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"If The Beatles were the original rock’n’roll four-piece, then Ringo was the original rock’n’roll drummer. This was the template for the next 40 years of music. They were certainly the foundation for what I do and Ringo seemed to be the foundation of The Beatles. I always thought he had a great style. He had a wonderful swing and was a showman. A lot of drummers aren’t considered showmen, but he definitely turned it on.  His swing and backbeat carry so many of The Beat1es’ songs. Back then, the recording depended on the feel of the song. There was no digital manipulation of drum tracks, so it was up to the drummer to dictate that feel. And Ringo had his own sound. Pull all the instruments out and you’d still know it was a Beatles song. And that’s the sound of a signature drummer. It’s the kind of thing drummers strive for all career, but not all of them make it.  I’m not a technical drummer by any means - I like listening to drummers who make you wanna air-drum or dance - and Ringo was a songwriter in regards to his drumming. And that’s important to me. With those immediately catchy early Beatles songs, it was Ringo’s job to carry that, dictating dynamic and feel. Warts and all, you want to hear a drummer that sounds like a human being. I think his playing mirrored his personality. It made you feel good. You can hear he was a good guy,just by listening to his playing. And thank fucking God for not doing drum solos.  I don’t know many bands who let the drummer step out and take the spotlight as much as The Beatles did. They were a supergroup in that every member of the band was supremely talented. When Taylor Hawkins steps out in the middle of one of our shows, it changes the mood in the room. It opens things up and makes things freer, more musical. And The Beatles realised they could do that with Ringo. They could have some really heavy moments and, to keep people feeling good, they’d put Ringo up there and make everyone smile for a few minutes.  My favourite Ringo moment is probably from The Ed Sullivan Show. Those performances were brilliant. To any American, that’s when The Beatles really broke this country. Watching those performances, the guy’s got a smile from ear to ear and he’s swinging his hi-hat like he’s waltzing with someone. You just don’t see drummers enjoying themselves that much. He was so into it.  The Beatles were the first band I fell in love with. I got both the blue and red albums when I was about seven. When I started learning guitar, my mother gave me a chord book with all of The Beatles’ songs in it. And I’d play along with the album. In the music, I started to discover arrangement and composition, melody and harmony. It was like a puzzle, just fascinating. They were far more complex than they let on.  Their sense of songwriting was so much deeper than just “Love Me Do” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand”. It was heavier than typical AM radio pop. So everything I listened to after that was based on that idea of songwriting. I would gauge songs on that basis. It burned this impression in my head that every song must have melody somewhere. With the Foo Fighters, even when I try to come up with something as fucked up and dissonant as possible, there’s always a thread of melody in there. And that’s The Beatles’ fault, not mine! It was like that in Nirvana, too. Kurt was the same way. The three of us grew up listening to The Beatles, then classic rock and punk. Somehow, it all came together. A lot of bands in the’ 80s and ’90s were the same way. It’s the meeting of melody and dissonance.  In 1992, I did a soundtrack for [Iain Softley’s Beatles-in-Hamburg film] Backbeat. I played the drums, Thurston Moore played guitar with Don Fleming from Gumball, Mike Mills from R.E.M. played bass, Greg Dulli played guitar and sang, Dave Pirner sang and even Henry fucking Rollins was on there. [Producer] Don Was wanted to create that Hamburg vibe, playing six shows a night and pounding speed and beer. When you listen to those early bootlegs, it sounds like the fucking Ramones! So he put together this punk-rock Beatles tribute band to recreate the sound of those Hamburg tapes, which we’d listen to as inspiration. Through that, we all connected with The Beatles more.  When I listen to Ringo on record, the one thing that makes its way into my playing is just the sense of serving the song. And I swear to God, you can tell the difference between an English drummer and an American one. Most of the English drummers swing their rolls, but most of the Americans don’t. Listen to any Oasis song or Supergrass song and you’ll find a little bit of Ringo in those drums. You don’t hear that too much in America. It’s the Ringo Roll. When we’re in the studio and I want one of those, I tell Taylor: “Hey, do a Ringo in there.” And we all know what that means.  I’ve never met him, but we have a mutual friend [Liam Lynch]. And he says Ringo’s the greatest guy, the nicest dude you’ll ever meet. I mean, the guy changed the world, but it didn’t seem to change him too much.” Dave Grohl.

"If The Beatles were the original rock’n’roll four-piece, then Ringo was the original rock’n’roll drummer. This was the template for the next 40 years of music. They were certainly the foundation for what I do and Ringo seemed to be the foundation of The Beatles. I always thought he had a great style. He had a wonderful swing and was a showman. A lot of drummers aren’t considered showmen, but he definitely turned it on.
  His swing and backbeat carry so many of The Beat1es’ songs. Back then, the recording depended on the feel of the song. There was no digital manipulation of drum tracks, so it was up to the drummer to dictate that feel. And Ringo had his own sound. Pull all the instruments out and you’d still know it was a Beatles song. And that’s the sound of a signature drummer. It’s the kind of thing drummers strive for all career, but not all of them make it.
  I’m not a technical drummer by any means - I like listening to drummers who make you wanna air-drum or dance - and Ringo was a songwriter in regards to his drumming. And that’s important to me. With those immediately catchy early Beatles songs, it was Ringo’s job to carry that, dictating dynamic and feel. Warts and all, you want to hear a drummer that sounds like a human being. I think his playing mirrored his personality. It made you feel good. You can hear he was a good guy,just by listening to his playing. And thank fucking God for not doing drum solos.
  I don’t know many bands who let the drummer step out and take the spotlight as much as The Beatles did. They were a supergroup in that every member of the band was supremely talented. When Taylor Hawkins steps out in the middle of one of our shows, it changes the mood in the room. It opens things up and makes things freer, more musical. And The Beatles realised they could do that with Ringo. They could have some really heavy moments and, to keep people feeling good, they’d put Ringo up there and make everyone smile for a few minutes.
  My favourite Ringo moment is probably from The Ed Sullivan Show. Those performances were brilliant. To any American, that’s when The Beatles really broke this country. Watching those performances, the guy’s got a smile from ear to ear and he’s swinging his hi-hat like he’s waltzing with someone. You just don’t see drummers enjoying themselves that much. He was so into it.
  The Beatles were the first band I fell in love with. I got both the blue and red albums when I was about seven. When I started learning guitar, my mother gave me a chord book with all of The Beatles’ songs in it. And I’d play along with the album. In the music, I started to discover arrangement and composition, melody and harmony. It was like a puzzle, just fascinating. They were far more complex than they let on.
  Their sense of songwriting was so much deeper than just “Love Me Do” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand”. It was heavier than typical AM radio pop. So everything I listened to after that was based on that idea of songwriting. I would gauge songs on that basis. It burned this impression in my head that every song must have melody somewhere. With the Foo Fighters, even when I try to come up with something as fucked up and dissonant as possible, there’s always a thread of melody in there. And that’s The Beatles’ fault, not mine! It was like that in Nirvana, too. Kurt was the same way. The three of us grew up listening to The Beatles, then classic rock and punk. Somehow, it all came together. A lot of bands in the’ 80s and ’90s were the same way. It’s the meeting of melody and dissonance.
  In 1992, I did a soundtrack for [Iain Softley’s Beatles-in-Hamburg film] Backbeat. I played the drums, Thurston Moore played guitar with Don Fleming from Gumball, Mike Mills from R.E.M. played bass, Greg Dulli played guitar and sang, Dave Pirner sang and even Henry fucking Rollins was on there. [Producer] Don Was wanted to create that Hamburg vibe, playing six shows a night and pounding speed and beer. When you listen to those early bootlegs, it sounds like the fucking Ramones! So he put together this punk-rock Beatles tribute band to recreate the sound of those Hamburg tapes, which we’d listen to as inspiration. Through that, we all connected with The Beatles more.
  When I listen to Ringo on record, the one thing that makes its way into my playing is just the sense of serving the song. And I swear to God, you can tell the difference between an English drummer and an American one. Most of the English drummers swing their rolls, but most of the Americans don’t. Listen to any Oasis song or Supergrass song and you’ll find a little bit of Ringo in those drums. You don’t hear that too much in America. It’s the Ringo Roll. When we’re in the studio and I want one of those, I tell Taylor: “Hey, do a Ringo in there.” And we all know what that means.
  I’ve never met him, but we have a mutual friend [Liam Lynch]. And he says Ringo’s the greatest guy, the nicest dude you’ll ever meet. I mean, the guy changed the world, but it didn’t seem to change him too much.” Dave Grohl.

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  • When did you join Tumblr?: Feb of 2010? i think?
  • Why did you join Tumblr?: my friends made their own and i didn’t wanna get left out
  • What kind of blog do you have?: i have. a blog
  • How many posts do you have?: 53,101
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  • How often do you change your theme?: not often
  • How often do you change your icon?: just on rare occasion
  • List all the urls you’ve ever had: crazyfaceproductions, spermphoenixfilms, espermafenixpeliculas, spermeaglefilms, snowphoenixfilms, spermphantomfilms, dafteagle
  • Do you track any tags?: just my blog tags
  • Do you have any favourite blogs?: my friends’ blogs are all rad. also roccobotte
  • Do you often hit post limit?: never
  • Do you ever send anonymous messages to other people?: nah not really
  • Do you ever get anon hate?: occasionally yeah. but i just delete it.
  • Have you made any friends on Tumblr?:  SO MANY (i luv u all)
  • What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?:  that stupid Rick Astley post i made just got over 70,000 notes
  • What’s your favourite thing about Tumblr?: i find a lot of great music on here, you got no idea
  • What’s your least favourite thing about Tumblr?: i’m not sayin anything that hasn’t already been said before, but FUCK we need a better more efficient block function for this website
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  • 1. Are looks important in a relationship?

  • 2. Are relationships ever worth it?

  • 3. Are you a virgin?

  • 4. Are you in a relationship?

  • 5. Are you in love?

  • 6. Are you single this year?

  • 7. Can you commit to one person?

  • 8. Describe your crush

  • 9. Describe your perfect mate

  • 10. Do you believe in love at first sight?

  • 11. Do you ever want to get married?

  • 12. Do you forgive betrayal?

  • 13. Do you get jealous easily?

  • 14. Do you have a crush on anyone?

  • 15. Do you have any piercings?

  • 16. Do you have any tattoos?

  • 17. Do you like kissing in public?

  • 20. Do you shower every day?

  • 21. Do you think someone has feelings for you?

  • 22. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?

  • 23. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?

  • 24. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?

  • 25. Do you want to be in a relationship this year?

  • 26. Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you?

  • 27. Has someone ever written a song or poem for you?

  • 28. Have you ever been cheated on?

  • 29. Have you ever cheated on someone?

  • 30. Have you ever considered plastic surgery? If so, what would you change about your body?

  • 31. Have you ever cried over a guy/girl?

  • 32. Have you ever experienced unrequited love?

  • 33. Have you ever had sex with a man?

  • 34. Have you ever had sex with a woman?

  • 35. Have you ever kissed someone older than you?

  • 36. Have you ever liked one of your best friends?

  • 37. Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated?

  • 38. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?

  • 39. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?

  • 40. Have you ever written a song or poem for someone?

  • 41. Have you had sex so far this year?

  • 42. How long can you just kiss until your hands start to wander?

  • 43. How long was your longest relationship?

  • 44. How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had?

  • 45. How many people did you kiss in 2012/2013?

  • 46. How many times did you have sex last year?

  • 47. How old are you?

  • 48. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?

  • 49. If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, what is your favorite thing about him/her?

  • 50. If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept?

  • 51. Is there a boy/girl who you would do absolutely everything for?

  • 52. Is there anyone you’ve given up on? Why?

  • 53. Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?

  • 54. Is there someone you will never forget?

  • 55. Share a relationship story.

  • 56. State 8 facts about your body

  • 57. Things you want to say to an ex

  • 58. What are five ways to win your heart?

  • 59. What do you look like? (Post a picture!)

  • 60. What is the biggest age difference between you and any of your partners?

  • 61. What is the first thing you notice in someone?

  • 62. What is the sexiest thing someone could ever do for/to you?

  • 63. What is your definition of “having sex”?

  • 64. What is your definition of cheating?

  • 65. What is your favourite foreplay routine?

  • 66. What is your favourite roleplay?

  • 67. What is your idea of the perfect date?

  • 68. What is your sexual orientation?

  • 69. What turns you off?

  • 70. What turns you on?

  • 71. What was your kinkiest wet dream?

  • 72. What words do you like to hear during sex?

  • 73. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?

  • 74. What’s the most superficial characteristic you look for?

  • 75. What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?

  • 76. What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done for someone?

  • 77. What’s your opinion on age differences in relationships?

  • 78. What’s your dirtiest secret?

  • 79. When was the last time you felt jealous? Why?

  • 80. When was the last time you told someone you loved them?

  • 81. Who are five people you find attractive?

  • 82. Who is the last person you hugged?

  • 83. Who was your first kiss with?

  • 84. Why did your last relationship fail?

  • 85. Would you ever date someone off of the Internet?

  • ASK ASK ASK

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That ars a funey meem with the Feelsman and his Troll! have counter jok for you. Whom do got when cross a crossoword with a Dictinary? (you Do not know) knock knock!!! (whos there) nos ee because. both on papper and is made of wood, knickkock on wood! Bom, good luck! 9.559/10 HA thatr a jorc is i get   IT

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1. Poppy being told a joke.
2. Thinking about it.
3. Poppy gets it!

That ars a funey meem with the Feelsman and his Troll! have counter jok for you. Whom do got when cross a crossoword with a Dictinary? (you Do not know) knock knock!!! (whos there) nos ee because. both on papper and is made of wood, knickkock on wood! Bom, good luck! 9.559/10 HA thatr a jorc is i get   IT

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Purple: 10 facts about my room.
Blue: 9 facts about my family.
Green: 8 facts about my body
Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood
Orange: 6 facts about my home town.
Red: 5 facts about my bestfriend(s).
Pink: 4 facts about my parents.
White: 3 facts about my personality.
Grey: 2 facts about my favourite things
Black: 1 fact about the person I like.