Dave Grohl Once Said…

David Eric Grohl was born on January 14, 1969. Dave is a musician, singer, and songwriter and best known for being drummer in Nirvana and founding the Foo Fighters.

Always have the highest bar for yourself. Wake up everyday and no matter how crappy you feel, want to change something for the better. Do Something that makes someone happy. Create something that inspires someone. Be someone’s light when they are hopeless. – Dave Grohl

Dave definitely is someone that projects optimism and pushing yourself. Admirable traits which in one concert where he broke his leg and returned in the cast to finish the concert, granted it was probably the adrenaline and his own drive to please the fans which got him back on stage that night. I find that quite endearing and Dave is a very stand up musician.

Foo Fighters – Everlong on Howard Stern birthday bash

I like the previous time that Dave visited the Howard Stern show and sang Everlong but this recording sounded better than the video I found of the original I liked.

Hero (acoustic) – Dave Grohl on Howard Stern Show

I wanted to include two songs Dave did acoustically for Howard Stern. There’s something that is very intimate about acoustic versions of songs, especially rock songs. You tend to listen to the lyrics more or the voice of the person and get more of the feeling of the song.

No one is you and that is your power – Dave Grohl

We are unique, there may be twins and there may be people that sound alike and can do things just like us but we are unique individuals. The more unique you are the more you stand out. What is inside you that makes you who you are is your power and that is hard to copy. I do not try to copy others, not exactly at least. Sure I get ideas from this or that person about something but then I put my own spin on it, that is the thing that is you.

I had no idea what I was doing and I faked it and it worked. – Dave Grohl

Sometimes you do have to fake it until you make it. That is something that I’ve learned more about with my mindfulness training is the half-smile or fake it until you make it. You can tell when someone is smiling without being able to see them if you listen properly. The tone sounds different for one that is or isn’t smiling. It does make a difference. Tone is very important when trying to make a point of something and how you want to do it. If you want something more serious or if you want it to sound nicer than it is, tone will help and so will a smile. It’s harder however to fake it in person because there are more clues what is the true feeling and if you’re observant enough you can pick up on that.

No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age

Dave also played with Queens of the Stone Age and this was one of the songs I enjoyed from them and love the drumming in this song. Guess you could say I have been a fan of Dave’s for quite some time and the last video I’m going to share if of course with the band I remember him first with, Nirvana.

Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana