Which is more difficult: drums or standup comedy? In comedy, there's nothing to hide behind. And people aren't judging your skill on an instrument - they're judging your personality. Of course, you don't have to learn a whole new language.
Bill Burr makes the comparison easy. He's not just one of the best standups of his time. He also plays the drums. Game, set, match.
"Be that as it may, what does a comedian who knows his way around a set of drums have to do with a drum channel dedicated to deconstructing the best drummers on Earth?"
Good question. Hence the technicality. This isn't a lesson about Bill's drumming per se. I'm sure he's excellent. I've never seen him play. Rather, it's a lesson inspired by Bill, and dedicated to two of his favorite drummers: Phil Rudd and John Bonham. Even so, isn't is a departure from my usual fusion-nerdy repertoire? Yes, but in a way that lets me get Back to Basics and talk about the foundational issues to the channel for a change: playing clean, playing in time, etc. And here's an open secret: making Back in Black feel great isn't easy.
Also, growth hacking. I'm hoping Bill will see this. Hey Bill!
In the next couple of weeks, I think you're going to be very satisfied with the offerings of the channel. Sorry to be cryptic.
For the comments, what non-drum or non-music sources do you draw inspiration from?
See you next week, and get After It!