Friday, March 16, 2007

Stu Man

ladies and gentlemen...its stuart. the drummer. bloggin out from behind the kit to say HOWDY from the great city of austin texas. we kicked ass today: ate crawdads and checked out daniel johnston. tomorrow, more ass kickin and another gig. saturday we play THREE TIMES... doesnt leave much time for ass kickin on THAT day, but we'll squeeze it in..we are SIMON DAWES .so ill leave it like this....ask me whatever you like. im a blogger now..and ..drummers rarely speak. this is your big chance. ask me anything about simon dawes.....and just in advance, im not giving out wylies cell "if thats your question. mom."

10 comments:

Nadia said...

How long can a drum amuse a beginner before they get bored and yearn for a band to play along with? Also can you recommend a good beginners kit? I play guitar and i'm a vocalist but I think i want to branch out.

Cheers

Courtney said...

DAMN. that's exactly what i was going to ask.
how about blake's?
no, but really, i was wondering when you'd make an appearance on here.

Simon Dawes said...

dear nadia....cool, i play guitar and sing a little too. i think it helps me approach drumming more sensitively....how long will a drum amuse you? i can tell you how long a drummer can amuse you, ha ha...no seriously , you can go as deep as you want to with drum study. all of my favorite drummers, especially the jazz guys are in it for life. i suggest playing with people slightly better than you as soon as you can keep a song together beginning to end. its important to do individual study but also to have a group to work out your progress with. they will also keep you in check when you make stupid faces when you play...the easiest beginner kit to get is probably the pacific by DW from guitar center..get used zildjian cymbals from craigslist. as long as they arent cracked, you're all good.
and dont forget..go to the gun store and buy shotgun headphones. they block out 30db and that will save your hearing as you start to put in the hours...good luck, and say hey if we come thru your town....stu

Simon Dawes said...

courtney....dear courtney.
wylies number?
you dont want to join that long line, do you?
and blakes number?
that line isnt so long as it is winding and freaky.
over treetops and under sofas.
blake fans are a colorful lot.
you would see me in that line.
but id have to know more about you.
i have known him for over two years and up until last week he made me meet him at the 7-11 when he wanted to teach me a new song.
blake is a very private man.
very very private.
so very private and heavily guarded is his number
that there is no way i would tell you that its
323 923 0288.
shit.
dont tell a soul.
he's going to kill me.
i have to go now.
bye bye.

stay in school

stu

Nadia said...

Cheers Stu.

Drummers do have the ability to keep one amused for a lengthy amount of time. Months even a year! Anyway, I already have some pretty good in-ears to protect my ears which have taken a battering over the years. If only i didn't keep leaving home without them!!

Thanks for the heads up. I was looking at DW's but didn't know which so cheers.

Hailey k said...

STUART!!!!!
HI babe!! hows it going??? I'm glad you guys are having fun...from what I heard last night it sounds like your having to much fun for your own good! ;)

hmm...what to ask Stu, what to ask Stu...OH! When are you coming back to see us Oregonians!? I got Stephanie, Heather and Heather's bro Sean all hooked! :D

Simon Dawes said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhregon......maybe we come thru with the colour...i havent checked the tour dates yet. glad you are well...and sxsw, well...it was a lot of fun. but what goes on in austin.....you know the rest. happy thursday, xoxo stu.

Simon Dawes said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhregon......maybe we come thru with the colour...i havent checked the tour dates yet. glad you are well...and sxsw, well...it was a lot of fun. but what goes on in austin.....you know the rest. happy thursday, xoxo stu.

C'eleste said...

Hey Stuart!
What are you reading these days? Did you ever pick up The Zombie Survival Guide? Come on back to SC, I have baked goods with your name on 'em!

Anonymous said...

mr stuart johnson,
i'm learning to play the drums and i heard you were real good from some drummer i met named clint mckay. he used to tour with a band called Greg-O. do you play traditional or match grip? and were you once the headerliner at Junior's. let me know if i can take some private lessons from you. my nickname is mashed potatos. contact me at braaa@aol.com.