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Lockdown 2020: We Be Drummin'!

Alex bangs out a pandemic playlist filled with songs for all of us going a little stir crazy at home.

It's a lockdown baby! We're under orders to work from home so here we go!

Mar. 26 2020

Cast: Alex

Posted by: Alex

In This Episode:

Rock Band 4

Episode Notes:

Playlist:

Semisonic - Closing Time
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Black Keys - Strange Times
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
The Offspring - Come Out and Play (Keep 'em Separated)
The Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me
Cinderella - Shelter Me
The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis
Underoath - Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
Soundgarden - Blow Up the Outside World
Tiger Man WOAH - Alone Time
Styx - Too Much Time on My Hands
Bob Marley - Waiting in Vain
Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely
Green Day - Longview
Blink 182 - Bored to Death
Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
Generation X - Dancing With Myself
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
Queen - I Want to Break Free
Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay (I Promise)
Pantera - I'm Broken
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Foo Fighters - My Poor Brain
X - I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
Dream Theater - Panic Attack
Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

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Alex is pretty decent at drums.

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There's never a bad time for an Alex drum session.

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Edited By bathala

Great first music choice

waiting in vain by Bob Marley 🔥

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This playlist is AMAZING!!!!! Nice drumming, Alex!

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Edited By 99bajakid

Dammit, I'm so pissed at myself for missing this live. I always love your drumming. I dont know if this is even possible with your home setup but I loved hearing the actual drumming that you were doing in the extra life's - if its possible to have an ambient room mic to pick it up that would be cool. I've been a drum nerd for years, so the percussive natural rhythm is calming to me.

Also, I just remembered vinny actually plays the guitar too.. maybe a future collaboration with you guys jamming on a real guitar/amp setup? 🤷🏻‍♂️

I'm not sure how close you guys are to each other so that might be a dumb idea

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TIL the sidebar on videos can scroll.

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Man, Alex is the king of making a playlist with a theme, but still sounds good played in succession without any jarring tonal shifts

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It's illegal in all 50 states to open your set with "Closing Time". Stewart Copeland has been dispatched to your place to make the arrest.

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forgive me if you've been over this but have you modded your kit regular kit or something?

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@anorak88: If I remember correctly it was a custom modded set that a fan of the site sent him. I'm pretty sure they did a mailbag about it if you want to search for it.

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I am currently under a Safer at Home order in Memphis so when Sequestered in Memphis came on, a song I've never heard, my eyes popped out of my head

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Alex never disappoints.

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@nadavis1: I can't believe Alex then betrayed me by saying there's only one genuinely great Foo Fighters album. I am wounded

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@alex Thanks for the great drum session and fingers crossed you'll be able to get time for more of them.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

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@alex Thanks for the awesome stream brother! really excited to watch more!!!!!

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These segues are the best, Alex!

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Great stream, and even better to hear that Rorie approved this as a weekly feature going forward. Alex drumming and talking music is one of my favorite things on the site.

Disagree with Queen over Bowie, though.

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alex's a king. that playlist is too good. thanks to this video my roommate is now watching the full 24 hr rockband extra life stream from 2018 and it's doing a lot for our mental well-being rn!!

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That was a damn inspired playlist, and a damn fine performance. Thanks for the drum session, and thanks for putting the playlist in the notes! <3

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Edited By synful303

Incredible set, Alex. All the interludes made me laugh out loud. Keep it up! You are helping everyone have a smile on their face.

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Alex is sending is mixed messages to the audience.

He tells us he wants to break free, this much is indubitably true. Then he tells us he is alright, and there is no need to worry about him. And then - finally, heartbreakingly - he can admit to us he is Not Okay (He Promises).

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Thanks for the awesome video Alex!

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May be hard times, daddy, but damn this is a hell of a playlist for dem hard times. It sure as hell is worth 10 pounds of gold.

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drums

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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures is my favorite song I cannot play on expert. Alex blew that song away!

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Thanks Alex. Love these streams

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Hello there ladies and gentlemen, hello there ladies and gents

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?

Alex is a full combo machine. There's just something magical about watching Alex be incredible at drums!

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Stellar content Alex, keep it up :)

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Hilarious set list, great job

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I like most of the characters that make up the band. Some of my favorite games of all time! The close-ups on your lead singer are really disgusting.

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Alex's drum sessions continue to be some of the best content GB puts out.

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Curious how the music licensing works on these streams. How is it they can’t play more a few seconds of a licensed track on most other streams but stream 2 hours of licensed music on these?

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yeah the drumming is impressive but did anyone else see that mushroom man sing every song perfectly for two and a half hours?

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First he drummed for the kids.

Now he drums for society.

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Take me home Alex!

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@dwmc: I think the idea is that nobody would want to listen to a version of the track with gameplay over it than the original track, but also this is a music game so there is an expectation that you should be able to Let's Play it and i think that there are too many people already doing it that the music industry don't want to bother suing all of them.

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@birdville: Was just coming to build this... thank you :)

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Alex, I love you dude.

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Just here to say that this playlist is a whole mood for me at the moment. Thanks for this Alex - it helps with the quarantine.

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Alex is Good.

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Always love Alex's penchant for a themed playlist for these drumming stream. Keep up the great work, Alex!

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Thank you Alex, had a great friday night here in lockdown Hamburg, Germany with your list and a friend over whatsapp! You might be my musical spirit animal!

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Mad skills!