I am not a drummer
Today we did three music videos in which Ziggy had to drum. I have discovered that I am an inept drummer. I suck. Badly. I can make it look like he’s drumming, but can’t actually do that and stay on the beat. It is infuriating. Especially when someone who can keep a different beat in each hand says, “Look, you’re just counting to eight in this hand and to four in this one. With this syncopation thing thrown on the sixth beat.” Ah hahahaha. Right.
Let me explain. I played violin. Single melody, single rhythm. This whole splitting of the brain works fine unless I’m supposed to keep a steady beat–two steady beats. Thank heavens we didn’t have to have the kick drum active as well.
I think we did these videos from 2:30 till 7:00. I’m exhausted. All the puppeteers are.
We went to the pool after work and soaked in the hot, hot water. More of the same tomorrow.