R.I.P. Kurt Cobain

 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana died in Seattle, Washington on April 5th, 1994 Just 27 years of age Rest In Peace Kurt Your music lives on forever…  From The Way of the Dragon to Nevermind Nirvana Live: 20th Anniversary Concert at the EMP Nirvana: Live at the Paramount Kurt Cobain’s Aberdeen A Day of Grunge, Rock, Sci-Fi…

Mudhoney

October 23rd, 2011 Tonight I went to Neumos a music venue in Capitol Hill, Seattle to see the alternative rock band Mudhoney. Formed here in Seattle in 1988, their “dirty” sound (combining rock and punk) was a heavy influence on the distorted sound of Grunge that was to follow, and they inspired bands such as Nirvana. The…

Nirvana: Live at the Paramount

24th September, 2011   On this day 20 years ago Nirvana released their second studio album Nevermind. I have discussed this album and the 20th Anniversary Tribute Concert at the EMP Museum in previous posts, and can never say enough about how good an album it is. I still listen to it regularly and it really has stood the test…

Purple Hazed Rock N’ Roll – Hendrix Lives On

A rock and rolled themed week for me in Seattle, not just the birthplace of Grunge music but also of a guitar god, the one and only Jimi Hendrix! Perhaps one of the greatest electric guitarists of all time? Born James Marshall Hendrix in Seattle on November 27th, 1942, he went on to play guitar down south,…

From the Way of the Dragon to Nevermind

JUNE 25th, 2011 Bruce Lee Today I ventured out to Lake View cemetery to pay my respects to “The Little Dragon” Bruce Lee and his son Brandon Lee.  One a true legend, the other on his way to becoming one. Bruce Lee died on July 20th, 1973 at the age of 32 (from an acute…