By Lin Brehmer

When my son was a toddler, he wanted to be a drummer. Now I’ve got nothing against drummers, but my years in the music business taught me something. Drummers always get the shaft. They blow up in bizarre gardening accidents. They don’t get songwriting credits. They watch the Jagger-Richards of the world get all the royalty glory. So what did I do? I taught my son drummer jokes to create a psychological backdrop where he might not view drummers with awe. This morning the Regular Guy reviewed “Whiplash” which is about a drum student with an overly demanding teacher. It conjured memories of favorite drummers and drumming songs.

What do you call a guy that hangs out with musicians?

A drummer

How do you get a drummer off the doorstep?

Pay for the Pizza

What do you call a drummer without a girlfriend?


How can you tell if the stage is level?

Drool comes out both sides of the drummer’s mouth

What’s the last thing a drummer says in a band?

Let’s play one of my songs


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