Happy 48th birthday to the incomparable Dave Grohl!
(This essay borrows heavily from a longer piece written in the year 2000. I updated it a bit, and though I do explore my thoughts on creativity its main focus is the genesis of my Dave Grohl fixation, a topic my readers have learned much about over the course of this blog. Enjoy.)
Part of what inspires me is studying creative people. I am quite obsessed with Foo Fighters, so I have developed a taste for all things Dave Grohl. My Nirvana fixation came after I had devoted myself, heart and soul, to Dave. I always hated Nirvana. I mean, I really hated them with a red-hot burning passion. I despised that they were supposed to be the spokespeople for my generation, at least, that’s what the media told us they were. I never could understand why that was. I was not from Seattle, I did not wear flannel…
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