Same video twice....This is not my best material so don't judge, just grooving with the song on the TV last night while I cleaned up shop on 2k, haha. Just bored and kind of venting to my musician friends.
My friends have always told me to slow down when I perform. They say that because most people are unable to digest the more complicated patterns, let alone quickly. I end up trying to satiate the musician's ear, as well as my own palate, and the average listener gets caught in the crossfire.
Reminds me of a story my dad told me when I was little....."a pianist was coming to nashville to perform. He was rated the best pianist in the world by all of his peers and fellow musicians, not some internet poll. (This was the 70's) I couldn't believe that I was going to be lucky enough to see him play, so I bought a couple of tickets immediately, scared they would sell out if I waited. Now flash forward to the night of the show. We walk in, and the first thing I noticed is that it was conpletely empty! Maybe 20 or 30 people in a room that could seat 10x that. I couldn't even believe my eyes." Point being, this guy was the fucking best IN THE WORLD, rated by other people that play the same instrument professionally. No one even knew about it, or cared if they did. But did he care? Nope. He was going to keep molding himself and being the best that he could be. Regardless of recognition, or fame, or money. Just a beautiful passion for what he loves to do, play the piano......
.....It's so sad that so much media has to be watered down in order to sound/read/look tasteful to the general public and generate revenue.....This was not all to say I'm too good to slow down, I probably should, just taking you from thought to thought.
After thinking about all of this I decided to turn the time to .5x for shits and gigs, and honestly, the second half-time video is groovy as hell. Blew my mind that I could still nod my head to it...Sounds like a A$AP Rocky beat or something, or maybe trippy/trancey glitchhop. 😂 "Percussion isn't about the timing a beat correctly, it's about making sure the spaces between your beats are perfect." - a wise instructor of mine in high school.