It’s your Voice.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 28, 2013
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It’s your voice. Nurture it. Cherish it. Because who knows how long it’ll last. It’s David Grohl’s SXSW keynote, inspiring for parents (and all humans) everywhere.

A short, beautiful, arty succinct-ation of the full video below. It’s your voice:

So Proud to be a Dad. {David Grohl SXSW Full Video}

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Long, but worth it.

“I am the musician and I come first. I have to imagine that the reason I’m here today in front of you all is exactly this.

Am I the best drummer in the world? Certainly not. Am I the best singer/songwriter? Not even in this fucking room. But I’ve been left alone to find my voice since that day I heard Edgar Winter’s ‘Frankenstein’…

…As a proud father I pray that someday (my kids) are left to their own devices and that they realize that the musician comes first. And that they find their voice and that they become someone’s Edgar Winter. That they become someone’s Beatles. That they incite a riot or an emotion or start a revolution or save someone’s life. That they become someone’s hero. But then again, what do I know?”

NSFW language:

Dave Grohl giving his Keynote speech at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2013.

And here’s the Bruce Springsteen speech from last year.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “It’s your Voice.”

  1. SaraCrolick says:

    I love everything about this man. Time and time again he shows that you can be famous and grounded, funny and sincere.. you can be rich, but still have an honest heart.