I’m going to tell you a really quick story about me. If you feel the need to look at nice pictures, fast forward to that below.
When I was a little girl, I grew up in conservative west Texas. I was always aware that I didn’t feel like I fit in because I wasn’t into rodeos or cowboys or shit like that. So when MTV came along, it was a life saver. (This was back when they played music.)
Before MTV, I was doing my little girl thing – going to Brownies or Girl Scout meetings. ( I have a hilarious story about trying to start a campfire, but that’s for another time.)
I remember being at Girl Scout camp one summer and we stayed in a section of the camp called ‘Plateau’ and there was what some people would call a ‘bathroom’ there. It was maybe 2 shower stalls and 4 toilet stalls. The “sink” was actually located outside of the bathroom and really – it was a trough. Very primitive. Each toilet stall had a name and a wood-burned sign to designate, “John, Paul, George, or Ringo”. No one ever went into the Ringo stall because there were daddy long legs spiders in there and ..just no.
That was the first time I ever remember hearing John, Paul, George, and Ringo. I didn’t realize that they were Beatles. My mom was an Elvis fan. My dad’s favorite group was The Animals.
Flash Forward to 1983 and Paul McCartney’s “Pipes of Peace” is released and I buy it because freakin’ Michael Jackson does the ‘Say Say Say’ song with him and hey – Paul is kind of cute in that video they made. My grandpa’s name is Paul so I just like this guy, McCartney. See kids, I’m not putting two and two together at this point.
My dad gives me an advance on my allowance and I buy the cassette tape and I get home and I’m listening to it on my “jambox” and I’m reading all of the liner notes in the fold out insert. Somewhere in there it talks about Paul being a Beatle. I remember thinking ‘WTF? Seriously?’ “Mom, Paul McCartney was a Beatle??” “Duh!”
I’ve loved Paul McCartney ever since. So imagine how happy it makes me to see him accepting a Grammy Award with Dave. I’m not big on Awards shows – I rarely watch them, but I’m happy when someone I really like wins.
So – Grammy Awards…. how about some Red Carpet Photos to start off …..
Now, if you have not heard, Dave won a couple of Grammy Awards last night: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Sound City: Real to Reel
Best Rock Song: Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear, “Cut Me Some Slack”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I do believe that the Sound City award was handed out before the telecast.
Here are a few photos of what I like to call ‘Sirvana’. Seriously. Greatest band name ever. I love it.
And of course, a few backstage photos:
Then of course you have the performance portion of the show. Look at this:
You just know when you see these two boys together that you’re about to get rocked.You can check out this article from RollingStone.com and watch the performance. Queens of the Stoneage, Lindsay Buckingham, Nine Inch Nails and Dave.
Here are a few photos of the performance.
So a big congratulations to Dave. I bet you’re running out of places to put all of the Grammy Awards. It won’t be the last ones, I’m sure.
Well, I’m back from Los Angeles and finally getting around to updating the website. I had a really nice time – it was good to get away for something fun for a change, and even though the trip was a bit rough on me due to my stupid leg…well, it was worth it. Definitely.
First of all, before I get started, if you haven’t seen Sound City yet, well, what are you waiting for? You’re going to fall in love with this movie. It’s just GOOD. So here is the link to purchase:
I took my best friend, Joey with me. She wasn’t about to miss this one. We flew in to LA from Dallas / Ft. Worth on Thursday morning (7am flight – arrived around 8:30am Pacific) and rented our car and headed to our hotel in Hollywood. We weren’t there for five minutes before deciding to hit up the little cafe in the lobby for breakfast. Joey looks over and says, “See the guy against the wall? I think that’s Hugh Laurie. Dr. House!” I looked at him and while I did think it looked like him, I refused to believe it was him. I mean, I was ONLY in Hollywood, CA. I can’t imagine anyone famous being there. Long story short – after going back and forth with ‘is it??!’ ‘no!’ ‘yes!’ – I asked our waitress and she confirmed. So I took a stealth-type photo and then posted it on Facebook where Joe Beebe replied and told me to quit acting like a stalker. 🙁 Photographic evidence of Dr. House:
You know what? I never even watched one single minute of House. I was more excited to see one of the guys that appeared in the “University Challenge” episode of the Young Ones. Look it up. It’s him.
Ok – so after a little nap to get caught up on not sleeping the night before, plus the trip out – we headed over to the Arc Light Cinema to see Sound City – the movie. I promise you that I wasn’t hanging around taking photos of everyone. In fact, I accidentally left my camera back at the hotel so I only had my cell phone. Oh well. We took a few photos after picking up our tickets. This was on the way in to the theatre:
I managed to get a couple of crappy photos of Dave speaking before the show. It looks like we were really far away, but we were only a few rows back. Oh, and Rick Springfield sat about three rows in front of us (ok, in front of Jill from the Foo Fighters’ message board. I thought she was going to melt.) If you’ve seen the movie, you know that he talks about some things in the movie that were a little uncomfortable. I kept finding myself looking at the screen and then leaning forward to look at him to see his reaction. What a jerk I am! It’s so totally obvious that I haven’t been out of the house for 6 damn months!
Here are the pics (crap) of Dave:
Joey was able to get him speaking a little (we did NOT record any movie.. just putting that out there.)
I don’t want to say too much about the movie and spoil it, but I do believe my favorite part was Paul McCartney. When I die and if there is a heaven and I go there, I do believe – in my heaven at least – that Dave & Paul will be sitting on a couch, hugging each other just like in the movie.
When we left the movie to head over to the concert, I was just standing around talking to some friends when I found out that Joan Jett was standing right behind me. She’s so tiny and so NICE. She was so super kind and sweet and agreed to take photos with us.
Seriously… I was so excited to meet her. I have a picture in my mind of when I was in the 6th grade and I was in the gym for a pep rally and I was sitting with the band (I was a member..!) and “I love Rock n Roll” was playing through the speakers and EVERYONE was singing and I remember thinking how awesome it was that there was a girl rock n roll singer that everyone was totally into. Joan Jett!!!! So awesome.
I want to share some better photos from Zimbio of the red carpet arrivals for the movie:
I just love the photos of Dave & Krist. Awesome.
I took two photos at the concert because again, I left my camera at the hotel….
I took a couple of videos – both while John Fogerty was on stage. This was definitely my favorite part of the show. I was wishing so hard that my brother could have been there with me. We’re total geeks about Fogerty. And he seemed like he was just having such a great time playing and really enjoyed being there and I just loved it. I can’t believe I got to finally see John Fogerty live and I got to see him with my favorite musician, Dave. What an incredible night!
Here are some much better photos of the concert:
You know what else was great about this trip? I got to put a lot of new faces to online names. It was really great meeting so many people that I have the opportunity to chat with from time to time and people who follow the website. Not to mention, seeing old online friends that I’ve met up with before. It’s always so nice. And I FINALLY got to meet JILL. Finally!!! And it was just as awesome as I always thought it would be. Jill’s the best.
So this is my official “Hi!!”: Kevin, Lara, Sarah, Amy, Cheryl, Lisa, Tai, Knoxy, Nicole, Gabrielle, Jill, …..shit I know I’m forgetting someone…I don’t mean to. It was really awesome meeting & catching up with everyone.
I want to share this as well – the 65th Annual Director’s Guild of America was held the night after the Sound City premiere (or maybe even two nights after – I can’t remember), but Dave was on hand. I don’t have too much info on what took place here. Just thought that I would share a few photos:
So that’s my update… except one more thing…. Joey & I hit the hotel lobby cafe once again after the shows and sat down in a booth. A few moments later, I look up and see her practically jumping out of her seat in excitement. Turns out John Krasinski (Jim from “The Office” US Version) was sitting in the booth behind me – with his back to me. So you know… we had to take a picture of his back and me:
If there’s a preview or premiere of this documentary…. I will be there. I might have to press my ear against the theater wall from the outside of the building just to hear it, but I cannot WAIT for this. Congrats, Dave. Looking forward to this. ~Leecy
“Sound City” is a film by Dave Grohl and you can now see the trailer by going to the new websitewww.soundcitymovie.com. Make sure you follow onTwitter&Facebook. You can watch the trailer below as well: