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Posted on Feb 14, 2014 11:06 am
An interesting article has recently surfaced on Riverfront Times, claiming that the public is getting tired of Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl due to excessive public appearances.
The author described himself as a "mega Nirvana fan" who has always admired Dave, but also stressed that he "can't seem to get [Grohl] out of my face. His mug is everywhere."
Giving Dave plenty of kudos, the author now sees him as quite overexposed. "The man is everywhere," he said. "I barely even watch television, and he still manages to make it on any screen near me with the frequency of the rising sun. Grohl is like a freakin' jack-in-the-box - you know he's going to pop up, you just don't know when. One of my favorite games is to try to spot him during major televised events.
"I don't know d-ck about football, so I spent the majority of the last Superbowl game scanning the crowd shots for his floppy hair - like a post-grunge version of Where's Waldo. I didn't see him during my Superbowl party, but I saw a photograph of him later after the game and felt validated. He was there. Of course he was there. I knew it."
Elaborating in detail what he's thinking about, the author continued, "Award show? Grohl is there. Major festival? Grohl is playing it. High-profile collaboration? Grohl designed it. Supergroup? Grohl is up in it. Featured drummer? Grohl can do that. Receiving honors? Grohl is good at it. Star-studded tributes? Grohl jumps in. Music documentary? Grohl makes them. Rock the vote? Grohl rocks it all night. Photobombs? Grohl kills. Film festival? Grohl is there. One-off performances? Grohl makes it happen. Television cameo? Grohl picks the X-Files. Country music? Grohl loves it."
But there's more, "Foo Fighters videos? Grohl does them perfectly. Charity events? Grohl participates. Led Zeppelin? Grohl digs 'em. Internet memes? Grohl makes a fresh one. Protesting? Grohl does it in costume. iPhone party? Grohl wants in on that action. Lemmy time? Grohl steals the show. Punk legends? Grohl knows them. Video-game conventions? Grohl is the wizard. Late-night talk shows? Grohl does Letterman. Rolling Stones concerts? Grohl makes them better. Producing sitcoms? Grohl thinks it's easy. Birthday celebration? Grohl works those. Saturday Night Live? Grohl is the most frequent musical guest. Video guest star? Grohl wiggles on in. Surprise gigs? Grohl is all over it. South by Southwest? Grohl gives the keynote address."
"Forget about Kurt Cobain: Grohl is clearly the voice of our generation - if only because he never lets anyone else speak," the article further reads.
Finally, the post concludes, "So is Dave Grohl good? Yeah, he's f--king great. And if he is our new cultural king, then we should welcome him - we could do much worse. But right now he's like the ex that won't stop texting you. You feel smothered. You wanna be like, 'Dude, if you would just get up out of my business, like, ever, I would like you so much more.'
"So go away, Dave Grohl. But don't stay gone forever, just enough to make us miss you. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we'll be ready to love you again later, but for right now you just need to get up out of my face for a while, OK?"
Do you agree with this stance? Is the public getting too much of Dave Grohl?