Tonight’s song is two great tastes that taste great together. The Foo Fighters join my hero Joan Jett for two of her most iconic songs, Bad Reputation and I Love Rock & Roll. These classic punk tunes came out in the early 80s, and they aren’t going away anytime soon.
I’ve always said that when I grow up, I want to be Joan Jett. She was revolutionary, decades ago challenging the notion that women couldn’t be bad-ass rockers. And she never gave a damn about her bad reputation. How amazing to free yourself from the concern over what other people think!
That attitude is really the very heartbeat of rock & roll.
It’s also the heartbeat of the new heroes, teenagers who, in the face of tragedy, terror, and abuse from adults who happen to disagree with them, continue to sound off, to call out the hypocrisy they see, and to call for change to make the world a better place.
They don’t give a damn about their bad reputation either. They just want to feel safe. And they’re not going away anytime soon.
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Be sure to hug those you love.
Happy Saturday night!