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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Date: Feb 18 2008

Themes: Music

Grammar: Adjectives

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What on Earth is Foo? It’s tough to say. But one thing’s certain, it’s not just the unusual name that makes the Foo Fighters memorable. The name would mean nothing without the talents of lead singer, songwriter, and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl.

Mason has been listening to the Foo Fighters since the mid-nineties, and so have millions of others. The Foo Fighters continue to grow, challenge themselves and make new music. Their latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace is doing well and Mason and Beren are impressed that Grohl has remained grounded through years of being a rock star.

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Mason

Mason

Beren

Beren

Mason:  You know, I got to say a band that is like always on my radar is the Foo Fighters.

Beren:  Oh Yeah. Yeah.

Mason:  ‘Cause I was into Nirvana as a younger kid and that whole thing.

Beren:  I loved Nirvana. Yeah, yeah.

Mason:  And then their first album that Dave Grohl made all on his own in the aftermath of Kurt Cobain dying was so angry. It was really raw.

Beren:  Yeah.

Mason:  It was in the period of time that like music kinda mattered more than it usually does.

Beren:  Yeah. I think that’s true.

Mason:  So just, like, even though I don’t necessarily like where they have gone as a band they’re just someone that I always kinda keep an eye out for.

Beren:  Yeah. I am a big fan of the name.

Mason:  Yeah.

Beren:  I just thought that was just the best name.

Mason:  Because what does it come from again? I kinda forget.

Beren:  It’s the Japanese…what the Japanese call UFOs, apparently. Foo Fighters.

Mason:  Right. Foo Fighters, they called the UFOs. Or was it like an Air Force thing that, like, looked out for UFOs.

Beren:  Ohh. I’m not exactly sure. But I just always thought that was is such a great…

Mason:  Something Air Forcey, right? And their first album cover was a like weird laser gun. So that would…

Beren:  But, so have you heard the new one?

Mason:  Oh yeah.

Beren:  I actually heard Dave Grohl being interviewed and he was talking about how he plays music with his daughter and how he’s teaching her words via music. I just thought that was so cool. what a great way, you know, to connect with your infant daughter.

Mason:  Rock and roll dad.

Beren:  Yeah, exactly. What a cool dad, Dave Grohl!

Mason:  Who would have thought.

Beren:  But yeah the Foo Fighters. No I think they are a good band.

Mason:  Sure. Sure.

 

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Discussion

Mason likes the Foo Fighters. He has for a long time. Even before Dave Grohl started the Foo Fighters, Mason liked him as the drummer in Nirvana. He says that those bands made music seem like it mattered more at that time than it seems to now. Beren agrees. She likes both bands too.

Beren is generally impressed with Dave Grohl, both as a musician and a father. Turns out Dave Grohl is a family man. He plays music with his daughter and even takes his mother with him on tour. How sweet!

Do you think it’s possible to be a rock star and a good parent? Or is it too hard?

 

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sasha-friends

Uzbekistan

HI ALL



 

04:50 PM Sep 22 2012 |

vicmay_lo-flo@live.com.mx

Mexico

CoolI think it’s possible to be a good father and a rock star! Good examples are not in conflict with the rock, let alone music.


 

11:10 PM Jun 25 2012 |

miguelangelgarciatorres

Peru

I like foot fighters


 

11:14 PM Apr 05 2012 |

dastanharris

Malaysia

Foo Fighter is one of my favourite rock band! Nice interview.

08:30 AM Feb 06 2011 |

Marielys

Marielys

Panama

Cool I love Foo Fighters.

01:00 AM May 24 2010 |

tauro4

tauro4

Argentina

nice topics you have

03:10 AM Jan 02 2010 |

shoaibmarfatiya

India

juicy<!-Session data->

09:14 AM Dec 09 2009 |

yogijack

India

what's up?

01:04 PM Oct 20 2009 |

yogijack

India

hi

 

01:04 PM Oct 20 2009 |

diopbaby

Egypt

it's very nice

 

08:08 PM Mar 04 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

Rock and roll not dead!!! Nirvana is the best band in 90's in the world. I was Nirvana fan too!!!!!!!LOLCool.  

01:45 PM Jan 24 2009 |

ahmad133

ahmad133

Yemen

ITS GOOD LESSEON

08:36 PM Mar 10 2008 |

Min Soo

Min Soo

South Korea

 First of all, I should improve my listening ability!! The speed of conversation is so fast. That makes me depressed!!

02:52 PM Mar 07 2008 |

suly8825

suly8825

Taiwan

impressive music! i like  it!

03:24 PM Mar 05 2008 |

suly8825

suly8825

Taiwan

he sets a great example for the parents !don’t push the child!

03:23 PM Mar 05 2008 |

Ange888

Ange888

Brazil

I like Foo fighters

03:12 PM Feb 24 2008 |

matteo-italy-85

Italy

YEAH FOO FIGHTERS VERY GOOD BAND!!

09:56 AM Feb 24 2008 |

exquisite_extreme

Philippines

I absolutely LOVE the foo fighters especially their song Best of You! Wink

01:38 PM Feb 22 2008 |

Lusty

Lusty

Russian Federation

I really like "The pretender" song… And I believe that a rock man can be a caring family man too.

03:50 PM Feb 20 2008 |

paulkz83

paulkz83

China

Is it possible to be a rock star and a good father?

Is it hard?

No, not hard, just by your heart.

08:13 AM Feb 20 2008 |

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