Category: nirvana

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” at 30 and Me

Thirty years ago, on September 24, 1991, Nirvana’s Nevermind dropped like a sonic bomb into the world. I don’t remember what my thirteen-year-old self did that day, apart from go to school. I didn’t even listen to Nevermind till a few years later in 1994. Yet, I know the impact that the album and Nirvana had on my sensibilities. Nirvana introduced me to bands … Read More Nirvana’s “Nevermind” at 30 and Me

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Cathartic Destruction

For all of the music I produced, I only recorded in a studio once, during college. I was in a ska band, and we saved up enough money to book some time at a local studio. During one of the songs, it was my turn to track the guitar solo. I went into the booth, put the headphones on, and played what I normally … Read More Cathartic Destruction

Playing Around the Note: Leadbelly and Me

Statue of Leadbelly in downtown Shreveport, LA “Man, this sucks,” I remember thinking as the sounds of a tin can voice and guitar made their ways to my ears. Sitting on that stool in Blockbuster Music, I did not fully understand why the artist I was currently listening to had such a huge impact on the band that helped to define my musical palette. … Read More Playing Around the Note: Leadbelly and Me