Nathan Apodaca, otherwise known on TikTok as @420doggface208, stole hearts with his breezy skateboard ride, drinking Cran-Raspberry juice straight out of the carton to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”
Mick Fleetwood, who ended up recreating the TikTok, recently chatted with Andy Cohen about the social media platform and the song’s second life among Gen Z. “I’ve never met him, and yet everyone and every member of that family is in across the whole planet. It seems like you know this gentleman, you know?” he said of Apodaca.
“The whole TikTok thing just seems so apropos, whether it stays like that. I don’t know, but now it’s all about just people having an instant way of expressing,” he continued. “And it just seems right across the board very, very much tied into really just free expression and having fun with it, which God knows we all need right now… So we did it, not really knowing the end result, but supporting him, we know his story and everyone is sort of on that program.”
Fleetwood went on to shout out his bandmate Stevie Nicks, “who wrote, wrote the song. She must be celebrating right now. And it’s great. It’s great to be connected unexpectedly.”
“It’s not all super planned and super anything. It’s just like, why not? You know, and that that’s my, my connect it to it. And that’s what it is. It’s just, it’s so off the wall, and it’s fun and look, what’s happening,” he concluded. “Everyone’s just expressing through it and it’s getting quirky and he’s having a ball and getting some focus in his life. And there you go.”
Fleetwood also discussed the “magic” of Eddie Van Halen, who died at the age of 65 earlier this week. “We just, we just bumped into each other a lot, musically,” he recalled. “Yeah. I’m thinking one crazy night in Aspen. I had a little sub band I think it was called The Zoo.”
“I remember him coming up on stage and I mean, Eddie was someone who could a grab any guitar and you go, he could play it upside down,” he continued. “It’s like Jimi Hendrix, but they had a magical knack of any old piece of nonsense guitar suddenly sounded good. As a musician, getting back to that comment one, he was a phenomenal, unique player beyond belief, you know, and he had the magic. Of course we were all lucky as listeners and as musicians and people out there that love Van Halen and loves him — we were given a, such a great musical treat for not long enough. Just crazy, great guy.”