It’s important to stop and think about what the men in our lives are going through, especially those with kids. I recently watched The Other F Word, a documentary about fatherhood as a rock musician, and I highly recommend it. You’ll get a first hand look at fatherhood from front men of Pennywise, Blink-182, Black Flag, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more.
Here’s a trailer and some quotes from the film…
“As my older son turns into a little boy it’s just tough being gone. The late night phone calls when he’s said and wants me to come home. That’s the hard part.” – Josh Freese, Nine Inch Nails/ Devo/ Offspring/ Vandals
“It’s hard to be home and to turn that element off” – Tony Hawk, pro skater
“I grew up in a family full of yellers. People screaming and chaos goin’ on, I feel right at home in it. I’ve really worked on myself with anger management. I try to save that for the stage.” – Art Alexakis, Everclear
“[My daughter] is in a hoity toity private school. We hang out with her friends parents and, you know, they’re nice enough to us. They’re all so boring though!” – Fat Mike, NOFX
“[Touring] is killing everybody. If you’re gonna count on record sales? It’s over.” – Rob Chaos, Total Chaos
” A couple of the other guys in the band, they don’t have kids and they want to keep going. They want to go out there and rage and party and if you don’t have kids to consider that’s an easy decision.” – Jim Lindberg, Pennywise