Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Washing Machine Drummer

Here's another post about a drummer. This time it's a washing machine. This video went viral almost a year ago, but I just saw it, and I had to post it here.

Synthgear hosted a remix contest last August. The best mixer got a copy of Ableton Live.

Here's Rodney Anonymous of the Dead Milkmen's remix...

Possessed washing machine by rodney-1

And here is the winner's entry...

The Washer - Zware Shag d&b mix by maarteh

I don't know why, but I got a kick outta this. I must have too much time on my hands. If you do, here's the sequel...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dale Crover on Howard Stern

The "King of all Media" gave a little press to one of my favorite bands last week when he interviewed Melvins' drummer Dale Crover. Crover also made the cover of Modern Drummer this month. May '11 has been pretty good for Dale so far, but I'm sure Howard only decided to interview Crover after having Dave Grohl on the week before and finding out Grohl was Kurt Cobain's second choice as drummer for Nirvana. Stern just had to get the guy on the phone who turned down a chance to be Nirvana's full-time drummer.

Howard thinks that Crover should be agonizing over his missed opportunity at fortune and fame, but I really believe him when he says he's happy with his decision not to join Nirvana. Howard doesn't understand that for the Melvins it's about the love not the money. I think even Kurt might have been happier as a side project of his favorite band, the Melvins. Below is an old clip of Dale with Kurt and Krist circa 1988.

Speaking of side projects, there was Melvana, a brief collaboration between members of the Melvins and Nirvana that produced one 7".

You can download it here.