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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Nov 2014, 00:53

Bent Fabric wrote:I mean, it looks identical to the sort of thing that you'd paint or photoshop if you were asked to parody the ubiquitous image of some grinning, lobotomized, long-haired dope "sitting in" with some improbable act of your own random choosing.

I honestly thought it WAS a Photoshop job at first.

The guy's rich - could he not at least bother to get a white shirt and black trousers for the occasion?
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby zoomboogity » 23 Nov 2014, 01:07

Charlie O. wrote:
Bent Fabric wrote:I mean, it looks identical to the sort of thing that you'd paint or photoshop if you were asked to parody the ubiquitous image of some grinning, lobotomized, long-haired dope "sitting in" with some improbable act of your own random choosing.

I honestly thought it WAS a Photoshop job at first.


The possibilities are, quite literally, endless - sitting on the couch with CSN, hanging with ELP on Love Beach, strumming guitar behind The Three Tenors, holding a pair of headphones over one ear and doing the "screaming chorus face" into the mic during the Kind Of Blue sessions, bellowing into a megaphone with Rudy Vallee, the fourth Andrews Sister - why limit it to music? Give the guy some room to stretch out. Putting him in the plane flying over Cary Grant in North By Northwest would be a good start.
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

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You can do it, P-Cat - think of the children!

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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Nov 2014, 05:40

From the forthcoming Salt Lake City episode:


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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Bent Fabric » 24 Nov 2014, 05:49

"I was just a fuckin' dumb ass kid until I heard The Plan!"

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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Nov 2014, 05:52

Can't wait to hear the Foo Fighters version of "Down By The Lazy River"!
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby LeBaron » 24 Nov 2014, 12:25

I have tried to stay out of this, but it landed on my front doorstep (so to speak) this weekend in the pages of the local alt-weekly.

:cry:

http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/20 ... rohl-call/
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Fonz » 24 Nov 2014, 14:55

Nolamike wrote:I'll say I'm not as anti-Grohl as some... he's a helluva drummer, seems like a generally nice dude, and his heart's in the right place, I think. But his willingness (insistence?) on playing with anyone and everyone who may be cited as having some influence is a bit, er, over-the-top.

I mean... this? What the hell?

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He has every right to be in that picture.

For those who'd don't know, that is the 'Flugelhorn Fighters', a dixieland Foo Fighters tribute act.

And... he looks very cheerful to be there! ;)
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby LeBaron » 24 Nov 2014, 16:34

No. What kind of asshole walks down the street playing an acoustic guitar (ESPECIALLY in New Orleans)? No context can justify it.
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby The Beatles » 24 Nov 2014, 16:44

Viscount Jizzmark wrote:No. What kind of asshole walks down the street playing an acoustic guitar (ESPECIALLY in New Orleans)? No context can justify it.


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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Quaco » 24 Nov 2014, 16:45

I am sure he/his people justify it by saying he's putting the spotlight on all these great musicians in these different cities. Which is true. But now people will say "I just bought an album by that brass band thing." "Hunh?" "Remember that one Dave Grohl showed on his program." "Oh yeah, they're cool."
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby zoomboogity » 24 Nov 2014, 16:47

"Yeah? So, how is it?"

"Meh. Too much brass. Drowns out the guitar."

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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby gash on ignore » 24 Nov 2014, 16:50

Phenomenal Cat wrote:Image


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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Nolamike » 24 Nov 2014, 17:00

Viscount Jizzmark wrote:I have tried to stay out of this, but it landed on my front doorstep (so to speak) this weekend in the pages of the local alt-weekly.

:cry:

http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/20 ... rohl-call/


Jesus Christ:

First of all, I really like my day job. I got a good fuckin' gig! But I think it's important that someone with the opportunity and resources documents the histories of these people, along with the music, for the next generation.


That's so fucking presumptuous. There are TONS of people out there documenting this stuff. E.g., if you want to know about brass bands, what''s a more reliable source - this, or Grohl, who admittedly knew nothing about the genre when filming began?
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Nov 2014, 17:31

Viscount Jizzmark wrote:No. What kind of asshole walks down the street playing an acoustic guitar (ESPECIALLY in New Orleans)? No context can justify it.

I was gonna be a smartass and say that Alex Chilton did it, but I guess he wasn't actually walking down (or even in) the street.
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby Bent Fabric » 24 Nov 2014, 17:43

Oh, I'd have LOVED to see how Chilton reacted to a Grohling...

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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby gash on ignore » 24 Nov 2014, 17:45

Nolamike wrote:That's so fucking presumptuous. There are TONS of people out there documenting this stuff. E.g., if you want to know about brass bands, what''s a more reliable source - this, or Grohl, who admittedly knew nothing about the genre when filming began?


Well this Sakakeeny dude best get his fucking finger out and fucking rock out then before the mallrats and 40-something dads lose interest in Brass Bands like, totally.
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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby gash on ignore » 24 Nov 2014, 17:45

Bent Fabric wrote:Oh, I'd have LOVED to see how Chilton reacted to a Grohling...


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Re: Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways

Postby gash on ignore » 24 Nov 2014, 17:48

Mr Grohl, I served with Paul Westerberg. I knew Paul Westerberg. Paul Westerberg was a friend of mine. Mr Grohl, you're no Paul Westerberg.
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