Friday, February 17, 2012
Quote of the Day: Fool Fighters Edition
"I love all kinds of 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." (On technological advances in the recording of music:) "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? In 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. 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."
-- Dave Grohl, "clarifying" his Grammy acceptance speech from Sunday night, which was knee-jerked by a few pissy, hypersensitive electronic elitists as some kind of broadside against dance music, which it clearly wasn't
I trust that now that it's been spelled out in terms that even the Dennis Romeros of the world can understand, this ridiculous horseshit controversy can be put to rest.
Update: I honestly kind of saw this coming, but rather than making the wise decision to back off, Dennis Romero is actually doubling-down on his royal fuck-up. He posted another column in LA Weekly just a little while ago which takes full credit for Grohl's decision to "clarify" his statement, calls him a dinosaur, makes ridiculous veiled references to homophobia, and throws around the term "EDM" like it's the password to get past the velvet rope at a secret club. I'd link to it, but why? At this point Romero's just trolling, so I see no need to continue helping to give him the most attention he's gotten in his entire meaningless career. At this point, it's best to just laugh him off.