During a recent interview with Forbes, Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters drummer Dave Grohl remembered the days of old. He said that “I miss those day and it’s still possible”.
Interviewer said “talk about the discourse that exists today” and Dave responded:
“You do [have to fight back], but at the same time, I do believe in when they go low you go high. I do believe in that. And I think about that every day.
First thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check the fucking news. I don’t just check one newsagent. I go through about six of them, just to see what’s going on. And that in itself is a little bit of a pickle. I look and see what’s happening on the other side and there are times when I think, ‘Oh god, I hope we give it to them.’ But then I think someone has to hold a little bit of civility.
I honestly think there is some currency to when they go low you go high cause otherwise we’re so fucked.
I remember when my father [late newswriter James Grohl] was working on Capitol Hill, that on Sundays he would take me to this bar in Georgetown called Nathan’s – it’s sort of where a lot of the writers and PR guys and some politicians would come just to drink scotch.
And they would all talk and get along, people from both sides of the aisle could step outside of the office and come down to Nathan’s and actually talk about stuff.
I miss those days when people could sit down and really talk with each other. I think it’s still possible.“
He also spoke about his future plans and said:
“I remember when we played the Live Earth benefit 10 years ago, long time ago, more than anyone I was thinking of my daughters.
She was in the forefront of my mind taking her generation into consideration. And so a lot of the issues everyone’s talking about here apply to not only us, but my children. So as a father there is some responsibility to help.”
Click here to entire interview.