Thursday, September 27, 2012

Are All Drummers Kinky?

In order to resume my movie reviews, I obviously need to (re-) watch a movie or two that come under consideration for a critique. This week, I don't have the opportunity to do that in peace and quiet, so I'm going to write a quick, light-hearted post before I get the reviews going again in October.

The in-between post today is one I've been meaning to do for some time, anyway. You see, I'm a fan of The Muppet Show. Especially of Statler and Waldorf, the two grumpy old geezers who heckle the other muppets (and each other) with their spiteful remarks from the balcony. And they always have the last laugh, too. Actually, people who know me have compared me to Statler and Waldorf. But they are being unkind - I am not nearly as grumpy as those two guys. Then again, I am not nearly as old, yet.

But I digress. The trouble is, how do I accommodate The Muppet Show on a spanking blog and make it look at least somewhat on-topic? It took me a while to find a scene which I could deliberately misconstrue as being kinky, but I finally found it. It stars Animal, another one of my favourite characters, and Puerto Rican singer Rita Moreno doing a rendition of "You Give Me Fever". Animal keeps disrupting Rita's composure with his drum fills, until she has finally had enough.


I think it's a hilarious little clip. Anyone who has ever played in any band with any drummer can relate to it. And, yes, I do find that there are points of kinky interest in it. Behold the nice scolding lecture given by Rita to Animal halfway through the clip. It's in Spanish for the most part, a language that in my view has great potential for kinky interaction, with its blend of elegance and fire. Do we have a Spanish-speaking reader who can translate what she is saying? Then, in the end, Rita hits Animal with the clash cymbals, to which he replies: "That's my kind of woman!" Very suspicious. I mean, it could just be an expression of Animal's love for all things drum-related, but maybe there is more to it. Is Animal a kinkster? Kaelah thinks so. Actually, she told me: "All drummers are kinky!" Which is speculation, because she doesn't even know any drummers except the ones I know. None of whom are kinky, to the best of my knowledge.

Are there any drummers among our blog readers who can confirm or disprove the proposition that all drummers are kinky? Well, if you are reading the blog, it means that you are very probably kinky yourself. Otherwise, what are you doing here? But maybe you can comment on other drummers you know.

10 comments:

Kaelah said...

Don't worry, my loved one. You will never manage to be nearly as grumpy as I am. No matter how old you get! That said, I think we might resemble Statler and Waldorf one day. There's nothing lovelier than grumpy old couples.

Oh, and I am sure that drummers are kinky. Their focus on those drum sticks, how they try to control the band by setting the pace and the fun they have when hitting those poor drums – unmistakable signs of kinkiness, in my point of view. ;-)

joeyred51 said...

I would bet that most if not all Heavy Metal drummers are kinky. I attended a Gothic Metal concert and spanking party on the same night two weeks ago. I could have worn the same clothes to both events.

joey

Lea said...

Funny clip! I don't know about drummers being kinky, but they'd certainly have the rhythm thing down. Hmm, maybe I should find myself a drummer.

Ana said...

lol...there is no need to stay "on-topic"! It is on topic if you say it is.

I am sure that there are plenty of kinky ways to use drumming tools. :D

mrandmrsb said...

No, but the drummer of the Muppet Orchestra, presumably the drummer providing the drum parts for the puppet, got banged up for drunkenly running down a bike rider causing the cyclist to lose half a leg. Think his name was Jack Parnell?

Steve from Kent said...

The drummer Thunderstick, of the lesser-known ‘70s UK metal band Samson, was known to perform on stage wearing a bondage mask, with himself and the kit enclosed in a metal cage.
I guess that’s kinky. They say he was the inspiration for Slipknot.

(The best thing about Samson was that Bruce Dickinson left them to join Iron Maiden.)

Ludwig said...

@joeyred51: I too have made the experience that there seems to be quite a bit of overlap between the BDSM community and the Gothic community, probably because both share a fondness for "dark things".

@ mrandmrsb: According to Wikipedia, Jack Parnell, the real conductor of the Muppet Show orchestra, did have a drunk driving accident in 1979. The motorcyclist he hit lost a leg, Parnell was jailed for three months, and his wife divorced him shortly afterwars.

Sad story. Don't drink and drive, folks.

@ Steve from Kent: Yeah, I know Samson. Didn't know the drummer used to wear a bondage mask, though, or that he performed enclosed in a cage. I assume it was probably for shock value rather than because of any real inclination. Back then, you could still shock people with BDSM paraphernalia!

Kaelah said...

@ joeyred51:
Welcome to our blog! Maybe there is a connection between kink and heavy metal in general? Ludwig and I like metal, too... ;-)

@ Lea:
Tell us how it worked out when you have found one! I'm curious. :-)

@ Ana:
I have never tried out drum sticks. Should put that on my to-do list! :-)

@ mrandmrsb:
Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

@ Steve from Kent:
As I already wrote in my reply to joeyred51, maybe there is a connection between kink and heavy metal?

Indy said...

It's great to have you back, Ludwig! Who else could write a post about the kinky potential of the Muppets?!

Kaelah said...

@ Indy:
Grins.