SOUNDTRACK: FOO FIGHTERS “Overture” (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2013).
On April 19th, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I don’t particularly care about the Hall of Fame, but I love to see Rush celebrated.
And I love to see Dave Grohl celebrate with people. So, as only Dave and co. can do, they donned white kimonos and wigs and set out to rock the HoF with a great cover of 2112′s “Overture.” They didn’t get into “Temples of Syrinx” (I was curious to see if Dave would try that falsetto), but they were joined by the original trio for the end of the song with Geddy stating that the meek shall inherit the earth.
FF do a great job, they sound heavy and they got all of those odd time signatures down right. Dave does an admirable job with Alex’s challenging solos. All in all, it was a pleasure to see. Evidently this will be broadcast officially on May 18, but for now there’s a shaky cam version floating around the web. I found it on Stereogum. You can also see Dave Grohl’s very cool induction speech there too (although the picture no longer seems to be on cameltoe.org).
And check out the commitment (even with Tyler’s moustache) and the real set behind him.
[READ: April 21, 2013] “The Tandoor”
An unexpected title for this story in which the tandoor plays a very small role. The story felt like there could have been a lot more to it, for while there was a lot of backstory and the story did feel complete, I could have read a lot more (which I think is a great complement). It starts out in a rather mundane fashion with a girl in the backseat of a car being belligerent because her mother took away the iPad (so she could do Sudoku). The family is driving to Texas to see the Hole. Before we learn what the Hole is, we learn more about the family.
The husband and wife are fighting (as usual). The daughter has taken the father’s side because he’s the underdog.
It turns out that the father has opened another restaurant (this is the fifth one, the other four have failed). It is also not doing very well and the wife resents not only the failing business but also the fact that he has been given money to try five businesses. She also resents the woman that he husband admitted he lusts after (at least he admitted it in his sleep). And she seems to have taken that as an invitation to sleep with someone else as well. (There’s a lot more to it and the details are wonderful). (more…)