If I didn’t have a prior appointment with a nice mug of hot chocolate and an early night, I’d be throwing a 2012 Party tonight. I mean, nobody really thinks the world’s going to end tomorrow, right? (Although if the world is supposed to end when we least expect it, then we least expect it tomorrow, which means that … *brain explodes*)
If you are throwing an End Of World Mayan Prophecy Party (and nobody really thinks the Mayans actually believed that, right?), here’s how to celebrate in style:
I can feel Everett True’s withering stare from here, but I don’t care. This really is one of the finest songs I’ve ever heard. Everything you need to know is in the title: it’s universal and poignant. Everyone can relate to it, and everyone (except True) feels it – like a sonic meme. Continue reading →
Since it seems to be Grunge Week on the internet – 20 years since Nevermind came out – with articles in the Guardian and Collapse Board, there seems to have been some controversy as to which bands should be mentioned and which were not part of it at all.
I was reminded of a great episode of The Late Show – a culture programme on BBC2 – called No Nirvana – which simply featured live-in-the-studio performances from alternative rock bands such as Jane’s Addiction, Dinosaur Jr, Sugar, Smashing Pumpkins, etc. I thought Rage Against The Machine’s inclusion was a bit odd (if welcome), and REM downright out of place, but you can’t really argue with Sonic Youth’s amazing performance of Drunken Butterfly.