I was driving from work recently and thinking about the nature of my new quasi-regular “Friday Song”. How do I pick the song? What does it represent? Is it hip enough? Is it too hip? Can I play Benny Lava again? Am I going to die alone thinking about crap like this? Davy Jones of the Monkees had just died, and “Daydream Believer” was on my mind. Also, I thought about dredging up that song he sang for his Brady Bunch cameo. “Girl” or whatever. That was a good song. As I was thinking all this, “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters came on the radio and totally hit the spot, like it usually does.
The Foo Fighters don’t do much for me, except for this song. This is the only song they’ve done that I ever need to hear again (unless they write an equally good song, which I don’t see happening). You can almost dance to it & it does stuff to you. About 10 years ago or so I saw the Foo in concert at a rock fest in Council Bluffs, IA with my buddy Ted. There were probably a dozen bands performing (including Semisonic and Creed) & I only really cared about 4 of them. The Foo were great in concert. As for this video, it’s funny, dramatic, well-written, has a dude in drag, & the director, Frenchman Michel Gondry, is as brilliant as ever. There are big hands & stuff. Check it out.