Songs you can't stop listening to 2: son(g)s of liberty

I’ve always loved this song since I heard it in After Hours.

also, it’s apparently Trump’s favorite song?! I honestly expected his favorite to be one of those early rock and roll songs with a horrifying-in-retrospect lyric about being infatuated with a 13 year old girl, but this is somehow even weirder.

Actually 2 songs.
Taylor Hawkins son Shane on the drums at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert

Same concert, Times like these. The audience got Dave’s back. And then the moment he starts to rock out, shred his guitar and scream away all his pain, anger and grief.

Both performances are kinda heartbreaking but so great. I fucking love Dave Grohl, he is such a nice person.

Those concerts really were moving, even as someone who isn’t really a fan of any post-2007 Foo Fighters. That said, and I’m going to get some shit for this, but I find Dave Grohl’s whole nice guy persona disingenuous and annoying.

Not saying he’s a bad person or anything like that, not to mention all celebrities and their public images are constructed to some degree, but there’s just a weird dissonance between the laid-back persona and the very obvious effort that goes into constructing and maintaining it.

Actually, that’s not an image he builds. He’s just the way he is.

However, there’s nothing wrong with being nice.

Holy fuck I’m in love

Wow, never heard of this before. I like it. TIL where Gwen Stefani got her entire persona from, lol.

Were you by chance reading Jeff Tweedy’s new book? I read it last week and he turned me on to Lovich. Very cool stuff.

I’ve had the album Data Doom from Frankie and the Witch Fingers on repeat since its released, I just cant get enough. Feels faster and more intense than most of their historic stuff although I’ve been getting into that too.

nope i just happened to stumble across it.

would you recommend that book ?

Nice! I think that was actually the exact song he was writing about. The book was cool. It’s called World Within a Song. However, I far preferred the one before it, How to Write One Song. It didn’t make me write a song, but it was a fascinating look at his process.

Empire is my favorite track from this, it goes so hard.

One of the great unsung Irish bands.

As a massive High Llamas fan, I wholly endorse this post.

Speaking of great Irish music: RIP the god Shane MacGowan.