Nirvana is one of those bands whose bootlegs I always pick up, and I’m not entirely sure why.
On Diffuser: 20 Years Ago — Alice in Chains Release Their Self-Titled Third Album
Drug tragedies still happen in the music business, which kind of blows my mind.
On Diffuser: 20 Years Ago – Blind Melon Lead Singer Dies of a Drug Overdose
I loved Blind Melon’s first album, still do.
On Diffuser: The Roots of Indie — The Raincoats
Who was Kurt Cobain’s favorite band? I don’t know, but the Raincoats were definitely one of them. Check out my write-up of one of the most influential bands you’ve never heard on […]
My Ambivalent Relationship With Kurt Cobain
I watched Montage of Heck, the Kurt Cobain documentary, over the weekend. The film is well done, but I didn’t leave feeling like I learned anything new about its subject. I may […]
From the Stacks: Nirvana — The Masquerade
My editor over at Diffuser started a podcast named — you guessed it — Diffuser Radio. This week we recorded episode five, and our topic was Kurt Cobain. Well, sort of: The […]
On Diffuser: Why We Care About Musician Deaths
They shouldn’t matter, yet they do. I remember where I was when I heard that Elvis died. Same goes for John Bonham, Bon Scott, and Keith Moon. I was at work when […]
Deep Cuts: Tales Songs
Tales From the Crypt. Two-Fisted Tales. For a short period during my early twenties, “Tales” was the keyword in my working life. It’s also the keyword in a lot of music. I’m […]
Throw Beck Thursday: 6 Types of Conspiracy Theories They Don’t Want You To Know About
Revealed! Six things They don’t want you to know! Conspiracy theories have been around since at least Roman times, when the first beam-blocking helmets were manufactured. I’m sure there are myriad reasons […]
On Diffuser: My Interview With Mark Lanegan
If you’re down with what’s happening currently, you know Mark Lanegan. He’s the guy from The Gutter Twins and Isobel Campbell records.