Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Bank holidays and drummer jokes , ahh the memories !

Its the annual August bank holiday marathon , the time when I say bye to the wife and kids for the weekend and play some killer tunes to unsuspecting party goers. The whole thing can be very exhausting especially for drummers who are the hardest working members of any band .Can you imagine my little arms come Tuesday morning , they felt like they'd been stretched on the rack, my knuckles are dragging on the ground. I felt like king Kong with a head ache and probably smelt like him too !

On the road, guys in the band went through their considerable back catalogue of drummer jokes again, which I fully appreciate , here's the best-

What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A drummer 
How can you tell a drummer's at the door? The knocking speeds up. 
What do you call a drummer that breaks up with his girlfriend? Homeless. 
What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A drummer

Anyway for anybody who thinks drumming is easy check this out !

 the gigs
19th August Manpals 50th Bar 5 Derby
We don't tend to play locally ,so were pleased to receive this booking from an lovely chap called Manpal .Our hosts were very generous and looked after everyone superbly. I thought they might object to our song-list as there is a severe lack of Bangra ,but to my surprise they all enjoyed themselves immensely. Hoorah !

21st Aug Melbourne House
So nice of Robbie Savage to turn up to Anna's wedding at least we thought it was Robbie Savage? Anyway when we arrived we were told the neighbours had been on the dog and bone to complain about the noise on Saturday nights. Apparently they had been stood on the other side of the fence with a decibel metre. Now I lead quite a boring life but even I've got better things to do on Saturday nights than stand in my garden waving things around. Anyway we kept the volume down and I think everyone was happy .

21st August 2010 Morley Haze wedding
Now golf clubs tend to fill me with dread , the rooms are usually very mod , heavily carpeted etc . Not good for live music at all . To my surprise Morley Haze was very good though . A nice wooden floor and a buffet to die for . Anyway proceedings went well despite lots of children running around. Sunday weddings are always subdued as everyone has to get up for work on Tuesday.

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