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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:52 PM

Little drummer boy - an autistic boy drumming on a washing machine quite well.

He starts off a little slow but gets going.

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Reply Little drummer boy - an autistic boy drumming on a washing machine quite well. (Original post)
moobu2 Dec 2012 OP
Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #1
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #10
Le Taz Hot Dec 2012 #12
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #17
doc03 Dec 2012 #2
TlalocW Dec 2012 #3
Warpy Dec 2012 #4
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #5
Skittles Dec 2012 #8
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #15
SalviaBlue Dec 2012 #6
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #7
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #9
moobu2 Dec 2012 #11
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #16
Berlum Dec 2012 #13
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #14

Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

1. I'd say that's a percussionist in the making.

Impressive array of rhythms he's got there. I hope his parents/guardians recognize his talent and provide him with the necessary instrument(s) on which to expand. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:23 AM

10. He's there, and he has his instrument.

I sent this to Mickey Hart.

The kid exhibited amazing fluidity for his age.

I would leave him to the washing machine and let him make his own instrumental progression.

Somehow, we will track this child. This is great.
DBH

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:21 AM

12. Washing machines are not instruments.

Neither are dashboards, steering wheels, kitchen tables, my knees or the top of my head. (Can you tell I've been around drummers all my life?) Seriously, I know what you're saying. But I believe talent is expanded when there are more options available. I know musicians (I are one). You don't have to force a natural musician to an instrument, he/she will automatically be drawn to it.

The complexity of his rhythms are amazing. If he hasn't been exposed to African/Cuban/Caribbean/Jazz rhythms, I'd be even more amazed as that means it's coming out of his head.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:31 PM

17. How can you tell when the stage is level?

The drummer is drooling out of both corners of his mouth.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:01 AM

2. I despise that song, whenever it comes on the radio I change channels. n/t

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:14 AM

3. Three thoughts

1. I hope they get him a drum set - not only to encourage him to develop musically but also so they can wash their clothes.
2. Reminds me of Buddy Rich's appearance on, "The Muppet Show," where he played the backstage area - drumming on counters, walls, pipes, etc.
3. Sure this is cute and impressive, but when I was a kid and did the same thing to the cat, I got yelled at.

TlalocW

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:19 AM

4. Autistic kids often display a freakish talent in one area

and some people who have had severe brain injury have found hidden talent when they've recovered. It's as though our brains get in our way in some way and only when part is short circuited or damaged do these talents arise.

This kid is obviously a genius when it comes to rhythm. I hope they've gotten him a real drum set, or plan to.

The weirdest case I ever saw was a bus driver who survived a bleed inside his head and became a mathematical genius. I also knew a stroke patient who started to speak a foreign language that his family swore up and down that nobody else spoke. We could only figure that his grandparents had spoken it around him and he'd picked it up on some level.

The more you work around the brain, the weirder the whole thing gets. It's why neurology was my favorite field until my back couldn't cope with it any more.

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:28 AM

5. I loved it. Not sure why you had to tell us he is autistic. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:08 AM

8. it's part of the title

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:00 AM

15. Ok, I understand. nm

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:32 AM

6. Wow.


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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:48 AM

7. I hope Santa brought him a drum set this year :) n/t

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:15 AM

9. Ah, this is not a Christmas post. I was expecting that rum pa pum pum shit...

and you posted this! Thank you!!!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:15 AM

11. I'm sure if you put a little effort into it, maybe even less effort that you put into posting

that post, you could find a version of that rum pa pum pum shit on YouTube.

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Response to moobu2 (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:21 PM

16. No need, seems every radio station was playing The Little Drunner Boy

Overload!

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:47 AM

13. Rock on

...into 2013...

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Response to moobu2 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:49 AM

14. This Aspie sez AWWWW!!!

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