Dave Grohl, Inspiring the Aspiring

Posted Mar 14 2013, 8:56 pm

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a massive Dave Grohl fangirl. So when I discovered Dave was – OMG – keynoting SXSW this year, I blocked an hour out on my day job Outlook calendar so I could watch the webcast uninterrupted.

Dave didn’t disappoint. In an f-bomb-laden, highly personal speech, and sporting ridiculously sexy reading glasses, Dave brought us along on  his personal journey, one in which the artist comes first, and where one’s voice is valued. 

In his own words:

“At 13 years old, I realized I could start my own band. I could write my own song, I could record my own record. I could start my own label. I could release my own record. I could book my own shows. I could write and publish my own fanzine. I could silk-screen my own T-shirt. I could do this all myself.

“There was no right or wrong, because it was all mine.” 

Here’s Dave, being all hot ‘n awesome. And damn you, Mr. Grohl, for the Phil Collins earworm.

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