Tag Archives: Rock

I’m back…maybe

I know, it’s been a really long time since I’ve last posted.  At first, post-grad life was crazy busy, but it’s finally calmed down.  For the first time in my life I am living without stress.  It’s been pretty nice.  That’s all going to come to an end once I start law school in the fall, but I’m not thinking about that just yet.

So far, the most exciting thing I’ve done this summer is attend The Roger Waters concert.  That might end up being the highlight of my summer…he put on quite the show!  The theatrics, the lights, the action, the singing, the music!  Wow! Below I’ve posted a few pictures from that epic and unforgettable night.  If you have the chance, I definitely recommend seeing him live.

Waiting for the show to start. I was a little far away from the stage, so the pictures might be a little blurry.

Every show, he got a group of kids from the city he’s performing in to sing along with him. “Teacher, leave us kids alone!”

 

 

 

Close to the end. Here is Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton. I did not get to document the end since we were ready to run out of the show, as soon as the wall fell, to avoid traffic!

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Sound City – A Film By David Grohl

Sound City is a new rock documentary, currently in production, directed by Dave Grohl.  I couldn’t really tell you what it’s about or when it’s going to come out, but I am incredibly excited about it!!

To watch the trailer visit their website: http://www.soundcitymovie.com/

 

When you visit the website, I recommend clicking on the phone, dialing the number, dialing the extensions, listening, and leaving a message.  Just like I did.

Say hi to Dave for me!

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NYC and Kurt Cobain

I went to NYC this weekend, and I got to check out the Kurt Cobain by Jesse Frohman exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery.  I found out about this through Twitter, so I really did not know what to expect.  The gallery was a very small room, but the photographs were amazing.  Left me wishing I had a couple thousand dollars to drop on one of the Kurt Cobain portraits.  Here’s more information on both the gallery, and the exhibition that I saw: Kurt Cobain by Jesse Frohman

These are just two pictures that I took:

I fell head over heals for this photograph. It was displayed in the window, so unfortunately the reflection sort of detracts from the beauty of this shot.

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Saddest Day In Rock

Today marks the anniversary of the death of both Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley.  They were two of the most inspirational and influential artists of their time, and were taken away from us much too early.

Take the time today to think about all those in your life that inspire and encourage you to be the best that you can.  And remember, life is only temporary.

Listen to Nirvana and Alice in Chains today.  Enjoy and celebrate the sound of Seattle.

Kurt Donald Cobain: Born February 20, 1967.  Died April 5, 1994.

“If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying”

Layne Thomas Staley: Born August 22, 1967.  Died April 5, 2002

“I wish I could just hug you all, but I’m not gonna”

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Happy birthday, Mike Starr

Michael Christopher Starr was born on April 3, 1966.  He is best known as the original bassist of Alice In Chains from 1987 to 1993 and briefly played for the band Days Of The New in 2010.

March 8th of this year marked the one year anniversary of his death.  A small memorial was held for him at the EMP in Seattle on March 20, 2011.  Photos of the memorial were released last month in remembrance of his passing.  You can see them here.

Below is one of my favorite Alice In Chains songs.  Listen to this, and remember Mike.

I don’t own anything…all rights reserve to Alice In Chains

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Slacking…

Sorry…I’m currently on Spring Break and I have been busy with the family and  my 1/2 marathon training (and a lot of relaxing!).  Anyways, I still haven’t taken any new pictures, but here is something that I found!

Foo Fighters are streaming a live recording from The Reading in London in 1994.  I’m not entirely sure how long they will be streaming, so be sure to check it out today!!  It’s a great set!  Enjoy: Live at Reading ’94

P.S. I don’t own anything…all rights reserve to The Foo Fighters.

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Happy birthday, Kurt!

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994)

On February 20, 1967 Kurt Donald Cobain was born at Grays Harbor Hospital in Aberdeen, WA.  As we all know (or should know), Kurt changed the face of rock music, and instigated a social movement with a very strong fan base.  From the beginning, he was completely against trends, major corporations, and industry in general.  In fact he once said “I would rather be dead than cool.”  Ironically, it was this attitude that made him so cool.  Cobain is one of the most talented artists, and he has influenced me in every aspect of my life.

 

Cobain Memorial, Aberdeen

Despite his death, Cobain’s legacy lives on.  Rolling Stone Magazine rated him the 12th greatest guitarist and the 45th greatest singer of all time.  Although Kurt is no longer with us, he well and alive in the hearts of fans everywhere.

Happy birthday, Kurt.

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20 Years of Nevermind

This is a little something I posted on a previous blog of mine a few months ago in honor of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind.  I hope you like it.

I don't care, I don't care, I don't care, care if it's old.

September 23, 1991, Nirvana released an album that changed the face of rock forever.  It was loud and intense, and had a huge impact on the lives of music lovers everywhere.  It has been 20 years since the release of Nevermind, and it is still the most relevant album in rock.  With singles like Smells Like Teen Spirit, In Bloom, and Lithium, Nirvana became the anthem of an under-appreciated youth.  Now I’m not going to lie, I was 1 when the album was released, and only began to understand the impact that Nirvana had on music when I was 13.  However, because of the love that Seattle and rock music has for Nirvana, the only thing I’ve really missed out on is the opportunity to watch Kurt Cobain live.

So, if you don’t already own the album, go purchase it, and listen to a little piece of history.

Oh well, whatever, NEVERMIND.

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