Them Crooked Vultures, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme
I’m listening to the news on the BBC and they’re interviewing Indian people on their perspectives about women in the military. Hearing their accent makes me giggle. It’s just so bump tee dump tee grump tee lump tee. I could care less about the content of their speech. It’s the rise and fall of their cadence and rhythm. It’s so much fun.
Laughing made me think about a conversation I had with my brother last night on the phone. I asked if he saw “Them Crooked Vultures” on SNL the other week. He had not, but he had listened to their recent recording.
He asked what I thought of the SNL performance. I said, “I was listening the music, and I knew the muscians on stage were all amazing, but I wasn’t getting it. Tina wasn’t getting at all. It wasn’t thrilling us. We were both like, “This isn’t good.” But I kept saying, “Dude, the bass player was rocking it. You know how I feel about the Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Dave Grohl, but the music isn’t clicking together or something.”
My brother asks, “Do you know who the bass player is?”
“No,” I said.
“It’s John Paul Jones,” Jon said and started laughing.
I face palmed. “D’uh, yeah, oh my gosh … of course he’s great! He’s great because he is great!”
Led Zepplin bass lines are some of the best bass lines in all of music. My go-to guys are Flea, Jones (no kidding) and I liked Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix) back in the day.
I heard Jones had joined a group recently, but I wasn’t aware it was with Grohl and Josh Homme.
My brother recently turned me on to a web site called Lala.com. It’s a site where you can buy music. But the coolest thing is if you sign up, you can listen to every single song one time before buying. Go check it out.
And, dear reader, before you run off … you’re welcome.