I chose this meme for the Xbox 360 portion of my narrative for a couple reasons. One, its Dave Grohl, arguable one of the most iconic, talented and creative musicians of the modern era, and two, it ties in with my obsession with Rock Band that led to my real drumming career. Dave Grohl is someone I’ve always looked up to. He went from Nirvana to creating the Foo Fighters and his work ethic is unparalleled. As I drew inspiration from Rock Band and started playing drums for real, I would always try to emulate Dave Grohl in Nirvana. I felt a meme was necessary because he’s a pretty humorous guy and the meme is a perfect representation of his sense of humor. I think it works for this part of my narrative because of the persona connections to him, as well as the inspiration that came from playing his songs in Rock Band
I can remember going down to GameStop on the very day that the Xbox 360 came out and waiting in line just to be one of the first people to get one. I was so stoked to go home and play the living shit out of Halo 3 (which I did). However, the real impact from the Xbox 360 came when I got the game Guitar Hero and later, more importantly, Rock Band. This was the point where I realized I could enjoy two of my favorite things on the same platform, music and video games. I started to realize that I had pretty good rhythm and could play all of the songs in the game on drums on expert difficulty. I don't know how exactly I figured it out, but I asked my parents if I could start taking drum lessons. 3 years of lessons and the purchase of a drum set later, drumming quickly became a passion of mine, and still is today. As ridiculous as it sounds, I would have never found this interest had it not been for Rock Band.