So, my buddy Ben just sent me this link; as if Dave Grohl wasn’t cool enough, now I can be confident that I’ll never have to hear ‘Everlong’ sung by that prime-time karaoke choir known as Glee.
Seriously. How cool is Dave Grohl?
Like any fad, the backlash against Glee is inevitable; I think we’re seeing the beginning of a good change. Not that I really have anything specific against the show; like Guitar Hero, it sort of perpetuates the myth that good art can be somehow be repackaged, rewritten, rerecorded and represented in easily-consumable chunks–as cut-down bits in between vignettes showing how INTENSE and full of ANGST all the characters are, or a video game aping a real instrument–while still maintaining the integrity of the original work, which I’ve never really bought.
Good to know the creator’s so childish about someone like Slash not wanting to appear on the show, though.
There’s plenty of posts on youTube from video blogs about it, but the crux of the matter seems to be that artistic integrity is something that we only thought was dead, rather than something that actually IS dead.
Now… If only we could get a firm reason no why Slash appeared at the Superbowl this year, or allowed himself to be digitized in Guitar Hero (I think it was 3.) Then we’d have an article!