Tag Archives: Nirvana

History’s Greatest People: They’re All Awful

February 24, 2014

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Yes, that is a single tear running down statue-Cobain's cheek.  It's meant to represent the kind of maudlin, faux- sentimentality that showed up in his music never.

On Friday, the city of Aberdeen, Washington announced “Kurt Cobain Day” and unveiled a statue of the deceased rock legend.  The mayor hopes this will make Aberdeen “the next Graceland,” and I think there’s about a 100% chance of that coming true. What was really amazing, though, was TV’s King 5 news’ hugely snide, sarcastic, […]

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Did The Mayans Happen To Mention Anything About Paul McCartney Singing With Nirvana?

December 14, 2012

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Seen here: Kurt Cobain when he collapsed on stage... no, wait, this is McCartney, isn't it... Ha ha! Man, I'm always getting those two mixed up...

When I heard there was going to be a Nirvana reunion performance for the 12-12 concert for Sandy victims I, naturally, thought, “Huh.  I can see a serious roadblock to that plan…”  But, okay.  For a good cause and all that. Then I heard that Paul McCartney would be filling in for the deceased Kurt […]

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Forever/Flipper Fooferaw!

December 10, 2011

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Scandal! Chain clothing store Forever 21 catches heat for selling a fabricated version of a shirt Kurt Cobain wore! Also! Clearly I have recently figured out how to use the font buttons on WordPress! But more importantly: this shirt thing.  Apparently, the chain store (whose name makes me kind of sad) is getting some flack […]

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7 Reasons You Should Care About the 20th Anniversary Re-Issue of Nirvana’s Nevermind

September 27, 2011

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It’s just so, so, so much better than you remember it being.  When’s the last time you listened to Sgt. Pepper’s?  Or Led Zeppelin IV?  Or Thriller?  Long time, right?  Because even if you thought about it, albums like that feel like their permanently etched in the brain.  Like you’ve heard it so much, it’s […]

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How A Poster Led Me To Flunk A Maturity Pop-Quiz

August 28, 2011

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So, does everyone have these moments?  These moments where you think “I’m never going to get the hang of this ‘being a grown-up’ thing”?  Moments where the opportunity presents itself to be a responsible, forward-thinking adult and you kindly pass, thank you, I’ll go for juvenile and short-sighted?  I’m talking to a friend and he […]

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