Toronto Mike

Nirvana

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Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

Last night, after watching a rather unfortunate comeback by the Sens against the Pens, I listened to Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York. Young Mike likely would have spun Nevermind or In Utero, but yesterday I was craving the acoustic performance taped at Sony Music Studios in New York City
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Your Nirvana Primer

I'm writing this Nirvana primer off the top of my head, because I was there and I remember. I wish I could tell you I was all over Bleach in 1989 and that I was through with it before you knew what to do with it.  Instead, I got my
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Classic Albums: Nirvana - Nevermind

Classic Albums: Nirvana - Nevermind was a documentary DVD released in March 2005 as part of the Classic Albums series. It featured interviews specifically for this release with members of the band and "Nevermind" album producer Butch Vig about the recording of the album. Other interview highlights include Thurston Moore
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Homer Does Kurt

As I referenced earlier in the day, Homer Simpson assumed the persona of Kurt Cobain during last night's episode of "The Simpsons".  He led a band called Sadgasm. Politically IncorrectThis was the first song we heard from Sadgasm.  It's a lot like Nirvana's "Rape Me". Politically Incorrect Redux?I can't
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Nirvana? Nevermind...

Remember when Courtney Love sold 25% of her share in Nirvana's publishing catalog?  My greatest fear was that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" might end up in a girls deodorant commercial.  That's not happening yet, but a Nirvana track has been licensed for advertising purposes for the first time ever. 2K
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Lithium Redux

I had never seen a minute of the reality show "Rock Star" until last night.  Waiting for the season premiere of "Rescue Me", I stumbled upon "Rock Star" and stuck around for a bit when I heard someone was going to cover Nirvana's "Lithium".  "Lithium" is one of my all-time
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Serve The Servants

One of my favourite Nirvana songs is "Serve The Servants".  It opens with the splendid lyric "Teenage angst has paid off well, now I’m bored and old" and broods along nicely after that.  It's a great tune, but I've always been troubled by the line "I tried hard to
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Courtney Love Sells Some Nirvana

There is news from Courtney-land at this hour.  Courtney Love has sold twenty-five per cent of her share of Nirvana's publishing catalogue to Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music Publishing.  Keep in mind that Courtney owns ninety-eight per cent of Nirvana's publishing rights, so a quarter of that is a
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11 Years Ago Today

Eleven years ago today I learned Kurt Cobain had killed himself.  On the tenth anniversary of his death, I wrote this entry in which I shared the method by which I dealt with this unexpected blow to my idolship.  I listened to nothing but Nirvana for weeks and weeks. I've
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With The Lights Out

According to this Amazon.com page, the long awaited Nirvana box set will be called "With The Lights Out" and will include three CDs and a DVD.  It will be available November 23, 2004 and will set us back about 59.98 USD.  Ouch. The title, of course, is a
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Nirvana Box Set

The definitive band of my generation, Nirvana, is set to release a three-CD boxed set in November.  Limited editions of the project will include a DVD, which boasts footage of the Kurt Cobain-led band playing at a 1987 house party. We were supposed to get this gift for Christmas 2001,
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Pure Genius

He wasn't just good, he was scary good.  Over the past week I've spun every Nirvana CD in my collection.  I've listened to Bleach, Nevermind, Incesticide, In Utero and MTV Unplugged in New York (Live) several times each.  Every note reminded me of how talented a musician Kurt Cobain was
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11 Greatest Grunge Albums

The Mercury News out of the Bay Area has listed what they believe to be the 11 greatest grunge albums.  I read this list and article with great interest considering the majority of what I listen to was released during the golden era of grunge. Here is their list. "Nevermind,
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Roma

Listening to the Nirvana bootleg classic "Roma" really brings it home.  The sound quality is spectacular and the setlist astounding.  The show took place in Rome on February 22nd, 1994, the location where weeks later Kurt would attempt suicide.  Less than two months later he'd be dead. Listen to "Serve
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