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Old 02-12-2018, 10:45 AM
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Default Fred Armisen's "Standup For Drummers" on Netflix

Anyone seen it yet? I read the article on Reverb about it. Sounds like it literally is what the title suggests...comedy specifically tailored to drum geeks. You know it had to be a tough sell with the Netflix people. I can imagine them hearing his pitch and saying "We were really hoping to cast a broader net than that Mr. Armisen."

Anyway, I'm home from work with a sick kid today so I'm gonna watch it.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:57 AM
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Default Re: Fred Armisen's "Standup For Drummers" on Netflix

I watched it last week. It was half for drummers and half general Armisen humor. It was low key. Revival provided a number of period kits for a bit on drumming through the years. It was worth watching, but not something that I personally will watch over and over.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Fred Armisen's "Standup For Drummers" on Netflix

10 min in and I've literally LOL'd several times. More drummer specific inside baseball than I expected. Really funny guy.

BTW- How cool is that bar in NYC that tells you you have five minutes to finish your drink then you must leave when they hear you say the word literally.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Fred Armisen's "Standup For Drummers" on Netflix

I watched it the other night. I thought it was mildly amusing in parts but it wasn't as good as I was hoping for (I'm a big fan of some of Fred's other works) and I thought the editing was somewhat poorly done. It was a cool concept though and I liked seeing the various vintage sets.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Fred Armisen's "Standup For Drummers" on Netflix

This topic has been covered in the General Drum Question section.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:38 PM
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This topic has been covered in the General Drum Question section.
Was never aware there was such a section until just now.....
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:33 PM
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Was never aware there was such a section until just now.....
You've been here five years and you never saw that section of the forum? Shirley you jest.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:51 PM
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Doh!

I guess it was Generally Dumb of me to not post in the General Drum Question section. Maybe we need a General Dumb Question section too!
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Fred Armisen's "Standup For Drummers" on Netflix

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Anyone seen it yet? I read the article on Reverb about it. Sounds like it literally is what the title suggests...comedy specifically tailored to drum geeks. You know it had to be a tough sell with the Netflix people. I can imagine them hearing his pitch and saying "We were really hoping to cast a broader net than that Mr. Armisen."

Anyway, I'm home from work with a sick kid today so I'm gonna watch it.
I saw it last week and though it was hilarious . Stereotypes, hilarious bits on real life drumming, drummers, thoughts on drummers and non drummers alike. It was funny because all of it was true. He also gives a brief, albeit not too thorough crash course on all the types of kits from different eras, by whom they were typically used, and styles they were used for. Then he did a few zany, unrelated SNL type bits as only Fred Armisen can do, such as the "decomposing dead fox in lapsed time", and the whole "hipster song writer genre" with drummers using unconventional kits made up of world percussion, electronics a kick/snare using mallets, etc. I think it's an absolutely cool idea that he's come up with, and he includes some famous and not so famous drummers to take part in the show. Looking forward to the next shows, and hope that this wasn't a one-off thing for him..

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Old 02-12-2018, 05:36 PM
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You've been here five years and you never saw that section of the forum? Shirley you jest.
Never looked that far down on the home page, I thought the Vintage section was the end all be all....and don't call me Shirley
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