnr entered the Guitar Center National Drum-Off competition Hollywood in 1995 aged 11 (not 12 as was announced) and won. This is his performance…

Where is he now? Well, though he still has time to jam on other people’s drumkits sadly, like many of us, he been forced to get a day job

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Street Musicians

Tubthumping

The world is full of amazing, but unknown, musicians. Here’s one more…

 

How come it never sounded this good when I played on my mum’s pots and pans?

Related Posts: Drummers are NOT to be trusted

[Tom Porritt saw it first].

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Houston? No Problem!

By the time this post goes live my former workmate Rob Maddison, should be getting ready to take the stage at Glastonbury with his band Spaceship Are Cool.

Rob recently wrote an article for The Guardian newspaper about adjusting to life in a wheelchair after a spinal tumour left him paralysed from the chest down. However his music career is going from strength to strength (as the Glasto-gig proves) and he still manages to find time to play drums in a second band Yunioshi.

How does he do that? Glad you asked…

If you head over the the Spaceship’s website you can download an exclusive free track Closer Than You Think. It’s a heartwarming slice of sunny sci-fi instrumental pop fuzziness.

Good luck Rob!