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    Default Dave Grohl says..."Stay Frosty."

    Just got this press release. Worth a thread due to Dave's sign off:

    DAVE GROHL CLARIFIES HIS GRAMMY SPEECH

    Oh, what a night we had last Sunday at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The glitz! The Glamour! SEACREST! Where do I begin?? Chillin' with Lil' Wayne...meeting Cyndi Lauper's adorable mother...the complimentary blinking Coldplay bracelet.....much too much to recap. It's really is still a bit of a blur. But, if there's one thing that I remember VERY clearly, it was accepting the Grammy for Best Rock Performance...and then saying this:

    "To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of music is what's important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that's the most important thing for people to do... It's not about being perfect, it's not about sounding absolutely correct, it's not about what goes on in a computer. It's about what goes on in here [your heart] and what goes on in here [your head]."

    Not the Gettysburg Address, but hey......I'm a drummer, remember?

    Well, me and my big mouth. Never has a 33 second acceptance rant evoked such caps-lock postboard rage as my lil' ode to analog recording has. OK....maybe Kanye has me on this one, but....Imma let you finish....just wanted to clarify something...

    I love music. I love ALL kinds of music. From Kyuss to Kraftwerk, Pinetop Perkins to Prodigy, Dead Kennedys to Deadmau5.....I love music. Electronic or acoustic, it doesn't matter to me. The simple act of creating music is a beautiful gift that ALL human beings are blessed with. And the diversity of one musician's personality to the next is what makes music so exciting and.....human.

    That's exactly what I was referring to. The "human element". That thing that happens when a song speeds up slightly, or a vocal goes a little sharp. That thing that makes people sound like PEOPLE. Somewhere along the line those things became "bad" things, and with the great advances in digital recording technology over the years they became easily "fixed". The end result? I my humble opinion.....a lot of music that sounds perfect, but lacks personality. The one thing that makes music so exciting in the first place.

    And, unfortunately, some of these great advances have taken the focus off of the actual craft of performance. Look, I am not Yngwie Malmsteen. I am not John Bonham. Hell...I'm not even Josh Groban, for that matter. But I try really fucking hard so that I don't have to rely on anything but my hands and my heart to play a song. I do the best that I possibly can within my limitations, and accept that it sounds like me. Because that's what I think is most important. It should be real, right? Everybody wants something real.

    I don't know how to do what Skrillex does (though I fucking love it) but I do know that the reason he is so loved is because he sounds like Skrillex, and that's badass. We have a different process and a different set of tools, but the "craft" is equally as important, I'm sure. I mean.....if it were that easy, anyone could do it, right? (See what I did there?)

    So, don't give me two Crown Royals and then ask me to make a speech at your wedding, because I might just bust into the advantages of recording to 2 inch tape.

    Now, I think I have to go scream at some kids to get off my lawn.



    Stay frosty.

    Davemau5

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    Dave G is such a class act!! Not only is he a great frontman he also has the same feeling about todays music that many of us have and isn't afraid to share his opinion. I'm glad there are still bands like his out there that actually have talent and think it's awesome that he jams with other rock greats whenever he gets a chance. He loves VH and thats a plus too!!

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    Like his music or not (I'd consider myself a casual fan), he's bang on. And definitely digging the VH reference at the end.
    The song ain't dirty it's really just the way we sing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150 Mean St View Post
    And definitely digging the VH reference at the end.
    I must be missing it.
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    Dave Grohl is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150 Mean St View Post
    Like his music or not (I'd consider myself a casual fan), he's bang on. And definitely digging the VH reference at the end.
    Me too.
    Use my hand, I won't look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&Ms View Post
    I must be missing it.
    Are you daft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&Ms View Post
    I must be missing it.
    Stay Frosty.
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    Stay Frosty.
    Right...and it's kind of, like, in the title of the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBrownM&Ms View Post
    I must be missing it.
    Bumper sticker on my rocket's ass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.C. View Post
    Right...and it's kind of, like, in the title of the thread?
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.C. View Post
    Right...and it's kind of, like, in the title of the thread?
    Oof!!
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    Where's the VH reference?

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    He should have stuck by his statment at the Grammys. He was 100% right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy View Post
    Where's the VH reference?
    Now, I think I have to go scream at some kids to get off my lawn.



    Stay frosty.

    Davemau5
    "I could call it anything, but the only word I can think of is Brown. It's just a warm sound. Warm, big, majestic" - Eddie Van Halen on his Tone

    "Van Halen is definitely a ladies band, and I´ve got the Polaroids to prove it". - David Lee Roth

    WOLFGANG did the IMPOSSIBLE, he brought back VAN HALEN, DEAL WITH IT.

 

 

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