Friday, March 18, 2011

Quote(s) of the Day Week

"You shouldn't have to do fucking Glee. The guy is so offended that we're not, like, begging to be on his fucking show. Fuck that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee. I watched ten minutes... it's not my thing."

-- Dave Grohl in the Hollywood Reporter

I cannot stress enough how much I love this quote and how I couldn't in a million years have said it better myself.

Ryan Murphy has developed some kind of bizarre God-complex now that his show is an inexplicable cultural phenomenon. He's a pissy little queen who's forged a bulletproof reputation for believing he can egomaniacally assert his authority whenever and wherever he sees fit -- proclaiming that any artist who doesn't genuflect before his painfully average creation and consider it some kind of wholly necessary command performance be ridiculed and banished from on high. As if every single band just cries out to hear its words and music turned into a gay anthem.

Fuck you, Murphy. Your show is trite crap.

At the very least, it's time you started accepting the sentiment that Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins expressed in his follow-up to Grohl's tirade: "Dude, maybe not everybody loves Glee."

By the way, you know how much of a dick Ryan Murphy is? He managed to piss off Dave Grohl -- who it's well known is one of the nicest guys in rock and roll.


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Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I tried to watch Glee one time and could not understand the attraction.

Krissy said...

This quote is so satisfying to me. I've had numerous "Gleeks" (as they are apparently called) pushing me to "give the show another chance". When I tell them I attempted to watch it and just don't see the appeal they start pushing even harder. It's like crack to them and, by God, if they love it then everyone should love it. But I refuse to drink the kool-aid. For the record, I DON'T LIKE GLEE.

Jack Sparrow's Muse said...

I used to like Glee for about half of the first season until I started wondering why the hell Sue Sylvester was the bad guy when she was the best thing on that show.

I have now switched my viewing to 'Community.' Abed be Praised.

J. Dack said...

I was gonna say the same thing. Grohl is one of those happy rockers. You've really gotta fuck up to make him angry.

Also "gleek" is a term for a type of spitting that pre-dates the show by at least twenty years. I find that hilarious.

Krissy said...

@J. Dack -

That was the first thing I thought of when I first heard the term. Spitting through your teeth was a coveted skill when I was young.

LzyMom said...

I used to watch Glee - before it became ridiculous - which admittedly didn't take long.

I sort of met Dave Grohl in Vancouver many years ago. Bar stools were hard to come by so I was the stool watcher (omfg) and my friend went and said hello. He did wave to me so props to him.


Matt said...

Murphy seriously needs to get over himself. I thought that the pilot was actually pretty good, but the show went downhill really fast. When they attempted to perform "Give up the Funk", I almost threw the remote through the TV. I love funk and this made me physically ill. It was like being back in the 70's and watching the fucking Osmonds try to pull off a cover of Black Sabbath. The thought of the show trying to pull off something written by Slash is laughable at best. Good for Grohl. I can't wait for the shriek of how he must be a homophobe to not adore the show and be begging for them to use his music.

Katy said...

You forgot Taylor Hawkins' other noted response, “Yeah, fuck that shit.”

Best argument summation ever.

L. said...

I feel like Glee is what happened when the first generation of kids raised on Kidz Bop grew up. Fucking hell.

Good for all the bands that are willing to say they're not into it despite Murphy's hissy fits.

Rob said...

For me, "Gleek" was the purple space monkey that hung around with Zan and Jayna.

My wife is an afficionado of the show, so I sadly hear these awful songs from the family room.

Never before have I sympathized with high school bullies.

Anonymous said...

Ryan Murphy, much like Van Gogh, paints a deceptive picture: Simple in form and style, it isn't until you start peeling back layers that you truly understand the complexity and brilliance of his technique. It will be generations before we even begin to grasp the depths of this man's talents and abilities.

Other than myself, and perhaps Shyamalan, there is no one working in any medium today who exhibits the creative mastery that Murphy exhibits as a matter of routine.

Mr Grohl's comments are nothing more than an affirmation of that which we have always known: That he needs to shut his damn mouth and get back behind the kit where he belongs.

Chuck Lorre


Narbe said...

Not only is David Grohl one of the nicest guys in music, he's also one of the coolest, not just because of this. Did it ever occur to people like Ryan Murphy that maybe some of the bands out there are still actually musicians and don't necessarily care to sell out, seeing their work get bastardized?