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Help me come up with a snappy way to refer to a drummer besides as a "seasoned skin-pounder."

My drummer thinks that sounds like a connoisseur of masturbation. I like it, though.
posted by ludwig_van to Writing & Language (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Sticksman
posted by A189Nut at 1:24 AM on July 21, 2007


"the drummer"
posted by amyms at 2:24 AM on July 21, 2007


"indefatigable beater"
"elder statesman of stick-manipulation"

Or maybe just go with "rhythm ace"
posted by nomis at 2:41 AM on July 21, 2007


Tub-thumper extraordinaire.
posted by Abiezer at 3:20 AM on July 21, 2007


Tub Thumper

dammit, Abiezer beat me to it
posted by cholly at 3:24 AM on July 21, 2007


percussionista
Animal's offspring
kit terrorist
posted by sciurus at 5:06 AM on July 21, 2007


taborer
hide hitter
Little Ricky
gator beater
Popeye (from Popeye syndrome)
12th Day Apprentice (from the final verse of The Twelve Days of Christmas)
posted by rob511 at 5:11 AM on July 21, 2007


"indefatigable beater"
"elder statesman of stick-manipulation"


I think these have the same problem that the drummer identified with "seasoned skin-pounder."
posted by jayder at 5:40 AM on July 21, 2007


hard-hitting

as in, the hard-hitting Joe Smith.
posted by davey_darling at 6:07 AM on July 21, 2007


"the clock"
posted by cortex at 7:54 AM on July 21, 2007


"The Human Metronome"

unless your drummer is really short, in which case you could just call him

"The metrognome."
posted by dersins at 8:18 AM on July 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


"morose musician manqué"
posted by nicwolff at 8:42 AM on July 21, 2007


The metrognome.

Now I have the incredible desire to make a gnome bard in D&D or something. Thanks.
posted by dagnyscott at 9:02 AM on July 21, 2007


Tonefree Time-Keeper

Stunning Stickster

The Krupalogist

The Only Sit-Down Musician

The Beatmaster

On Drums, On Drums, On Drums...

Pedal Pusher

Rudimentary Rhythmicist

I could do this all day.
posted by Aquaman at 9:31 AM on July 21, 2007


Ha, those are good! Thanks. And jayder made me laugh out loud.
posted by ludwig_van at 11:53 AM on July 21, 2007


The gosson of Gene Kruppa
posted by edgeways at 1:45 PM on July 21, 2007


er godson
posted by edgeways at 1:45 PM on July 21, 2007


My drummer used to refer to himself as the Stickslinger...
posted by chrispy108 at 2:30 PM on July 21, 2007


The Count of four-counts
posted by anthill at 3:52 PM on July 21, 2007


if you wanna go for the easy shot of just using another language: baterista inigualable which means "drummer like no other" in Spanish. Or perhaps El Rey del Tambor (The king of drums)
posted by micayetoca at 5:20 PM on July 21, 2007


Peerless paradiddler
Master of Bonhamie (Zep style)
Polyrhythm addict
Principal Skinner
Stick-y fingaz
Hi-hat haberdasher
President of the Tom Tom Club
posted by LDL_Plackenfatz at 5:39 PM on July 21, 2007


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