Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday. April 6. 2009 3:22 p.m.

15 years ago today, Kurt Cobain died.
Long before I ever thought of playing bass, I found a guitar in my Uncles laundry room.
This event happened to occur the same week Nirvana Nevermind came out.

Drain You was the first song I learned how to play. I had limited musical experience at this age, from my brothers Mustang in the garage I could hear N.W.A. - Fuck Tha Police. I owned my own copy of MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, which was replaced by a cassette from a friend of my cousin. This cassette had Bad Religion - No Control on one side and a Cringer record on the other.
For some reason, no song on any of those albums made me HAVE TO learn how to play music the way Drain You did.
It spoke to my musical soul, and it still does.

Peace




Here's another, just cause it makes me smile when I watch it.

7 comments:

Jess said...

Dave Grohl's ta-ta shakin', cigarette smokin' spot right at the beginning KILLS ME. Me thinks that was not his first time at doing that, lol. -Jess

fuck_the_flag said...

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is an legend!!! It's great to hear that you learned the first song from this awesome band!!!! thanks so much for the news

fuck_the_flag said...

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is an legend!!! It's great to hear that you learned the first song from this awesome band!!!! thanks so much for the news

fuck_the_flag said...

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is an legend!!! It's great to hear that you learned the first song from this awesome band!!!! thanks so much for the news

Adelleda said...

It's cool how you like Nirvana...they're what first got me into rock when I was like 12 or 13...I used to be obsessed with them. So yeah, that's cool.

Nix said...

This might make you smile too if you didn't see it before (and if you did, it hopefully will again anyway)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtehDIWrX5U

So Nirvana played at Top of the Pops and they were told they could sing but not play (aka, the music was recorded) and this is what they did. Basically, took the piss! It's pretty awesome :)
Take care
x
PS: Nirvana got me into this music too a few years ago, before I even got into the music I listen to this days. Just ace :)

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