The previous article interviewed $2 bill blogger Heather McCabe. In her January 14, 2019 article she discussed a couple celebrities who also enjoy $2 bills.
Earlier we'd discussed Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's impish obsession with the notes (linked below).
Why Dave Grohl Likes $2 Bills
Or: The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Is Actually the Tooth Fairy
In honor of Dave Grohl's birthday today, I'm whipping out some special material I've been sitting on for a long time.
Back on September 16, 2016, I was having drinks with the man himself (he was visiting NYC for some sort of music-business purpose). Downtown at the great Nancy Whiskey Pub with a beloved mutual companion who was the reason we were together at a time-worn, seemingly knife-stabbed old wooden bar table, we got to talking about $2 bills. (I mean, of course!) Before long, he told his own story about why he likes $2 bills.
From the mouth of Grohl:
Okay, about six years ago, I was at this art convention, where all these artists got together and they were selling stuff. I was going around looking at all the different stalls of people's work, and there was this one stall that was this Japanese photographer who had these beautiful prints, black and white stuff, and then made these little cards. It was really cool shit. I was standing there, waiting to pay for the stuff I wanted to buy, and standing next to me was the singer of Devo [Mark Mothersbaugh]. And he was paying for his thing with $2 bills. And I looked at him and said,
Oh, man, you don't wanna give those away, do you? And, he said,
Oh, I always use $2 bills.
Well, the next day, we were making the Sound City movie. It was the day that Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick was coming in to record a song with us. I was telling this story to somebody in the studio about the guy from Devo's $2 bill obsession, as Rick Nielsen walks in and says,
$2 bills? I said,
Yeah, the guy from Devo likes to pay for stuff with $2 bills. Rick Nielsen reaches into his bag and pulls out a ziplock bag full of $2 bills and hands it to me. And I said,
What the fuck—what are you doing with $2 bills? He goes,
I love $2 bills. He goes down to the bank to get the $2 bills. So I buy his $2 bills off him, and that's what I give my kids as Tooth Fairy money. They'd never seen a $2 bill, so they think the Tooth Fairy only uses $2 bills.
In conclusion, as a side note, not long ago I was waiting for a plane, and this woman walks up to me, and she was the wife of the singer of Devo. And I asked her about the $2 bills, and it's true—they get $2 bills and they really love paying for things in $2 bills. And so now, I love $2 bills too.
To read the complete article, see:
Why Dave Grohl Likes $2 Bills
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
STEVE WOZNIAK'S PERFORATED PADS OF $2 BILLS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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