May 20

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Raoul Comments: A young Al Franken acts out his D&D fantasies.

Published 1986

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.91 out of 10)

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28 Responses to “Dragondrums”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Keith Mo(r)on?

  2. fred Says:

    Dude, all the dragons will be at the taiko concert. Just pack up and go home.

  3. Ray P Says:

    Mickey Dolenz took the brown acid at Woodstock.

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    He used to be a member of Dragondrums, but when he came out as a geisha, they sacked him for being insufficiently metal.

  5. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Well, he fancied himself a true virtuoso musician, and, in truth, he was solid on sax, vivacious on vibes, forceful on flugelhorn . . . but he was a real drag on drums.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Yes, life is tough for musicians. The endless string of clubs and bars, difficulties forming truly meaningful relationships, the bad pay, the bad food—and of course the ever-present temptations of drug abuse. How many tragic stories have we read of brilliant musicians who find themselves with the proverbial “pterodactyl on their backs”?

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    ♫ I don’t want to work
    I want to bang on the drum all day
    I don’t want to play
    I just want to bang on the drum all day ♫

  8. Raoul Says:

    The Gene Krapa Story

    @BC6 – I think that’s called “chasing the dragon”.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    I know McCaffrey collaborated with just about anyone in earshot but… Gary Glitter?

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    It’s that classic episode where Lucy disguised herself as a dragon to join Ricky’s act at the Copa. Babalu aye!

  11. Anna T. Says:

    I’m pretty confident they don’t have Hawaiian shirts on Pern.

  12. Outis Says:

    @Fred: whoa, that’a one of the very best Daiko vids! To reciprocate:
    fun starts at 2:00, they are good.
    As for the cover, come on, it’s nicely rendered at least… my main objection is that questionable vest. A “fashion disaster” tag maybe?

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    DragonDrums. Looks and sounds like a Renaissance Faire act.

  14. Ray P Says:

    Never mind the drums, what are his soufflés like?

  15. Ray P Says:

    The shoulder-crawler should worry. DragonDrums may be on the menu.

  16. Ray P Says:

    “…uh … uh … uh …. uh … ANT-MUSIC … uh … uh … uh … uh … ANT-MUSIC … uh …”

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    That’s life as a Dragon Drummer for you: beat the Dragon Drums all day in your best Glam Rock outfit, and all you get is one teeny dragon below the weight limit you have to throw back. At least it’s good exercise (he’s taken the belt in two holes since he started).

    @B. Chiclitz: GSS!

  18. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Very glad my school library had this groovy cover instead.

    Isn’t this guy a smidge too buff to be the character, IIRC? And way too glam and improperly dressed — check out how badly the claws must dig into his shoulder. IRL there’d be blood running down those biceps.

    @BC (6): Or maybe you explained it — no blood b/c he’s hallucinating.

  19. JuanPaul Says:

    “who’s got two sticks and a pair of killer dragondrums? This guy!”

  20. Tracy Says:

    That guy has quite the happy trail.

  21. Monty Says:

    After 3 years marooned, he made himself a set of dol-drums to pass the time. His neighbors promptly arrived to shut him up.

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tracy: I noticed that too, since it’s rather odd he has no chest hair to go with it.

  23. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tracy@GSSxn—RE: lack of chest hair—Maybe it’s not a happy trail but a chasm of some sort. A fjord? Volcanic fissure? Is that a wisp of gas about to escape? Or perhaps he is about to give birth to another one of those things that’s on his back.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC: an impending hatching eruption might explain the look on his face.

  25. anon Says:

    Anne McCaffrey
    Reveal the routh of hyper-illegal “Mr. Hot”

  26. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @anon: I like that Anne Mc’s blurbage is so (in)famous here that she doesn’t require anagramming.

    The last line explains the cover.

  27. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Sequels were:

    (They call me Captain Obvious!)

  28. A.R.Yngve Says:


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