hm. promising. quite the rock indeed. way to fight the foo, Foo Fighters. way to fight the foo.
“Something From Nothing" from the Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways out in November.
i remember my band director showing this show, and specifically this part of the show, to a few of us and telling us that we were going to be doing the crab walk wedge with 360 and a very similar set for “Fire of Eternal Glory” for the following year’s (1999-2000) field show and me promptly thinking ‘this is AMAZING… but too much of our band sucks. this may be impossible.’
however, i also remember it not being at all bad, and falling in love with that show and all of the Russian music (“Pictures at an Exhibition” - Mussorgsky, “Fire of Eternal Glory” - Shostakovich, and “Russian Easter Overture” - Rimsky-Korskov). twas a great season!
“I swear to fucking God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill! They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them. They should get the fuck out and mind their own fucking business.” - Eddie Vedder
i know, because i was told to approach “Imagine” in this way, that this tune does a lot of harm to those that have faith in God or gods or whatever, but that is not the point of this tune.
i’m glad that i’ve been able to understand that the point is far greater than any religious tool seems to be able to understand: people working together for the greater good of the common human, without where they come from or what they believe getting in the way. i’m with Vedder on this:
“Call me naïve. I’d rather be naïve, heartfelt, and hopeful than resigned to say nothing for fear of misinterpretation and retribution.” - Eddie Vedder
side note, that added verse…more than the words, his voice on that…geez. so good.
a little disco Adele? just have Aretha Franklin work it for you!
Enya, The Doors, Alice in Chains, The Offspring, Frank Sinatra. even though he pretty much has all of them down, those five are iconically perfect. The Enya one had me rolling!