Occasionally, movies about a specific topic based on a distorted Hollywood perception can sometimes be more entertaining than an actual good movie. This is one of those occasions.

First, some background on myself.

If you haven't noticed, my name is Gawkman. Do you know why my name is that? It's a play off the jargon term "gock", which is a hi-pitched rimshot achieved by getting the bead of the drumstick close to the rim while doing it. Guess what this pertains to? You guessed it- marching percussion (a.k.a. drumlines).

As Kayn put it, I was born to review this movie.

Oh, so much can be said about this movie. Where shall I start? The possibilities are endless, yet I feel I have only a specific length I can acheive before you get sick of reading my passionate rantings on the subject. So I shall do my best to make this a review, not a novel. Isn't that a novel idea? *Editors note: Gawkman has just been sacked by the Abhorrent Use of Puns Association (AUOPA)*

I suppose I should start by reviewing this as if I'm any Joe Shmoe, and know nothing about drumlines. Given that, I would say it's a mediocre movie about a kid who gets out of the slums with a scholarship for playing drums. He's tough. He's a survivor. And of course, he's black. That would probably account for the fact that we felt very white walking into the theater and sitting through previews for what have to be absolutely wretched movies. Our "hero" goes to college and is just so BAD that he doesn't wanna learn to be a team player. That's what I'd say if I was just a regular Joe Shmoe.

But I'm not a Joe-Shmoe that knows nothing of drumming. I... am GAWKMAN!

*cracks knuckles*

Okay, first of all, if someone wants to do a movie about drumlines, it's nice to at least do a little bit of research into drumlines for accuracy. I mean, c'mon- you wouldn't make a movie about black holes and throw aside the principles of the curvature of space for some mysterious force you call the "glaggo-shnorkey", would you? Well then again, maybe you would. The Glaggo-Shnorkey is quite a powerful force in the universe.

I guess you could say that as far as drumming on a drumline goes, this movie was far from accurate. From being judged and given a first class rating from seniors who are not close enough to actually hear what was just played to drum majors carrying oversized batons they stopped using in the 70's, this movie gets it wrong in more ways than you can imagine. Joebob and I laughed and reveled at the uncountable absurdities that only a drummer (or even pseudo-drummer) could appreciate. It was as if we were computer nerds in a land where people were impressed by graphics adapters with 256 colors and computer professionals who did assembly language were terrified of the thought of installing a program. I only wish I could remember everything, but here's a few of the numerous severe problems I found with the movie:

  1. If they gave you a scholarship for playing drums so you could major in music, don't you think someone would have noticed that you can't read music? Not only that, rudimental drumming is damn near impossible to learn without reading sheet music and understanding the complex rhythms and sticking patterns.
  2. Bands are not run like the marines. You will not be made to do pushups in the rain.
  3. Biga-diga burr is not a test of skill. It's a warm-up. On top of that, playing and not looking at the drum is not like learning to ride a unicycle or something.
  4. Even the most neurotic and obsessed of drummers do not carry drumsticks to their graduation.
  5. A televised marching band competition that awards the winning band $50,000? LMAO!
  6. Bands do not dance.
  7. Since when is junior-high level marching considered "difficult" in college bands?
  8. Since when are all college bands black?
  9. If everyone faces the direction they are marching (something they stopped doing almost 15 years ago) as opposed to always facing front, instruments will get quieter and louder sporatically. I guess not in movies!
  10. Assuming that there actually WAS a televised (*snicker*) contest awarding an exorbitant amount of money (*snicker, snicker*) and the bands tied, they would not determine the winner by their drumlines facing off and doing spontaneous cadences which apparently took no practice to do whatsoever.
  11. Snare drum music is usually denoted as just one straight note. Why did the computer that printed out what he played put in flats? SNARE DRUMS CAN'T CHANGE PITCH BECAUSE THEY ARE UN-PITCHED INSTRUMENTS!
  12. Two drummers (one who can barely read music) do quite an excellent job of listening to some funk and doing full-blown band arrangement from it without anyone's help (including but not limited to, an actual musician).
  13. In reallity, the antagonist drumline was much better than the "good guys" drumline (though they still weren't that good).
  14. If you're going to hire an actor to fake playing a drum, you might want to make sure they are actually playing the music and not obviously faking it.
  15. You don't use mallots on a snare drum.
  16. You DON'T use mallots on a snare drum.
  17. YOU DON'T USE MALLOTS ON A SNARE DRUM! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?
  18. NO!
  19. NO AGAIN!
  20. *beats head on seat in front of him*

Well, there you have it. If you play on a drumline, have played on a drumline, or pretty much know ANYTHING AT ALL about drumlines, I highly recommend you see this movie for B-movie laugh purposes. Although you may want to wait till it comes out on video. In the meantime, you can go here as a starting point if you want REAL drumline goodies.

Rating

Category Comment Rating
Originality Well, a drumline movie hadn't been done yet... 3.5
Acting No real complaints. 3
Soundtrack Rap. Bad. 1.5
Effects/Presentation Hurray for using weird camera effects to hide bad fake playing! 3
Storyline Same plot, different subject matter. 1.5
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Final Verdict: 2.5

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argman splats:

Smilie!BAHAHAHAHAHA!! this cracks me up. All this racism and throwing negative words at drummers who happen to be white and who happen to be in a white marching band. its funny. like man fuck. its funny. And the thing about white drummers not being able to play is really annoying me. how could a person say a thing like that. i don't care. the movie was stupid. everything playing was so dirty. sounded like shit being piled upon piles of piley shit shit. I respect any black band if they don't blast their asses off. i respect any black drumline because they have their own style. it gets the crowds pumped up and stuff. but heeeey. not for me, but anyway. GOOOOOAAAAAAEOOOOGGGGGGGG!! AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH. Yea.
gakboom digadigabidata boom pshhh

Rawrb unleashes:

Smilie!I am Rawrb.

snare boy (Guest) excretes:

Smilie!when i first saw DRUMLINE i really like it , but after i kept watching it, it started to get dumb bcuz i saw all the little mistakes they made

snare boy (Guest) un-shut-ups:

Smilie!Actually i agree with u that the movie is dumb but some of the comments u said made u sound really stupid. if u r gonna say something bad about the movie make sure u no what u r talking. First u made yourself sound stupid bcuz u said "since when r marching bands black". obviously u dont no anything about black marching bands. all the bands in the movie r real except ALANTA A&T. and the only reason y he brought drumsticks to graduation bcuz he was playing at the graduation. if u saw the MOVIE u would've known that.

Smitty forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!I'm a white boy who was in a black band in high school Birmingham AL. I played trumpet all 4 years and was section leader. Now you know me

I'll give you that there was a lot of lazyness in Drum Line, but it dosent stop that movie from litein a fire in my soul.

1. So of the greates players in the world cant read (S. Wonder) and a drum is one of the simplest instraments to play by ear. Just gota feel the rythem.
2. Good bands are rum like the marines, I have dune pushup/laps/situps in the rain and make others do them.
5. I'v been in a televised band comp. where the prize was 20,000. This was in high school.
6. Bands that dont suck dance. You will notice when this happens that people stay in the stands at halftime and dont leave you show to get a hotdog like they do with *cough* whitebands *cough*
7. The band used to shoot for Drum Line was SWD, they are high school, I have seen them, they are a very good high school, but still a high school
8.Once again, all collage bands worth watching are black
9.In a good band, you look the direction that you march (barring speccial events), the way God intended.
10. Drumlines (along with every other section) always practice challenges for just such events. Tie or no tie.
11.Yah.... this is some of that laziness I was talking about, that was kinda sad.
12. That's what happens in movies, how do you think that James Bond made it this far.
13. I don't konw if I can make you see how A&T won the challenge, challenges are more that a test of skill. Really I odnt feal like explaining it, but they won mainly because they out classed them.
15. oh yah, those are called tenners, you hitem with mallets. ass

As an added bouus I thought I would add that my band was using a lot of stuff like EWF and several of those cadences before that movie ever came out.

I dont know why I cant make people understand that It is a bad thing when people leave a halftime to get some food......

Nailbomber (Guest) discharges:

Smilie!WTF?!?! This is so ridicules. It was a REVIEW folks! Lets calm down for a second and focus. His opinion is just that, his own opinion, and the fact that your all getting offended and upset reflects on how insecure yall are with yourselfs. I personally don't agree with his review on some parts at all, particularly because its very quite elitist sounding and overlooked that the movie was ment to be hollywood blockbuster not a reality movie about drumlines, but I also can see that this is on the side that this IS a funny website and it was ment to be a funny review nothing more. There's no reason to attack his character personally. So lets all sima down now folks, the review was meant to be funny and he didn't mean to offend anyone at all. Dizamn people!

Gawkman plutoniums:

Smilie!Brian said:You gotta be kidding me. WTF do you know?
A) They were performing in a stadium, if they turn around people would hear them on the other side.
B) If you have ever been on a drumline you would understand that you are to memorize MANY cadences. They used call offs for each cadence. It is believable.
C) They were not using "mallots" (mallets) on a snare drum fool. That is a tenor. It sounds like bass.
D) If it is a SOUTHERN band, and a SOUTHERN band competition, theres a very good chance that 90% of the audience and band is black.
E) If your band doesn't dance, they suck. Southern bands aren't about precission and complexity of the music. It is about playing something catchy and putting on a show. Trust me: A LOT of work goes into correography and timing with big band / southern style bands.
F) The Morris Brown College that played in the movie is a real college and a real band and those are all real cadences that they use.

D u m b a s s.
Brian - you sound ugly from your typing. And I'm right because it pisses you off and that's funny. And I'm going to continue to argue that they were mallots and that it was a snare because I can.

Brian says in non-morse code:

Smilie!You gotta be kidding me. WTF do you know?
A) They were performing in a stadium, if they turn around people would hear them on the other side.
B) If you have ever been on a drumline you would understand that you are to memorize MANY cadences. They used call offs for each cadence. It is believable.
C) They were not using "mallots" (mallets) on a snare drum fool. That is a tenor. It sounds like bass.
D) If it is a SOUTHERN band, and a SOUTHERN band competition, theres a very good chance that 90% of the audience and band is black.
E) If your band doesn't dance, they suck. Southern bands aren't about precission and complexity of the music. It is about playing something catchy and putting on a show. Trust me: A LOT of work goes into correography and timing with big band / southern style bands.
F) The Morris Brown College that played in the movie is a real college and a real band and those are all real cadences that they use.

D u m b a s s.

Gawkman discharges:

Smilie!HowBoutThemCowboys! said:Kayn, will you please stop ridin Gawkman's nuts. PLEASE!!!! Why don't you just get on your knees and suck his dick? Oh nos! We must have been gay all this time and didn't even know it! If random anonymous guy on the internet said it, it MUST be true!

Rawrb forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!HAr har har ahrarAHR ARHAR HARAHRARH

HowBoutThemCowboys! (Guest) pizzas:

Smilie!Kayn, will you please stop ridin Gawkman's nuts. PLEASE!!!! Why don't you just get on your knees and suck his dick?

Cj (Guest) absolves:

Smilie!Check this out my man..i marched in a black college band and just hearing your views lets me know you no nothing about how they are run. It is just like being in the military. We actually practice harder than anyone on the campus. And to hit on your percussion views, there are plenty of people i know that can play all of the rudiments without knowing how to read a lick of music. So im saying all of this to say you should do more research before your speak.

instrumentalpoet (Guest) yammers:

Smilie!Yes Drumline the movie sucked all kinds of ____(fill in blank) It is not because of all the reasons that you stated. There was a bad representation of HBCU bands because the actually good bands turned down the movie. YES we dance and play at the same time, ON THE FIELD (really not that hard), But the stands are a whole other story. Drumline sucked because they tried to commercialize a culture and they did horribly. All HBU drumliues are different, some are more TRADITIONAL while others evolve. Do some REAL research. Prairie View A&M, Florida A&M for example.

P.S. they did have a Corp Style band in the battle of the bands but they cut them because they didnt fit the style of marching.

Gay Patrol (Guest) bakes:

Smilie!According to my Gaydar, this movie is Gay.

Tuba D00d (Guest) conveys:

Smilie!You forgot to mention that 2/3 of a band must have corn rows.

Oh, and this is totally outside of the drumline, it's EXTREMELY hard to actually play the tuba while jumping and spinning and whatever, but while they're doing this, they're perfectly playing. I guess it's a tuba thang, shawty, that I don't know about.

And, finally, I honestly don't think two marching bands would get in a fight because someone played on their snare, I don't think they'd play on someone else's snare in the first place. They make it seem like the Southern college bands take the competition personally, like they're the damn Nacy Carrigan's of Marching Band.

Gawkmayunn Gaymayun (Guest) conveys:

Smilie!NER NER NER, DRUMLINE!!! NER NER NER

Shafty declares:

Smilie!churchill snare drummer said:well! i think you guys need to understand everyone makes mistakes. gawkman was putting his word out there and to what ive read alot of what he said was pretty true. i found "drumline" to be knowwhere near authentic and CHS' percussion instructor (Mike Stevens."the Q Bible") doesnt do anything like the movie. so chill out, and relax...its just a movie Churchill, that's probably the wisest comment I've seen on this review. The man is JUST expressing his opinion of the movie, folks.

hairymonkeydrummer (Guest) conveys:

Smilie!Gawkman brings up many good points. Much of the movie was vastly exaggerated, and shouldn't have been. While the message is a decent one, it could have been delivered in an exponentially better way. And no offense to Nick Cannon, but man they shoul've made a better effort to teach those guys how to play correctly, and also the writers should have done more research on marching bands, because if it were really like that then my band wouldnt be desperate to find drummers.

churchill snare drummer (Guest) verbalizes:

Smilie!well! i think you guys need to understand everyone makes mistakes. gawkman was putting his word out there and to what ive read alot of what he said was pretty true. i found "drumline" to be knowwhere near authentic and CHS' percussion instructor (Mike Stevens."the Q Bible") doesnt do anything like the movie. so chill out, and relax...its just a movie

Mr. Obliviously Obviously Sarcastic (Guest) plutoniums:

Smilie!Remember folks, it's more important to jump to the racial nonsense rather than pure constructivism.

Let's remember - it's not the fact that both styles of marching all have their strengths and weaknesses, but it's the fact that skin pigment is what defines talent and true skill!

Stupid.

Hames (aka Necrotic) (Guest) yammers:

Smilie!After this... wow, amazing. I feel like crying I've been laughing so hard!

Why do people keep correcting Gawkman on the "snare/mallet" issue when He's already admitted his mistake? Maybe people should read all of the comments before commenting themselves. Also, as has been stated SEVERAL times, Gawkman did not intend to be racist with his review. All bands in the south are NOT black. I play in my high schools marching band and we have white, black, hispanic, asian, you name it. And we dance. However, we are still a corp still marching band, and we do march, not walk. In fact, we play a cadence to get on the field. So before you bash other people or styles, read up.

Thank you and that is all.

(BTW, never seen the movie)

101 Playa (Guest) verbalizes:

Smilie!okay who ever wrote this is an idiot and must be white because bands do dance, those werent snares that they were beating the mallots on those are tenor drums with out the bottom head, and another thing being in a college band is like the marines im in a high school band and its just like the movie, i can listen to funk music and make up a couple of cadnces and another thing the reason in this movie all the bands were black cuz they have stlye and rhythm i bet u have never seen a college band let alone a HBCU band ( Historical Black College University) so shut up boi if u dont no what u is talkin bout the dont say anything

Rawrb unleashes:

Smilie!I disagree.I think the best marching is toad marching.

boystyx (Guest) forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!Yo Gawkman you got it all backwards you are straight wack! Don't hate on showbands because at the end of the day and the work is done HBCU bands always prevails. (JSU,FAMU,NCAT,Alabama State)
You need to get real 'cause that corps style marching ain't goin' to get it I've been marchin' for a while and trust me the best marchin' is black marchin'

Rawrb jabbers:

Smilie!Since everyone hates Gawkman so much, you should all go punch him!

BattleAxeMaxx (Guest) unleashes:

Smilie!Oh, and if you're going to complain, could you please do it intelligently? I'm not even out of my freshmen year in high school and i'm getting headaches from your spelling and grammar.

BattleAxeMaxx (Guest) excretes:

Smilie!wait wait wait wait... I didn't say stuffs about HBCU bands, i quoted the other guy who did. i'm not moronic enough to bitch at someone for having a different opinion than me. although the movie did suck horrificly

OhioT (Guest) splats:

Smilie!I agree all the way with battleaxemaxx. HbCU bands dance, do push ups in the rain and actually do work! The crap you talkin bout ain't even marchin!!! Just walkin around on the field don't nobody wanna see that shit! It's all about the bands in the south that get folks crunk and dancin'!!! FAMU, BCC, TSU, JSU, GSU, SU. biatch!!!!

Gawkman declares:

Smilie!BurlapBag said:scandalous.

Gawkman...my hat's off to ya. More people have come to your site to bitch about your movie review than people who have actually wasted their $8 to see the movie.
BurlapBag, I can't stop laughing at the truth of what you said. I had no idea when I wrote this that anyone would read or care at all, let alone respond with such... pure hate!

BurlapBag (Guest) dispenses:

Smilie!scandalous.

Gawkman...my hat's off to ya. More people have come to your site to bitch about your movie review than people who have actually wasted their $8 to see the movie.

BattleAxeMaxx (Guest) pizzas:

Smilie!Lightly Toasted said:All yall need to listen good...this gawkman bitch is a ignant motha fucka...if he even tried to hang on a HBCU line he would be shammin so much that it wouldnt even be funny...This bitch dont know shit about nothin...all he knows about is his little core style marching(i would hardly call it marching they fuckin walk across the damn field) And for the over sized batons that they stopped using in the 70's Every HBCU in the "dirtay south" uses those along with a lot of high schools(i've even seen a middle school band with them)...and in the words of my drum major, "Gawkman...pack yo shit up and take ya ass home...dammit"
FUCK YOU AND YO LITTLE CORE STYLE SHIT...WHY DONT YOU TRYIN HANGIN WITH A REAL BAND SOMETIME!!(i.e. FAMU,BCC,Gramblin State)...check this shit out and try and tell me all that shit in the movie was fake...

http://www.showtimemag.com/forum/media/categories.php?cat_id=146

http://www.showtimemag.com/forum/media/categories.php?cat_id=115

http://www.showtimemag.com/forum/media/categories.php?cat_id=134


IM RICK JAMES BITCH!!
Ah, swearing. Crutch of the ignorant :)

Shafty conveys:

Smilie!What a stupid movie for so many people to rally around.

Lightly Toasted (Guest) bakes:

Smilie!All yall need to listen good...this gawkman bitch is a ignant motha fucka...if he even tried to hang on a HBCU line he would be shammin so much that it wouldnt even be funny...This bitch dont know shit about nothin...all he knows about is his little core style marching(i would hardly call it marching they fuckin walk across the damn field) And for the over sized batons that they stopped using in the 70's Every HBCU in the "dirtay south" uses those along with a lot of high schools(i've even seen a middle school band with them)...and in the words of my drum major, "Gawkman...pack yo shit up and take ya ass home...dammit"
FUCK YOU AND YO LITTLE CORE STYLE SHIT...WHY DONT YOU TRYIN HANGIN WITH A REAL BAND SOMETIME!!(i.e. FAMU,BCC,Gramblin State)...check this shit out and try and tell me all that shit in the movie was fake...

http://www.showtimemag.com/forum/media/categories.php?cat_id=146

http://www.showtimemag.com/forum/media/categories.php?cat_id=115

http://www.showtimemag.com/forum/media/categories.php?cat_id=134


IM RICK JAMES BITCH!!

Rawrb verbalizes:

Smilie!NO!

jnat (Guest) conveys:

Smilie!jnat said:i love that movie "drum line" always will.thats my baby "NICK CANNON" i love him so much,y'all stop hating and shut the hell up.try to appreciate.Everything about that movie was hot and gooddddddddd!anyway what college was that? Thats a question i got.i wish i could see nick cannon face to face!i just admire everything about him!his looks,acts ,etc.anyway try and hook me up with a ticket to see him or something .let a sista know whats up with him and i want to know the college!(a&m what?).
holla at ya gurl!
1luv baby
"drum line" is hot! so is "NICK CANNON"

jnat (Guest) evaporates:

Smilie!i love that movie "drum line" always will.thats my baby "NICK CANNON" i love him so much,y'all stop hating and shut the hell up.try to appreciate.Everything about that movie was hot and gooddddddddd!anyway what college was that? Thats a question i got.i wish i could see nick cannon face to face!i just admire everything about him!his looks,acts ,etc.anyway try and hook me up with a ticket to see him or something .let a sista know whats up with him and i want to know the college!(a&m what?).
holla at ya gurl!
1luv baby

Taylor-Made'90 (Guest) un-shut-ups:

Smilie!Please excuse my four typos.... Where's the dayum 'Edit' button on this thang???????

Taylor-Made'90 (Guest) excretes:

Smilie!After reading all the responses and opnions and verbal (personal) attacks, it's clear to me that race relations still have a long way to go. The movie 'Drumline' was fictional, but based on the real-world activites surrounding the phenomena known as 'Black College Football', and specifically the roles Black College Marching Bands now play within that dynamic...

Seemingly the title 'Drumline' brings to minds images of actual percussion lines doing battle against each other. And maybe from certain vantage points, the actual 'drumming' may have been elementary, or rudimentary at best. But the intent of the movie was not to spotlight the finer points of proper percussioning. The movie dealt with the struggles endured by a young man being thrust into a situation where his natural talent gets called into play. He couldn't read music. But he learned. And he achieved. And although the storyline was depicted in a black college band, the lesson is quite universal. It could happen anywhere.

The one thing I've noticed reading these comments, is the lack of respect for the EFFORT involved in being in any particular band, style-wise. And while you may not like the 'style', appreciate the effort that goes into the preparationi and execution, of the artform we're all involved with. We all have a love for bands, and sepecifically--percussion. Respect the expression of the varying forms. Respect the work and dedication that goes in being on anybody's Drumline.

Respect that, even if you don't respect anything else....

We don't have to always get along, and we can disagree without being disagreeable....

I invite all of you to visit and join Marchingsport.com, where we discuss all facets of the Black College Marching Band Experience. Because respect is born of education and exposure....

You have been invitied....

Oh yeah, I marched for the Jackson State University Sonic Boom of the South. Old School. Squad 16. High-Altitude Mellophone...Humpin' and Stumpin'

Respect was given.....No, give it back...

Redhalo (Guest) bakes:

Smilie!My biggest complaint about the movie is the lack of "rudiments" played on the drums. No one seems to mention that. Using music back in the late 60's early 70's when I played a tenor drum (still do).....with BIG mallots (use small mallots now)....it was by sight, and ear.....not music. But the rudiment thing really got to me........I didn't see one paradiddle......let alone a flam eque (?).............all this name calling and bands this (Drum and Bugle Corps. are NOT bands)............and band that........the movie was ok.......just okay.....but for God's sake it was a movie......IT IS FICTION.........it is meant for entertainment.........that's it.........this female, white, 51 year old tenor drummer from a Alumni Drum and Bugle Corp.......thought the movie was entertaining at best.........but this here bantering back and forth about mallots and bands and scholarships and blah blah blah blah......is even more entertaining....thanks

Rawrb yammers:

Smilie!Sesnek, that movie would RULE!

sesnek evaporates:

Smilie!Then the sequel would be just like Oddworld Abe’s Oddysse with Gawkman playing the Abe like character.

sesnek yammers:

Smilie!this has given me inspiration or perspiration either way this yammering going on about this movie review have given me a idea, a movie idea! It would be perfect white kid a.k.a. Gawkman has to move south cause …. Because his fish died, it got ran over by a car… on the freeway or something. Anyway he’s in a drum line or he just likes drums you know pulling out moms pots and pans hitting with a wooden spoon till mom take the spoon and brakes it on your ass…that hurts! So anyway his fish dies and he has to move to the south and go to school and well he like the pots and pans so much he joins the drum line but little to his knowledge *biting nails in plot suspense* it would be a lot of work. wow suspenseful, and he makes so friends like NathanBedford, Darryl, niggahpleez, Michael, wachawantfool, SWD~Nigga03, red thickness(gross), Spirit, youknow, The Horse, Trombone guy, Name, jasmine, st1llz, Timble, AnonFag@207.232.255.254, robbie d, Band-a-Holic, Drumming king, snarechick , Mais, and DRUMMACHICK(AKA 00YELLABONE), on the way to awesomeness, but you know there not his friends at first ya ya ya they give him wedges and wet willies all the time wile he’s drumming, and and and timble can be the first to make friends cause Gawkman takes a hoho in the face for him in a food fight and and jasmine can be his interracial love interest, and then aliens come down and take over the world and turn everyone into zombies and make the earth the largest candy cigarettes manufacturer in the universe. Man the movie would taste like gold. And Gawkman can review it. Taste it’s goldly goodness.

bones splats:

Smilie!Drumming king said:WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT BANDS DONT DANCE. BANDS DO DANCE, MOSTLY ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS. PEOPLE DO DO THAT STUFF IN REAL LIFE. AND STOP HATEING ON RAP. I BET YOU JUST A WHITE ASS WITH MILITARY SYLE MARCHING. I BET I CAN PLAY BETTER THAN YOU. BICH DONT HATE BLACK MARCHING.Lol, so...they dance about african americans? I wasn't aware you could dance "ABOUT" something. Hmmph...news to me. Also...I hate rap! Seriously how can something like that be considered good music when it's missing a key ingredient...A BANJO!

Drumming king (Guest) yammers:

Smilie!WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT BANDS DONT DANCE. BANDS DO DANCE, MOSTLY ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS. PEOPLE DO DO THAT STUFF IN REAL LIFE. AND STOP HATEING ON RAP. I BET YOU JUST A WHITE ASS WITH MILITARY SYLE MARCHING. I BET I CAN PLAY BETTER THAN YOU. BICH DONT HATE BLACK MARCHING.

Rawrb discharges:

Smilie!So "they'll" kick "our" ass because "they" dance and play at the same time?You realize how stupid you sound?

x-goodole boy (Guest) pizzas:

Smilie!hey gawkman, I hate to say thus cuz im a white guy. but I went to the turkey day classic in Alabama at Alabama State U.the HBCU Marching bands do dance and play at the same time .also the will kick any white maching bands ass I've seen. So clam up buddy yuor are embarassing us all.

bones pizzas:

Smilie!all i can do is laught at some of these people...BAHAHAHAH!

Joebob communicates:

Smilie!You're all wrong! Even you!

GraveDigger (Guest) evaporates:

Smilie!first off, whoever talked crap about Gawkman is a crotch gobbler. the only time i want to hear you open you're mouth is when i unzip my pants. how the hell do you play drumline when you're five? i also know for a fact Gawkman likes sevendust and stuck mojo! they're not all white. snappen your neck!!!!!! by the way i never saw the movie but im sure it sucked if it has people like this defending it.

Shafty says in non-morse code:

Smilie!Chandler Bing retorts, "Could Snarechick's ramblings have BEEN more stupid?"

Rawrb bakes:

Smilie!Poor Gawkman - so many enemies!

snarechick (Guest) blahs:

Smilie!man this is all i have to say who ever this gay dude is don't know she about being a true drummer he just think he know i beat he play like a fagget

Shafty jabbers:

Smilie!You forgot loser (compliments of Mais).

Gawkman bakes:

Smilie!Alright, I've been keeping a list of all the names I have been called for sharing my only half-serious opinion, and here they are! Enjoy -collidge boy - IGNERNT YANKEE - smart guy - jack ass - sweetie - jakeass - stupid - cow bell player - gawkman gayman - asswhole sucker - fagget - big mouthed, dumb ass, show off, who knows SQUAT DIDDLY - imbisul - DUMB ASS - Mr. Gayman - GAY MUHFUCKA

Mais (Guest) conveys:

Smilie!Im sorry but some of you are just straight up losers. You make it seem like the movie was made to praise people that play in an actually band. The movie was not made for someone that plays in a band to enjoy it. It was not made to be 100% accurate. If that was the case the movie wouldn't have been as enjoyable as it was. It was made for a general audience to enjoy it. I who does not play an instrument enjoyed the movie and it sparked interest for me to see bands playing. I give props and respect to all ya'll that are in bands. Just remember 1 thing : This isn't your life story. Its a movie. Let me add just 1 more thing. Gawkman get a life.

Shan pizzas:

Smilie!Good job Kayn, Gawkman, Shafty, Murph, etc. I almost believed it there for a second. :)

Shan says in non-morse code:

Smilie!You know, I bet half of these negative responses to this review are just the moderators trying to create drama to make things more interesting. I don't believe there could actually be people out there who would respond in such a stupid way. It is very entertaining, though. :)

Rawrb conveys:

Smilie!Gawkman should rewrite his review to this:THIS MOVIE WAS THE BEST EVER BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE LIKED IT EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT SOI AM CHANGING IT SO THAT IT WILL AGREE WITH THE MINDLESS MASSES THANK YOU BLARF!

Rawrb plutoniums:

Smilie!HAHA Drummachick.You must have -3 years experience with a keyboard!

DRUMMACHICK(AKA 00YELLABONE) (Guest) forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!AW DAMN IF U GOTTA PLAY EASY ASS MUSIC IN ORDER TO DANCE THAT MEANS THAT YOU ARENT COORDINATED ENOUGH TO DO BOTH AT ONE TIME---BUT GAWKMAN (AKA GAY MUHFUCKA)I KNOW YOU ARE SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE ON THAT-CUZ YOU PROLLY TRIED TO DO IT ONCE AND U COULDNT EVEN PLAY MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB ON YOUR LIL TRUMPET AND TRY TO SWAY A LIL BIT SO NOW U ARE MAD CUZ U CANT DO IT-DONT HATE CUZ U CANT DO IT RIGHT...

DRUMMACHICK(AKA 00YELLABONE) (Guest) splats:

Smilie!FIRST OF ALL-I HAVE 10+ PLUS YEARS EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING THA DRUMS IN DRUMLINES-HIGH SCHOOL AND NOW COLLEGE-IM A BLACK FEMALE PERCUSSIONIST AND DRUMMER (NO-THEY ARE NOT THA SAME THANG)AND NOW THAT IVE SAID ALL THAT-I WANNA SAY THIS WHAT THA HELL IS WRONG WITH SUMMA YALL? DAMN CANT YALL (FROM WHITE BANDS WITH BIASED ATTITUDES ABOUT SOMETHING YALL DONT KNOW NANN BOUT) JUST ACCEPT THA FACT THAT WE STOLE YALL'S SHINE AND YALL AINT GETTIN IT BACK CUZ ITS OUR TIME NOW WE'VE BEEN HELD DOWN LONG ENOUGH-DONT HATE-CUZ U WILL NEVER EVER BE ON MY LEVEL.DUECES...

Shan forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!Why does Gawkman have to keep reminding EVERYONE that this review was not targeting anyone specifically, or any group of people? He was critiquing the MOVIE! He wasn't insulting certain bands in the south or how they go about doing things, and anyone that thinks that needs to open the eyes and their mind.

Anyone who insults him without knowing a single fact about him needs to get their facts straight before they start shooting their mouth off.

Timble (Guest) unleashes:

Smilie!Everybody who doesn't agree with me is a RACIST!

Gawkman discharges:

Smilie!Getting trashed by people I've never met has been very enlightening... it becomes very clear how much people distort their perceptions of reality. Timble - you haven't a clue about anything about me, yet you pass personal character judgements on me based off a thrown-togetherreview I wrote in 10 minutes. This makes you no better than the racist you claim that I am.

Rawrb bakes:

Smilie!Timble, BAHHAHAHAAHH!-Kayn

Timble (Guest) jabbers:

Smilie!HBCU is correct on every point. IN fact the only reason the white band was left out, was because they felt they would stick out to much since every other band was mostly or all black.

Timble (Guest) jabbers:

Smilie!Dude... if drumlines "aren't the marines" and we don't have to do push ups and wall sits in the rain... than dude... you need to talk to my director, He must be off his rocker! I promise you... what you saw in that movie, is NOTHING compaired to what REAL lines go through. But don't worry gayman... you won't ever have to deal with it... you couldn't play on a line if you tried, and if you were on my line, their is no way in HELL you would hack it. We have a term for people like you WANNA BE!!!!! You couldn't handle what they had to do in the movie, let alone what you would have to do in real life!

Timble (Guest) un-shut-ups:

Smilie!First of all... this "Gayman" or whatever the hell he said his gay ass name was is an idiot! If he did infact know ANYTHING about competitive drumming the the SOUTH... he would first know that bands are in fact BLACK (your statement was entirly racist, and uncalled for.), secondly, bands in the South East region of the good old USA, do in fact dance. This bull shit about using mallots on snares... those are TOMS you DUMB ASS!!!!!

Let me tell yuo something Mr. Gayman... you may think you know it all, but you clearly don't. I've been drumming (ON A LINE) since I was FIVE f***ing years old. You know NOTHING!!!!! I've been playing for over thirteen years, and competitavly for ten of those thirteen. Don't mess with me. If you go to a Grambling (a mostly black school with an ALL BLACK BAND! Gee Wiz... who'd'a thought?!) football game, and watch them at half time... you will see some of their simple cadences match quite nicely to the movie. I will agree that they were SIMPLE cadences, but when you only have a few months to teach an actor (who acctually playes a drum in the movie) to play a drum, simple is what you are going to have to live with.

These 70's battons in which you were speaking of, are still widely used in College bands. Especially down south.

In conclution... the imbisul that wrote his little piece about how shitty the movie was is nothing more than a big mouthed, dumb ass, show off, who knows SQUAT DIDDLY! Who gave you that name? YOU?! I'd love to drum with you sometime... I can promise you, you couldn't compete! My ability, and my style... are WAY OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE!!!!!

AnonFag@207.232.255.254 (Guest) vocalizes:

Smilie!Single tenor drums are not gay. I happen to play that

Rawrb forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!robbie d said:gawkman sounds like a fagget who wont ever have a girlfriend in his life cause he cant get over a movie and how great it was... i mean like this isnt band camp... who cares if its "accurate"

anyways... does anybody got videos of their drumline?
Haha, yeah. Movies that are accurate are a waste of time - let's live in a fantasy world as much as possible!

robbie d (Guest) declares:

Smilie!gawkman sounds like a fagget who wont ever have a girlfriend in his life cause he cant get over a movie and how great it was... i mean like this isnt band camp... who cares if its "accurate"

anyways... does anybody got videos of their drumline?

Rawrb plutoniums:

Smilie!Kill! KILL!

Gawkman dispenses:

Smilie!Band-a-Holic said:I couldn't help but notice that most of the posts that claim the bands in "Drumline" weren't realistic are from high school bands. (lol) Please, please, please, if you are ever blessed with the chance to see an HBCU marching band (preferably FAMU's Marching 100) DO SO! The dancing while playing, the drum majors, everything is real and it will positively blow...you...away. For the record, Morris Brown whooped A&T's ass in the movie in my opinion. Band-A-Holic... I totally agree! In the film, I thought the Morris Brown drumline smeared 'em. But of course, hollywood can't have the antagonist win, can they?

Gawkman unleashes:

Smilie!Oh, and I concede on the point that those were indeed NOT snare drums they were playing on, but single tom drums. So, you may mentally pretend that numbers 15-20 on the reviewnow say this: "Single tenor drums are GAY!" Now, THAT WAS intended to piss you off.

Gawkman blahs:

Smilie!The Horse:My review was about the movie "Drumline", not black college band culture. I never attacked you personally, yet you act as if I did and attacked ME personally. What does that say about you? Youshould take note ofhow Band-A-Holic stated their opinion... made me actually want to check out an HBCU band.

The Horse (Guest) discharges:

Smilie!Kayn you right but there is no need for him to comment on our style of marching. Its to different styles. We don't talk about yall styles. But just for the reference. Untill he gets a chance to ever go through what we go through during the summer don't comment

Band-a-Holic (Guest) evaporates:

Smilie!I couldn't help but notice that most of the posts that claim the bands in "Drumline" weren't realistic are from high school bands. (lol) Please, please, please, if you are ever blessed with the chance to see an HBCU marching band (preferably FAMU's Marching 100) DO SO! The dancing while playing, the drum majors, everything is real and it will positively blow...you...away. For the record, Morris Brown whooped A&T's ass in the movie in my opinion.

Rawrb yammers:

Smilie!Why do you type like an actual horse, The Horse?People, like Gawkman, aren't always going to like what you like. I don't forsee him changing his review to make you feel better. So, therefore, I urge Gawkman not to "set his ass up."

The Horse (Guest) splats:

Smilie!Is there anybody out their who think Gawkman should set his ass up. Please let him know something now because I am pissed off on how someone who never ever been threw what these people been threw could say something about their bands like he done did the shit. I bet you suck asswhole Gawkman

The Horse (Guest) discharges:

Smilie!Gawkman why do yall white bands come on the field to taps. Is it because you can't play cadences and march at the same time. Its just ridiculous. Besides I bet if you play in a drumline you probally don't even know 5 rudiments. A double stroke to you is like a bounce isn't it. Do you know what a swiss-army triplelet is or a cheese. Never heard of them did you. Get on my level ho!

The Horse (Guest) splats:

Smilie!Gawkman you are so stupid. The reason they weren't playing there cymbols is because they were as we call it flashing something your white bands know nothing about jakeass

The Horse (Guest) discharges:

Smilie!First of all yall don't know what yall talking about. From what I see most of yall don't come from showbands so don't judge us from yall styles. Once yall wake up at 6:00a.m till 12:am to get drills and cadences right then ya holla back. Cause first of all I bet nann one of yall drumlines would want to step face to face with a powerhouse drumline like Morris Brown or Bethune-Cookmann and think you won't get your feelings hurt. Besides our drumlines play different style cadences then yall do. For instance most of yall only know tenor drums as quads or quints. We don't judge yall bands and put them down because we see ourselves as two different types of styles. Besides who ever said anything about someone beating on a snare drum with mallets you are all wrong. If anything it was a tenor. And yes a real band can dance and play at the same time its not fake. Take FAMU for a prime example. Just go to a game and see for yourself before you say anything else is fake.

HBCU (Guest) yammers:

Smilie!
you don't seem to have any idea of what you are talking about. Look for the Honda Classic Battle of the Bands. Many of the things in Drumline was not realistic. A freshman would of never been given the oppertunity to act as he did. But some of us do practice in the rain, some of can read as well as those of us who can't. If all you see is Florida States Band, for instance, you have missed FAMU. BCC, Jackson State, NC A&T, amongst many other HBCU bands work hard. Not to say anything negative about Corps Bands, but they are not the only bands in the world. As they say you say tomato and I say Tamato. As for Nick he does play drums, but not the style that is potrayed. You are right about the notation, being a composer that first caught my eye. But when you play something in you have to go back and have it retranslated into drum parts. It does appear crazy at first. Not, to discredit your comments, but there is a lack of knowledge on your part. If you want to say there was bad acting fine that is your opinion. Don't say that bands don't dance if you have never seen a black band, and yes there was a white band recorded for the movie. I don't know why they were left out, probably at most high stepping compitetions there are no white bands that come. Please no harm intended just explore more then the world you live in.

Rawrb verbalizes:

Smilie!HAR HAR! Such a clever and unused insult!

Trombone guy (Guest) says in non-morse code:

Smilie!I agree w/ the person who didn't leave their name. Those aren't snares, but they are TENOR drums u dumbass. Hmm...and you call yourself a percussionist...

Norton (Guest) bakes:

Smilie!Gawkman, I believe you did an excellent job of reviewing this incredibly trite movie that has the most simple underlying message of "if you are black, you can make it doing anything if you just try". That's all that this movie is, nothing more, nothing less. I happen to be white, who lives with his black lover and his children who just *love* drumline.
Obviously I don't see any white folks rallying for a "White History Month" or the "all-white channel" all white, all day and night.

You know (Guest) pizzas:

Smilie!HBCUs still have marching bands that dance and play while facing forward. It's a style. It was nice of the movie "Drumline" to introduce the rest of the world to this culture and tradition. I plan to go to a few HBCU games and band competitions to see this first hand. Anyone know what's on the schedule? :-)

Machete (Guest) declares:

Smilie!Hey man, I'm very late to the party and was googling for something else, but I *will* say this:
1. the movie was indeed mediocre (but enjoyable).
2. However, it wasn't for the reasons you cited. You should check out as many HBCU band performances as possible, maybe even talk to a few HBCU drummers, and then see the movie again.

Gawkman splats:

Smilie!http://www.vicfirth.com/news/WGI2002/video/RCC.mov

Gawkman unleashes:

Smilie!http://www.vicfirth.com/news/WGI2002/video/RCCB.mov

Name (Guest) excretes:

Smilie!This movie was a good movie, you obviously had to look very hard for mistakes. One comment says you dont play mattets on a snare drum. Well those werent snare drums, they dont have snares or bottom heads. And all college bands are not black.

Murph unleashes:

Smilie!Texas is pretty north... right?

jasmine says in non-morse code:

Smilie!and futhermore sweetie, bands do dance, and there are huge band competitions...and nick cannon actually can play the drums...I know this for a fact, obviously all movies have unrealistic qualities, but but this one had very few....get some culture...you must be from up North

jasmine communicates:

Smilie!drumline is an accurate depiction of drumlines at HBCU's. Many drummers CANNOT reads music beacuse they never learned and really don't need to. My brother can read music, but can also play the whole brass AND percussion sections....he taught himself. he can hear something once and play it. This is a depiction of predominately African American high stepping bands...not military style bands....ya'll need to get a clue

Rawrb blahs:

Smilie!"He's a survivor. And of course, he's black. That would probably account for the fact that we felt very white walking into the theater and sitting through previews for what have to be absolutely wretched movies." (quote from review) Gawkmayunn, that can be taken the wrong way, so I think that's part of the reason why it's escalated to this white/black arguement. FLARG!

Gawkman blahs:

Smilie!This is not some white/black thing! My review had nothing to do with that. It was about Hollywood's attempt to take something, distort/exaggerate it to make it fit a lame, predictable plot. If you are into computers at all, then you witness this and laugh when you watch "Hackers" or "The Net". If you are into the music industry, you laugh when you see a movie like "Josie and the Pussycats". And if you are into drumming, you laugh when you see a movie like Drumline.

Rawrb evaporates:

Smilie!St1llz, it's great to see an intelligent reply. I do believe this separation between races amongst colleges is still, IMO, very ridiculous and outdated. I understand that it was something that was integrated into our society YEARS ago (and still is stuck), but come on now. I think it's time our culture moved on past that stuff. Heh... but anyway. Excellent reply, st1llz. :D

st1llz (Guest) blahs:

Smilie!Furthermore, whether they are praised or not, let's be honest, depends on who's praising. Just like you weren't particularly pleased with the "Drumline" performances, I'm sure someone who has undergone different life experiences than you may not be pleased with some performances you've given.
Yes? (oh - that's for Kayn by the way)
Peace.

st1llz (Guest) evaporates:

Smilie!For some reason, the tell-tale monikers stuck and schools are still identified, in everyday jargon, by the predominant race attending the school. Thus, a white guy who refers to his band as a "white college band" would be understood and not hated, and likewise for a black student in a "black college band."

st1llz (Guest) bakes:

Smilie!The "white"/"black" distinction has been used to identify schools since the integration of predominantly white colleges/universities. History shows that because they were not accepted to predominantly "white" schools (or just "white" schools), blacks in America started their own institutions of higher education. Now, when they were first formed, it was a given that all blacks in college went to 'black' schools, and the opposite was true for whites.

Truth (Guest) vocalizes:

Smilie!Racial pride is stupid!

dont think so (Guest) absolves:

Smilie!well i think that you have a very limited opinion of the different kinds of drumlines that there are. you should go to a black college football game and experience their drumlines first hand. moving and having fun with the music is one thing that they seem to like to do. so, dont diss it until you have seen it and now about it.

FunnyGuy (Guest) plutoniums:

Smilie!They should make a sequel called, "Drumline 2: FAG PATROL!" BWARHAWERHAWERHAWRHRH!!!1

Shan evaporates:

Smilie!Bah, my brain was being retarded and the first band I thought of was Psychostick, when the subject of this conversation is DRUMLINES. Even though I might have had the wrong type of band in mind, my previous reply is still relevent.

Shan blahs:

Smilie!Psychostick? Stand Still?! Obviously you've never been to one of their shows.....There's no point in trying to insult someone unless it's an insult that's actually true or at least believable. Even though you seem to be taking it personally, he wasn't pointing it at any one person. Stop being a dramaqueen.

guy andrus (Guest) conveys:

Smilie!i absoulutely agree with everything you said. its as if you were with me and my friends from the drumline after we had watched the movie. the only people i have run across that actually liked this movie are people who know nothing about drumming or college bands whatsoever. thank you for this review. and amen a thousand times!

wachawantfool (Guest) says in non-morse code:

Smilie!And just b/c you probaly play in some band that stands still and looks like jackasses throughout their whole show dosen't mean that you have to dis on a good band that knows how to put on a real show. And those weren't flats on the computer screen. They were the notation for Flams. Yes, good old flams. Not flats. So I think that you should try to get your fucking facts straight before you try to shit talk.

wachawantfool (Guest) un-shut-ups:

Smilie!You obviously didn't notice that they weren't playing SNARE drums with mallets. When the drums(being played with mallets) were turned over on the ground before the tree shaking eliminations they had NO SNARES. THEY WERENT SNARE DRUMS!

Shafty blahs:

Smilie!I'm sorry, I think I understood most of the garbled message up until the word "ballz." Did you just forget the space, and mean to say Dragonball Z? I can appreciate that you're a DBZ fan, but it isn't really pertinent to this discussion.

Murph conveys:

Smilie!I'm afraid of cha bois!

Rawrb excretes:

Smilie!You get no soup!

SWD~Nigga03 (Guest) bakes:

Smilie!Oh and don't ever disrespect my band like that pimpin cuz you don't even know what we SWD (Atlanta A&T) go through. Once you come to one of our concerts, games, BOTB, or festivals and we make less than a 1 (superior) you then have the right to say what we can and can not do so holla at cha boi if need to get something off yo chest.

SWD~Nigga03 (Guest) blahs:

Smilie!snare drum and mallets? huh when dat happen. You jack ass that was a tenor drum not a snare drum learn what something is b4 you say not to do it. Your review sucked ballz. If you got anything else to say click on my name to get my email.

Murph dispenses:

Smilie!This is the best review on pluh.com!

Rawrb forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!You know what's stupid? The fact that there are "black" and "white" college bands. I swear, if a white guy was to say, "I'm in a white college band," he'd be referred to as RACIST. BUT, if a black guy says, "I'm in a black college band," he'd be praised. See the problem here? There shouldn't be separation like that. But what do I know?

red thickness (Guest) says in non-morse code:

Smilie!ok; you make it seem like the producers were trying to be racist when they created this movie. The "actors" were really playing, you don't go to band camp for months of training to "fake it". So by the way you talk it seems that you are not black showing that you have no way of knowing how black college bands get down. So until you actually live the life and do what we do, keep your mouth shut.
a black college band Percussion Leader. Lil' Drumma Gurl

Gawkman yammers:

Smilie!Dear Spirit-

NO!!!

Rawrb forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!Aah, another Hitler type on our hands! "This race is superior!" Idiot.

Spirit (Guest) declares:

Smilie!If you just have to know I think this review sucked. Black bands can sing, dance, and play at the same time you might be living uder a rock but wake this is the 21st century black can do stuff whites can't. The other thing is that the whole beatin the snare drums with mallets you can it produces a deeper tone. but a smart guy like yourself doesn't think so. maybe you should try it.

youknow (Guest) vocalizes:

Smilie!First feature film to really highlight black college bands, and their style of marching. Movie wasnt meant to represent all styles of marching. IF you watch the DVD you will see that they deleted scenes of the "white" bands filmed. Going through the experience in my own life, I will say I have along with others get down and do pushups in rain. "KEEP MARCHING THE 8-5"

doesntmatter (Guest) splats:

Smilie!i play drums. i play in drumlines. "drumline" the movie, sucked. GREAT REVIEW

Lee (Guest) blahs:

Smilie!i think morris brown's drumline was better at the BET classic in the movie

Shafty discharges:

Smilie!CAW! CAW!

Murph plutoniums:

Smilie!ARG! I really cannot decode that last message!

Michael (Guest) jabbers:

Smilie!Hello I know I am a long timelate but actually I do go around with my drum sticks in my hands all day every day well that is allbut i was looking at the movie and thinking the same thing and about the mase we steel have some bands tey march with the mse like that in VA we got hig school bands that do that is all sorry

Gawkman says in non-morse code:

Smilie!LOL! That's funny on so many levels... okay, first I am a trumpet player. Yes, you CAN dance and play stuff... but what you play has to be very easy or it will not sound good. Hardly says anything for musicianship, now does it? Keep 'em coming! This is fun.

niggahpleez (Guest) evaporates:

Smilie!I'm watching a videotape of Grambling at this moment.

And they are dancing!
And they are playing!
At one!
And the same!
Time!

Of course it's possible.

If you're a musician.

Gawkman bakes:

Smilie!Wait, I stand corrected. He did spell "yankee" right, for some reason I thought it said "yankie". Damn, that would have been a good comeback, too!

Gawkman evaporates:

Smilie!Yeah! Controversy = site traffic.
First of all, I was born in Texas and lived there most of my life (and at least SPELL yankee right if yer gonna use that as an insult). Yes, I've seen black college bands like Grambling play. If you want to avoid the "black bands are cooler than white bands" debate, I can deal. It was innacurate on that account, too. When they dance on field, they don't play, it's impossible. Oh yeah, and the lines still use plastic heads =)

Murph pizzas:

Smilie!This review causes CONTROVERSY!!!

Steve Wells (Guest) unleashes:

Smilie!I couldn't agree more josh, seeing this movie was not really a disgrace to marching bands cause yes it was the first of it's kind. However, it was in no way accurate to the realities of marching band! later man!

Steve

Rawrb forms verbage to communicate:

Smilie!So this movie was 100% accurate?

Darryl (Guest) verbalizes:

Smilie!I loved the movie. It represented HBCU( Historicaly Black College Universities) every with style and grace. Unlike all you hippocrites who have never been to attend a black college football game in your lives or seen their bands before. I suggest you go see a HBCU band near your homes before you judge another bands playing style. And just so you know is called SWAC you fools.

Murph un-shut-ups:

Smilie!I wanna go to collidge!

Rawrb splats:

Smilie!I can't figure out if that last comment was positive or negative. GREARRR!!

NathanBedford (Guest) excretes:

Smilie!You weren't born to review this movie because you were born a IGNERNT YANKEE, obviously, or you'd know why all the bands in the movie are black and you'd know that their dancing presents no verisimilitude problem. But don't you come DOWN here to watch our superior fifth quarters and find out what you been missing all your benighted life. Just you stay up there in your ignernt yankee collidge boy oblivion. Don't come polluting our fine football fields witcher tightass drumstylings, neither.

the seanz (Guest) says in non-morse code:

Smilie!DUDE, everything you said was accurate. VERY accurate. Hats off to you. There was one thing though that the people need to know about that movie which is incorrect....THE BASSES. I don't care if you have a drumline of 2 basses 6 quads 10 snares and one million cymbals...you will ALWAYS hear the basses. It can't be avoided. I was also upset with the fact that they didn't feature the quads.(I'm a quad player)
-PTHS drumline captain

Marissa (Guest) pizzas:

Smilie!wow! i didn't think about that until now! haha! thats so sad! email me sometime! you're cool!i am guessing you were on a drumline? or are? if so where? are you guys any good?? ;) thanks! bye!

Gawkman says in non-morse code:

Smilie!Har har, did you notice that in the final cadences, the cymbals never actually PLAYED the cymbals? Thanks for reading the review.

Marissa (Guest) vocalizes:

Smilie!me being a part of a drumline... this movie appalled me. how false! I've been to other reviews to see how people thought about this movie... and all i could see were great reviews!! i don't understand... the movie blew!! no questions asked. everything was dirty and nothing was realistic. and i do hold the fact that they did make a movie called "drumline" but that was all drained from my train of thought as the movie ran through the opening credits.
-MHS Cymbal Section leader
Gotta love that togetherness.
Look at those bad boys trying to out-bad eachother.
DIE!
What bad movie is complete without a sappy love sideplot?
Next, we do small front-arm-circles!
Yer dumb! No, YER dumb!
Where is the good drumline again?