Thomas Lang Retiring from Drumming!
The following story is an April Fool’s joke! It’s gotten a lot of response so I thought we’d keep it on the site. Thanks to everyone who commented. 🙂
In a shocking interview with radio station KAFJ in Albuquerque, drummer Thomas Lang says he’s giving up the sticks and pursuing more “meaningful” pursuits!
I don’t know, it’s like, I’ve conquered this drumming thing and I thought it would be rewarding, but really it’s all pointless. Drums are so easy – it’s really just waving your arms and banging and stuff like that, and things of that nature. I really thought it’d be harder than it really is.”
Lang further goes on to comment about how he misses his German homeland and desires to take up classical theorbo studies in Germany’s famed Fachgebiet Musik/Musikwissenschaft at the UniversitÃ¤t OsnabrÃ¼c. Apparently, the drums just aren’t stretching him musically.
The drums just aren’t a challenge anymore. Sure, I can play a 3-2 clave with my left foot, a 7/16 diddle-egg 5 Murphy with my right hand, and solve pi to the ninth power with my left hand (I’m right handed, by the way), but what I really want to do is explore my more creative side and find a REAL instrument to play. That’s why I want to begin my studies at the UniversitÃ¤t OsnabrÃ¼c to sit under the world renowned Flemish theorbist, Phillip d’McDerr. Plus, now I’ll be able to spend more quality time with my best friend in the whole wide world, Klaus!”
This is shocking news indeed, and we’ll keep you posted as this story unfolds. Read more here …
Apr 01, 2008 @ 10:44:21
Wow. So humble.
Apr 01, 2008 @ 10:53:16
Thomas Lang is an April Fool and so are you Dave
Apr 01, 2008 @ 14:32:23
Whoops. I fell for it!
Apr 01, 2008 @ 14:58:41
Apr 01, 2008 @ 16:02:29
This is the first time I’ve ever been Rick Rolled!
Apr 01, 2008 @ 18:11:25
Apr 01, 2008 @ 20:15:23
Can anyone tell me what time signature (pollyrhythem) is being used in “Closed Eyes” by Brian “Brylle”Rasmussen of Mnemic, off their “Mechanical Spin Phenomena” album?
Apr 01, 2008 @ 20:44:54
Nice. You got me at first. I thought, I didn’t know Thomas Lang was a drummer talk listener
Apr 02, 2008 @ 00:35:53
Oh wow dude i was so pissed that he would talk that way then i started looking at it and oh wow thats a good one lol
Apr 02, 2008 @ 12:03:23
Ummm yea the ”Klaus” reference is what clicked the light on for me
Apr 07, 2008 @ 08:42:27
I gotta say that I knew it was a joke when I saw Philip d’McDerr but I clicked on the link any way.
Such a fool I was.
Apr 10, 2008 @ 07:56:19
Thanks for melting my musical education with Thomas Lang’s…..
Mar 10, 2009 @ 10:55:21
Not really convincing if you know Thomas a little. He doesn’t talk like that at all. He’s way more relaxed and not full of himself.
Mar 10, 2009 @ 11:31:41
lol .. I know. That’s why it was an April Fool’s joke. We’ve met Thomas several times, and he’s a wonderful guy, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously at all.
Mar 11, 2009 @ 10:54:04
Now you’ve given us all a reminder that April Fools 2009 is just around the corner Dave, you’re going to have to work extra hard this year to fool us! Are you feelin’ lucky…?