Tag Archives: Nirvana

Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today

I’m sure there will be many thought pieces on what should have been Kurt’s 50th Birthday.  We can all speculate on what might have been.  Nirvana might have recorded a 3rd album before breaking up.  Kurt would probably be divorced. Kurt would probably have gotten into a Twitter war with Kanye. Here’s what we do […]

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Kurt Cobain Comedian

If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail! – Kurt Cobain Much has been said this past week about the passing of Kurt Cobain 20 years ago.  Even though the records show he passed on April 5, I’ll also remember the date as April 8, 1994 when he was found and […]

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Black Friday Record Store Day

Much like there is now two days of Black Friday (Thanksgiving Day and Friday), there is now officially two record store days (one in April and now one on Black Friday).  Avoid the long lines with random weirdos at Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart and stand in a long line with your fellow vinyl weirdos. […]

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Lou Reed

Brian Eno once famously said regarding the poor selling debut album of The Velvet Underground “Everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band.” This may help explain why I never started a band because frankly, The Velvet Underground scared me.  I had no interest as a kid in hearing about the dark […]

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Rock Hall Nominees 2014

The Rock Hall has announced their Nominees for the Class of 2014.  They are many repeat nominees so we shall see if the second..or third…or fourth time is the charm. Using My Morning Jacket’s “Wordless Chorus” lyrics of “We Are The Innovators, They are The Imitators”, I will let you know who I think should […]

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In Utero

It was 20 years ago today, actually it was 20 years ago on September 13, 1993 that Nirvana‘s In Utero came out.  It was probably as widely anticipated as The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.  And like that album signaled the beginning and the end of the summer of love, In Utero signaled […]

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Vocal tracks

As is often said, “The proof is in the pudding”.  I don’t know what that really means as I enjoy Jell-O pudding and I have no idea what’s in there but what I’m trying to convey is you can add “enhancements” to vocal tracks but you can’t hide the genuine article.  Here are a few […]

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The Box Set

Do you love Elvis Costello?  How much would you pay for a 3 Disc (CD, DVD and 10″ vinyl EP) for his two 2011 LA shows featuring the Spectacular Spinning Songbook?  Before you answer, we’ll also throw in a 40-page hardcover book packed with candid photos, a tour diary of Costello’s musings from each tour stop, […]

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New Music Tuesday

When Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band came out on CD for the first time in 1987,  I bought it. I was familiar with the history but I had no concept of the Summer of Love and what it meant to be a part of it.  The CD came out 20 years after its initial […]

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Free Music Friday

It was 20 years ago today.  Well it was actually September 24, 1991. Spin Magazine has assembled a number of artists to recreate Nirvana‘s Nevermind and cleverly entitled it, Newermind. Click on the picture to get Nirvana favorites The Meat Puppets and The Vaselines as well as artists like Amanda Palmer, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Surfer […]

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