Thursday Thirteen #49 – Pound Them Skins

Thirteen Reasons why Daniel‘s a Drummer

1. His grandmother bought him a drum set to make him feel better about the divorce and having to live with her.

2. The pots and pans called to him, but not to cook.

3. Val thinks it’s the sexiest instrument there is.

4. His sense of rhythm is impeccable.

5. He likes to beat on things.

6. Drumming beats fidgeting, which he does anyway when not playing.

7. You look cool when you casually twirl a stick through your fingers.

8. You look even cooler when you learn how to bounce a stick off the sidewalk and catch it without missing a step.

9. Sticks thrown into the crowd go further than guitar picks.

10. Drumming can be loud as hell or soft as a whisper

11. The variety of sticks, drums, and cymbals is just darn cool.

12. Girls throw themselves at you because they want to experience your rhythm.

13. All sorts of bands need good drummers. From marching bands and orchestras at school to jazz bands and oldies bands and the ultimate prize: rock bands. Drummers are always in demand.

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  1. spyscribbler

    October 3, 2007 6:20 pm

    I love drummers. I had the hugest crush on a drummer once. 🙂 BR/BR/It’s fun to twirl the sticks through your fingers, too. And then when they do it, it’s fun to imagine what they can do with those fingers, lol …

  2. AF Wife

    October 3, 2007 7:03 pm

    I love #2! Maybe I will have a drummer??? BR/BR/Happy T13!

  3. Carmi

    October 3, 2007 7:08 pm

    Hey Susan. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Got your comment:BR/BR/”What made you decide to join WW, Carmi?”BR/BR/Good question! I suppose it’s an innate curiosity about the power of memes and other blog-exchange-type initiatives. I wanted to see if it would boost my traffic and, more importantly, open up my audience a little bit by exposing my work to folks who haven’t seen me before.BR/BR/It seems to have goosed things a little bit, which is nice. I like WW because it’s fairly low-maintenance: I’m taking the photos anyway. I don’t have to compose any elaborate posts that take me away from my usual way of blogging.BR/BR/All told, an experiment. I’ve done it twice so far, and so far it’s been a charmed experience. We’ll see where it goes…BR/BR/Chag sameach, BTW!

  4. Thomma Lyn

    October 3, 2007 7:16 pm

    Another great T13, Susan! Your #2 cracked me up. And #6 makes immense amounts of sense! I’d never thought of drumming as an outlet for the fidgets. :)BR/BR/Happy T13, my friend!

  5. Robin

    October 3, 2007 7:20 pm

    What is it about drummers? They ALWAYS fidget!

  6. ellen b

    October 3, 2007 7:27 pm

    Drummers are unique people!!

  7. bunnygirl

    October 3, 2007 7:37 pm

    Drummers are ALWAYS cool! And no, I’m not biased in any way, even though I *cough* did *fidget* play drums in high school marching band…

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 3, 2007 7:38 pm

    Bunny, me, too! only… I sucked.

  9. Malcolm:

    October 3, 2007 8:34 pm

    It’s great that Daniel has found his true calling. Bouncing a stick off the sidewalk and being able to casually twirl… now these feats take talent!

  10. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 3, 2007 8:36 pm

    It’s all about the image, Malcolm. Nothing else matters.

  11. Amy Ruttan

    October 3, 2007 8:53 pm

    Drummers are cool. I am so excited about the drummer from Matchbox 20 is now a guitarist. I heard their interview and this totally reminded me of that.

  12. Janet

    October 3, 2007 9:50 pm

    Miss me last week? That was the first Thursday in more than a year that I missed the T13!!! I heart drummers, my fav bartender is a drummer and he’s adorable!

  13. Yen

    October 3, 2007 10:04 pm

    I love drummers too! 😀 And yup,drummers are unique people! :DBR/Nice TT!

  14. Christine

    October 3, 2007 10:10 pm

    My first love was a drummer that broke my heart. I still think about him. I actually mentioned him in my 40 things about me post. Love the TT post and THANKS for stopping by!

  15. wfmom

    October 3, 2007 10:11 pm

    Drummers, everyone always loves the drummers!

  16. No Nonsense Girl

    October 3, 2007 10:15 pm

    Drummers are hot!!!! 🙂 it’s like bad boys huh?BR/BR/Mine’s up!

  17. Leeann

    October 3, 2007 10:22 pm

    I should take it up, due to #6!

  18. Jenny McB

    October 3, 2007 10:27 pm

    As long as Daniel got to play drums in the ninth grade and not given the cymbals like my friend’s son this year.BR/BR/Drum = Cool

  19. Starrlight

    October 3, 2007 10:50 pm

    I love the one about sticks going further than picks! That is the kind of factor that would appeal to me!

  20. Aline de Chevigny

    October 3, 2007 10:57 pm

    I always did have a crush on the drummer of the band LOLNow I know why heheBR/BR/Aline

  21. Lori

    October 3, 2007 11:00 pm

    My bf is a drummer…I think they are down right sexy…especially when they get all hot and sweaty after playing a set…great list and thanks for stopping by my friend. Its always nice to see you.

  22. Lesley

    October 3, 2007 11:37 pm

    I think I missed my calling. I just love beating on things. 😀 Have you ever seen Dresden Files? He is a wizard who uses a drum stick as a wand! I mean now that is just cool!

  23. The Gal Herself

    October 3, 2007 11:44 pm

    #12 is interesting. I didn’t think drummers tended to be hot. I’ll have to rethink this.

  24. Lara Angelina

    October 3, 2007 11:45 pm

    Hi Susan, First, thanks for your kind words about my misfit status! You’re a doll!! And altho I’ve loved singers and piano players my whole life…I may start getting a whole new view on drummers…especially if they have a good rhythm!!!BR/thanks a bunch for visiting — you’re the best!

  25. Ann Aguirre

    October 4, 2007 1:02 am

    I smell a line incoming. The rhythm bit…

  26. Chelle Y.

    October 4, 2007 2:59 am

    My nephew, last week’s TT topic, wants to play the drums too. I pity my sister! Jared on the drums? Now, that’s scary! :)BR/BR/P.S. Drummers are sexy!

  27. amypalko

    October 4, 2007 4:45 am

    My youngest son wants a rum kit, but I’m thinking he’ll have to wait a while. I’m finishing off my phd thesis at the mo, and I can imagine that with a trainee drummer in the house, it may never be submitted!BR/Thanks for visiting my TT, btw.

  28. amypalko

    October 4, 2007 4:48 am

    I have a feeling I just wrote ‘rum kit’. In case I did, please know that I meant ‘drum kit’! He does have a Pirates of the Carribean obsession, but, at 6 years old, it doesn’t include a taste for rum. His mother, on the other hand, would be quite happy for a rum kit;-)

  29. Xakara

    October 4, 2007 5:51 am

    It’s true, there’s just something hot about the idea of how well drummers keep rhythm when doing other things. Just can’t be helped. BR/BR/:)BR/BR/~X

  30. Rhian / Crowwoman

    October 4, 2007 6:45 am

    i’ve always thought of the drummer as the heartbeat of the band. Of all instruments, it’s my favorite to listen to.

  31. Darla

    October 4, 2007 6:46 am

    re: #7 8: oh, yeah. My heart’s going pitty-pat just thinking about it. *sigh* I’m so easy. LOLBR/BR/Grandma, though, must have been a saint. 🙂

  32. Christine d'Abo

    October 4, 2007 7:30 am

    I have to agree with number 7. I love drummers!!

  33. Christine d'Abo

    October 4, 2007 7:30 am

    I have to agree with number 7. I love drummers!!

  34. Christine d'Abo

    October 4, 2007 7:30 am

    I have to agree with number 7. I love drummers!!

  35. Head Gaggler

    October 4, 2007 8:26 am

    I think my son wants drums too. Great list!

  36. Emma

    October 4, 2007 8:44 am

    Dave Grohl was a drummer! That’s probably the only drummer I know. Oooh and Travis. Drummers rock! Happy TT!

  37. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 4, 2007 8:51 am

    Psst– Emma.BR/BR/Dave Grohl still is a drummer.BR/BR/*wink*

  38. Sparky Duck

    October 4, 2007 8:55 am

    Daniel, the forgotten Shapeshifter

  39. nancy

    October 4, 2007 10:18 am

    Nice! My son would give anything for a drum kit. He beats on everything. And, he is good.

  40. Carrie Lofty

    October 4, 2007 10:26 am

    Nah, I’m a guitar girl. Mmmm…

  41. Tempest Knight

    October 4, 2007 10:33 am

    *LOL* Love #12! Happy T13!

  42. Bob-kat

    October 4, 2007 10:54 am

    I used to drag my mothers post and pans out of the cupboard and pound on them with wooden sppons as a kid :)BR/BR/In my teens I wnet to a rock concert and the support band were so awful. However, I watched the drummer for the whole set who was fantastic! He twirled those sticks adn tossed them in the air without missing a beat. Amazing!

  43. yh

    October 4, 2007 11:02 am

    Drummers are cool especially when they twirl their sticks in their fingers.. 🙂

  44. Lisa Andel

    October 4, 2007 11:17 am

    Rhythm. I’m getting into the idea.

  45. Damozel

    October 4, 2007 11:47 am

    I think everyone knows that the drummer is the coolest band member; that’s why they don’t have to sing or even talk unless they want to.BR/BR/Thanks so much for visiting Cockney Rob’s T13 at our blog—he needs all the encouragement he can get, not being a drummer or anything…

  46. LA Day

    October 4, 2007 11:56 am

    Drummers are hot!

  47. erin

    October 4, 2007 12:26 pm

    I think I would love to just sit down at a drum set and bang out all my stress! 🙂 BR/BR/My list is things I’d rather do instead of grade papers.

  48. Moondancer

    October 4, 2007 12:36 pm

    I play drums myself (when I was young a drum set, now mostly Djembe’s) and I agree nothing is sexier!BR/BR/

  49. Open Grove Claudia

    October 4, 2007 12:38 pm

    Drummers are always so crazy fun! How very very cool! :)BR/BR/Happy TT

  50. Hootin'Anni

    October 4, 2007 1:41 pm

    Great T T —I think #4 is tops for drumming.BR/BR/Glad you liked my Phone Conversation T T!!! Happy day to you.

  51. Hootin'Anni

    October 4, 2007 1:41 pm

    Great T T —I think #4 is tops for drumming.BR/BR/Glad you liked my Phone Conversation T T!!! Happy day to you.

  52. Hootin'Anni

    October 4, 2007 1:41 pm

    Great T T —I think #4 is tops for drumming.BR/BR/Glad you liked my Phone Conversation T T!!! Happy day to you.

  53. Lorelei

    October 4, 2007 1:44 pm

    #7…I’ve always wanted to learn how to do that.

  54. Sandy Carlson

    October 4, 2007 1:50 pm

    Very cool list! All kinds of advantages to drumming!BR/BR/My TT is atBR/

  55. Kaige

    October 4, 2007 1:52 pm

    There’s just something about drummers… takes a certain kind of person. We used to play a game in hs band.. we’d rate guys if we based on what section we thought they’d be in if they played an instrument. Great list! Happy TT!

  56. Nap Warden

    October 4, 2007 3:43 pm

    I have two little ones banging on pots…Will they be drummers?

  57. Sandra Schwab

    October 4, 2007 4:09 pm

    #8 sounds indeed seriously cool. And #12? Hehe. :)BR/BR/Happy TT13!

  58. Lapa

    October 4, 2007 4:10 pm

    TOP PORTUGUESE UNIVERSAL WRITER: CRISTOVAO DE AGUIAR.BR/BR/He has, also, translated into Portuguese the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.BR/BR/He has been awarded several prizes.BR/BR/Don’t forget the name of this great author, you’ll be hearing of him soon.BR/BR/Thank you for spending time in Universal Culture.BR/BR/Thanks for visiting.

  59. Nancy J. Bond

    October 4, 2007 5:10 pm

    I always thought drummers were the coolest part of a band. 🙂 Great and unique list!

  60. SusieJ

    October 4, 2007 5:43 pm

    WOw. That’s all I can say. Wow.

  61. L^2

    October 4, 2007 6:10 pm

    Wow! What can I say that hasn’t already been said? That’s the problem with being late I guess… I’ve had a crush on a drummer or two and they were always the coolest members of the band. 🙂

  62. Cora Zane

    October 4, 2007 7:12 pm

    Drummers Iare/I cool. I never really gave it much thought, but they definitely give off that aura. BR/BR/Happy T13!

  63. Sue

    October 4, 2007 7:52 pm

    Hehehe #2 is my fave reason too .. 🙂 Great list idea, and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  64. cajunvegan

    October 4, 2007 9:13 pm

    “The pots and pans called to him.” Love this one. Mine just say, “Cook. Don’t eat out again.”BR/BR/Great insight into your characters as always. Happy TT!

  65. julia

    October 4, 2007 10:46 pm

    Nice picture of a drum set. My old boyfriend, the bass player, had an older brother who was the drummer for a rocker band. He fits your description of Daniel to a T.

  66. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 4, 2007 10:49 pm

    Uh-oh. He won’t, like, sue me or anything when Trevor’s Song comes out, will he?

  67. pussreboots

    October 4, 2007 10:51 pm

    I have no sense of rhythm. Happy TT.

  68. SJ Reidhead

    October 5, 2007 2:22 am

    Two words: Ringo StarrBR/BR/Naturally that ages me!BR/BR/I am doing “Do Follow” I am linking your blog to mine, and do appreciate the comment. BR/BR/If you would like to do so, I would appreciate a link-back. BR/BR/Thanks;BR/BR/SJ ReidheadBR/The Pink Flamingo

  69. Elisa

    October 5, 2007 2:59 am

    I love playing the drums. I played for four years in school, and I still make with the air drums when everyone else is playing Air Guitar. Daniel has made a wise choice.

  70. Tink

    October 5, 2007 8:00 am

    My hubby likes to drum too; I met him when he was in the drumband where I was a majorette. :-)BR/Thanks for visiting my Tolkien TT!

  71. Jane

    October 5, 2007 9:24 am

    All very good reasons to be a drummer! But, Daniel, please don’t play TOO long… gives me a headache!BR/The belgian waffle place sounds divine. How about a week from Tuesday?????

  72. scooper

    October 5, 2007 9:49 am

    So does he love to watch fighting, rugby and football?

  73. Joely Sue Burkhart

    October 5, 2007 9:59 am

    I love reading your lists and waiting for the one that just makes me HOWL. The one about girls wanting his rhythm did it this time. 🙂

  74. Donica Covey

    October 5, 2007 11:26 am

    Hey Chicka. A great list as always. Thanks for hopping by my place. Sorry I didn’t get in yesterday. My computer and blogger hated each other for the day. After the dashboard I could go no further.BR/BR/Hope to hear from you soon!BR/Huggles,BR/Donica

  75. FRIGGA

    October 5, 2007 7:17 pm

    Haha – #5 made me laugh – good list this week! 😛

  76. Jill

    October 5, 2007 8:05 pm

    You forgot to say the killer arms that you get!!BR/And the fact that Daniel is damn cute!!

  77. Danika / OpenChannel

    October 5, 2007 9:13 pm

    I like drummers. Drummers is sexy.BR/BR/I played the drums in our 6th grade band. haha.BR/BR/Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

  78. Julia

    October 6, 2007 1:48 am

    Love all the list about Daniel’s a drummer…too funny!BR/BR/Happy Belated Thursday Thirteen!

  79. Sophisticated Writer

    October 7, 2007 3:45 pm

    #5 is my favorite…lolBR/BR/Another great T13, Susan. Missed you too hun 🙂

  80. Joy Renee

    October 9, 2007 6:12 pm

    aww. i’m jealous of Dan. i always wanted to play drums. they were my first choice when i started band in sixth grade. but both the band teacher and my parents said girls couldn’t play drums.BR/BR/that’s why i love the Lane character in Gilmore Girls so much. she loved her drums so much she started her own band behind her fundie mums back.BR/BR/anyway. GO Dan. Bang them skins.

  81. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 9, 2007 7:47 pm

    Joy Renee, you should have had my parents. I wanted nothing more than to be a drummer … until we realized how bad at it I was.

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