Dave Grohl Delivers SXSW Keynote

Posted: March 16, 2013 in Nirvana News

http://www.noise11.com/news/dave-grohl-mudwrestlers-nirvana-the-complete-sxsw-keynote-address-video-20130315

Mr. Grohl continues his journey as the man who personifies rock music in 2013; is it me or is he everywhere at the moment? He needs to get back on Foo Fighters full-time and head off touring again before I start getting bored of him! (I’m kidding, I’m kidding, no hating, no hating…)

Anyways, here he is at the South by Southwest Festival delivering this year’s keynote — an engaging speech, a very modest and human one. No great surprises there. The only element that adds a note of disquiet, for me, and this is an inevitability, not something with blame attached, is the way ‘Kurt’ has become ever more of a cipher. By this I mean he’s less of a real human being and more of a metaphor or symbol which represents a certain set of characteristics and features so its possible just to say “they had Kurt” and leave it at that as if he was a tool or appliance. Anyways, it’s bound to happen as the years roll and we get further from the person – it’s the same way hip hop uses Kurt; he’s a frozen set of assocations.

And please, if you have a chance to support:
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/Eye-Care-For-G3/46013

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s