So this [movie trailer] looks interesting

mhardy6647

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My son just shared this with me. My apologies if everyone on Planet Earth already knew about this but me...

The (great) British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf once postulated an alternative universe in which Ringo was a good drummer ;)
This movie depicts a slightly different alternative universe.

 

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The (great) British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf once postulated an alternative universe in which Ringo was a good drummer;)
This movie depicts a slightly different alternative universe.
I'd argue that Ringo was a good drummer (still is, last I checked). He knew what his role was supposed to be (keeping the beat, staying out of the way and in the pocket) and didn't complain. His brief drum solo on side two of Abbey Road showed that he could do a lot more, but chose not to.

He's sort of like Stewart Copland in that regard (a brilliant drummer who was never flashy, just always did exactly the right thing).

Either way, that movie looks like it could be pretty funny. Thanks for sharing, Mark!
 
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My son just shared this with me. My apologies if everyone on Planet Earth already knew about this but me...

The (great) British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf once postulated an alternative universe in which Ringo was a good drummer;)
This movie depicts a slightly different alternative universe.

Only a good drummer, rather then the brilliant drummer he was in this universe?
 

mhardy6647

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Hey, I was quoting Red Dwarf, OK?!?!

:)

I think Ringo was a very professional drummer -- and a great Mr. Conductor.
I mean, George Carlin was good, but Ringo was great.

 

mhardy6647

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There was - as I recall - a really interesting web post at some point where they'd studied Ringo's playing very carefully, and noticed a consistent and subtle pattern to his playing ever so slightly ahead of or behind the beat to add tension or drama to the song. The kind of thing you cannot do with a drum machine.

Lemme see if I can find it...
 

mhardy6647

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Speaking of drumming and mathematics... well...
statistically, here is one great British drummer, on the average.

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;)

I like Ringo -- I've been a Beatles fanboy since the mid-1960s.
 

mhardy6647

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And while I'm going all Ringo, I thought this was good fun.

That was incredible.
I didn't realize he was left handed!?!
How the heck did I miss that? Oh, he's like Jorma Kaukonen... who is also left-handed :)


Now might be a good time to say that Ringo's tour de force is the drumming on Tomorrow Never Knows. I didn't realize how similar the drum pattern on Ticket to Ride was to it. I think I've rhapsodized on Tomorrow Never Knows before -- it is an incredible song, like it got beamed back to 1966 from the future... and, with the technology available to them George Martin and the boys reassembled it using their wits and EMI's four track. Sort of like St. John watching the Revelation and describing it, as best he could, with his First Century AD fisherman's vocabulary and education. :)
 
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