I kind of have a little thing for Mr. Grohl

26 Sep

On my way back from dropping the girls off at school this morning, I thought, “I should, like, blog today or something.”  I’ve been doing a lot of somethings lately–somethings being mostly nothings, which is still something in a sense–so I guess I’ll blog instead.  But what to blog, what to blog?  This morning I was also rocking out to my go-to “mom’s private chauffeur business” (which makes sucky tips, by the way) soundtrack, which has inspired me to introduce you to the Foo Fighters latest album, Wasting Light.

Wasting Light was actually released last April, but it is still in constant rotation in my car.  It’s got a whole different vibe from their last album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace—a little more raw, a little less polished, a little more rocker, I guess.  (Apparently, they recorded it in Dave’s garage, so it would almost have to be, right?)  But you still get the best of both Dave Grohl worlds–the gentler, more melodic Dave and the wild yet artful screamer Dave.

From the intro of the very first track, Bridge Burning, I was hooked.


My favorite track is I Should Have Known.  It starts a little slow and somber with some beautiful instrumentation even, but it slowly builds to a satisfyingly rocked-out end.  This is Dave Grohl doing what he does best.


You’ve probably heard Rope and Walk on the radio–both great songs.  (The Walk link is classic Foo Fighters music video production.)  Really, from beginning to end, there’s not a song I don’t enjoy.  Occasionally I have to skip White Limo when the kids are in the car because they don’t have the same appreciation for Mr. Grohl’s more intense persona, but it sometimes fits my mood perfectly and it’s Chuck’s favorite workout song from the album.

All in all, if you’re any kind of Foo Fighters fan, this album should do it for you.  If not, well, I don’t know what to tell you.


Foo Fighters, Wasting Light

1. Bridge Burning
2. Rope
3. Dear Rosemary
4. White Limo
5. Arlandria
6. These Days
7. Back & Forth
8. A Matter of Time
9. Miss the Misery
10. I Should Have Known
11. Walk

11 Responses to “I kind of have a little thing for Mr. Grohl”

  1. shaz September 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Oh my, my…look at that picture! I’m feeling a little twittery…

  2. Mother of the Wild Boys September 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Yes please. 🙂

  3. tawnya September 27, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    I’ve never really been a Foo fan. I’m not sure why…

    • bythelbs September 27, 2011 at 9:47 am #

      Well, I certainly couldn’t tell you! But that’s OK. I can respect and even appreciate our differences even if you are completely nutso.

    • shaz September 27, 2011 at 10:21 am #

      Uh…did you see the picture? Can’t you be a fan just for that??

      • tawnya September 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

        Yeah, sorry. It does nothing for me. Sigh. I’m broken…Wait. No. You don’t like Glen, so I think I’m ok, here!

        And lbs, I’m glad you’re ok with completely nutso friends. Very glad…

      • bythelbs September 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

        Well, you know what they say, Tawnya, it takes one to know one. So I think we’re both OK.

  4. Flip flop mama September 27, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    I like some Foo and don’t like others. I don’t really feel strongly about them either way.

  5. Boquinha September 27, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Um, the music, yes. The picture? Really? Am I the only one not feeling it on the picture?

    But what I really want to say is this proves even more that you must watch Gilmore Girls. Get it at the library. There are LOADS of great music references. I think you’d dig it.

    • bythelbs September 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

      No, you’re not the only one, Boquinha. There’s a whole world full of nutsos just like you. 😉

      And Gilmore Girls is definitely on my must see list. Still don’t know how I missed it first time around.

      • Boquinha September 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

        I did, too! This is my first time and I’m so glad I don’t have to wait between episodes. I love the library . . .

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