Subject: Re: Apologies to all the high-IQ drummers... From: Peter Lennox <P.Lennox@xxxxxxxx> Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 11:29:28 +0100 List-Archive:<http://lists.mcgill.ca/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=AUDITORY>
Karen Carpenter - not a bad drummer, not a bad lead singer - could do both simultaneously... Dr Peter Lennox Director of Signal Processing and Applications Research Group (SPARG) School of Technology, Faculty of Arts, design and Technology University of Derby, UK e: p.lennox@xxxxxxxx t: 01332 593155 w: http://sparg.derby.ac.uk/SPARG/Staff_PLX.asp ________________________________________ From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Brian Gygi [bgygi@xxxxxxxx Sent: 08 August 2008 23:18 To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx Subject: Apologies to all the high-IQ drummers... I guess I should apologize to any members of this list who are or were drummers. I wasn't referring to any of you! I thought you would be used to this treatment - most of the best drummer jokes I know were told to me by drummers ("How do you get a drummer to slow down - put music in front of him!"). I do agree with the point that several posters have made that the skills involved in being a drummer are likely quite different from those involved in other instruments - which may be one reason why drummers who are also lead singers are relatively rare. But in response to what a previous poster wrote, if a singer can't get all the words of a song out in time, you don't change the tempo of the song midstream (which sounds terrible) - you get a new singer. Which reminds of another joke: how do you know if a singer's at your door? They don't know when to come in and they can't find the key.