Hey! I saw that you said you loved the Foo Fighters in your post about Weird Al (He went to my university! Woooo!!!) and I just wanted to ask what your favorite album/songs were by them? Also have you ever gotten the chance to see them live, they're absolutely amazing!

alandistro:

Difficult question. Favorites are always a fluid thing.

Some weeks I’ll really want that lo-fi sound of the debut album, recorded almost entirely by Dave alone playing every instrument. When I’m feeling nostalgic for high school give me The Colour and the Shape or There Is Nothing Left to Lose. While I was in college they released the single for “Have It All” from One By One with a cover of Prince’s “Darling Nikki” as the b-side. I played that CD single so often it ended up getting too scratched to play from all the extra handling and I had to order another one from overseas as Prince had it pulled from the US market by that time…

So basically everything before In Your Honor is my favorite, at different times. Starting with In Your Honor I was out on my own and couldn’t afford to buy every new release and I didn’t pick it up until a few years later. So I don’t have the same emotional attachment to that album or Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. There are some fine songs there, they just aren’t as tightly weaved into my life as the first few albums.

By the time Wasting Light came around I was making a decent living and was able to buy that on release day. I was so psyched when I found out Novoselic (original Nirvana bassist) played bass and accordian on one of the tracks (“I Should Have Known”). And I was not disappointed, great song.

When you think about Dave Grohl, or at least when I do, I’m filled with a little bit of awe and inspiration. Here’s someone who was the drummer for the biggest band in the world in the early 90s. And when that ended, he didn’t just sit around collecting royalties and writing books about the good old days, he stepped out from behind the drum kit, took on lead vocals, guitar, bass, songwriting, and then lead one of the biggest rock bands of the last decade. Not to mention his documentary film work, and all the collaborations over the years with everyone from Paul McCartney to Tenacious D. Like, holy fuck! Talk about super human.

I could go on, but then no one would bother reading an even longer wall of text. Including singles and albums I have 14 Foo Fighters releases. And I enjoy them all to different degrees. The first half of the discography though is definitely in “love them” territory. I haven’t seen them live (unfortunately), but from the concert videos I’ve seen, they rock just as hard live as they do in studio.

This was fun, thanks for the Ask. =)

This.

msnbc:

A new proposal seeks to split California into 6 different states

Great!

But if this ends up happening, can we finally give statehood to Puerto Rico too? Kthxbye.

letterstomycountry:

Remember: no sick eagles are allowed.
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Reblogging for the funny.

letterstomycountry:

Remember: no sick eagles are allowed.

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Reblogging for the funny.

Its hilarious how many RHCP songs there are among these. Flea has probably one of the most iconic and recognizable sounds…I could listen to just the bass line from Californication on loop.

Props to do the dude playing too. Guy’s got skills.

laughingsquid:

Ryan Block and Veronica Belmont Get Trapped in Customer Retention Hell While Trying to Cancel Comcast Service

The easiest way: say you’re leaving the country.  permanently.  no squabbles, no retention bullshit.

laughingsquid:

Ryan Block and Veronica Belmont Get Trapped in Customer Retention Hell While Trying to Cancel Comcast Service

The easiest way: say you’re leaving the country. permanently. no squabbles, no retention bullshit.

themortalscout:

For your viewing pleasure, jack slapping Gavin so hard he fell over

God damnit I wish I could have went to RTX.

Part of that protection comes from the jaw-dropping amounts of money at stake. The Pentagon intends to spend roughly $399 billion to develop and buy 2,443 of the planes. However, over the course of the aircrafts’ lifetimes, operating costs are expected to exceed $1 trillion. Lockheed has carefully hired suppliers and subcontractors in almost every state to ensure that virtually all senators and members of Congress have a stake in keeping the program — and the jobs it has created — in place.

The Pentagon’s $399 Billion Plane to Nowhere (via lkm)

The JSF has been over promised from the beginning. A single airframe capable of replacing the Harrier, F-16, A-10, and F/A-18; four aircraft with very different purposes and mission directives.

We cancel the F-22 in favor of the F-35A, even though the F-22 was operational and in service already. Its especially annoying that we completely abandon proven airframes like the A10, instead of taking the good ideas they contain and improving upon them. Same could be said for the Harriers, which with more focus, the F-35 might have been a suitable replacement for.

And instead of cutting our losses, they will keep dumping money into it. Which I have no problem with, except for all the bitching about how broke we are and how bad the deficit is. But fuck it all, we’re going to fix this broken fighter plane design, because 'Merica!

Jul 9
nbcnews:

'Free' and 'I need a home' written on abandoned dog
(Photo via NBC Bay Area)
An abandoned dog was found with the words “free” and “I need a home” written on it in permanent marker in a California community.
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People who are able to just give up on their animals due to what usually amounts to selfish or otherwise stupid circumstances should really be examined by professionals…

nbcnews:

'Free' and 'I need a home' written on abandoned dog

(Photo via NBC Bay Area)

An abandoned dog was found with the words “free” and “I need a home” written on it in permanent marker in a California community.

Continue reading

People who are able to just give up on their animals due to what usually amounts to selfish or otherwise stupid circumstances should really be examined by professionals…

Jul 9

radicalrascality:

Megyn has her moments

I think once in a while they have to do this kinda shit just so they can have something to point to when somebody says they are conservative fuckbags mouthpieces.

Jul 8

rise of the tomb raider;

Crystal Dynamics did such a fantastic job with Tomb Raider, I really can’t wait to see where they go with things. This and the Master Chief collection will be the driving forces behind my Xbox One purchase…