How many guitar players does it to screw in a light bulb?
One to do it and 50 stand in the back of the room and say, "I can do that."
What do they call the guys who hang out with musicians?
This second joke is based on the biggest lie in the biz. I am a drummer groupie. A great drummer can lift up a weak band and a "good" band with a bad drummer will never be good. I'm so uncoordinated I can't even work a tambourine properly (harder than you think). As to who knows their instrument best and so on, I don't really think that playing classical music would be especially rewarding as it takes so much of one's own creativity out of the mix. It's like organized religion versus spirituality, I guess.
You are 1000% correct there BNB. Drummers are vastly underrated. Some bands have never been the same after they lost their drummers. I can only speak for some of the Jazz guys, but they covet their drummers. Bass is also very underrated.
In jazz the bass and drums are the most interesting thing going, IMO.
A man is being led thru the jungle on a safari. He begins to hear some really furious, pounding drums, rolling along without end. After 15 minutes of this, he asks the guide "When do the drums stop?" The guide answers "Oh, the drums NEVER stop. Bad things happen then." The man ponders this for about two hours more of furious pounding, and says, irritated, "When do the drums stop?!?" "The drums never stop. Bad things happen when the drums stop." Finally, after 5 hours, the man asks "What bad thing happens when the drums stop?" "BASS SOLO."
....and then there are percussion players.
One day these 3 friends went hunting in the forest. As they are walking along they are ambushed by a primitive tribe. They were all taken back to the camp and one by one tied to three separate trees.
Then the "big chief" comes out of his toupee and stares each guy in the face, he then turns to the tribe and says " Death or Bongo".
There is a fierce uproar and the tribe begins to chant " Bongo,Bongo,Bongo!"
The chief then turns to the men and asks the first one "Death or bongo?"
The first man replies " I don't like the sound of death so it will have to be bongo"
So 10 men come out of the tribe and begin to bugger him up the arse!!
The chief then turns to the second man and asks the same question.
he replys, slightly hesitant through "bongo"
so 30 men come and bugger him up the arse!!
The third man,who is now quite distressed decided that he would rather die than be subjected to this horrible ordeal.
So the chief asks him " Death or Bongo?"
"death!!" he said "I would rather die then have Bongo!!"
The chief then smiled and replied
" so be it, DEATH.........BY BONGO!