Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dave Grohl - SXSW Keynote Address

20 years ago "Nevermind" changed the face of music as we knew it and ushered out the Cock Rock of the 80’s that had dominated the charts. Dave Grohl was part of that three piece that changed what it meant to be a rockstar. 

Grohl has spent the last 20 years playing music and continuing to change the face of rock and roll. This year he released a movie about the sound board that "Nevermind" was recorded on called “Sound City”. When I watched it, he reminded me of what music used to be about. He inspired me to rethink the digital tunes of today and long for a time when recordings did not hide their imperfections, but celebrated them because they were what made the music unique and real. I was proud of him for saving that sound board and letting it continue to be a tool that musicians use to make new and unique music. 

Due to the attention that this documentary has received, Dave was asked to be the keynote speaker at SXSW this week in Texas. If you listen to what he has to say, I believe that he will again inspire you to think about music in a whole new way. Dave is a true innovator and someone that I look up to. Thank you for all that you have done for music and for me, Mr.Grohl. I am finding my voice writing my blog as you speak.


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