Sure, 31 is just a number.
This is a factual statement, yes, but it’s a real number that sparks real reactions.
Turning 31 today evoked a strange feeling. Not as seismic a response as 30, but substantial nonetheless. How did I get here? Remain calm, the following sentences are not going to dive into the depths of my psyche (perceived vs. reality). The questions that I find myself asking are more concerned with how I got here relative to reacting in the immediate future. Immediate meaning the next minute, hour, day and month.
To be frank, these are inquiries that are difficult to answer. However, one of the benefits of getting older is knowing where to look. And that’s paramount.
The Foo Fighters are usually a good first step.
“Learn to Fly” is still one of my all-time favorite songs after all these years.
That has to mean something.
Now that I have your undivided attention…
America’s rock ‘n roll ambassador (Dave Grohl) made a special appearance on the latest episode of The Muppets on ABC. After traveling for much of the day and enduring cancellations and weather delays at the airport, seeing the following the drum-off was a great way to end this memorable Wednesday.
Four sticks, three back-and-forths, two drum sets and one unforgettable performance for kids (and adults) made for a special television event.
This drum-off does beg the question posed by Jason Segel in The Muppets movie:
Man or muppet?
What do you get when 1,000 random Italian musicians collaborate together to play and sing “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters in perfect harmony in an effort to get said band to play a show in Cesena, Italy?
I’m glad you’re curious.
That video was rock n’ roll and the Foo Fighters are rock n’ roll. Dave Grohl is currently playing shows with a broken leg, so I think it’s safe to say that this dream will become a reality.
In the meantime, thank you Italy for showing the world the best of you.