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Thursday, December 23, 2010

nas x j.dilla

i enjoyed this project quite a bit.

Ten Completely Amazing Child Drummers

Playing any musical instrument well takes years of practice, but there’s something especially challenging about mastering the drums. Perhaps it is having to develop four-limb independence–for most grownups, after years of becoming reliant on our dominant hand, it’s nearly impossible to learn how to do four things at the same time.

Children are said to have better rhythm skills than adults. They love to dance and move whenever they hear a beat. This might be part of the reason why some kids learn to excel on the drums at a very early age. There’s something fascinating, wonderful, and totally demoralizing about seeing someone under age 10 playing better than I could ever dream to.

Here are ten young drummers that make me want to quit drumming altogether.

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meanest man contest “partially smart”

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10 legendary bassists and bass solos

For most rock bands, singers and guitarists get the majority of the spotlight. The bassist is usually pushed to the back, keeping the groove with a drummer who can hardly be seen behind the drumset.

But once in a while a bassist comes along with the skill and personality that forces him to the front of the stage. When that happens, look out!

Here are TEN kings of the four-string everyone should know about. Some of these guys are groovy, some of them are fast. Some think they’re guitarists, and a lot of them like to slap and pop. But one thing they all have in common: it’s fun to watch them play.

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new superhumanoids music out today!

superhumanoids has a new digital 7″ out today, and it’s great. the group continues to mature and has perfected a blend of melodic indie rock and electronic production that i really love. download “contemporary individual” and “dangerous strangers” for free at the .

erwin brautigam quintett

a german rap song inspired by “rapper’s delight”
erwin brautigam quintett “dim the light”

the vibrations

the-vibrations-frontsoul version of the allman bros classic
the vibrations “midnight rider” (1972)

the monochrome set

Monochrome Set - Love Zombies -mildly funky, cheeky pop song in the vein of orange juice. for more in about the band.
the monochrome set “apocalypso” (1981)

john & beverly martyn

Stormbringer_jbmartinhead noddin’ folk rock with big drums and piano
john & beverly martyn “john the baptist” (1970)


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