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(by Zoë Annesley-Harris)

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Free spirited


"We were asked to play on the MTV Music Awards. We were supposed to be the first band on. They wanted us to play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ So we come to the rehearsals and we have these two new songs. A song called ‘Rape Me’ and a song that doesn’t have a name yet [Tourette’s.] So we go up and we rehearse that. We had a 4 minute and 20 second slot. And all the stage managers and everyone said "Oh you’re not gonna do Teen Spirit?" .. "No, we’re going to do these two new songs." .. "Well, do they fit in the four minute, 20 second slot?" .. "Yea." .. "Okay fine." Next day we get a call from MTV saying, "Look, if you don’t play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ you’re not going to be on our awards ceremony." So we said, "fine, fuck you, keep your awards ceremony." So then they offered, "look, if you want to be on the show you can play ‘Lithium’ later in the set." So, we thought, "okay, cool, we’ll tell ‘em we’ll play Lithium, and we’ll go up there and we’ll do the two new songs and say ‘MTV go to Hell’ or whatever… So we went out and started into that song ‘Rape Me.’ Just to get some little palpitation going in Mr. Big Cigar. We should have fucking done the whole thing. For me personally, I fucking hate MTV. I hate it. I really hate it so much because it’s, you know. "Video Killed the Radio Star." It’s true. It’s so true. Like last night we’re smashing up equipment cause all these people see our ‘Lithium’ video, which is pretty much a compilation of all these shows in the past where we have destroyed our equipment or jumped around and dove into drum sets or whatever. People expect us to destroy everything at the end of the show. Last night was like "give them what they want and destroy the equipment." - Dave Grohl.
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
 Eckhart Tolle (via frazzledfran)

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