I’m not a terrible drummer, but I’d say it would take about seven Steves to make one Dave Grohl.
With that said, this is my favorite song to play along to behind the kit; I think I’m about 75% of the way there. When considering my skill level and 50+ year old Japanese drum kit I should probably be satisfied with that, but I’m not. I want 100%. I’ll get there.
I met someone at the dog show She was holding my left arm But everyone was acting normal, so I tried to look nonchalant We both said, “I really love you” The Shriners loaned us cars We raced up and down the sidewalk twenty thousand million times
And if you wanna find me I’ll be out in the sandbox Just wondering where the hell all the love has gone. Playing my guitar and building castles in the sun And singing ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’
I’ve been listening to this song for nearly 20 years and I just noticed the somewhat impressive structure: Verse/Chorus/Verse/Chorus/Bridge 1/Chorus/Bridge 2*/Chorus/Verse/Outro
Also, how did they manage to get all those acoustic guitar tracks to be so crisp and distinct in the mix? Also, if that snare drum was tuned any higher only dogs would be able to hear it. Also, it’s totally normal to listen to one of the greatest Canadian bands of all time to celebrate American Thanksgiving.
You hate your current workplace and you don't even know it... yet.
You’ll realize it while reading this post by Steve Yegge about what it’s like to work at Google (Kirkland office).
Here’s just one tiny tidbit that struck me hard for obvious reasons:
Amazing True Story: One day I started getting jealous of this digital piano that people were playing every day. So I sent a nice email to someone in facilities asking if there was any chance we might be able to get a guitar. She said it sounded like a good idea and she promised to look into it.
A month went by, and I started to get a little sad, because I thought they were just not interested. But I sent her a little email and asked if there was any update. Just hoping, you know, against hope.
She told me: “Oh yeah, I’m sorry — I forgot to tell you. We talked it over with the directors, and we all decided the best thing to do was to build a music studio.”