Questlove Remembers Robin Williams

Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn't even know it. He named checked all of us in the elevator during the 2001 Grammys. I know y'all think I do this false modesty/T Swift "gee shucks" thing to the hilt. But yeah sometimes when you put 20 hour days in you do think it's for naught and that it goes thankless. Grammy time is somewhat of a dark time simply because you just walk around asking yourself is it worth it or not: all the sweat and blood. I just felt like (despite winning grammy the year before) no one really cares all that much for us except for a select few. Especially in that environment I'm which people treat you like minions until they discover what you can do for them…if you're not a strong character you run the risk of letting it get to you. This particular Sunday we were walking backstage and had to ride the elevator to the backstage area and we piled inside when suddenly this voice just said "questlove…..black thought….rahzel….the roots from Philadelphia!!!! That's right you walked on this elevator saying to yourself "ain't no way this old white dude knows my entire history and discography"….we laughed so hard. That NEVER happened to is before. Someone a legend acknowledged us and really knew who we were (his son put him on to us) man it was a small 2 min moment in real life but that meant the world to me at the time. Everytime I saw him afterwards he tried to top his trivia knowledge on all things Roots associated. Simply because he knew that meant everything to me. May his family find peace at this sad time. I will miss Robin Williams. #RIP.

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Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn’t even know it. He named checked all of us in the elevator during the 2001 Grammys. I know y’all think I do this false modesty/T Swift “gee shucks” thing to the hilt. But yeah sometimes when you put 20 hour days in you do think it’s for naught and that it goes thankless. Grammy time is somewhat of a dark time simply because you just walk around asking yourself is it worth it or not: all the sweat and blood. I just felt like (despite winning grammy the year before) no one really cares all that much for us except for a select few. Especially in that environment I’m which people treat you like minions until they discover what you can do for them…if you’re not a strong character you run the risk of letting it get to you. This particular Sunday we were walking backstage and had to ride the elevator to the backstage area and we piled inside when suddenly this voice just said “questlove…..black thought….rahzel….the roots from Philadelphia!!!! That’s right you walked on this elevator saying to yourself “ain’t no way this old white dude knows my entire history and discography”….we laughed so hard. That NEVER happened to is before. Someone a legend acknowledged us and really knew who we were (his son put him on to us) man it was a small 2 min moment in real life but that meant the world to me at the time. Everytime I saw him afterwards he tried to top his trivia knowledge on all things Roots associated. Simply because he knew that meant everything to me. May his family find peace at this sad time. I will miss Robin Williams. #RIP.

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4 thoughts on “Questlove Remembers Robin Williams

  1. Hi Matt, MoS here. I noticed that beneath my posts you’re putting up links to your posts. You seem to have overlooked that the space is for links to “this” post, as in other posts that refer to the original post and either add to it or challenge it in some way. It’s supposed to be a mechanism for turning a blog post into an extended conversation. The posts you put up are in no way linked to mine or related to that subject matter. You’re just using my blog as a billboard to yours. Don’t you think that’s a tad parasitic? Please, no more.

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  2. Hey, Mound. On your blog? You’re talking about the backlinks. Those aren’t the fault of Bastard.Logic. That’s actually the fault of Blogger. I’d just disable that function. Go into your blog’s settings, and then under that menu, choose Post and Comments and for the Show Backlinks option, choose Hide.
    I’ve never seen that function of Blogger properly work. It’s broken.

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  3. Hey Mound: next time, learn how yer blog platform works/sucks before blasting off with libelous accusations against someone who hasn’t paid a moment’s attention to you in years.

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  4. PANCAKES!

    [Your sincere nonpology for talking out your ass like a n00b shitstain is duly noted. Thanks ever so much for reminding me of your dubious existence. I don’t know how I’ll ever go back to giving zero fucks about your shitty blog again. – mb]

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