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LEAST FAVORITE DRUMMERS

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well, if the monkey fits...

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not jazz, but-mickey hart. even though it is cool he is jewish, his whole thing seems like a crock. just play the drums, man. you shouldn't need three midi systems and a gong and a box of live crickets to do something interesting.

Not sure that the reference to his being Jewish is correct. In Phil Lesh's autobiography, "Searching For The Sound," p. 143, he writes:

"It didn't seem too much of a reach, therefore, when Mickey introduced us to his father, Lenny Hart, to hire him as our manager; they'd been in business together just before Mick joined the band, partners in a drum store in San Carlos. If Lenny regretted the loss of his son and partner to rock 'n' roll, he didn't show it, and Mickey seemed genuinely glad to have him around, recommending him to us as someone who knew about business. When the drum store closed, he'd become a Bible-thumping evangelist preacher; he cam on to us as if he were doing God a favor by helping us hapless hippies hang on to our ill-gotten gains, and that should have raised some hackles on our necks. Since Lenny was Mickey's father, and a religious man, we assumed he'd be honest - and hoped he could control our spending better than Rock had."

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