Tuesday, January 01, 2008


So, last night we started talking about drummers. We started talking about them because Craig Ferguson had Bob Spitz on his show (of course the show was like 2 years old--he was talking about how the new year wouldn't start for a few weeks if you were Chinese and it was going to be the year of the dog, and we all know what we are currently in the year of the pig, ergo the show had to be from December '05). Anyhow, Bob Spitz is the guy that wrote the Beatles' Biography. So, of course there was talk about Ringo. And more specifically about how he was a pretty mediocre drummer (from a drummer's standpoint).

I then said something about how since it seems that for a band to be considered "good" you have to have good guitarists, and drummers can be taken out of the equation. [Aside] don't ever say this to a drummer. [/Aside]

Of course this started the conversation about drummers. And more specifically that I don't know drummers for bands. Except for Travis Barker (Blink-182/Aquabats), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), and Ringo Starr (Beatles).

Then, the quizzing started:

Who is Ginger Baker (not that he's necessarily a good drummer, just that he's famous)?
Who is the drummer for Tool?
And the drummer for Weather Report?
And surely you must know the drummer for Rush!

And I didn't know. At all. The only thing I could think of was "Keith Moon?" and even then, I had no idea who he was.

[Aside] That sound you hear? That's all you dear readers blustering "what? how could she not know who GINGER BAKER IS?" [/Aside]

So then, dear readers, Do you know the answer to any of the above questions? and I'll give you a hint, Keith Moon is not an answer. Though you get extra credit if you can tell me which band he was in. The only rule: No looking up the answers on the internet.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year.


Jon said...

Ginger Baker - makes spicy cookies
Drummer for Tool - some tool
Drummer for Weather Report - Willard Scott
Drummer for Rush - Mr. Limbaugh does his own drumming, thank you.

Keith Moon - Greatest Rock and Roll Drummer Ever! Played for the group on First.

Ross said...

Happy New Year! I had no idea who any of the above were, or why they're famous, save for Keith Moon, who rocks.