Covid Island Discs
Day 320: Waiting on a war, Foo Fighters
So if you click on my release dates, you will see that my musical centre is around the 70s and 80s. Likewise there is a distinct drop off in youtube video release dates post 2010. I’ll be honest, I haven’t found the music that is played on the radio from about 2010 onwards that inspiring. A lot of the music is just too “kitchy” for me with dominate hip hop electronic music that I simply can’t relate to at all. I guess this is simply showing my age.
Therefore I was rather pleased to find the latest Foo Fighter song release on Youtube which was only released 11 days from when I am writing this blog (15 days at this blog publication date). It is great to see (what I would call a classic rock band) actively producing new music and this song is particularly good in my opinion.
I really like the musical progression of this song as it asks the question is “there more to this than that?” Another song that mirrors the existential angst of humanity as we walk this strange path of what we call life.
Update 25th March 2022: On this day the drummer of Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins passed away from what looks like a cardiac infarction. Sadly Taylor struggled with addiction issues and the toxicology report stated that "Hawkins had ten substances in his system at the time of his death, including opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, and THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis" (Wikipedia). Sadly another rock & roll artist who was tortured by his demons and died way too young (he had only turned 50 in February). RIP Taylor!