The Grass Was Actually Greener, by Davin Michael Stedman

Remember when bands were super depressed in the 1990s but everything was pretty awesome? That’s clinical depression.

Listening to Nirvana unplugged with Megan Lueck on the late night tip.

My heart goes out to those dealing with that struggle.

…also the 90s were awesome. Yet today I also dig doing back strokes in Olympic . . . → Read More: The Grass Was Actually Greener, by Davin Michael Stedman

SHA NA NA at WOODSTOCK – DUKE OF EARL

Kiss

A friend and trusted contributor has lamented the recent nomination of Kiss for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame saying, “In that same nomination group is Nirvana and the Replacements. Wrap your mind around that. A talentless marketing phenomenon anchored in heavy makeup pitched against the very essence of substance . . . → Read More: SHA NA NA at WOODSTOCK – DUKE OF EARL

Top 20 Nirvana songs OF ALL TIME – Marco Collins, Gillian Gaar, Gary Wilson, By Tom Kipp

[Gillian Gaar will read from her new book on 9/15 at Orca Books in Olympia at 3 pm and on 9/18 at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle at 7 pm.]

As someone who makes it a point to attend every Gillian Gaar-related event I can, I was delighted to find her guesting on . . . → Read More: Top 20 Nirvana songs OF ALL TIME – Marco Collins, Gillian Gaar, Gary Wilson, By Tom Kipp

Tom Kipp Encounters Dave Grohl and Gwar… Deep in the Woods Past Fairfax, VA! (A 20th Anniversary Reminiscence)

[Gillian Gaar will read from her new book on 9/15 at Orca Books in Olympia at 3 pm and on 9/18 at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle at 7 pm.]

My friend Gillian Gaar loved this story when I shared it with her many years ago, and asked me to write it up while . . . → Read More: Tom Kipp Encounters Dave Grohl and Gwar… Deep in the Woods Past Fairfax, VA! (A 20th Anniversary Reminiscence)

Casting Call For Nirvana Video – Smells Like Teen Spirit

2CELLOS Cover Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Lithium (Nirvana Cover) at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre

Deluxe Edition of Nirvana’s Nevermind to be Released on 20th Anniversary, Sept. 18, 2011

Full story is here.

Also, the baby who appeared on Nirvana’s Nevermind is all grown up:

And here’s how he looked back then:

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Polyphonic Spree – Lithium – A Heavenly Nirvana Cover

Thanks go to Jenny Westberg for finding this:

Vintage Video: Kurt Cobain Attacked, Punched and Kicked by Security Guard

Here’s the Youtube description, “Kurt Cobain stage dives during Love Buzz and accidentally hits this psycho with his guitar, who then goes mental.”

And here are the two top comments from the Youtube page:

“I love how Dave Grohl leaps over everything to make sure kurt is ok.” – rgavin89

“Story: Nirvana were playing . . . → Read More: Vintage Video: Kurt Cobain Attacked, Punched and Kicked by Security Guard

Garage Rock vs. Quirky Indie Pop: Weren’t Young Fresh Fellows more important in the grand scheme of things than Nirvana? And wasn’t Popllama more significant than SubPop?, Critic’s Roundtable, Part 1

“Weren’t Young Fresh Fellows more important in the grand scheme of things than Nirvana? And wasn’t Popllama more significant than SubPop?

– East Portland Blog

Critic’s Roundtable, Part 1

(This conversation has four parts.)

Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4

Through the 1980s a couple of . . . → Read More: Garage Rock vs. Quirky Indie Pop: Weren’t Young Fresh Fellows more important in the grand scheme of things than Nirvana? And wasn’t Popllama more significant than SubPop?, Critic’s Roundtable, Part 1

Smells Like Rockin’ Robin (Nirvana vs The Jackson 5) – A Mashup

Also in the Michael Jackson Suite at EastPortlandBlog.com:

Tribute to Michael Jackson From Patrick Stump of Fallout Boy

Brazilian Cab Driver Impersonates Michael Jackson Spectacularly

On the Occasion of Michael Jackson’s Death, by Andrew Hamlin

Smells Like Rockin’ Robin (Nirvana vs The Jackson 5) – A Mashup

Michael Jackson – Thriller (A Cappella)

. . . → Read More: Smells Like Rockin’ Robin (Nirvana vs The Jackson 5) – A Mashup

Q: “So what exactly makes something grunge and how was the Deranged Diction song the beginning of it?” by Tom Kipp

From: J Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 9:04 AM To: Kipp, Thomas J Subject: RE: Brand new praise for TK’s 1982-83 stint w/ Diction, from a thoroughly unexpected source!

So what exactly makes something grunge and how was the DD song the beginning of it? I know that back in the day (when I . . . → Read More: Q: “So what exactly makes something grunge and how was the Deranged Diction song the beginning of it?” by Tom Kipp

Q: “So what exactly makes something grunge and how was the Deranged Diction song the beginning of it?” by Tom Kipp

From: J Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 9:04 AM To: Kipp, Thomas J Subject: RE: Brand new praise for TK’s 1982-83 stint w/ Diction, from a thoroughly unexpected source!

So what exactly makes something grunge and how was the DD song the beginning of it? I know that back in the day (when I . . . → Read More: Q: “So what exactly makes something grunge and how was the Deranged Diction song the beginning of it?” by Tom Kipp