Since You Didn’t Ask: Drummer In My Complex – W4M
Drummer in my complex – w4m – 24
Date: 2012-12-07, 8:13PM CST I always see you in the parking lot or walking up to your apartment. I always want to say hi but it just never pans out. Maybe next time I’ll wave? You have no idea how much you intrigue me.Te ves muy bien :)
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With Valentine’s Day decorations already hitting stores, it’s hard to not to be aware that you might want to hook up with someone whom you are not already hooking up with.
The person you spend hours daydreaming about and yearning for might be Jodie Foster or George Clooney. Unless you work in the entertainment industry, it’s going to be difficult to meet either of these people.
Then there is the low-hanging fruit. Meeting a local drummer isn’t so difficult.
Wave! Say hello! Introduce yourself! Ask the dude hauling the drums around if he plays in a band.
This last bit is crucial as one of the great secrets of Austin’s much-discussed live music scene is that there are more bands playing in town on a regular basis than there are fans to see many of them.
If the drummer in your complex is a good drummer, he’s likely playing in any number of local bands,semi-local bands, touring bands and hip Sunday morning church services.
If you say hello to the dude, a few moments of flirting might be all it takes to find yourself invited to the dudes next gig. If you get invited, you should go! You’ll be out supporting Austin’s live music scene while flirting with the drummer in his native habitat! If you like his band, congrats! You might’ve gotten in on the ground floor of Austin’s next Spoon/ Explosions in the Sky/ Warren Hood /Shearwater!
If you don’t care for any of his bands, I understand that at least most drummers have an excellent sense of rhythm. (Might be helpful for, er, dancing!)
The downside is that, well, he’s a drummer. “Dating the drummer” is such a cliché that it was the name of a shade of nail polish a couple of years ago.
If you have a relationship with a drummer that ends badly enough for you to complain to your friends, expect to hear comparisons to Animal from the Muppets or a few of these cheap drummer jokes.
If the relationship gets much past hello, you might want to read Record Collecting For Girls. Especially the chapter on “Rock ‘n’ Roll” Consorts: “Once you hit twenty-five, you’re too old for the bullshit rock stars dish out.” (p. 180)
Assuming he’s not already a rock star, you should be fine.