Words By Svetlana Legetic and Brandon Wetherbee, Photos By Farrah Skeiky (except the bad Instagram photo, that’s by Brandon)
Queens of the Stone Age performed at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday evening. Since QOTSA rarely performs near D.C., we made the trip to Columbia, Maryland. Very few performers are able to get the majority of our staff to travel to Columbia, Maryland, especially on a weeknight. Homme and QOTSA were able to convince us to attend. We’re glad we did. We learned some valuable lessons.
In the photo below Queens of the Stone Age front man Joshua Homme is dancing. He looks absurd and like pure sex all at once. Everyone with a beating heart and beating libido would have slept with him after this show. #SnakeHips
Don’t Be Afraid To Marry A Powerful Partner
Homme is married to former Distillers front woman, current solo artist Brody Dalle. She traded in Tim Armstrong for Homme. Good decisions, all around.
Don’t Be Afraid To Tour With A Better Showman
Homme is a fantastic guitarist. Annie Clark is a better guitarist. Homme is a quality mover. Clark is a choreographed mover. Homme dresses like he’s going to the bar. Clark dresses like she’s going on stage at the ballet. Surround yourself with artists with more talent.
Give It Up For The Drummer/The Team
The QOTSA show at Merriweather Post Pavilion was a hometown show of sorts for drummer Jon Theodore. Homme mentioned this. A lot. Credit the people that make you better.
I forgot that it’s good when people that play music realize they shouldn’t take themselves so seriously. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Hang Out With Younger People
Current QOTSA bassist Michael Shuman is 28. Homme is 41. If you can hang, you can hang, no matter the age.
Hang Out With Older People
Current QOTSA guitarist, keyboardist, maracas player Troy Van Leeuwen is 44. If you can hang, you can hang, no matter the age.
Sing/Talk About What You Know
Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin
No one cares that Homme is a little heavy. Double chin? Whatever. Dude can beat up anyone (basing this on nothing) and sleep with anyone (basing this on nothing).
See A Therapist
Mental health is an important issue. Take care of yourself. Take care of others.
Sell Reasonably Priced Merch
While this may not be universal, it teaches a valuable lesson to all aspiring entrepreneurs, keep your price point at a reasonable level. Offer something the people want. Like socks. Everyone needs socks. Most people need socks.