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YouTube Clip of the Week: Zappa vs. Schwinn

June 9, 2010 8:18 pm in Concert, Drumset by Andrew Tamulynas

Frank Zappa appeared on the Steve Allen show in 1963 to perform an improvised piece for bicycle, "pre-recorded electric noises" and orchestra. Although his spot on the show was clearly intended as comedic relief, it's interesting to wonder if this kind of performance would be perceived differently today.

YouTube Gem: The Art of Showmanship

May 28, 2010 4:35 pm in Drumset by Andrew Tamulynas

Everyone loves a little stick trick now and then, but isn't there a limit to how far one should take the art of showmanship? At some point, shouldn't you say to yourself, "Okay, I should reel it in a little bit here"?

YouTube Clip of the Day

October 23, 2009 12:50 pm in Drumset by mark wessels

This is a really funny clip of Bill Cosby on the Dick Cavitt show in 1973. In it, he describes his drumming career and an attempt to sit in with Sonny Stitt playing Cherokee. I think anyone who has tried unsuccessfully to play a very fast jazz chart can relate to Bill's experience!