I had another Dave Grohl dream last week. It has been awhile. But this is one of the funniest.
I remembered (in my dreamworld) that he lived at Disney World (of course, why not?). There is a secret entrance on Main Street that leads to their living quarters, but they have to walk from there to the front gate of the park to get in and out. So as I was driving in I spotted Dave and Taylor Hawkins walking right in front of my car, unfortunately I was too close and Dave gave a highly annoyed glance at my car because I was literally inches away from hitting them. I was practically stopped, but oh well. Not good.
I knew this would be a bad time to approach him so I parked the car with my wife and we came back, but of course they were gone.
Later, they came back and I saw Dave talking to an admirer. I quickly walked up when they were through, extended my hand and shook his.
“Mr. Grohl! Jason, I’m not sure you remember me, but we met twice already this year,” I said. “Here at Disney World.”
He faked like he remembered, but then after I mentioned some of the things we had talked about he really did remember. “Oh yeah, how are you?” “Good, good.”
Then we had a fairly lengthy conversation. I had a lot of things I wanted to tell him apparently.
At a certain point he said, “You know I was thinking about you the other day and wanted to give this to you,” and he handed me a greeting card. I opened it and before I could read what he had hand-written he explained,
“I was asked recently to score some music for a small independent movie that I don’t have time to do. But I said, ‘I know just the guy for you who would love to get his music in a movie and he’ll do a really good job.’ So if you’re interested, give this guy a call.”
I was stunned. And incredibly flattered.
“Wow, thanks! That is really, really great. I HAVE been wanting to do that.”
Then I started to worry.
“This isn’t a crap project is it?” I said. “Where I work we have certain projects that we call “Loser Projects,” or “Crap Projects” if you will. And you, my friend, do not take on or participate in crap projects, which makes me wonder if this is a crap project.
“Case in point, let’s talk about the new Muppet’s movie you cameo in. That movie is getting great reviews. And I thought, ‘Of course! I would expect nothing less of something Dave Grohl is involved in.’”
He laughed politely but looked a little funny like he wasn’t sure if I was joking or not. Not wanting to offend him, I assured him I was. We talked for a few more minutes and then he said, “Actually, I’ve got something I should tell you. That movie score I was talking about? Well, it’s kind of a gay porn.”
What? I don’t want my music used for that! How do I get out of this? Dave Grohl himself recommended me for something and I’m going to have to turn him down somehow.
I hate Dream Dave Grohl.