Re: Jeff Porcaro
I think one of the neatest things about Jeff that I picked up on from the interviews I've read is how humble he was. He honestly didn't think he was a great drummer, so he downplayed his own playing but was quick to talk up the playing of others. He talked about having bad technique. Riiiight. I wish my technique was that bad!
I wonder if his thoughts on the matter were due to his lack of formal education where music was concerned because based on his interviews, there really was never a time when he wasn't actively working - from the time he was 17 and dropped out of school to tour with Sonny and Cher, he was constantly working so he never had the chance to approach the drums from an academic standpoint.
As a side note, I have often felt the same way about my musical efforts. I graduated HS, went right into the Army Band program, and have been actively gigging ever since - what I have learned about music I have learned on the fly on the gig or in a rehearsal, and I've always had a bit of a chip on my shoulder where that is concerned. I feel like there is a big gap in my knowledge - whether it's true or not is beside the point, it's perceived - because I didn't go to college to study music. No matter - I have always managed to be able to find and keep a gig.
In any case, where Jeff Porcaro is concerned, to me he's always going to be a groove master, and among the best of the best.
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