I saw the Strokes at FYF on Sunday. And I’m so sorry for all the Strokes fans out there - because I’m a fan, too - but I’ve never cussed out so many people in a crowd before. An army of shovy, rude people were pushing through waves of people from the back and made the whole thing impossible to enjoy. I lost my spot that I held for eight hours because people suddenly started showing up around 9 pm before HAIM to push everyone aside for a front row spot.
I was so on edge that HAIM threw a drumstick out and it landed on my shoulder. Not bothering to notice what it was, I started yelling “WHO’S THE FUCKING ASSHOLE WHO THREW THAT SHIT AT ME? FUCK YOU!”
Guy behind me took the drumstick and said he’d never even heard of HAIM before.
Or maybe I’m the awful person. That happens.
My question is (and please, don’t take this the wrong way) is why Dave couldn’t make the new Foo Fighter’s album another new project a la Sound City? The more I hear about this album, the more it seems like Sound City 2.0… Dave advertised and got the word out for Sound City easily, he could just as easily put word out on another new documentary/album combo. It just seems a little silly to label something as big as what Dave is doing as a Foo Fighters album. I’m withholding all judgment until I actually hear the album but I’m certainly distancing myself from expecting to enjoy a new CD from the Foo Fighters like I did in the same way as Wasting Light. Dave has every right to do what he wants as an artist but it’s just making me ask questions…
I feel exactly the same way. I mean, I hope that the rest of the band is as pumped as Dave is for this next venture because that’s really important. I don’t like the fusion of Sound City/personal projects and Foo Fighters.
The only difference is that I was super stoked about Wasting Light and had a great feeling about it. The promotion and everything for it was special and amazing… don’t think it can be recreated by going bigger.
But, of course, I’ll listen to the new album with an open mind and I’m excited for it and the tour. But yeah. I’m pretty down on the whole thing.
Yesterday was my first not-fun day on set. It was bound to happen. Complete shitstorm, but the footage turned out great. Everyone fucked up, including me. I’d be upset with myself if I was the only person who made a mistake. But everyone was contributing to the poisonous environment as a whole. Eeesh.