Girls Love Drum Solos Too!

J03y's picture

I saw this video on YouTube and had to share it. Girls get looked down on for playing the drums but I think she did a good job. She's influenced by one of my favorites, Neil Peart from Rush, not a bad thing.

Plus, she's got a sense of humor!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5qdupm90e4

Thanks-Joey

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jeff's picture

hehe...

I was going to mention how you enjoy repeating and debunking stereotypes, being a gay metal fan promoting the equally rare female drummer (when there's no proof either are rare).

But since the video is of a boy named Luke, that became impossible...

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

J03y's picture

Well......

Sorry, I posted the wrong link. That's what I get for having 20 tabs open at the same time!

I posted a new journal with the right link. I wanted to keep this one open because of what you said about me wanting to shatter stereotypes. I know there's female drummers (most of them could whoop my butt playing too!) but they just seem to be a rarity in metal?

I really want to shatter stereotypes because they just close people mind and serve no real purpose. I think when I talk about my family I'm going to (possibly?) surprise some people. Since I don't like cliffhangers I'll just say it:

We're ex-Amish.

I feel better now. Believe it or not that's the first time I've ever written those words.

I really like it here, this is just what I needed in my life! Thanks for the support : )

Joey

MaddieJoy's picture

Amish?

Sexy ;)
You should post about that--I've always wondered what it would be like to live without technology. I could barely survive a night at Pioneer Farms!

jeff's picture

Well...

They may be underrepresented in the drumming community, but that is different from being a stereotype. It's similar to when people say there should be more people of color in acting roles on TV and in movies. It is the difference between ability and opportunity. But it doesn't make it a stereotype that black people can't act, or that girls can't drum, only that they aren't given the same opportunity. Of course, most bands are a group of friends who get together and play, and somehow they become popular, so it isn't quite the same as the acting example, as most bands aren't put together through some audition process, etc.

Ex-Amish is cool. Will be interesting to hear why you rumspringa'd out of there at some point.

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles

anarchist's picture

You might like this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m--Vu7LNJa0

From my favorite EP ever. (It's free on their Bandcamp.)

anarchist's picture

Metal isn't really associated with masculinity anymore.

Especially not when bands like Asking Alexandria are considered metal, which I think have mostly female fans. Most nerds and geeks are now metalheads, too. Get in the 21st century, Jeff.

jeff's picture

Umm...

What point of mine are you supposedly refuting? I'm saying there are no stereotypes, everyone can do whatever they want.

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"You don't know you're beautiful." - Harry Styles